Team news: Milan were without Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi, Sergiño Dest, Alexis Saelemaekers and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Spezia had to do without the suspended Dimitrios Nikolaou as well as without Simone Bastoni, Viktor Kovalenko and Emmanuel Gyasi. Kickoff time for Matchday 13 in Serie A was 20:45 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Theo Hernández (21′), D. Maldini (59′), Giroud (89′)
Red card: Giroud (90′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer (46′ Sandro Tonali), Rade Krunić; Junior Messias (72′ Ante Rebić), Brahim Díaz (72′ Charles De Ketelaere), Rafael Leão (91′ Malick Thiaw); Divock Origi (72′ Olivier Giroud).
Unused: Jungdal, Mirante; Ballo-Touré, Kjær; Adli, Bakayoko, Pobega, Vranckx

Spezia Calcio (3-5-2) – Luca Gotti
Bartłomiej Drągowski; Ethan Ampadu, Mattia Caldara, Jakub Kiwior; Emil Holm, Mehdi Bourabia (69′ Mikael Egill Ellertsson), Albin Ekdal (91′ David Strelec), Kevin Agudelo (68′ Petko Hristov), Kelvin Amian (54′ Arkadiusz Reca); Daniel Maldini (68′ Daniele Verde), M’Bala Nzola.
Unused: Zoet, Zovko; Ferrer; Beck, Nguiamba, Sala, Sher; Sanca. 

Referee: Michael Fabbri.

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SJF

I really expected Vranckx to get a start tonight.
Hopefully we get control and score early so some of those squad players can be given minutes

Milancrazyfan

Good luck boys. Napoli doesnt know how to lose this season. Its ok. They’ll stumble sooner or later.

Gems

Why rest kjaer & Giroud & tonali
theres only a few games left until the break
and no more champions league games ,
play your best 11 every game until the break

Elliotazzuri

Pioli lover boy krunic starts again, they was no point in bringing aster vrancx and Adil to the club when they don’t stand a chance of benching pioli lover boy (krunic)

AC Milan

He almost scored.

Elliotazzuri

Yes, he almost scored

Milancrazyfan

Yes also misplaced 3500000 passes ever since.

Dindudre

And misplaced a thousand passes. Smh

Serpent of mondinna

Why start selfish origi pioli, giroud or rebic should have started, I don’t trust origi commitment to this team and our course

AC Milan

Goal Hernandez.

AC Milan

Hernandez just destroyed their 2 forwards with one shoulder.

AC Milan

Wow, crossbar again.

AC Milan

I expect couple of changes at the start of second half.

SJF

Incredibly wasteful half by milan. They also gave spezia some big gifts! Lucky not to concede.
This is the kind of performance that gets u beat by better teams

Gems

Looking woeful here 2nd half
lucky not to be 2–1 down , spezia sholud have scored before halftime
bennacer goes off and it goes to shit like v Torino .
i told u Pioli play your best 11 until the break ,
need the win here badly

Gems

Var has been a fucking joke in this game
ref doesn’t give a foul but then does
take half an hour to check 1st goal
Ffuckssake

Gems

Get origi off for Giroud ffucksake
we need the win here badly

Milancrazyfan

Whats going on with our team. Very sloppy

Calm down

Well Rebic was sloppy ! Such a bad player that guy is becoming

Ronaldinho80

Fucking disgusting match

Dindudre

Pioli is the only coach that will remove his most hard working midfielder to leave one that would easily be dribbled to score in the game. Smdh
Tonali and Krunic could not complete a pass even if it’s just the two of them in whole field.

AC Milan

Tonali just score (got canceled) and assisted.

Dindudre

Funny if you read what I said you’ll understand I never said Tonali was a bad player, all I meant was that him and Krunic as the holding midfielders was a bad idea cos it reduces our creativity in the mid. That’s all. I know he’s a good player but his passing is not always the best.

AC Milan

Sandro Tonali!!!

Ronaldinho80

Bravo Tonali great shot for 2 goal

Ronaldinho80

This game var and referees are a joke

AC Milan

I feel CDK will shin here.

Gems

Spezia bogey team, always struggle v spezia
napoli & inter beat them 3-0
fuking hell 3 points here was a must
why bench Giroud after 2 goals 2assists
wuth only a few games left
a d why bench tonali & kjear
I don’t understand
play your best fucking 11 Pioli u dickhead

Gems

A draw here is as good as a loss after Torino last week
fucking shocking
title defence in tatters
win in champions 4-0 than can’t beat fucking spezia when in it matters most
this is fuct
Leao has done fucking nothing

Gems

It’s ok Giroud saves the day

Rossi

Ridiculous cancelation of Tonali’s Goal. The ball got passed multiple times between the Goal and the “Foul”, it wasnt a direct pass or shot afther the foul. I remember when Juventus got a goal confirmed in a simmilar situation (handball by Cuadrado in their case), under the same explanation that the Goal wasn’t a direct consinquence of Juve handball since they pass the ball a couple of times after the handball. Double standards.

