Rossoneri keep the hopes of qualifying for the round of 16 alive
A Milan company that thanks to a goal from Messias in the 86th minute keeps alive the hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League. At the Wanda Metropolitano the Rossoneri beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 thanks to a header from the Brazilian. Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Porto draws the Group D standings, with one round left to go, with the English firmly in the lead with 15 points, Porto 5, Milan and Atletico Madrid 4.
The ‘colchoneros’ immediately start aggressive, at 2′ De Paul calls Tatarusanu to a great save but the action was spoiled by offside. Milan replies with a slalom by Brahim Diaz that overtakes two players with a final shot to forget. Brahim Diaz still dangerous, the Spaniard enters the area and serves Giroud but Savic intercepts saving Atletico.
In the 18th minute De Paul’s sharp right, high. Still the Spaniards, Llorente puts on the spot for Griezmann who svirgola the ball. Intense match at the Wanda Metropolitano with the two very aggressive teams chasing the 3 points. At 34 ‘long pass by Lukaku, Theo Hernandez coordinates for the conclusion on the high flyby just a little.
The second half begins with a preciousness by Saelemaekers who juggles two opponents and from a tight angle tries Oblak’s easy prey diagonal. Restart of Atletico, Lemar takes the time to Tonali and tries the shot, Tatarusanu blocks at the near post. Griezmann number leaving to Romagnoli, Kjear contains Carrasco. At 55 ‘volley by Giroud from the edge, high. Kessié also tries, with an oversized cannon shot from a distance. Milan earn meters. Theo Hernandez free-kick from the edge for Kjaer’s head, gored over the crossbar.
Substitutions for the colchoneros, Lemar comes out for Correa and Hermoso for Lodi. Quadruple change for Pioli, Ibrahimovic, Bakayoko, Florenzi and Messias enter for Giroud, Tonali, Kalulu and Krunic. At 71 ‘occasionissima Milan, Ibra serves Messias who goes to the bottom and serves Bakayoko in the center but Savic knee saves a goal scored, shortly after ball in for Theo Hernandez who fails to target the goal from the small area. Shortly after Griezmann goes on the right wing and draws the current De Paul to the limit, on the low shot Tatarusanu is good guard.
Milan insists, Florenzi’s tracer over the crossbar. Double change of Simeone, Cunha and Vrsaliko enter for Suarez and De Paul. Brahim Diaz comes out for Bennacer. At 80 ‘free kick for Bakayoko’s head a little high. Griezmann comes out, in his place Kondogbia. Milan presses, at 85 ‘Messias for Ibra who from the small area calls Oblak to a great save to avoid the goal. At 86 ‘restart Milan, Kessié puts in the center for Messias who heads the Rossoneri ahead. Milan again with a shot by Bennacer rejected by the goalkeeper. At 90 ‘Llorente puts in the center for Cunha who touches the same by putting the sill to the side. After 5 minutes of recovery comes the referee’s triple whistle.