Team news: Spezia were without the suspended Kevin Agudelo as well as without Simone Bastoni, Emil Holm, João Moutinho, Julius Beck and Daniel Maldini. Milan had to do without the banned Malick Thiaw as well as without Alessandro Florenzi, Junior Messias, Rade Krunić, Ismaël Bennacer, Rafael Leão and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time was 18:00 CEST.

Goals: Wiśniewski (75′), Esposito (85′)

Spezia Calcio (4-3-3) – Leonardo Semplici
Bartłomiej Drągowski; Kelvin Amian, Ethan Ampadu, Przemysław Wiśniewski, Dimitrios Nikolaou; Salvatore Esposito, Albin Ekdal, Mehdi Bourabia (63′ Szymon Żurkowski); Arkadiusz Reca, M’Bala Nzola, Emmanuel Gyasi (93′ Viktor Kovalenko).
Unused: Marchetti, Zoet; Caldara, Ferrer; Cipot; Krollis, Shomurodov, Verde.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Pierre Kalulu, Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori (84′ Davide Calabria), Theo Hernández (64′ Fodé Ballo-Touré); Sandro Tonali, Tommaso Pobega; Alexis Saelemaekers (64′ Charles De Ketelaere), Brahim Díaz (71′ Yacine Adli), Divock Origi; Ante Rebić (71′ Olivier Giroud).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Calabria, Gabbia; Bakayoko, Vranckx. 

Referee: Daniele Doveri.

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Dindudre

I would play CDK over Rebic. But that’s just my opinion

Ebrima Sarr

Bro you talk sense

Calm down

Good to see Origi starting on the wing. He did well in the derby when introduced on the wing mostly for showing confidence in what he was trying to do which almost all the team was lacking on the night. And I think he’s closest to Leao in physicality dribbling and speed

Rossi

So far Origi has been terible on the wing. Can’t go past anyone in 1vs1 and has zero awarnes when to run on to long pases. No crosses either. I was hoping when Balo Toure came on to replace him and not Theo. At least Balo might have send some cross.

Calm down

True tho he was rubbish !

Calm down

I don’t understand why Vranckx is not starting thou given he’s not playing on Tuesday. So stupid to not include him in the CL list

Nicky

Can someone tell me how is Rebic and Pobega better than the players on the bench

Calm down

No one knows why the two clumsiest guy in the team are playing

Ebrima Sarr

Is Kalulu and Pobega are footballers

Dindudre

We don’t have a players problem, we have a tactics problem. Empoli, Cremonese, Spezia plays better offensive game against us but do they have better players than us?? NO.
we’re so freaking slow in build up plays and these back passes are ugly to watch and the long balls too WTF!
we can buy all the best players in the world but Pioli will always make those players look terrible with this his long ball and back passes tactics. Smdh

Rossi

We have literally zero tactics.

Dindudre

ZERO. Pioli is so CLUELESS!

Jay

Only one name resonates ‘Leao’

Oluwashevy

Up till now no goal what’s going on

Dindudre

For the 3rd time Spezia has disgraced Pioli. First time it was 3-0 now this ? You must be really blind if you think Pioli is a coach. Wow. This is so embarrassing for fucks sake

Oluwashevy

Honestly am short of words is this how we going to kiss CL football for next season good bye

Raven

Yes Pioli broke Leao’s and Ben’s legs, we should burn his house

Ayoe

I need a non-Italian coach at the helm of affairs asap.

Dindudre

ASAP!! This guy is shameful

K INC

Lol Fire Pioli. Thank god I didn’t waste my time watching this nonsense, in one season we went from champions back to banter era, who knows if Leao, Tomoroi, Maignan, Theo are going to stick around when the EPL and PSG/Bayern come knocking. What a completely deserved and avoidable catastrophe.

Rossi

They should have fired Pioli in january and saved the season but no. The managament was just as stuborn as him.

