Team news: Milan were without the suspended Ismaël Bennacer as well as without Mike Maignan, Alessandro Florenzi, Fikayo Tomori and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Sassuolo had to do without Andrea Pinamonti. Kickoff time for Matchday 20 of Serie A was 12:30 CET.

Goals: Defrel (19′), Frattesi (21′), Giroud (24′), Berardi (30′), Laurienté (47′ pk), Matheus Henrique (79′), Origi (81′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Davide Calabria, Matteo Gabbia, Pierre Kalulu, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunić (70′ Tommaso Pobega); Alexis Saelemaekers (70′ Junior Messias), Charles De Ketelaere (46′ Rafael Leão), Ante Rebić (70′ Divock Origi); Olivier Giroud.
Bench: Mirante, Vásquez; Ballo-Touré, Kjær, Thiaw; Adli, Díaz, Vranckx.

U.S. Sassuolo Calcio (4-2-3-1) – Alessio Dionisi
Andrea Consigli; Rogério, Martin Erlić, Ruan Tressoldi, Riccardo Marchizza (46′ Giorgos Kyriakopoulos); Davide Frattesi (76′ Kristian Thorstvedt), Pedro Obiang; Domenico Berardi (84′ Gian Marco Ferrari), Hamed Traorè, Armand Laurienté (76′ Agustín Álvarez); Grégoire Defrel (76′ Matheus Henrique).
Unused: Pegolo, Russo; Harroui, M. Lopez; Ceide, D’Andrea.

Referee: Antonio Giua.

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SheerWill96

Hopefully we can get the job done with the help of the fans seeing as we’re playing at the San Siro but then again I wonder why Pioli doesn’t try a different goalie. Tata won’t be here with us after this season and what better time to start integrating the new goalie than now?

SheerWill96

Oh the goal was cancelled.

Raven

BS Offside FFS

Gbenga AJOSE

All the goals coming from Calabria wing . So pathetic.

K.caesar

Lol! I love this humiliation

Raven

Milan is playing reckless no ideas. Ton just throws long balls. At the moment of writing the second goal…

Dindudre

And whose tactics causes them to pass around the back and play nonsense long balls?

Raven

I don’t get ur point but 10 goals were conceded in 210 minutes.

Dindudre

My point is Pioli is the problem. Lol. Sorry I wasn’t clearer.

Raven

He is no longer on fire, but he is still the champ coach of Serie A.

Dindudre

when we won the league, he got the credit, when we’re losing this season, he should get the credit for that too. Last season is gone my bro, this is a new season. We can’t continue to rely on “last season’s successes”

Ebrima Sarr

That’s true

Raven

If management listened to the pioliout we weren’t champions

Ebrima Sarr

Bro I agreed with you

Dindudre

Oh yes. Pioli’s sweetheart is back!

Dindudre

Yall still don’t think it’s Pioli ? Look how empty our midfield is all the damn time!!

Elliotazzuri
We need a new signing, our team is desperately in need, where are those fucking nut head in this blog that said gabbia starting will make a difference, if we wanted quality defender botman should have be signed not thiaw
Kaka

CARDINALE OUT SELL OUR CLUB TO A CAPABLE OWNER

Peruso

Provide the money to sign zaniolo, you bastard’s of a owner

Raven

Easy goal again. 3 Goals in 30 minutes. Why is Milan playing like there is no tomorrow? Play it cool guys 70 mins left

Dindudre

Immediately Pioli called Krunic “very intelligent” during the press conference, I knew he’s gonna start him today.

SheerWill96

How is Tata doing? Its 1 – 3 now so I want to know if it’s those kinda goals where the keeper can’t do anything about.

Ebrima Sarr

This keeper is not capable of doing anything

Gbenga AJOSE

I think when it comes to high Intensity games , we usually fall apart.. I guess teams are using this tactics to play us….

