Fourteen Rossoneri players were called up for international duty over the break, and the players were split amongst having 2022 World Cup qualifiers, friendlies, AFCON qualifiers, and U21 European Championships action.
Below are how each player performed with their national team.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden
Ibra made his first appearance for Sweden in almost five years in their 1-0 win over Georgia during which he got an assist. He then produced an excellent backheel flick to set up the opener in Sweden’s 3-0 win over Kosovo and did not feature in the friendly against Estonia.
Hakan Calhanoglu – Turkey
The Turk was the best performer over the break, amassing two goals and three assists in three games. He had a goal and an assist against the Netherlands, an assist in the 3-0 win over Norway, and a goal and an assist in the draw with Latvia.
Simon Kjaer – Denmark
Kjaer started in Denmark’s 2-0 win over Israel and their 8-0 victory over Moldova, and played the full ninety minutes in the 4-0 win over Austria.
Bennacer did not feature in Algeria’s 3-3 draw with Zambia, but it was apparently pre-agreed between Algeria and Milan. He did start in the 5-0 win over Botswana in which he played sixty minutes.
Franck Kessie – Ivory Coast
Kessie started in Ivory Coast’s wins over Niger and Ethiopia, scoring a penalty in the second game.
Gianluigi Donnarumma – Italy
Gigio started all three of Italy’s games, keeping three clean sheets as Italy won 2-0 over Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, and Lithuania.
Sandro Tonali & Matteo Gabbia – Italy U21s
Tonali returned to Milan early after being suspended for the next two games from a red card in Italy U21’s 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, Gabbia played the full game vs the Czechs and also played the entirety of Italy’s 4-0 win over Slovenia.
Alexis Saelemaekers – Belgium
Saelemaekers was called up for all three of Belgium’s games but did not make a single appearance in their 3-0 win over Wales, 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic and 8-0 win over Belarus.
Rade Krunic – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Krunic started the 2-2 draw with Finland and was not on the bench for the 0-0 draw against Costa Rica but featured in the next world cup qualifier against France.
Jens Petter Hauge – Norway
Hauge played forty-five minutes in Norway’s 3-0 win over Gibraltar but did not feature in the next two matches against Turkey and Montenegro.
Brahim Diaz – Spain U21s
Diaz started in their 3-0 win over Slovenia, where he got an assist, but picked up an injury and did not feature in the two matches that followed.
Diogo Dalot – Portugal U21s
Dalot had the most game time out of every Milan player over the break as he played the full ninety minutes in all three of Portugal’s U21 Euro group stage matches. Portugal would respectively win 1-0 over Croatia, 2-0 over England, and 3-0 over Switzerland.
Pierre Kalulu – France U21
Kalulu was an unused substitute in all three of France’s games as they lost 1-0 to Denmark and then won 2-0 over Russia and Iceland.