Team news: Milan were without the suspended Fikayo Tomori as well as without Tommaso Pobega and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Cremonese had to do without the banned Giacomo Quagliata as well as without Frank Tsadjout. Kickoff time for Matchday 32 was 21:00 CET.

Goals: Okereke (77′), Messias (93′)
Red card: Pickel (95′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw, Fodé Ballo-Touré; Aster Vranckx (75′ Sandro Tonali), Ismaël Bennacer (46′ Rade Krunić); Alexis Saelemaekers (75′ Junior Messias), Charles De Ketelaere (63′ Rafael Leão), Brahim Díaz; Divock Origi (63′ Olivier Giroud).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Florenzi, Gabbia, Hernández, Kjær; Adli, Bakayoko; Rebić.

U.S. Cremonese (3-4-1-2) – Davide Ballardini
Marco Carnesecchi; Vlad Chiricheș (73′ Paolo Ghiglione), Johan Vásquez, Luka Lochoshvili; Leonardo Sernicola, Charles Pickel, Soualiho Meïté, Marco Benassi (56′ David Okereke); Pablo Galdames (84′ Michele Castagnetti); Cristian Buonaiuto (56′ Emanuele Valeri), Felix Afena-Gyan (73′ Alex Ferrari).
Unused: Saro, Sarr; Aiwu, Bianchetti; Acella; Ciofani, Dessers. 

Referee: Luca Pairetto.

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K.caesar

Pioli has gone to smoke pawpaw leave again! What sort of line up is this when we need all 3points? Wouldn’t it have been better to field a strong squad today and rest them over the weekend for the UCL clash next week?
I hope some magic happens and we get all three points… I really hope

Nesta1

We have to win tonight at all costs, hope the squad players called up play well and deliver.

Joseph

You’re the one that has smoked pawpaw leave because if you’re in your right sence you won’t ask pioli to bench he’s best men against Lazio that is also competing for top 4 spot and is currently above us in the standings. And mind you we don’t need any injury in this critical period of the season for any starter .. we can only beat Lazio and inter Milan with a fully rested players

K.caesar

U obviously smoked something stronger than pawpaw leave for defending the stupid decision of Mr Pioli.

Dindudre

This squad is good enough to beat Cremonese. Pioli’s style of play is what kills this team. Look at our squad and look at Cremonese squad and tell me if our squad shouldn’t beat them easily. We’re good enough, Pioli’s tactics is what’s not good enough!

K.caesar

Hahahahhahahhahahahhahahaha..where are those that were attacking me? Pioli made a very stupid decision by fielding this bunch of clowns! Shit is simple ffs! Field a strong team today, get the result and sub dem in 2nd half ahead of the UCL encounter.

Do u know what this possible defeat will do to the spirits of players like Leao and Theo ahead of the UCL encounter with this current in form Inter? They will be fucking broken

Oluwashevy

Poili is right on his selection we have about 24players in a team under contract and payroll you don’t expect him to always play the same number of players every time yes I know this match is crucial but at the other hand if the other players can’t perform or win a match without the star players then I don’t see them been paid or play for Milan some of the blames as well need to be directed to the management,we don’t have depth in this squad we can rely on. We just been lucky to come this far and… Read more »

Realbomax

Isn’t it visible to the blind that those who are substitutes in Milan team are not worthy to be part of that squad? Isn’t it better to use what is available to him to get results he needs, afterall it’s management that do most of buying and selling? The man called Pioli is dumb ass! What gives him assurance Milan will get to final of UCL this year talkless of winning the cup. A sane person except him to take every match now as final

milan4lyf

somehow.. todays game is a LOT more fluid from Milan. Vrankxx is much much better than Tonali in pretty much everything except maybe workrate.

Gems

The 3 points here are to important
play your best team until you get the job done
then take players off to rest them , get confidence and continuity

Gems

Inter 3-0 up halftime
prettty much at full strength
Pioli ….players at this level should be able to play twice a week for fucksake
the 3 points here are to important

Gems

Diaz fucking useless
shoulda scored twice

Gems

Fucking hell

Gems

Play your best fucking team available
get the job done then make subs and rest players Pioli u complete fuckwit
this is shocking

Milancrazyfan

Yeah poor physical form of the players hasn’t been all that good this season. Rhey always gasp for air badly or run out of steam in the second half. Whoever coach is in charge of rhat must be looked at, in the end of the season.