Kaka

The transfer window is not over yet, get zaniolo or saints maxim or ziyech, and let our season still be saved, this is what January transfer is meant for, to fix a issue that needs addressing

Oluwa shevy

And defender as well come June flush the bad ones the one that don’t want to renew sell for capital intensive

Benny

we’re tired of Tatarusanu. defeat here, defeat there. it’s enough

Oluwa shevy

Back to back was a hit lol almighty Milan

Ebrima Sarr

Bro trust me this keeper is not good

Ebrima Sarr

Hello guys this A C Milan goalkeeper is not good enough

Oluwa shevy

It’s to early to be seeing this heartbreaking result we playing as if we don’t have pattern just crossing n expecting giroud to nod the ball Calabria easy to beat anyday anytime kalulu needs to leave that cb n go to rb at this point poili is confuse it’s written all over his face Tottenham game lurking around the corner honestly there are just so many loop holes to talk about this current team smh

Dindudre

This has always been Pioli’s pattern since his first season. We’ve just been lucky so far and now teams have figured us out very well and the clueless coach can’t adapt.

Amos K. Dennis

Milan has run out of ideas as such, every team will make big news & success against us…Liberia is following.

Nasatik

I get that we are not defending well and tata is definitely part of the problem, but man we are offering nothing going forward. All Tonali does is cross the ball to Giroud, It exasperates me every single time. Even Sassuolo has a much better build up than we do. What is Pioli doing in training? Surely the tactic cant be crossing to Giroud? Also this defense is clearly shaky either play with 3 mid or defenders, this is getting exhausting.

Baresis Dream

I don’t understand why Pioli doesn’t just shuts the game for 45 minutes. Park the bus ffs. We need to stabilize our defense before we can start doing anything positive

K.caesar

Tatarusanu- USELESS!
Rebic- USELESS!
Gabbia-USELESS
Krunic-USELESS
CDK-USELESS

Harris

I don’t know why you guys are still surprised. Milan won’t make the top 4 so brace yourselves. When the management kept saying Milan is still second(at least that will stop now), you should know that there’s something wrong with the everyone not just the players. If the management is not aggressive enough to continue to get results then why should the players be? It’s obvious Pioli is now clueless so there’s no point talking about him. We’ll be lucky if we make the Europa League and I’m sure the management would still say the season was not a failure

Jon

I know the management isn’t helping the situation but y’all think a coach who calls Krunic intelligent, plays Pobega LB is the right man for Milan? I’ve been watching Atalanta recently and one thing that surprised me the most is how Gasperini sits Pasalic who’s literally their best player last season and let new players like Hujlund, Lookman and Boga integrate and find their form in the team. Are we going to talk about Inter that’s completely lost their form from defence to attack but somehow they manage to scrap a win and at least not lose embarrassingly, same goes… Read more »

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Dindudre

Thank you for pointing this out bro!

spike

I wish I can like this comment multiple times

SJF

We may be 3-1 down at the break but i feel we have shown more of a threat than recent games. Cdk and Rebic have done pretty well.
Our defence is horrible though.
Honestly im surprised pioli hasn’t gone for 433, in order to get some control and cover for defence.
Doesn’t matter who you are, first you must gain some control and solidity then you have a platform to attack

Nesta1

Agreed double pivot getting overrun, has been for a while now teams know how to play us. 3 man midfield, if you lose midfield battle you will probably lose game.

Milancrazyfan

Thats because sassulo dropped back after scoring 3 goals. Small team mentality.

Emmy

We are garbage and I will continue to say it Pioli has lost it until we have a coach with winning abilities Rebic is a second half player which Pioli ought to have known by now and Gabbia isn’t the best to start our management has no blame for not getting new players but our mediocre owners who knows nothing about football I remembered Florentina owner saying our new owner is not spending his own money so I wonder how a big club like Milan should have a budget of 50m in a season and we want to win laurels… Read more »

Amos K. Dennis

If we can’t win this game, I guess we will be heading for 6th place on the table… Liberia is following.

Raven

Foul? This ref… 11 goals in 3 games… Maldini is pissed the team is anxious.

Elliotazzuri

Elliot management under Paul singer, is responsible for this, there sold us to redbird knowing redbird is broke and all so that they can get Milan back when redbird forfeit on the loan, if they wanted our success they would have sold us to a owner who doesn’t need to raise funds to buy the club, things are going according to Paul singer plan

Milancrazyfan

Thats a solid possibility. Elliot is well known for that.

Cunty

Yeah vulture cunt doesn’t give a fuck
as long as he makes his billions
fukin piece of shit has the money to buy anything

richis

red turd is getting blame they dont deserve. elliott still the owner of this club. they sold 40-49% of shares to red turd. just look at the make up of the board. ceo still elliott guy.

