Team news: Lazio were without Ciro Immobile, while Milan had to do without Mike Maignan, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Alessandro Florenzi, Theo Hernández and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time for Matchday 19 of Serie A was 20:45 CET at Stadio Olimpico.

Goals: Milinković-Savić (4′), Zaccagni (38′), Luis Alberto (67′ pk), Felipe Anderson (75′)

S.S. Lazio (4-3-3) – Maurizio Sarri
Ivan Provedel; Elseid Hysaj, Nicolò Casale, Alessio Romagnoli, Adam Marušić (78′ Manuel Lazzari); Sergej Milinković-Savić (82′ Toma Bašić), Danilo Cataldi (87′ Marcos Antônio), Luis Alberto; Pedro (78′ Luka Romero), Felipe Anderson, Mattia Zaccagni.
Unused: Adamonis, Maximiano; Fares, Patric, Radu; Bertini, Vecino; Cancellieri.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătărușanu; Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori (23′ Simon Kjær), Sergiño Dest; Ismaël Bennacer, Sandro Tonali; Junior Messias (58′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Brahim Díaz (58′ Charles De Ketelaere), Rafael Leão (78′ Ante Rebić); Olivier Giroud (58′ Divock Origi).
Unused: Mirante, Vásquez; Bozzolan, Gabbia, Thiaw; Adli, Krunić, Pobega, Vranckx.

Referee: Marco Di Bello.

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dan

at the risk of sounding cliché, this is a must win. Not just to keep some sort of pace with Napoli but also to solidify our position in the top 4.

Ink

And for getting some confidence back.
Also, it is time to use players like Thiaw. And if we lose tonight, I would say we should start CDK for the rest of the season no matter what – so that he can gel for the next season at least.

Dindudre

Thank you! Great idea. I’ve been saying you can’t build player’s confidence or integrate a player by sitting them on the bench and throwing them in from time to time. They need playtime to gel with the team ffs

Gems

Why the fuck did Messias start
he doesn’t get back to defend
that goal started from him
wake the fuck up milan
that’s too easy
wots going on fuck

Ceezy

Yes got stomach aches when I saw him on the starting lineup…Not to mention the Fuckin Goal Keeper……

Last edited 4 months ago by Ceezy
Echo

Salads should start. He helps more on defense and considering how bad Calabria is lately, he needs help. Our midfield also needs help with the press… Salad just makes sense. I don’t understand pioli. Keeps trying the same thing over and over and it’s not working. Wtf

JaCc

At this point, Milan has to shift to 3 at the back. Defense has been so poor the last few games.

K.caesar

Please nobody should blame Pioli! The man won’t cut off his for Milan, he is doing the best he can with the team at his disposal. What stupid management will refuse to sign players and expect to retain a title that well equipped teams are aiming for? Milan has the weakest team amongst the top 4 teams as it stands.

Gems

Going from bad to worse
just fucking pathetic
thought that super merda cup flogging
would be the wake up call we needed
but obviously not
we are just totally fukin crap
thought this could be the game we turn it around
and fight to retain the title but mid table is where we are heading

Cunty

Messias & Diaz are fucking shit
get salamanders & de ketelare on

Cunty

If I was Leao I’d leave this sinking ship

K.caesar

Leao is young and full of potentials! He needs a team that values growth because clearly doesn’t. I also feel bad for Bennaca because he has already renewed. This management is set to ruin the lives of this lads

Joe

it is quite amazing to see some fans keep defending Pioli. He is the manager who made decision on who is gonna play. His choice of starting eleven is really bad very often. His faith on certain players is unbelievable. He practically only count on old players from last season. new players, i know most of them are also not good enaough, will stay on bench. Adli played badly at his first time, then Pioli put him on bench. Krunic,Diaz,Tatarusanu played badly several times, but he still has faith on them..what a amazing coach

Elliotazzuri

Who is they to replace tatrusanu, krunic and diaz, mention our bench that is a upgrade to them

Sam

Milan just got Vasques, is he worse than Tatarusanu who always concede 2+ goals in the last matches
Stop arguing about upgrading, because the management also don’t have good strategy…, but if you know Krunic,Diaz are not delivering after so many matches..why not try others players…look at youth departement..
Yeah Pioli will say..they don’t have enough experience bla bla.
New playe played bad one time, Pioli sent him back on bench forever..
You just need gut to make change..Nothing will change if Pioli only count on the same playes for long time..

