Team news: Fiorentina were without Aleksa Terzić, while Milan had to do without the banned Rade Krunić and Rafael Leão, as well as without Brahim Díaz. Kickoff time was 20:45 CET.
Goals: Nicolás González (48′ pk), Jović (88′), Theo Hernández (95′)
ACF Fiorentina (4-3-3) – Vincenzo Italiano
Pietro Terracciano; Dodô, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Igor Julio, Cristiano Biraghi (74′ Luca Ranieri); Giacomo Bonaventura (81′ Gaetano Castrovilli), Sofyan Amrabat (91′ Antonín Barák), Rolando Mandragora; Nicolás González (91′ Riccardo Sottil), Arthur Cabral (81′ Luka Jović), Jonathan Ikoné.
Unused: Cerofolini, Sirigu; Milenković, Venuti; Bianco, Duncan, Saponara; Brekalo, Kouamé.
AC Milan (3-4-3) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori; Junior Messias (74′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Sandro Tonali, Ismaël Bennacer (66′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Theo Hernández; Charles De Ketelaere (83′ Yacine Adli), Olivier Giroud (66′ Zlatan Ibrahimović), Ante Rebić (66′ Divock Origi).
Unused: Mirante, Tătărușanu; Ballo-Touré, Calabria, Dest, Florenzi, Kjær; Pobega, Vranckx.
Referee: Marco Di Bello.
Maldini please pay Leao whatever he wants to keep him in this team. We’re so terrible to watch without him in the team.
Am sure the management are watching as well you don’t need to beg them is either there do the needful or Milan go down the tunnel if there are not renewing leo and don’t have a proper replacement that means there is a big problem oo
Bonhaldino > Messias+Krunic
Again 343 and only a shot on goal. The system was changed to 4231 with Kalulu taking the right and the change was positive.
Thiaw needs to be benched for this one, the man is making a lot of errors, and CDK still offers nothing.
What a silly penalty. Thiaw was in front of the attacker, bad call from tom
Really doubt we are gonna win this game , a draw would be a miracle.
Playing two left footed players in the Right side of the field is insane!!which is why I don’t think Pioli is tactically smart.
What a joy to see him play. AskFiore if they want to trade Krunic for Bona
Bakayoko > Diaz
Now we know that Thiaw is not ready for 4231
Of course he’ll be the easiest person for you to blame. Lol.
when our tactics is to waste time passing back in our defense area, mistakes will definitely be made. Pioli made us a reactive team rather than a proactive team.
Thiaw earned his place on the field. He even got the balls to scream at experienced Tata. The man will be a leader for us. Now, his best on a three man defense. He flopped yesterday, his positioning was awful on a 4 man defense. Not looking for scapegoats. And yes, Pioli is to blame, the intensity was shown in the last 30 minutes. But who cares? In a single match of CL we got 8 millions. The focus is on Tottenham, and it was Pioli’s tactics that got Conte. We barely got enough for the league, give Pioli a… Read more »
CDK has been so horrible it blows my mind how Adli can’t even get minutes by Pioli. Investing 35m on an unproven player is a stupid decision by Milan management. CDK value is not more 10m if that. SMH
The focus is on Tottenham, nothing to complain, great performance by Fiore at home.
Its not thiaw’s fault at all. Midfield got dominated again badly. Dont offer anything in defense and in attack. As many mistakes diaz does he is our best am at the moment. Tracks back, holds the ball and attacks the ball. Allthough, cdk had a couple of good moment still doesn’t offer much at the moment and still lost in the field. Rebic is finished. Tonali is somewhat lazy, doesnt move as much as needed to cover defense, yes ben has the deeper role but he needs a hand. Fiorentina crowded that midfield like crazy. Hope pioli gets it. Midfield… Read more »
We missed krunic more than we missed Leao
and if you see both our goals came from the left side meaning theo didnt have any defensive duties coz he was covering leaos spot
Bennacer has gotta be the most overrated player in this team. Of course Tonali isn’t any better but it’s no coincidence the defense got a lot more compact after his injury.
Sure, he runs the mid and all but he offers absolutely nothing both defensively and offensively.
Slow build up passing backwards invites teams on to us, dominated in midfield again, teams worked us out.
Wow, I thought this blog was dead. Where were you last couple of weeks when we were winning?