Champions, Salzburg-Milan 1-1: Saelemaekers responds to Okafor

The draw in the first match in group E

The Pioli’s Milan drew 1-1 in Salzburg in their first match in Group E of the Champions League away for the Rossoneri. For the challenge, the Milan coach chooses Giroud to lead the attack, behind him the trio made up of Saelemaekers, De Ketelaere and Leao. Tonali and Bennacer in the middle of the field.

The goals come in the first half. At 28 ‘Salzburg ahead: Fernando sorts for Okafor, the Swiss striker in the area jumps Kalulu and beats Maignan between the legs. The Rossoneri took little to reorganize and in the 40th minute they equalized: Bennacer suggests that Leao serves Saelemaekers who beats Kohn from the center of the area and finds the 1-1.

The hosts reappeared forward at the beginning of the second half, in the 53rd minute of Okafor and a cross from Kjaergaard for Fernando who sent high from a few steps from the goal. Milan revisits in the 84th minute with a pocket from Origi, but Kohn anticipates Diaz with a timely low exit. At 88 ‘still dangerous Salzburg with Sesko who intercepts a horizontal pass from Hernandez and concludes with a left foot from the edge but the ball ends wide. In full recovery, Pioli’s team touches the shot: in the 94th minute Leao finds a space and frees his right foot but after Bernardo’s deviation the ball ends up on the post.