Champions, Milan-Liverpool 1-2: Rossoneri out of Europe

The Rossoneri deceive themselves with Tomori, then the reds overturn the result: Devil last in the group

Milan were defeated 2-1 at home by Liverpool on the sixth and final matchday of Group B of the Champions League. The Rossoneri, last in the standings with 4 points, are eliminated by everyone: no Champions League round of 16 and no ‘relegation’ in the Europa League, the continental season ends here.

Pioli’s team should have won and hoped for a favorable result in the Porto-Atletico Madrid match. The miracle seems to take shape in the 29th minute, when Tomori takes the Devil ahead. Alisson remedies the ball kicked by Messias but cannot oppose the defender’s tap-in: 1-0. Milan remain ahead less than 10 minutes, as Liverppol responds in the 36th minute. Oxlade-Chamberlain sows panic in the opponent’s area and football, Maignan rejects on Salah’s feet: the Egyptian can’t be wrong, 1-1.

Liverpool began the recovery with their foot on the accelerator and broke through in the 55th minute. Tomori makes a mistake and hands the ball to Mané, who commits Maignan. The rejection becomes an assist for Origi who heads the ball: 2-1 for the reds. The last half hour of the match does not change the script. Milan tries and in the 85th minute wastes a colossal chance with Kessie: the Ivorian, alone in front of Alisson, kicks on the goalkeeper. The English ended the group with full points at 18. Atletico Madrid went to the round of 16, winning 3-1 at Porto and rising to 7 points. The Lusitanians slide to third position with 5 points and will restart from the Europa League. For Milan, however, Europe ends here.