The Portuguese knocks out the Giallorossi with a goal in each half
Milan beat Lecce 2-0 in the match valid for the 31st day of Serie A 2022-2023. The success, signed by Leao’s brace, allows the Rossoneri to climb to 56 points. Lecce, in their eighth defeat in the last 9 games, remains stuck at 28 points and is totally entangled in the fight not to relegate.
THE MATCH – The match opens with a case from Var. Theo Hernandez goes down in the Salento area in the 14th minute after a contact with Baschirotto: for the referee Chiffi it is a penalty, the Var induces the referee to correct the decision, no penalty. In the 19th minute, Lecce wasted the chance that could change the face of the game. On Gendrey’s cross, the Milan defense was unable to intervene. Two-step band should only deposit on the net: pole and the golden opportunity goes away. The hosts struggle to create opportunities, spaces are not abundant.
An inactive ball therefore becomes decisive. On action from a corner, Tonali combines with Messias and crosses at the far post: Leao takes off, winning header and 1-0 in the 40th minute. The script doesn’t change much in the second half. Lecce remained attached to the game and in the 70th minute, through Strefezza, called Maignan to make a save. On the other hand, almost everything depends on Leao. In the 73rd minute the Portuguese tries to score twice with a soft lob but misses the mark. A few seconds pass and the encore arrives. Leao runs away into the open field, Baschirotto is unable to contain him: crossed left foot, 2-0 and game over.