AC Milan come a long way to Lecce

Faraj Benlahoucine, Media365, published on Saturday January 14, 2023 at 8:23 p.m.

Led 2-0 in Lecce, AC Milan came back from afar when they left Puglia with a draw this Saturday in Serie A (2-2). However, this split in points is hampering the Rossoneri in their pursuit behind leaders Napoli.

This Saturday in a staggered match of the 18th day of Serie A, AC Milan went to the lawn of Lecce. An opponent well within reach of the Italian champions. In appearance only. In their Via del Mare stadium, the locals quickly showed their fangs, provoking an early own goal by Frenchman Théo Hernandez (1-0, 3rd). A banderilla calling for a second achievement from the Puglia club with an angry header from Federico Baschirotto for the break (2-0, 23rd). It was only when faced with such a gap in the score that the Rossoneri raised the bar.

Mute this Saturday, Olivier Giroud is nevertheless involved in the two Milanese achievements. First from a shot in the area diverted by the goalkeeper of Lecce. Rafael Leao recovered the ball before chaining a dribble and curling shot to find the net and close the gap to the score (2-1, 58th). Thirteen minutes later, the tricolor striker deflected a cross in the direction of Davide Calabria with his head, at the end of a « helmet shot » at close range for the equalizer (2-2). Confidence and control then changed sides but nothing was marked behind.

A meeting with a strong French sound

This sharing of points does not helpes Lombards, dolphins of Naples now 9 points behind the leader. However, this point also represents a fair reward in view of the overall performance of the Italian champion. Note that Olivier Giroud played the entire game like defender Pierre Kalulu. On the other hand, Théo Hernandez came out at the break. As for Yacine Adli and Tiémoué Bakayoko they did not leave the bench. In the ranks of Lecce, Samuel Umtiti, Alexis Blin and Valentin Gendrey all three played the game entirely. Rémi Oudin, for his part, entered at the last minute of regulation time to try to tip the scales in favor of the 12th in Serie A. In vain.

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