Elliotazzuri

What position are Milan primative in the youth division

Sam

There is nothing to do with the position of primavera..do you know football? if senior players can‘t give result..look at youth department, take talented one,integrated to the team ASAP..
the late Miha lost his faith on Lopez back then, he looked at primavera,gave Donnarumm chance..it paid off after all..
while Pioli, i need an experience players, bla bla
zaniolo, bastoni are just few example of youth players who flourished wihout being sent on loan..

Elliotazzuri

They Is something to do with the position of the primative, if the primative can’t dominant their league where they keep on struggling, how can they be good enough for serie A standard

Sam

Lol,you don‘t know football at all. It is about talent not team. You can find good players even at the worst team. Primavera didn‘t perform well when donna got promoted,where did kalulu,leao, hernandez played befor milan bought them? Did the play at strong club??a club who dominate their league??
CDK played at good side brugge back then but failed to impress. So it is smething to do with talent + coach who can get best out of a player

K.caesar

A coach is as good as his squad! Give Pep Guardiola this team and I promise you that he will flop. You know why Liverpool is struggling? Because they let Manè go instead of giving him a pay rise. Now dat Manè is gone, Klopp looks ordinary. The problem is not Pioli but 1. The management’s inability to rightly reward players like Kessie that deserved the pay rise. 2. Sign good players to remain competitive 3.The management need to show the players in one way or the other that they want success. Pioli is just another pawn on this chess… Read more »

Elliotazzuri

Thank you k. Ceaser, you spoke well I was thinking am the only one who understand our situation, our club keep on breaking our squad and waiting for pioli to bail us out, Donna, kessie, calha have left out team since who did they buy to replace them, the only replacement that tried Mike maigan is injury prone, give pep, klopp our squad without financial backing they won’t do any better.

Dindudre

THank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dan

I wouldn’t say defending . I do wonder who do you suggest to replace him? We barely pay for young players, they aren’t going to splash on a big coach. In my mind it has to be an improvement to risk a change. Don’t say juric. He hasn’t won jacked. Pioli is a B type of coach. He did win the title last season. An improvement is an A coach. And I don’t see us paying for one.

Ebrima Sarr

Bro I agreed with you, Ploli doesn’t know how to manage this boys, when milan is playing you can see some players wants milan to win,Bennaca,thio, tomori they want milan to win

Leo

Unfortunately the management think they were wise not to invest in the team , now they will learn the hard way.

K INC

Fire Pioli

dan

Let’s think clearly. Last year when we won, we won many games 1-0. A lot of critics (some of us) wanted attacking football. I guess Maldini knew. He kept focusing on Botman and other defenders, while we cried for CAM, CF and RW. We got neither, our defense is shambles, we got no reinforcements and Pioli in his quest to make us more attacking forgot defense wins championship.
Enough with the title talk. Last year we got lucky. Top 4 was and still is Management’s goal.

Milancrazyfan

Come on now. Pioli has reached his limits. Yes menagment hasn’t provided much depth, but come on, every team has figured out how to crack us. Every time we attack, they literally have 5 players crowding midfield ( something that we cant do to others) once that happens, we are slow, less creative and rely on a miracle from leao. Bs. Pioli doesnt look like he has and idea how to make a change in tactics.

dan

Hire who?

Milancrazyfan

Im stating the obvious. I and we are in no position to decide who and when to get a new coach. All we can do state the obvious here.

dan

Somehow I think Maldini thinks the same thing. He sees the budget and realizes Pioli is the best we can do for the money. I don’t even know who would come.

