The Italian champions overwhelmed in London
Chelsea beat Milan 3-0 in the match valid for the third day of Group E of the Champions League. The two teams are paired at 4 points in the ranking led by Salzburg at 5 and closed by Dinamo Zagreb with 3 points. Milan and Chelsea will meet again on 11 October in Milan in the match scheduled for the fourth day.
THE MATCH – Milan started with aggression at Stamford Bridge, but the Rossoneri’s start turned out to be a flash in the pan. Chelsea quickly gained ground and took over the reins of the game. The hosts show up already on 5 ‘, with the conclusion of Mount: Tatarusanu is attentive and deflects the low shot. The script is clear: Londoners are interested in it, Pioli’s team tries to restart with Leao’s flare-ups. The balance jumps on 23 ‘, when the Rossoneri defense falls asleep in the scrum born from a corner. Nobody clears the area, the carom is resolved by the conclusion of Fofana: 1-0. The Italian champions feel the blow and falter in front of the percussion of the blues. Chelsea doubled in the 33rd minute with a measured lob from Mount, but the goal was canceled for offside and Milan remained in the game.
Before the break, a golden opportunity for the guests: De Keteleare kicks from 5 meters, Kepa saves the English goal before Chilwell stops Krunic’s tap-in. Milan further complicates their life at the start of the recovery. Another defensive sleep and the doubling of the blues arrives. Nobody closes on James, free to cross from the right. Tomori holes the intervention, Aubameyang puts the ball on the net 2-0 at 56 ‘.
Milan is not there and Chelsea drop the trio. Sterling triggers James, who enters the area and from the right unloads on the near post: Tatarusanu does not even sketch the parade, 3-0 at 62 ‘. The curtain falls on the match half an hour before the final whistle. Piola empties the bench and gives breath to some holders, Milan raises the white flag.