Team news: Milan were without Pierre Kalulu and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Empoli had to do without Guglielmo Vicario and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro. Kickoff time for Matchday 29 was 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (62′ Alessandro Florenzi), Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer, Sandro Tonali; Alexis Saelemaekers (84′ Charles De Ketelaere), Tommaso Pobega (62′ Brahim Díaz), Ante Rebić (70′ Rafael Leão); Divock Origi (70′ Olivier Giroud).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré, Gabbia, Kjær; Adli, Bakayoko, Krunić, Vranckx; Messias.
Empoli F.C. (4-3-1-2) – Paolo Zanetti
Samuele Perisan; Tyronne Ebuehi, Koni De Winter, Sebastiano Luperto, Fabiano Parisi; Jacopo Fazzini, Răzvan Marin (78′ Liberato Cacace), Filippo Bandinelli (65′ Alberto Grassi); Tommaso Baldanzi (78′ Nicolas Haas); Francesco Caputo (64′ Nicolò Cambiaghi), Roberto Piccoli (88′ Martín Satriano).
Unused: Štubljar, Ujkani; Stojanović, Walukiewicz; Degli Innocenti, Henderson; Destro, Pjaca, Vignato.
Referee: Matteo Marcenaro.
Good lineup. Let’s see what pobega can do. I think he’s a younger, more powerful, slower and more attacking version of krunic. It only means krunic plays against Napoli.
Exactly. I want to be happy not seeing Krunic playing but this only means he’s definitely starting in the CL! Hope the lads in midfield finish the game well so Pioli will know he’s other players too
Why do Calabria always complain even when he’s obviously guilty ? I dislike this attitude
You’re really need to calm down Krunic help the team won so many games, obviously you just don’t like
Well he can’t possibly not contribute a thing so yes he’d help the team in some ways ,every players does. but what is Krunic particularly good at? Just because he’s playing when the team wins doesn’t necessarily make him a big helper. If another player is given as much chances ,they’ll also feel home and easily outshine Krunics performances
Krunic is not so bad at destructing opponents game
Average display from the team, top 4 is not guaranteed I don’t know why Pioli did not start our best 11
Do you all now understand why I said Spaletti switched off a bit last week to study Pioli’s game ahead of the UCL clash?
i think you are right.. i hope you are wrong
Garbage line up for a Garbage result, why start useless Origi and Rebic when we have an extra day off before champions league? Start your best secure the goals then sub them out.
I was worried about lack of goals when I seen line up, all the good work last match undone, playing against low block hard but like you said start with best then sub off.
one thought. We were doomed from the start of the offseason.Our 2 options were Belotti or Origi. We went with Origi. Belotti isnt even playing at Roma. I guess we were doomed from the start.
Looking at statistics, Milan were dominant but Empoli closed down. We had 4 on target with 12 off target while Empoli had only 1 on target. It was not a bad display, they were a bit out of luck last night.
I agree. Also Origi just didn’t work out at Milan. Giroud would have been great vs their low block.
There is a reason why Origi was 3rd choice in Liverpool. Just bad call from the managemant to first bring and then give 4mil salary to a 3rd choice striker. Speaking of wich, it was a even worse call from the managemant to not bring free Dyabala who is Roma best player now (15goals and 8assists) and to spend money on Mesias instead.
100% agree on Origi. He was a 3rd choice for a reason. I understand the Dybala decision a bit more. He’s had quite a few long periods being injured. I get it…(in a way). but Origi.. ughhhh