Milancrazyfan

2-0 now. Bs.

Sam

bad transfer strategy + mediocre coach cost milan a lot!! Management+Coach must take the blame for this.. embarassing

Emmy

Dead asshole owners mediocre owners clueless owners. Football is all about money
buy quality players because we are done
management and coach is garbage joy killers
my son just crying
stupid game
garbage

Oluwa shevy

Tell him not to cry ok this current squad management don’t worth his tears,put carton for him or arsenal game for him to watch and be happy

Jon

Pioli deserves to take a fall for this.
Last season was a fluke and every Milan fan knows that.

dan

in all fairness. He got all the credit for last season.

Cocor

I wish we’re can save an europa spot

Cunty

Europa league where we belong
spurs c team could beat this pathetic milan

Cunty

I can’t believe how pathetic milan have been
when we expected a reaction
just pathetic
i can’t watch anymore

Cunty

Get kessie back please
and give him the captains armband
cabria is fuking crap

SJF

tottenham will annihilate this team!!

Spencer

boy oh boy!!!
There are too many faults to point at honestly. The team really lacks cohesion, also, their positioning on the field sometimes is really disgusting. We really do miss Magic Mike. Calabrias decline is really alarming rn, hes so poor. like anyone can get past him. Also, management really need to make atleast 2 or 3 signings. The need for a right winger has never been more urgent. We keep conceding atleast 2 goals in every game.

Oluwa shevy

I really just don’t know who to put the blame on right now because everyone looks tired to sign players is like 3 world war for Milan management I just don’t understand poili to has partial blame as well for his tactics won’t put it 100 percent why because of the management has not given this club quality players we all know and proven ones then poili misbehaved like this is a straight red card for him

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Elliotazzuri

Some of you fans here are little brats, when pioli was hired without him even coaching the team yet, you chanted sack pioli, then when he gave us our longest winning run, you said that the best he can achieve. we need a new coach to take us to the next level you said, then pioli prove you wrong by giving us UCL and 2nd spot, but still some of you fans where still saying pioli can’t take us to our glory days, but then pioli won the league for us the next season, the foolish fans started chanting pioli… Read more »

Joe

Keep living in the past Pioli fanboy!!
he gave us scudetto last season, but it doesn‘t means he can‘t be critized..
Lazio has also limited budget, but they showed us tonight how to play football..what did pioli do after Lost against Inter,draw against lecce..practically nothing.. his principle is, don‘t change the running system

Elliotazzuri

Lazio should us how to play football, lol what have they achieve, please if you want to sack pioli who do you want to use to replace him? Ragnarick so he can give you your youth team like he did in Man utd

Joe

milan won scudetto last year, achieve a lot of thropies yet can‘t defeat lecce and cremones this season. what is achievement to do with performance. Achievement is the past, we talk about today not the past..so keep living in the past fanboy!! It is the only argument you can have in order to defend pioli??
milan had a lot of good coaches before, they are sacked when failed to perform.. it is quite normal in football that you criticise..but it seems you just want to defend pioli no matter hiw the perform..

Elliotazzuri

Alright in the present now, is Milan still in the race for the top 4, how many points do Lazio has and how many does Milan have, how did Lazio perform in Europe this season and how have Milan perform in Europe this season please compare and tell me if pioli have lost our season objective

Joe

Seems you don’t really get the point. Did I say that milan already lost?? Milan played draw against minor teams (lecce and cremonese) and lost again lazio. Lazio btw. right behind us now on the table. What is the point comparing. The point Milan failed to take advantage when the competitor falls (inter lost against empoli) I don’t know how the seasosn end for milan, but seeing the teams (esp. Pioli) not able to improve in the last 3 league matches , is quite worriying..that is my crictics based on Of course milan still have chance to stay at top… Read more »

K INC

I don’t know whose worse Saladmaker or Messias.

