Team news: Udinese were without Enzo Ebosse, Adam Masina and Gerard Deulofeu, while Milan had to do without the suspended Olivier Giroud as well as without Theo Hernández and Junior Messias. Kickoff time for Matchday 27 of Serie A was 20:45 CET at Stadio Friuli.

Goals: Roberto Pereyra (10′), Ibrahimović (45+4′ pk), Beto (45’+6′), Ehizibue (70′)
Red card: Sottil (45+2′)

Udinese Calcio (3-5-2) – Andrea Sottil
Marco Silvestri; Rodrigo Becão, Jaka Bijol, Nehuén Pérez; Kingsley Ehizibue (88′ Festy Ebosele), Lazar Samardžić (74′ Sandi Lovric), Walace, Roberto Pereyra (81′ Tolgay Arslan), Destiny Udogie (88′ Marvin Zeegelaar); Beto, Isaac Success (74′ Florian Thauvin).
Unused: Padelli, Piana; Abankwah; Nestorovski, Pafundi.

AC Milan (3-4-2-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori (76′ Davide Calabria); Alexis Saelemaekers (64′ Ante Rebić), Sandro Tonali, Ismaël Bennacer (64′ Rade Krunić), Fodé Ballo-Touré; Brahim Díaz (75′ Divock Origi), Rafael Leão; Zlatan Ibrahimović (75′ Charles De Ketelaere).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Florenzi, Gabbia, Kjær; Adli, Bakayoko, Pobega, Vranckx. 

Referee: Daniele Doveri.

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K.caesar

Is this the defense that will stop Osimhen and Kvara form crossing to the semis? Lol.. This team is weak!

Oluwahevy

Just relax the game is just starting. On that very day it will be a different Milan side you see in CL

Last edited 1 year ago by Oluwahevy
K.caesar

Milan is not a serious club! Starting a 42years old striker and still allowing him take spot kicks. What happened to giving chance to the younger generation? How will the younger ones grow when the old have refused to give room for the younger ones? It’s appalling to say the least!

Oluwahevy

It’s what it’s happening in Nigeria politics today

Ebrima Sarr

Please you people should not disturbing us here, this is not a good team, and the coach is out of ideas

Raven

This team is weak said Caesar.

Milan being top 8th in Europe. The objective was EL what are you talking about?

Emmy

The truth must be told we are not matured like a team. It’s very bitter to accept but honestly we need new improved players

Ebrima Sarr

Trust me bro

Emmy

We are far from last year’s quality

Echo

We honestly suck. We get dominated vs every team in serie a…

Gems

Thiaw hot & cold
to many mistakes last couple games
and easily done by Beto there just before half time,
is simon kjaer fit
He’s more experienced for serie a and
had a great game in his last outing.

Gems

Oh well Europa league next season where they belong
Napoli laughing
drew the worst team left in the comp
pathetic

Rossi

Thiaw is very tired, its normal to perform bad when tired. Not defending him but he should have been rested one game ago. However Pioli prefers to play players until they get injured or suspended.

spencer

Take our Tonali and bring in Krunic so he can protect the defense, since Bennacer is the distributor. Take out Tomori also, looks like he’s had sex so one too many times this week.

Jay

Look at the bench .. krunic rebic messias origi

K INC

Pioli out

Ebrima Sarr

He should be fire

Jay

Let’s play as much as we can this UCL Cz next year we aren’t anyways qualifying.

K.caesar

They couldn’t survive! Even with a 2goals handicap

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Gems

Juve will prob finish above us on the table
even after getting docked 15 points …
sad turnaround after winning the title
last season , pathetic

Milancrazyfan

Yeah well it’s stupid to pick the worst player or the players at fault for this loss. The whole team is not clicking. They are playing as if it’s their first time playing together. Off the ball movement is mediocre. Very very static play, instead of opening up for each other and helping each other. Honestly, tonali and ben should not be on the same starting 11. Krunic in dm role is much much much better than tonali or ben. Hell, look at the record. Krunic starts as dm with either ben or tonali we won or had a better… Read more »

Oluwahevy

We just going back n front in this club tomorrow we play well next tomorrow we don’t the path dey want to follow now is destructive highly destructive concentrating and put their energy in Cl for automatic qualification maybe we believing we can actually win it hmm this part is destructive we should secure top 4 now we have all the chance in this earth to do so now we lost 5points in just two matches I just don’t want to be pessimistic but am not having a good feeling about this season mostly towards the end

