Pioli’s team temporarily catches Inter at the top
Milan wins 3-1 on the Cagliari pitch in the match scheduled for the sixth day of the 2023-2024 Serie A championship. The comeback victory allows the Rossoneri to climb to 15 points and take first place occupied by Inter, who receive Sassuolo this evening. Cagliari, still without a win in the tournament, is last with 2 points.
Cagliari, after a balanced start, took the lead in the 29th minute. Adli loses a tackle with Nandez who recovers the ball and immediately triggers Luvumbo: left-handed torpedo and ball under the crossbar, 1-0 for the Sardinians. Milan struggled to mount a reaction but found the equalizer in the 40th minute thanks to a gift from Radunovic. Pulisic’s cross is handled very badly by the goalkeeper, Okafor thanks and scores the 1-1. The goalkeeper concedes an encore in the 45th minute, with a terrible low exit from Rejiners’ cross. Tomori takes advantage of it, Milan ahead 2-1.
Cagliari tries to increase the pressure at the start of the second half but Sportiello’s goal is in no real danger in the first phase of the second half. The Devil controls and scores the knockout shot in the 60th minute. Pulisic is still inspiring with the serve for Loftus-Cheek who controls and from 20-22 meters hits the mark with an angled right foot: 3-1 and Cagliari on the ropes. Ranieri’s team saw themselves back in front only in the 88th minute with Oristanio’s turn challenging Sportiello. Too little, too late.