K INC

It doesn’t matter because Tatasuranu is worse then them both.

Oluwa shevy

Taught we signed a goal keeper

K INC

Devis Vasquez, unknown 24 year old from Paraguay. Why we didn’t keep Plizzari or start another young keeper from the academy I’ll never know.

Last edited 4 months ago by K INC
dan

Can he be any worse than Tata? I mean. It’s a low bar. just put the kid in, trial by fire.

Elliotazzuri

Yes he can be far worst.

Dindudre

Pioli will integrate the new goalkeeper in 2030. Just be patient

dan

Why can’t we just put Cdk there. I used to think the saladman had potential. I think this is it. That’s his best. His best is bench at best

K INC

His best is away from Milan. Never saw anything in him.

Milancrazyfan

Fuck tata and pioli seriously. Keeps playing this loser. How bad can the rest of our back ups be. Never leaves that line even if his life depended on it. Now its a penalty. Hope it a 6-0 final score. Maybe that will shake them up a bit. Instead of seeing this crap week in week out.

JaCc

Yeah, don’t get me wrong the defense has been bad lately but that goal is absolutely on him. Absolutely shocking that he doesn’t leave his line there

Oluwa shevy

It will shake them up to hasten zaniolo deal stupid management till fire start burning before you know you will find water to quench it

Elliotazzuri

Lol, bro they will not sign zaniolo, they have already finished our January transfer window the Paraguay 24 years old unknown keeper is the only player they will give pioli this January, so in their head the GK can replace Mike maigan and Tata. And that is our only problem to fix. Assuming all this Milan fan here support a England team they will not blame pioli, in England they spend for the manager, here in Italy they are waiting for the manager to perform a miracle with average players and average youth team

Milancrazyfan

Because pioli got paid pennies and in england they grt millions. After the scudetto he got a little raise. However, the end of the season he should go. His cycle is finished. I don’t know who we should get, but hope menagment knows.

Emmy

Look at Milan keeper no brain
nothing upstairs

K INC

Pioli needs to be fired today and some new signings are needed before the window closes or we can kiss CL and most likely Europa goodbye.

K INC

Furthermore we are going to be annhilated by Spurs if we keep playing like this, worse than what Bayern did to them.

Elliotazzuri

Only one of your request can be granted which is pioli being fired, but no new player, so if pioli is fired who will replace him that can take us to the next level of winning the UCL with our current squad and youth player, and the coach should also be able to succeed when our first team player e.g leao leaves on a free transfer with no adequate replacement, so please tell me the manager?

Dindudre

yall still don’t think it’s Pioli????? hahaha. we bought a younger goal keeper, he decided to leave him on the bench for clueless Tata, we buy younger midfielders, he keeps them on the bench for older Krunic, we buy younger defenders, he keeps them on the bench for older Kjaer, we buy young strikers, he keeps them on the bench for clueless Giroud… Let’s go down memory lane, don’t forget he was keeping Leao on the bench for Rebic until Rebic had the injury and he had no other choice than to play Leao constantly and thats how he blossomed.… Read more »

Elliotazzuri

You did not mentioned the fact that we have lost our key players( Donna,kessie,halan) and pioli have had to manage without them, Milan are not Atalanta that Adil and vranck will be considered a good replacement, and if you want to fire pioli who is replacing him that can win us UCL because that the only way the manager will prove to be a upgrade, also the new manager should still achieve it even when leao leaves for free, so who?

Dindudre

Calabria is So freaking USELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cunty

Yeah all these players coming back from injury
Calabria Messias have turned to shit

K INC

Saladmaker, Dest, Tatasuranu, Origi, Messias, Diaz, Krunic, need to go.

K INC

And of all the players to sub Leao, lol.

