Milan 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb
Goals: Giroud (45e SP), Saelemaekers (47e) and Pobega (77e) // Orsic (56e)
Leão in a rush.
Milan clinched their first victory in Group E by dominating Dinamo Zagreb at San Siro (3-1). Rafael Leão once again played the role of blaster rossonero. Not technically successful (23e33e), the Portuguese was awarded a penalty for contact with Josip Šutalo. Olivier Giroud applied the sentence (45e), already his fourth goal of the season, on the eve of the announcement of the list of Didier Deschamps… Barely had the second period started that Leão put the cover back by accelerating on the left side and crossing for the head , victorious, of Alexis Saelemaekers (47e).
Opposite, Sadegh Moharrami (28e) and Mislav Orsic (35e) threatened Mike Maignan, and this same Oršić restarted the part with the right foot after a superb relay with Bruno Petković (56e). Tommaso Pobega, however, gave the Milanese two margin goals on a service from Théo Hernández, just to avoid a scare (77e). The Italian champion logically won and took the lead of the group, while waiting for the match between Chelsea and Salzburg. Undefeated leader of the Croatian championship and scorer of Blues last Tuesday, Dinamo saw its beautiful momentum come to an end.
It lacked a bit of folić.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan – Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernández – Bennacer (Krunić, 78e), Tonali (Pobega, 67e) – Saelemaekers (Messias, 78e), Brahim (Dest, 79e), Leão – Giroud (De Ketelaere, 68e). Coach : Stefano Pioli.
Dinamo Zagreb (5-3-2): Livaković – Ljubičić, Perić, Šutalo, Ristovski (Drmić, 78e), Moharrami (Spikic, 63e) – Ivanušec, Mišić, Ademi – Petković (Baturina, 84e), Oršić (Marine, 84e). Coach : Ante Cačić.