Despite the doubts and the inconstancy, AC Milan was able to win 4-2 in their visit to a Bologna that ended with nine players, this Saturday in the 9th day, with which they placed provisional leader of Serie A.
In the Champions League, Milan counts their three games due to losses, but in the Italian league they are having a great start to the season, with eight wins and one draw in nine games, which allows them to add 25 points. Therefore, they have one more than Napoli, who won in the first eight days and who have a difficult journey on Sunday, to the field of Roma (4th).
Milan faced Saturday’s game with numerous absences and their match left many questions, especially since Bologna was left with ten in the 20th minute due to the expulsion of Adama Soumaoro and then with nine in the 58th, due to the red to Roberto Soriano . Despite this numerical superiority, the ‘rossoneri’ had to wait for the last minutes to decide the pulse.
Portugal’s Rafael Leao put Milan ahead early (15th minute) and in the 35th minute the Lombard team increased the score through captain Davide Calabria.
At the start of the second half, Bologna reacted and was able to balance the duel again, first in a corner kick that Zlatan Ibrahimovic involuntarily sent into his goal (49) and then in an action started by Marko Arnautovic and concluded by the Gambian Musa Barrow (51).
– “Very important” –
Milan, with eleven against nine in the last half hour, got carried away by nerves.
He was able to breathe a sigh of relief in 84, when he finally took the lead again, with a volley from Ismaël Bennacer at the entrance of the area. Five minutes later, Ibrahimovic sealed the final 4-2 with an accurate shot (89).
It was enough for the three points to go to the visitors, who remain firm in their fight for the ‘Scudetto’.
«It is a very important victory. We know very well that the games after the European commitments are difficult. We are going to learn a lot from the start of the second half, but the team created and played well, “Milan coach Stefano Pioli told Sky Sport television.
In the other matches on Saturday, Empoli (10th) beat Salernitana 4-2 (20th, bottom), while Sassuolo (12th) beat Unione Venezia (16th) 3-1 at home.
On Sunday, in addition to Naples’ visit to Rome, ‘Calcio’ has another highlight, the duel between Inter Milan (3rd) and Juventus (7th). (AFP)