Giuseppe Meazza Stadium was the place where AC Milan got a visit from Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. We got player ratings.
AC Milan needed to confirm their fantastic moment against a top club such as Atletico Madrid, this was the ideal time to do so. We all know how difficult Diego Simeone’s squad can become but the Rossoneri had the superstition going for them. In case you forgot, Giuseppe Meazza Stadium was the place where ‘Cholo’ lost his second Champions League final back in 2016. The Colchoneros needed to fight their demons in front of a reborn squad that didn’t even have an injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
However, they did have Brahim Diaz as one of Serie A’s most important players for Milan this season. He is the one who marked the way to an early advantage after serving the ball for Leao’s opening goal. But the match got stained by Kessie after getting two consecutive yellow cards that sent him off during the first half. The rest of the game would be extremely difficult for the Rossoneri but Stefano Pioli wouldn’t have it any other way. They needed a game like this in order to confirm their great moment.
Griezmann finally responds to Simeone.
With one less player on their side, AC Milan was bound to bend the knee against the always tough Atletico Madrid. It took them quite a few minutes to give in but Diego Simeone’s changes made a massive difference. Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann responded well to the challenge. The French forward scored the equalizer with only minutes left on the clock with a beautiful volley.
Not long after that, Atletico got awarded a penalty that Luis Suarez transformed into a last-minute winner. With this victory, Atletico Madrid finally gets to conquer the ghosts from the past that haunted them for five years. In other results, the most shocking was Real Madrid’s unexpected defeat against Sheriff with a last-minute screamer. As far as the other results go, you can check them out down below.
AC Milan: Maignan (7), Calabria (7), Romagnoli (7), Tomori (8), Theo (7), Kessie (4), Bennacer (7), Saelemaekers (7), Rebic (7), Brahim (8), Leao (7).
Bench: Tonali (6), Giroud (6), Ballo (7), Florenzi (6), Kalulu (6).
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (6), Trippier (6), Gimenez (6), Hermoso (5), Felipe (6), Kondogbia (7), Koke (6), Llorente (7), Carrasco (6), Correa (6), Suarez (6).
Bench: Felix (7), Lodi (6), De Paul (7), Griezmann (8), Lemar (6).
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