Goals from Leao and Theo Hernandez: if Inter don’t win in Cagliari, Devil champion of Italy
Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 in the match valid for the 37th and penultimate day of Serie A, approaching the 2021-2022 championship. The Rossoneri fly to 83 points, with 5 points clear of Inter who are preparing to visit Cagliari. If the Nerazzurri don’t win, Milan are champions of Italy. Pioli’s team advances towards the Italian flag with a victory signed by the feats of Leao and Theo Hernandez, who in the second half bend the Goddess.
THE MATCH – Ready, go and fired up the two teams. Very high rhythms and reversals in the face. The Rossoneri and the Bergamo players show right from the start that no one on the pitch intends to make any calculations. The hosts try to trigger Leao, but the Nerazzurri do not allow spaces: there are no clear opportunities, the goalkeepers remain essentially inactive.
The tension is felt and affects the maneuver of Milan, which is struggling to build with ease. Atalanta does not suffer and shows up in the half hour. Muriel controls and kicks from 20 meters, Maignan has to fly to block the first shot of the match.
The Orobic pressing creates problems for the Devil, who only shakes in the 41st minute. Theo Hernandez accelerates to the left and serves Leao: shot from the edge of the area, high ball. At 42 ‘Milan complained about a contact between Djimsiti and Giroud. The Rossoneri striker falls in the Atalanta area due to an intervention that takes place before the limit: Orsato does not whistle, the Var cannot intervene and the first half goes to the archive without a goal.
Milan tries to raise the center of gravity and pace at the start of the recovery. Atalanta adapts without losing their heads: Gasperini’s team manages to avoid pressing without throwing the ball away. When the Goddess gets caught discovered, she is punished. Messias, as soon as he entered, lights up Leao. The Portuguese flies away, enters the area and strikes Musso: 1-0. Atalanta protest for an alleged foul on Pessina at the beginning of the action, for Orsato and for the Var everything is regular. The goal ‘untapped’ the game, Atalanta tried to respond immediately with Zapata. The attacker, thrown into the fray, scares the Rossoneri defense in the 62 ‘: control and right, wrong aim.
At 71 ‘the Colombian tries to make a header, a one meter wide ball. The Nerazzurri offer spaces and in the 75th minute Theo Hernandez takes advantage of it with a masterpiece. The winger wins the ball at the edge of the Rossoneri area, puts the fifth, flies for 70 meters, enters the Atalanta area and knocks Musso with a diagonal low shot:
2-0 with an extraordinary goal. Atalanta does not raise the white flag, Zapata continues to seek the goal. Maignan also gets away with the attacker’s third assault, Milan wins 2-0 and prepares the Scudetto party.