Calm down

Personally I think Tonali is overrated. He still plays with fear that’s why he hardly tried anything risky like dribbling, difficult ground passes, shooting. He would play a simple pass to the nearest player aften a defender or a long ball forward. Vranckx look more relaxed and comfortable with the ball.

K INC

Idiot Pioli using starting a useless lineup again when we need 3 points and waits until the 60th minute to change.

Last edited 1 year ago by K INC
Calm down

What has the first team done after coming on other than almost losing?
Issue is the team’s way of playing. No creativity other than Leao /Theo/Diaz dribbling through. No good quick passing moves to confuse the opponent’s defence. Only Bennacer passes the ball well in this team and Pioli is starting to making him look less important.

Gbenga AJOSE

Origi, Rebic , Bakayoko and probably Cdk are our major problem. How can they not rise to the occasion in matches like this. So disheartening !

K INC

The whole B team needs to go next season save for Thiaw.

Gbenga AJOSE

Honestly ! They are all crap ! Origi number 1

Oluwashevy

mr poili in as much I know you trying to reserve players I think that method seems not to be working because so far the reserve players are not fully up to it we should go with our full squad win the game then take them off that’s simply the best thing to do for now it’s a shame the reserve are not meeting up expectations the management should do something about it next season and do it fast

K INC

Lol Fire Pioli

Last edited 1 year ago by K INC
Dindudre

The usual nonsense where he tells the players to pass backwards to the defenders and goalkeeper until we’re down and then we start rushing to play the ball forward. Smdh. This guy is so fucking Clueless as a coach I’m tired!!!!!!

Nesta1

You got to be kidding me, f%ck sake

Ronaldinho80

Omg defence have fucked up completely. It is hard to watch this shit.

Rossi

Defence always fucks up when Kalulu playes as a CB, he literetly tackled Thiaw lol. He has terible positoning and awarnes. Anyway you think Pioli would notice that after so many mistakes and will stop playing Kalulu as a CB. But no, thats not how Pioli does it. He preferes to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. Similar like how he keeps playing Origi and CDK, so tired of this…

Last edited 1 year ago by Rossi
Ronaldinho80

I really dont get why he hasnt called up first team and than rest them accordingly

Rossi

He didn’t rotate players early in the season like others did and now he is trying to catch up and rest our fatique starters by rotating the whole team at once. Which is a big risk as we can see.

Dindudre

Y’all better not blame the bench players cos they held this game at draw and Cremonese only scored when the “starters” came on. The problem is PIOLI’s TACTICS! Period!

K INC

The problem is everything; Cheap Stingy owners, poor buys by Maldini and Massara, Pioli’s idiocy, and the useless bench (and some starting) players. We got lucky winning Serie A last season and got lucky with the draws in the Champions League to have gotten to the semis. This season was a golden opportunity to solidify us into a regular title contending team and get us competing in the Champions league by building up the squad, getting a good coach, and securing a stadium but we’ve done none of that and have most likely set ourselves back years with this disastrous… Read more »

Rossi

Spot on mate. That’s the sad truth.

Last edited 1 year ago by Rossi
Gems

Well said
pretty much sums it up in a nutshell
thanks

Gems

Pioli only plays simon kjaer in champions league ,
even simon said he wanted more playing time

Calm down

They in fact played better than the first team. I don’t understand people saying this is because of playing reserve players. There’s no difference really other than the second team not having Leao and Theo to run at opponents defense and get a goal. First team will equally struggle to score goals without those guys

K.caesar

The only difference most of our starters today and Cremonese’s squad is just the jersey colours. As a matter of fact, I’ll choose some of those opposition players over players like CDK and Origi

Ronaldinho80

I think Pioli is also not going to play full squad against Lacio. So we are f…

Ronaldinho80

16 wins and 17 fuckups this season. For last year scudetto winners that is an achievement in a way

Apache

Pioli is just a lucky average coach who deserves relegation surviving club not Milan. How will a coach play unused players from an important game and later play first team players?
play your first team get ur result and bring in the unused players to prove themselves. he’s always doing this and getting same garbage results but he won’t notice it
they just want to spoil my birthday celebration today but not
Am having my fun and happiness

spencer

What baffles me the most is how unrealistic Pioli is. Thinking we can win the champions league thereby jeopardizing our UCL hopes. Meanwhile I don’t think Origi should play in this team again until he is gone.

Cocor

I hope Pioli win again Inter, he keeps on play useless players