Longoni: Questionable scheduling around UCL games leaves Milan in tough spot

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan will participate in three competitions this season and Serie A recently announced the schedule up until round 19. The Rossoneri have not exactly been dealt a good hand, as highlighted by Andrea Longoni. 

It’s clear to everyone that good depth is needed to fight for the Scudetto and to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League. Usually, to further help the clubs, Serie A tailor the schedule of the league games based on the European clashes. However, Milan have not been that lucky this time out.

As highlighted by Andrea Longoni in his latest editorial for MilanNews, the scheduling is ‘questionable’ to say the least. In the first week of October, for example, Milan will face Dortmund away from home on Wednesday the 4th. Then, on the Saturday, they will take on Genoa away from home.

What’s most surprising in that case is the fact that there is an international break after that week, meaning it would have made sense to put Genoa-Milan on Sunday instead. This is something that the Rossoneri perhaps should file a complaint about.

After their six UCL group-stage games, Milan will play four times on Saturday while Inter, for reference, will do it just once. As Longoni concludes, the Rossoneri have not been dealt a good hand and should probably speak up.

Tags AC Milan Champions League


  1. Playing on tuesday and then saturday is not much to complain about. But playing on wednesday and then play on saturday is just bad scheduling. Especially if there no reason for that.

  2. At UCL we have the worst scenario : PSG, Dortmund, Newcastle. So the schedule will always hard for us. Because all 6 matches at UCL’s Group F stage will always be like a final.

    It also means all our new players don’t need to bother their playing-time until January 2024. They will have their time, but they need to show that they are ready to step up to be Milan’s important players.

    I am waiting incoming ACM’s stars, that haven’t show all they had :
    – Samuel Chukwueze
    – Noah Okafor
    – Yunus Musah
    – Tommaso Pobega
    – And hopefully Luka Jovic & Yacine Adli will make surprise.

    Don’t forget we have Ismael Bennacer who will play soon, and complete our Midfield Trio : Bennacer, Loftus-Cheeks, Reijnders.

    1. I think there’s a typo. I don’t see the name of lord Krunic. Considering that nowadays he’s everyone’s darling and the next Patrick Vieira.

      1. are you 10 years old? or do you want to watch Milan fail so you can act like a smartass online

        Even after so much support you still complain

        stfu for once

  3. There’s no issues here or excuses. It’s the same schedule with other teams playing in champions league even worse for epl teams and league1 teams considering they play 3 domestic competitions.

    We have the squad depth now compared to last season. Focus.

  4. How does serie a support their teams to thrive? Milan play 3 days before a champions league game and 3 days after. And guess what? They’re always against top 6 teams. Way to help your own teams progress in the competition to represent italy…

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