Team news: Milan were without Sergiño Dest, Aster Vranckx, Yacine Adli, Tiémoué Bakayoko and Zlatan Ibrahimović who are out of the Champions League list, while Napoli had to do without Giovanni Simeone and Victor Osimhen. Kickoff time for the first leg of the 2022/23 Champions League quarterfinal was 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.
Goal: Bennacer (40′)
Red card: Anguissa (74′)
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunić; Brahim Díaz (80′ Ante Rebić), Ismaël Bennacer (67′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Rafael Leão; Olivier Giroud.
Unused: Mirante; Ballo-Touré, Florenzi, Gabbia, Kalulu, Thiaw; Pobega; De Ketelaere, Messias, Origi.
S.S.C. Napoli (4-3-3) – Luciano Spalletti
Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae, Mário Rui (81′ Mathías Olivera);
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zieliński (81′ Matteo Politano); Hirving Lozano (69′ Giacomo Raspadori), Elif Elmas, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (81′ Tanguy Ndombele).
Unused: Gollini, Idasiak; Bereszyński, Juan Jesus, Østigård; Gaetano.
Referee: István Kovács (ROU).
Come on boys!!! Inter did it yesterday, it’s our turn to kick butt today!!
Forza Milan!!! Let’s gooooo!!
Good lineup, hope it clicks
We need Krunic to pocket Lobotka, that little man can be a thorn in the flesh when he is in that crazy mood. Without Osimhen, Napoli will be hoping to create shooting chances rather than working our full backs and sending in crosses. Milan can qualify comfortably and send a strong statement to the world!
Without Osimen they cant transition that quick we need to capitalize on that
They have done a detailed study of our midlfied and defensive weakness… hey are well prepared I guess 🙁
Bravo Brahim and Bravo Diaz nice goal
Brahim has been on fire lately
that goal .. was ALL Diaz. Bravo Brahim.
I just realised how much we missed Mike!!!
Tonali needs to be subbed ASAP.
why are we parking the bus at just 1 – 0 up??? Osimhen might return for the second leg so we really need to score more goals here. This is not gonna be the same Napoli we will meet in second leg. Less passing the ball backwards plssssssssss. We haven’t made any attempts this second half
His tactics and play style pisses me off more than anything honestly. smh
We have to get the second goal now they are down to 10 to secure this tie and go to semis.
Team was tired. Their body language was obvious. They just didn’t have the legs to build anything. Going with aimless long balls even when napoli was down a man. And our bench, well looks like rebic. Every game same 11. Our bench is horrible. Salad maker is the only good sub. The rest headless chicken who cannot run. Thats what it really comes down to.
Doesn’t feel like they’ve lost a man, and this incessant back-passing is infuriating.
Milan is the only team that plays against a team with one man down and looks like we’re the ones playing with a man down. smh
Rebic and Saladmaker bring nothing but disappointment and anger. Maybe in another 4 years in 2027 Saladman will score.
Pioli is so F*ing Frustrating at times.
W. T. F was this defensive B*LL$HIT Play after 1-0 up with Napoli 1 man down? with 20 mins remaining while Napoli, 1 man down, subbing all their best players .. we didn;t even TRY to score? W. T. F?
Everyone shouting we need more goals needs to calm down, this is not fifa or some video game. We just buttered them 0-4 less than 2 weeks ago, you think we can come to the UCL and rain goals on them again?? Even the worse teams in the world try to redeem themselves after a heavy loss, how much more Napoli the league leaders. I knew they were going to come and try to dominate us here tonight, that’s why we had to be technical and manage the game properly. If not for Mike we could have lost tonight even.
Kjaer and Calabria had a decent game theo and Brahim were also good I really can’t say but this first leg doesn’t look convincing even with a man down we where still under pressure good a thing Mike was at goal post we really miss him he had fantastic game as for the second leg the game will be balance and more interesting than what we saw today.it’s going to be an open game but we have slight advantage tho. I hope the coach tell them to attack because 1-0 is nothing so far the away games as been more… Read more »
These boys have tried against Napoli we won 2 out of 3 and don’t forget that Napoli is no Sampdoria
Yeah same napoli that trashed liverpool, and everyone in champions leauge so far, orher than us. The same napoli that everyone has been praising (rightly so) the entire season.
I think team did fairly well until after Napoli went a man down then Pioli kinda tried to attack a little,.. I said wanted to attack only because he introduced a striker for a mid but still only passing the ball between defenders with slow pace. Besides how is bringing in clumsy Rebic going to be any good for whatsoever reason. The mids lack courage to pass the ball forward other than freaking long balls. Generally the team is compact enough but lack offensive qualities which is why they struggle against small teams that play defensive
brahim as rw, ben in more advanced role as am. so 2021 milan10ian. i wish pioli realized it much sooner