Elliotazzuri

One of ziyech, zaniolo, Saint maxim is all we need to boost our attack, but the owner didn’t come to Milan with a dime, they want to make money without spending money, lol I give them 2-3 years top before they realise their gamble is not working, assuming Elliot management has not taken back the club before then

Gbenga AJOSE

My brother..Cardinale or what does he call himself just came to destroy the little we have gathered. Our attack has exposed us. That’s d truth.. a lot of people don’t realise this. . Leao is stuck up with contract.. Giroud and Theo came back from world cup tired. Our attack became weak ,giving room for opponent to attack us at will. Now consecutive losses have now created a psychological problem.. ..I watched the match with all my attention..We kept on playing long balls to Giroud. So if Giroud is not on d pitch then we are screwed. Pioli is not… Read more »

spike

The 10% is on Pioli for insisting on playing our darling Tatarusanu after series of obvious bad results

Pioli is also NOT a flexible coach… Takes so much time to integrate the new guys even our goal keepers

I agree with you

Two truths can co-exist

Dindudre

Even a blind man can see how USELESS Calabria has been all season long but nope, Pioli can’t see it. Even a blind man can see CDK had a good first half but nope, Pioli can’t see it. Even a blind man can see Tata needs to sit for Vasquez but nope Pioli won’t see it. Even a blind man can see how USELESS “intelligent” Krunic is! But nope Pioli don’t wanna see it. we can claim the management hasn’t gotten us good players all we want but are you saying the players Leece, Torino, and Sassuolo has are better… Read more »

Milancrazyfan

We should all thank pioli of what he has done for the club, time to leave now. His team doesnt respond to him anymore. He can’t mentally refresh the squad. Even worse he cant change his tactics. He keeps making mistake after mistake, game in game out. An u15 team can score us from set pieces. Fails to vercrowd that midfield. And now lossing 4-1 AT HOME BY A WEAK TEAM. yes managment hasnt done us any favors, but this current form is on pioli. Bad signings from management or not, there is no way in hell that sassulo has… Read more »

Dindudre

Other teams “build” from the back, but we “Stay” in the back clueless!

Milancrazyfan

From pioli is on fire to pioli got fired.

richis

not yet, but it’s heading that way

Milancrazyfan

5-1 now. Wtf. Wonder what pioli, maldini, cardinale will say now. 4-1 vs inter, 5-0 vs Tottenham. Yup

Nesta1

We conceded 5 against a team who haven’t won in eight games I think shocking. I also think pioli sending a message not playing our new signings other than cdk who got hooked at half time.

Milancrazyfan

Bad signings, bad coaching= recipe for 10 place.

Dindudre

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Dindudre

Pls tell us, what message exactly is he trying to send ?? I’ll like to know

Amos K. Dennis

The Milan Waterloo… Just drive the ball toward the goal, and it’s a GOAL!…Liberia is following.

Dindudre

You can tell Leao is more comfortable playing with Origi as he’s a more mobile player. Bench Giroud ffs

ZionTrain

Elliott Management sold us out to RedBird owners that don’t have the money to own the club or financially run it. There’s a lot fraud going here. Pioli also needs to be replaced. He has now loss the dressing room and the players are not responding to his failed tactics. Maldini and Massara have not done any just for this team by signing useless players that added no quality to the team. Disgraceful business at Milan both on and off the pitch.

Gbenga AJOSE

Don’t blame Maldini. A good soup is made from good money..When u are given money to buy crops what will u expect.

Rossi

Lol our CB’s literatly bumped in to eachother on the 5th goal. That’s how unorganized our back line is. I mentioned something about our “movable” CB’s last game but typical Pioli didn’t change anything in that regard… and of course he got the same terrible result. Can’t blame the attackers when you go 2-0 down at the start of every game. Knowing how slow Pioli is tacticly, he wont change much next game either. Tactics have never been his strong side anyway. Motivating the players and making them run has been mostly his thing, but it seems like that is… Read more »

Emmy

I hope we really bounce back against inter and moreover all the great teams all over the world are having backlog so no matter what let them try and qualify for the champions league but honestly this is unacceptable

Harris

You are delusional if you think this team would make the champions league. Lazio, Roma, and Atalanta are on the rise. Milan will finish in 6th place at best. And it might just be for the best. Perhaps that will be a wake-up call to the owners.