Emmy

We are our own enemies
I will continue to say it our owners are garbage
coach is aprocopopel meaning garbage buy right winger buy striker and a defender
All we want is players with expired contracts

Oluwa shevy

What a bad day lol

Emmy

Like every match

Rossi

I know a lot of people wont like this, but Kalulu has been a disaster this season. He is always out of position and leaving his partner CB to defend on his own, on top of that he does a lot of mistakes as well lately. I think its time for him to be benched and give Kjaer,Thiaw or Gabia the starting spot. That two movable fast CB’s tactic is obviously not working. Just don’t know why Pioli hasn’t adressed this yet. As for Pioli, if this negative results keep on coming, his position should be on the line too… Read more »

Miley

How bad the players on the bench could be, it seems Pioli never trust them enough to play even 25mins. He play the same team that keep concerning lots of goals.

Rossi

Exactly, if someone is consistently playing bad, give some chances to the players on the bench. The commentator just said that Milan substitutes have the least amount of playing time from all subs in Seria A. And we are a top team that plays in Europe as well, yet even bottom teams rotate their players more than us.

dan

YES!! I’ve been saying this for a while. Enough with the fast CBs crap. With Calabria now out, perhaps Kalulu can return to his originally intended RB.

Rossi

Either a RB or maybe even a more defensive DM. But for sure he needs to be moved from the CB position.

Elliotazzuri

That is why botman should have be signed, look at what he is doing for Newcastle they are now challenging for top4, he could have take our team to the next level of the management have been willing to pay the money for him, none of this defence problem will have been an issue, please don’t make mention of thiaw he is a downgrade

Gbenga AJOSE

You guys should stop blaming Pioli.! Blame the stupid owner. We won scudeto and afterwards we went to sleep.. Leao is d only souce of attack we have .Every year, the management turns blind eyes to the right wing. All the back up we bought are useless.

Elliotazzuri

Thank you very much bro.

Ted

This blog is nothing but a bunch of cry babies and snowflakes that can’t tell a difference between real life football and Fifa anymore. That’s what you get when you are rewarded for participating instead of winning so you are just weak minded. Calling yourself fans. They are going through crisis now shut up and stand behind the lads. They need the support.

Sam

So you are saying that to support the lads we need to keep quiet eventhough they played bad?? Curva sud did protest few seasons back due to the bad run of the club..so you are saying they are bunch of babies???

The crisis of this team has been pre-programmed before the season starts, the transfers didn‘t strengthen the team, the coach failed to integrate new players.

Ted

Go and check the video AC Milan account just posted on their IG and see what real support from Curva in time of difficulties looks like. It was after the loss.

Raven

True, but people get nervous with Origi, CDK, and Tata as backups. The management needs to act quickly and sign Zaniolo and others to reinforce the squad.

Cheaping out now might cost us more if we lose CL spots. This week is decisive.

Emmy

The truth must be told Milan is confused and Pioli has nothing more to offer always playing same pattern and our opponents have studied our games over and over again
our keeper trata is garbage for the 3rd goal he was supposed to come out and clear the ball but his brain is too shallow to think about that
our owners have to approve some important quality transfers instead of waiting for players on expired contracts
milan was so annoying and I saw some improvements in CDK
its one of the bad nights but we remain Milan

Elliotazzuri

Who is your replacement for pioli?

Cunty

Ibra in the interim
bet he’d want kessie back

Elliotazzuri

Lol So ibra that don’t have a coaching experience even youth team should take over Milan as the coach, clearly you want us to start again from scratch. Me I don’t have another 5years of my life suffering again I have suffered enough before pioli came

Amos K. Dennis

Milan is in retrogression… Hope it ends sooner, Liberia is following.

