The Serie A continues with this interesting match between AC Milan and Torino at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. We have the player ratings
AC Milan was coming from a painful defeat against Juventus and they wanted to get back on track against Torino tonight. It was the first time we saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench since he got injured weeks ago at the end of 2020. Stefano Pioli’s side has been quite consistent without the Swedish forward, who enjoys watching his teammates play splendid football without him.
In the first half, Torino wasn’t able to prevent two goals from the Rossoneri. The first came from Leao in a brilliant play from Brahim Diaz, who assisted him from deep. After a few minutes, the Real Madrid midfielder got taken down inside the box to give Kessie the chance to score from the spot. After the 2-0 was secured, the ref sent everybody to the dressing rooms.
Torino held the line but it wasn’t enough.
The second half was way more defensive than we all expected, with Torino trying to get back in the game but no fortune in front of goal. Gianluigi Donnarumma got to work with a couple of great saves, and the bar denied Belotti during a free-kick. Zlatan Ibrahimovic got a chance to play a few minutes but he seemed a little rusty in the front.
Regardless of the second half that entertained no one, AC Milan protected the result. With this win, the Rossoneri secure their dominance at the top of Serie A with only Inter closer to them. It appears Zlatan Ibrahimovic came back from his injury right in time to keep defending the lead they have at the moment.
AC Milan: Donnarumma (7), Romagnoli (7), Calabria (7), Theo (7), Kjaer (7), Tonali (7), Brahim (8), Castillejo (7), Kessie (8), Hauge (7), Leao (8).
Bench: Dalot (7), Cahlanoglu (6), Maldini (6), Ibrahimovic (6).
Torino: Sirigu (6), Rodriguez (6), Izzo (5), Lyanco (5), Bremer (5), Singo (5), Rincon (6), Lukic (6), Gojak (5), Verdi (5), Belotti (6).
Bench: Linnety (5), Zaza (5), Murru (5), Segre (5), Bonazzoli (5).
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