Milancrazyfan

I dont think so either. Allthough, the club will make a bank fro cl this season ( win or lose with napoli) in the end of the day its gonna be hard to stay top 4. Not with the current form.

spencer

Exact same thing I was thinking. They must be really delusional thinking they can win th ucl. They better secure top 4 and just hope for miracles in the UCL. But I think the majori issue now is fatigue. The starters are really tired and need rest. But ofcos Pioli doesn’t know what rotation means, or maybe he Is just short of options. Every time I see Origi, Rebic and Cdk coming on, I know it’s a lost course already. And ofcos, no Theo no party.

Ted

Back to 4231 it is

Raven

Deku shared a good analysis. Maybe the 3 on the back is just Pioli compensating CDK-Diaz’s lackluster season. However, it only seem to so good against Tottenham. 4231 is our best choice, even if Krunic plays as 10.

Dindudre

Pioli is the problem. Again, Pioli is the freaking problem!!!!! We’ve hard bad coaches but none of them has lost games the way Pioli loses games. It’s shameful to watch. I’m okay with Milan losing a game or two but my problem is the manner which the lost. The tactics this guy implements is horrible. Everybody can see our midfield is ALWAYS open cos Pioli asks midfielders to be helping in defense and then confuse the defenders. This man is such a clueless coach but we can salvage this team if we fire this guy now before it’s too late… Read more »

Ted

Wow there’s still a bunch of you on this blog. Sure you pop out with your mastermind analysis after things go bad but anyway, it’s nice to see you couch pros.

Mario

One player i would like to see here next season is florentino luis. With him as the cdm in a 433 and bennacer/de ketelaere/pobega and tonali/krunic/adli as mezzala, milan would have a solid midfield. Diaz is likely going to return to Real madrid than stay in milan. If a good offer arrives for tomori from epL, I say just sell him and try to sign giorgio scalvini from atalanta. Kalulu, thiaw, scalvini, kjaer and gabbia would be a good central defence options. Antonino gallo from lecce should replace ballo toure as theo’s deputy, he’s decent for a backup. Calabria and… Read more »

Oluwahevy

My concern is not the CL currently because there is a saying that says a bird at hand is far better than 10 in the bushes in the sense that this top 4 should be our trophy this season to secure it down then any other one will be an added advantage.now guys if we are to be honest with ourself with the strong matches we having in the league and the chances we have blown away I know no team is consistent aside Napoli do you guys think a top 4 is reachable this season because I can’t imagine… Read more »

Ted

If you are calling for Pioli’s head and how horrible coach he is, then Klopp must be one of the worst in the game today, total garbage right?

We’re in CL quarters and still in contention for next year’s qualifications.

Last edited 1 year ago by Ted
Oluwahevy

Well although you right but sometimes Pioli tends to lose his tactics more often but over all he as tried no lies but he should get his tactics right and not to be rigid and one thing I notice he don’t experiment players he used a player till the player is out maybe injured or card related. Now as things is at the back line I expected him to try Simon kjaer in place of Thaiw to see how things is he won’t. But anyway I just want Milan to qualify Napoli next in the league

Oluwahevy

Can someone please tell me what’s the situation with Leo he has dropped badly

Ashraf

If you saw ibrahimovic in our lineup than the loss is the next because we are one man down

Last edited 1 year ago by Ashraf
Rossi

When i said this last season everyone here turned on me lol. But once Ibra got injured and Girould become starter and the positive results started to come, i think it become obvious for everyone (Including Ibra hardcore fans) that playing 40 year old Ibra was more of a liability rather than anything else. So i agree with you, however i think that this season our problems are much more then just Ibra being a starter. It seems like nothing really works this season..

Nesta1

I think 433 would help us going forward, we get overrun in midfield with double pivot and theo pushing forward. It would help stabilise team in middle of pitch. If you lose midfield battle it usually means losing match. It’s not too much different to 4231 and we haven’t a good 10 anyway, been saying this all season so no big adjustment needed to change formation.

Ted

Well Tonali did play well last night in 433 as left mezz’ala providing two assists in first 30 minutes. Hope Pioli took notes on him. Leao as well.