AC Milan is back in the UEFA Champions League this season and faced Liverpool in their first match. The last time these two teams faced off against each other was in the 06/07 Final. During that match, AC Milan defeats Liverpool 2-1.
AC Milan is back in the UEFA Champions League after 8 years which their last season being the 2013/14 season. While the club has been through a massive transitional period since that time. The club has risen like the Phoenix and is now winning constantly. Similar to the likes of Liverpool who had their dip in form, AC Milan had gone through struggles. For many football fans, this match was like rewatching history seeing two once fallen European Fallen Giants. Now have risen and are trying their hand in playing the purest form of football and trying to reach the same highest as they did. This game just gave all the fans a treat to watch due to the twists and turns. The game ended on a 3-2 defeat for AC Milan while playing as the away team.
While Liverpool didn’t start their strongest line-up, they did have multiple first-teamers in the squad. The likes of Origi, Joe Gomez and Naby Keita started the game due to rotation. As well as for the amount of pressuring each one of them is capable to do off the ball. The game was a tale of two halves as well as the changes in the system to neutralize the other. Liverpool did overall have the most possession of the ball with having 61.1%. While AC Milan just had 38.9% and a pass accuracy of 78% and having more successful tackles in the match.
How Did Liverpool Defeat AC Milan In this Exciting Encounter?
AC Milan started the scoring of the match but in their net. Fikayo Tomori scored an own goal in the 9th minute. Following this Liverpool went on the offensive as well as had a penalty missed by Mohamed Salah. Until the 41st minute where Ante Rebic scored followed by in the 43rd minute Brahim Díaz scoring again to give Ac Milan the Lead. During this game, Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t available to start the game. His lack of presence could be seen during the game. In the second half during the 48th minute, Mohamed Salah equalised the score to 2-2. The final nail in the coffin appeared with Jorden Henderson scoring from outside the box after a corner. This goal helping Liverpool win 3-2 against AC Milan.
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