CM: Bonaventura upset with Pioli after being subbed off vs. Juve – the background

By Isak Möller -

For Giacomo Bonaventura, yesterday’s clash against Juventus was very important. He wanted to leave Milan, after six years, with the sweet memory of the second national trophy during his time at the club. 

According to, that’s why he was angrier than most of his teammates after the final whistle. He went straight to the locker room without saying a word, visibly upset with the outcome of the game.

In the 4-2-3-1 fielded by Stefano Pioli, Bonaventura had the delicate task of supporting Rebic and defending against Miralem Pjanic. Although he struggled at first, he threatened Juventus with his quality in the first minutes of the second half.

Therefore, it came as a shock to him, as well as the fans, when the manager decided to replace him with Rafael Leao. In retrospect, Lucas Paqueta should have been replaced instead.

When leaving the pitch, Bonaventura was far from happy, mumbling something on his way out before exchanging a few words with Pioli. He wanted to have his say until the end, convinced that he could create problems for Ronaldo and his teammates.

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Tags AC Milan Jack Bonaventura Juventus Stefano Pioli
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