Team news: Milan are without Malick Thiaw, Aster Vranckx, Yacine Adli, Tiémoué Bakayoko and Zlatan Ibrahimović who were out of the Champions League list as well as without Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi and Alexis Saelemaekers. Kickoff time for Matchday 6 of the Champions League Group Stage was 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.
Goals: Giroud (14′, 57′), Krunić (46′), Messias (91′)
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Pierre Kalulu (86′ Matteo Gabbia), Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández (78′ Fodé Ballo-Touré); Ismaël Bennacer (69′ Tommaso Pobega), Sandro Tonali; Ante Rebić, Rade Krunić (78′ Charles De Ketelaere), Rafael Leão (69′ Junior Messias); Olivier Giroud.
Unused: Jungdal, Mirante; Dest; Díaz; Origi.
FC Red Bull Salzburg (4-3-1-2) – Matthias Jaissle
Philipp Köhn; Amar Dedić, Oumar Solet (46′ Bernardo), Strahinja Pavlović, Maximilian Wöber (77′ Andreas Ulmer); Nicolas Seiwald, Lucas Gourna-Douath (64′ Dijon Kameri), Maurits Kjærgaard; Luka Sučić; Junior Adamu (62′ Benjamin Šeško), Noah Okafor (77′ Sékou Koïta).
Unused: Mantl, Walke; Piątkowski, Van Der Brempt; Diarra; Šimić.
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (SPA).
I honestly think this game decides if we renew leao and bennacer. If we don’t make it to the next round, ownership will say no money to keep stars.
We need to go for the win
Great. Krunic in and diaz out. Unless there was an injury this a bigistake. Wth pioli.
agree. Krunic is fine, he’s a decent soldier. BUT Pioli is setting up a defensive structure. Best of hope. I like our defense selection and rebic on the right again.
How is 8t defensive when you have Leão and Rebic on? You need to counter the probability of the midfield being thin. With Krunic on, he can press, drop back and help Bennacer when Tonali advances. He may not be the most creative source, but with Leão, Theo, Bennacer, Rebic, Tonali and Giroud, there should be enough fire power upfront to score.
That’s true. Good analysis. Separate topic , Giroud when fresh is still a great CF.
Totally agree, 433 is a better more balanced option. We have been over run in midfield recently
Krunic scores. Do you still think it’s defensive or that Krunic should not be playing?
Messias scored too, does that mean he should be the definitive starter? Please.
Start him every game then. He scores then all the sudden he is the best out there. Yes the team was more balanced tonight. Ben and tonali has been getting overrun, ive been saying that from day 1. Tonali didnt venture forward as much tonight. That helped balnce it out. Still think diaz would have been better in tonights game. Once we got through their press line we created a lot of chances. Diaz is better in that regard.
Yeah, Diaz should have started and then have Bennacer-Tonali overworked. Did you see how balanced it was in the first half before first goal? By the way, the goal came from a set piece.
Anyone who understands knows that Diaz shouldn’t play this game. Pioli fielded the best 11 for the game. Once it was 3–0, it was done and dusted and Diaz could have come on, buy the coach to give CdK chance to continue his integration.
Bravo Olivier nice goal nice pass nice positioning
Goal from a corner!!!! Hopefuly the start of many. Good job giroud
That’s a 30 million euros goal. From ton to giroud. Beautiful, forz a Milan!
Please share a link to watch the match
Leao needs to capitalize from this kind of chances.
Leao misses another sitter
That’s 3 sitters missed in 4 days
we should have capitalised & scored
on 1 of theo runs ,a few chances wasted
cmon boys let’s get the 2nd goal
Forza dai ragazzi
Th best site to watch the match is vipbox
Nice reaction from Olivier for second goal
Olivier is on fire today 2 goals and 1 apssist
Omg Leao wtf you should have passed the ball for Oliviers hattrick
Yeah. Been waiting for Olivier’s first hat-trick in Milan colours. Hope it comes in this game before Pioli subs him off for Origi.
In second half we are on other dimension compared to them. And Benacer is a beast
Ben has been great. Definitely deserves a renewal. He had 1 horrific game against Chelsea, the 1st game with them. Then he turned his class on. Joy to watch.
Bennacer was amazing, a joy to watch, world class!
Kalulu was great also.
Really enjoyable classy performance by the team.
We had a threat down the right hand side, what a difference that makes
It seems Kjaer is the solution for our defence and Pioli needs to stick with Rebic on RW.
Anyway, as awful as Messias might play, one thing you can never deny is the accuracy on that left foot of his. Quite a mysterious player.
Good job team. Well deserved. Good job pioli for reading the game right.
Well done, CONGRATULATIONS….Liberia is following.
Monday we know our faith but I pray we are favoured good game at the begining was tension until Greg first goal then second I opened my beer and feel so relax good play by the team