Emmy

Harris what do you expect me to lol I have to continue believing until the last game

richis

you don’t have to. you choose to

Jay

The team has lost its momentum and Tata is a scapegoat now for every loss(though he is playing bad). Maldinis role is also in question now. He is present for all matches and what is he thinking ? Sad next outings are Inter and Tottenham which are clear annihilations.

Baresis Dream

It’s official. Pioli is responsible for the best Milan run I’ve seen in my life, as well as worst run I’ve seen in my life

Oluwa shevy

Lol the guy is confuse currently the probelm is overwhelming

Oluwa shevy

i know when team loses form there lose matches or try in as much as possible to want to draw even if there lose not so huge numerical goals but this Milan losing if form is so extreme as it stands now won’t lie on this so extreme from the management to the players the only advantage and positive sign am seeing currently is we the fans only but to what end that’s the question at some point some fans were leaving for how long next game inter to me that’s where we can either recover our form and mentality… Read more »

Zeez

Redbird or whatever..u don’t have money and still, u wanna use our beloved club to gamble

Michael

Y’all wanted an all italian midfield…here it is.

  • all kessie ever wanted was an improve contract which he definitely derserved…our attackers are in wonderland cos our midfield sucks, no protection for defence, also no connection from defence to attack. oh! i forgot we have the almighty Tonali, our midfield meastro.
Milancrazyfan

That has been our biggest problem from the start of the season. Tonali is not a box to box player period. He cant defend or cover defence. His style of play is similar to bens. Which means he needs kessie like midfielders aroumd him to cover him up. Thats why players like kessie are crucial. They stop attacks before going one on one with our defenders. At the same time, moving up the field without leaving any gaps behind. None our midfileders can defend, or provide cover for defense.

Gems

Stubborn maldini fucked up not giving kessie what he wanted , he was our most important player

Gems

Yes that exactly the truth
this shit midfield needs kessie
beg for him back and give him the captaincy .
Pioli has to go now surely or maybe we are waiting to get embarrassed in champions league as well

Milancrazyfan

There are other players besides kessie that managment should have looked for or should look for. Kessie is out of reach with his wages probably.

Baresis Dream

The double pivot just doesn’t work without a tank like Kessie. But the 4-2-3-1 is not the only formation in the world. And even with Kessie, we still lack a proper RW for that formation

K INC

Lol, thank god I didn’t wake up for this garbage. Fire Pioli. We have three days to get rid of some trash players; even if we don’t sign anyone I’d rather play some primavera (or some of our neglected signings like Adli, Vranckx, etc.) then keep seeing Krunic, Tata, Saladmaker, etc. stinking up the field.

Mario

Origi and Leao looked decent when he came on. Origi needs to make sure he stays fit and challenge giroud for the main striker position. Rebic as well needs to stay fit and improve his form to win back his place from Leao. Both Origi abd Rebic should be fighting for their future until the end of the season. If both of them falter to deceive, it’s better to bid farewell and move on. Without someone like kessie, the 2-men midfield is being overran. Physically, Tonali is definitely not the replacement for kessie, and he looks tired as well recently.… Read more »

Oluwa shevy

True bro this players need to start fighting for their spot and let them be competition back so everyone should sit up I can imagine the point deducted from juventus was Milan hmmm just can’t imagine that because it’s going to affect so much because it’s telling on juventus as we speak self

Milancrazyfan

Pioli out now, maldini massara out at the end of the season. Red bird out too if they dont properly intervene in this milan brand. Im only saying that for red bird because they just purchased the team past summer and maybe they need more time for proper changes, allthough im not optimistic about them. Most of new owners come with new ideas and changes on day 1 not on year 10. More seasoned menagment needed. Tare from lazio who do fine(maybe). We are paying 14 mil wages alone to warm the bench plus whatever they spent to bring them… Read more »

Milanellofm

Well our success was short lived. Suffered for 10 years and turned positive for two years and now this. Everything right now is going wrong and this feels like the worst in years. What happened to our game of high pressing and going directly to goal? All we do now is keep switching it back and forth in the defence and run down the line and lose the ball. Why hasn’t pioli changed his tactics that clearly aren’t working. Tata needs to be benched asap, he can’t stop a beachball and even worse than that he can’t control his defence.… Read more »