Milanodieci

I never got this shit. With this logic you can cancel a goal in the 89th minute because there was a missed fould in the 34th.

AC Milan

How is slide from behind not a red?

AC Milan

This ref is bad.

Ronaldinho80

We are playing like shit

Ronaldinho80

I mean Olivier is a fucking wizard

Ronaldinho80

And worldclass pass from Tonali

Milancrazyfan

One of the best goals so far. Great pass and superb finish

AC Milan

Tonali to Giourd that was a beautiful.

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Ross Oneri

That was stupid from Giroud, really unnecessary celebration. Rebic has been useless for some time now, I don’t know why Pioli still plays him. I think 3 points is in bag.

Dindudre

Yeah his teammate should have also stopped him from taking off his shirt too. Cos I understand he was just super excited. It’s all good tho. He will only miss the game against Cremonese

AC Milan

Like Calabria style?

Milancrazyfan

World cup around the corner buddy.

Ronaldinho80

How the fuck was that yellow for Tonali

AC Milan

This ref is so biased, he extended an extra minute.

Gems

Yeah I got no idea why that’s yellow either
except reds a fukin wanker

Amos K. Dennis

A win is a win, but let us learn to kill games…Liberia is following.

SJF

Shameful display by Milan tonight. So wasteful in the first half, so casual. Then of course spezia came back, that’s what happens when u don’t finish a game off. Aside from the gifts we gave them in first half! Then we resort to long balls in second half, no plan or patience. Then our players get involved in ugly scenes. Giroud gets sent off and banned for next game for a stupid celebration. Plenty of other idiots getting carded too If i was maldini id drag them all in early tomorrow to do laps of the training field and watch… Read more »

AC Milan

That’s pioli’s job.

George

Good win for milan!!A really hard win tonight!! However still wondering why Pioli still has faith on Diaz. He has been given a lot of playing time and never deliver in 97% of his time. He had some good matches but he is really nothing in most of the matches. Moreover Rebric is somehow being ineffective currently. He is not good with ball and got no pace, but he still keeps running with ball a lot and lost it.

Pioli’s faith on some players is just quite worrying…

AC Milan

Diaz played great today. Even I would like our players to play. He played great.

Cocor

A win is a win, again Torino we’re lost struggle to beat spezia like that making me thinking.
Team we’re supposed to beat 5,6,0 Giroud score a lucky goal taking a red card, shame, shame

Harris

So no one is going to talk about how shitty Leao has been? He simply just walks on the pitch. I don’t expect Maldini to give him 7mil. If Theo and Bennacer could only get 4-4.5 mil then Leao shouldn’t get more than that. These are very hard workers. Leao can go to Chelsea for all I care. He can be so annoying.

Gems

yeah Leao did nothing tonight and missed 2 sitters that cost us a loss last week

Milancrazyfan

For some reason he’s been drifting mid a lot. Maybe new pioli tactics. But do i agree, he’s been out of form lately. Maybe world cup is playing in their heads.

Last edited 23 days ago by Milancrazyfan
Jon

Someone needs to slap some sense into Pioli… Instead of always using his gay partner Krunic, he should try Vrankx or Adli, heck even some Primevera player to rotate Bennacer and Tonali with cause it’s clearly obvious, we are unstable without them, Bennacer to be precise.
STOP STICKING AROUND WITH KRUNIC, HE’S NOT THE GUY, TRY SOMEONE ELSE FFS.

Last edited 23 days ago by Jon
Gems

krunic passed the ball to spezia 25 times
hope he got a spezia jersey after the game

Milancrazyfan

Modern day bonera, period. He scored in champions leaguse some people here made him into a god.

Ranajaya

So Bonera live in ancient era?
Dude, you are old

Calm down

Frustrating second half. Team just need another quick ball playing mid because Bennacer won’t be available for all the matches and you have to have a playmaker like him on the field all the time!!! Well they are not likely to target such a mid in January but I think in 2023 there will be more chaotic football to watch if they fail to buy one.

Mario

Wow! Milan just won a game but yet there are plenty of kids complaining about it. Go back to playing fifa, kids. Real world football aint for all you snowflakes.

AC Milan

I know the always complain mentality. Some criticism were not reasonable either.