In the last international break, ten Milan players suited up for their country, playing in a variety of competitions. Here is how they all fared
Mattia De Sciglio: The 22-year old Italian fullback started in both matches against Azerbaijan and Norway. He played the full 90 minutes in each of the Euro 2016 qualifiers and there were some encouraging signs by the young defender, particularly in 2-1 comeback win against Norway.
Andrea Bertolacci: The former Genoa midfielder came off the bench in place of Riccardo Montolivo at the 68th minute mark and provided a bit of a spark in the midfield for the Azzurri. Milan will take any bit of improvement from their 20 million euro man.
Riccardo Montolivo: The Rossoneri captain was relieved by Bertolacci in the 2-1 win over Norway. The struggles continue for the former Fiorentina midfielder, both for club and country.
Giacomo Bonaventura: The ex-Atalanta midfielder finally got his overdue call-up to the national side, replacing the injured Lorenzo Insigne in the squad. Despite getting the chance to put on the kit for his country, Bonaventura did not see any playing time during the break.
Alessio Romagnoli: The U-21 defender played the full 90 minutes in each of the Azzurrini’s wins against Slovenia and the Republic of Ireland. The young Italian defender for Milan remains a key component to both his club and his country.
Davide Calabria: The 18-year old Calabria is one of the youngest on his U-21 side, but the call-up by Di Biagio was well deserved as his play for Milan fully supports the nod. The talented fullback was subbed on in the 75th minute of the narrow 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland.
Keisuke Honda: The 29-year old playmaker received the expected call-up for his country. Against Syria, the former CSKA man tallied a goal and an assist, helping Japan earn a commanding 3-0 win. He played the full ninety minutes against both Syria and Iran.
Juraj Kucka: The 28-year old midfielder has earned more trust from Milan manager Siniša Mihajlović as of late and thus far, the Slovakian has repaid him for it. For country, Kucka started each of the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Belarus and Luxembourg, going the entire distance over the international break. Despite picking up a yellow card against Luxembourg, Kucka helped his country solidify their place in France for Euro 2016.
Carlos Bacca: It was a rather quiet international break for Bacca. The former Sevilla star started in each of Colombia’s World Cup Qualifying matches against Peru and Uruguay but did not find the back of the net.
Cristian Zapata: The central defender for Milan has been a mainstay for Jose Pekerman and his Colombian squad. Collectively, Colombia struggled against a good Uruguay side losing 3-0 and while there are many to blame for the lackluster showing in a World Cup qualifier, the 29-year old Zapata is partially to blame when you concede three times in a match.