Oluwashevy

Pioli will tell you mathematically we are still in the race for the CL he still has hope and practically we will win inter Milan if the players follow instructions and the right thing lol I just don’t want to feel bad today honestly. The management has big fault from my own point of view no signing of quality players thinking you will sign garbage and win the Scudetto again or the luck of last season will grace them through this one. It’s just embarrassing semi finalist of UCL can’t make it next year

Raven

Messias debuted in Serie A at 28 yo. Is he the guy for CL Semis? The same goes for Saelemaekers who keeps showing that other than a few crazy goals, good back up but he is not the guy for this stage. Pioli and MMM deserve respect as they already wrote their names on this club’s history. They do not deserve this degree of negligence from the owners, a protest is long overdue. This is Milan, not Monza. They could’ve made significant investments from what was seen in the first half of the season, but no, their hope is for… Read more »

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Sam

Lol keep blaming the owner and always defend pioli..who wanted CDK at the first place? Was it the owner who order MM to buy him?who decided no to integrate kerkez at first team and instead we got unuseable ballo-toure?who kept playing a loanee with “roller coaster form” diaz? pioli had record to lost point against the minnows. does spezia have better player than us or their strategy today was way better than us?Pioli could not even beat cremonese and you keep blaming the owner.. I respect pioli but he must take the blame for the bad run of milan lately!!… Read more »

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Raven

To speak like this shows that you most likely have been following Milan for a few months, a couple of years at best. Blaming the sporting direction all you want, doesn’t change the fact Maldini who had to face the top of the game got the budget of Monza. Spezia is playing at home, Milan has its mind on Inter, they will not waste any time learning how to mark the 9 of Spezia. Milan plays 3 competitions Spezia only fights for Serie A. Do you need more context? I respect your opinion, but even if he uses Giroud as… Read more »

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Sam

for someone claiming to have been following milan for years, this is quite lame excuse Inter, they will not waste any time learning how to mark the 9 of Spezia. Milan plays 3 competitions Spezia only fights for Serie A. Do you need more context? what about cremonese,empoli,salernitana,udinese? How can a team could tharsh Napoli by 4 goals and lazio by 2 goals and yet failed to pick points from the minnows. btw milan played home at first leg against i ter, but lost. So keep your home excuse for spezia for yourself. everyone must take blame including cardinale. However… Read more »

Raven

Did you see how the curva talked to the team? What do you think they said? Grow a pair and keep going, we got your back, in other words, motivation. This is football and at the end of the day, they all are professionals, you can have a bad day, the team was evidently scared without Leao, two goals before the 15th, what can you expect. But sure, but let’s simplify all of this with one word, Pioli. We were an EL team before Leao, Ton, and Giroud decided to win the league. Easy fixture led us to Semis, now… Read more »

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Apache

What I want most of us to know today is this because some of our fans here never knew why Milan was so strong and had the past pedigree which we are all expecting to continue of today. Milan was built by an owner who love the club and he spent so much money to buy quality players who were ready to give everything to the club and we had grade A coaches who understood the game and knew what to do at anything if this new owner Cardinale who is deceiving us that he wants to build stadium instead… Read more »

Gems

Well the wheels have really fallen off now wow 2-0 to spezia ,Fuck what a debacle this season has become fucking atrocious, we are back in the slump and it’s fucking allover this time , we are dead in the water , what a disgrace , can’t beat any lower teams with champions league on the line and now another embarrassment looming v inter . 2 worst injuries we could have got to expose how bad this squad is fuck me what a debacle this a was must win at all costs but another 3 points dropped to fucking spezia… Read more »

Apache

Milan needs money. Football of today is all about money not free agent players

Sam

Agree on the point that milan needs owner who lives the club. However the owner who loves the club is not always the rich one.
if milan want to have project with young players, then milan Should hire a coach who knows how to develop young players and not shy to give them chances, good scout departement and good management.
pioli is unfortunately not the right coach for this project. Moreover the Maldini massara often got his decision regarding signing players wrong.

Apache

Maldini can not do anything if the fund is not there and don’t blame them for spending 32m on CDK now the boy will pick up he’s young Papin and Savicevic did same even Leao too we need to give CDK some time he needs confidence. All we need is good budget and Milan will be great. Do you that most of the new players Man city and Befica bought were discovered by Milan but there was no fund available so the richer clubs bought them juve stole a new young striker from us last season too for same reasons… Read more »

Ashraf

Well said my brother

Mario

Milan surely needs more good Italian players in the squad, especially if they fail to qualify for UCL next season. GK – Sportiello replaces Tatarusanu DF – If some EPL clubs offer crazy money for Tomori, take it and replace him with Scalvini. Sell Ballo-Toure and replace with Parisi / Gallo / Valeri. MF – The only non-Italian Milan should buy is Florentino Luis for CDM. Loan out Adli, send back Vranckx & Bakayoko ATTACK – Zaniolo or Baldanzi for RW & bring back Colombo and D.Maldini. Origi should stay another season to prove himself. Sell Rebic & Messias. Send… Read more »