GdS: Milan leaders upset by Giampaolo’s selection of Biglia

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan hierarchy were left unhappy by Marco Giampaolo’s decision to play Lucas Biglia in Saturday’s derby, a report claims.

Inter were once again victorious in the Derby della Madonnina at San Siro over the weekend, with goals from Marcelo Brozovic and Romelu Lukaku in the second half proving decisive.

The Rossoneri as a result extended their run of games without a win against the Nerazzurri in Serie A to seven games, and concerns arose about the nature of the performance.

There were a couple of shock selections from Giampaolo; namely the decision to give Rafael Leao his first start of the season alongside Krzysztof Piatek up front.

However, as per a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via, it was the decision to start Biglia over Ismael Bennacer in central midfield that left the club’s leaders unhappy.

Bennacer arrived from Empoli this summer in a deal which could rise to €18m and has shown great promise in his opportunities so far.

However, the report claims that Giampaolo chose to play Biglia not because of his experience as initially thought, but because of the Argentine’s ‘characteristics’.

It was therefore a pure technical choice, something which appears to have left Boban, Maldini and co. feeling confused and angry.

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