Nesta1

Why do we keep playing this 4231 when our midfield gets overrun and we haven’t got a good 10.we need a new formation, picking the same formation and tactics without changing things up is madness. 343 theo dest wingbks kjaer tomori kalalu defence

Elliotazzuri

Why should he change is tactics, that is good if the management feel they don’t like is style of play sack him otherwise back him, will you expect pep or loop to switch tactics, consistency is important, buying player that fit a club tactics is the most important thing

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Oluwa shevy

This is very important buying players that fit the club tactics is the most important thing look at pep for example why is he the gaffer he gets players he knows will suit his pattern although pep case is different because he goes to club that can sign quality players for him without stress nor loan or option to buy or free transfer players unlike my beloved Milan smh

Elliotazzuri

Well said, just imagine if man city did not buy haland and Alvarez and they decided to trust Liam delap as their number 9, what position will they be, will pep be able to use the squad to compete, pep is being back regularly that why he is able to compete not because he knows how to use tactics alone

Oluwa shevy

From the look of things the management has major fault no lies there are some players in this team that can’t even be playing in some clubs talkless of their bench I don’t know why there are still here there should leave and open up space for new guys abeg am tired the season is looking almost over already. Hearing if there don’t buy zaniolo there will wait till June when he is in the last year of his contract so you can imagine how the management are running the club

Nesta1

Pep won’t change tactics because he can spend over a billion on players for his system,klopp just spent 100 million on one player maybe Maldini will give pioli 100 million this month to buy players to fit his 4231 so he doesn’t have to change formation or tactics.

Elliotazzuri

Pioli doesn’t need 100m besides if you sell the dead wood in our team, money can be generated, 100m infact is not a big money in this modern era, so I don’t see a reason why Milan should not be able to spend that to improve our team

Nesta1

The biggest problem was losing donnarumma, kessie and hakan for nothing when they run their contracts down making out they were going to renew to last minute. The mercenaries cost us about 150 million which we could have used to replace them. I don’t know what are budget is in summer but if we don’t get champions league it won’t be alot.

Gems

Yes I agree this formation sucks ,
The midfield is non existent and get isolated
need kessie to play this formation.
442 or 433 better

Milancrazyfan

What a mess we are in. And its not just the bad bad bad form. Lack of investment past 2 season will pay dividends next season. Cheap pioli has reached his limits and his cycle is over (happens to 99% of coaches). Lack of proper replacement for those who left for FREE, and 0 depth will backfire . Not only good coaches cost money, but we desperately need at least 5-6 quality players. Good luck getting all those funds next season. Yes balances have improved but at what costs. Now we need big investments (coach, bunch of players). Back to… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Milancrazyfan
Mario

Lazio havent won serie A since 2000, yet their management is better than milan who just won it last year? Its funny reading some of the fans’ comments whenever milan are in a rut

Raven

My oh my… You can’t replace Theo with Dest. Calhanoglu with Krunic, Suso with Saelemaekers, and Saelemaekers with Messias. Mike with Tata. Kessie with Pobega. I can’t comprehend how you lose key players and they just replace them with cheaper alternatives. FFP and Premier have us by the balls, and the management is apparently too cheap to act. What’s this shit about losing players for 500k? Milan needs to act like a giant FFS. Aging Zlatan-Kjaer-Messias-Giroud-Rebic-Florenzi 5 players are desperately needed, 4 starters are required, and their value will be around 120m. Failed Projects Saelemaekers: Sell him already, too inconsistent,… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Raven
Elliotazzuri

Well said bro, pep was bought haland and Alvarez, they could have use Liam delap as their number 9, why did city not let pep work a miracle with the academic players since he is one of the best manager in the world and since city have one of the best youth academy in the world, if pep, klopp e.t.c was in pioli situation they won’t do any better, our club and fans keep waiting for miracle, but that not how a club should be run.

Oluwa shevy

What did I say about this management I know there won’t sign any players after all the fault nor blames will go to poili if you can’t sign players then sell the fringe ones now let there be space in the squad because I see no reasons there are in that squad

Elliotazzuri

Agreed, why can’t they sign when we know the team is lacking

Ebrima Sarr

Milan players are not fighting when the forward players lose ball they don’t care to fight back, Italian teams they don’t give chances but milan give them chance to play how they want and Ploli is seeing