The report cards of Milan-Verona: Castillejo and Leao change the fate of the game. The two outsiders are devastating to take over. Stefano Pioli wins again with the changes
It all happens to the Meazza in the race between Milan And Verona. The Rossoneri, down by two goals in the first half, managed to overturn the result in the second 45 minutes and take home the 3 points. The victory is due to the changes made by Stefano Pioli already in the interval, but in general the team managed to redeem the bad first half in the second half.
From 0-2 a 3-2 within 45 minutes. The Milan, compared to last season, it is undoubtedly showing its exponential growth. Two goals down in the first half against Verona, a bit like what happened in the first round of last season – a match that ended in a draw (2-2) – he managed to win it with determination and courage. Stefano Pioli, as already happened in some of the first races of this championship, he managed to conquer the three points with the gearboxes.
The entry into the field of Samu Castillejo And Rafael Leao. The two outsiders split the race providing a sumptuous performance. The way the Rossoneri changed is clearly when the Spaniard and the Portuguese made their entry. Also worth mentioning is the performance of Krunic, who also took over the interval in place of Daniele Maldini. The Bosnian who returned from the long injury showed once again that he is up to this Milan.
In general, however, the whole team made a clear change of gear between the first and second half, and even the less convincing won the full pass.
Below are the report cards of MilanLive.it to the Rossoneri who took the field tonight:
Tatarusanu 6 – His debut this season is courageous. Little can on Caprari’s first goal. On the penalty kicked by Barak he guesses the angle but the ball is well angled. In the second half he tries to emulate Maignan by building with his feet and is not wrong. His save is miraculous on Barak at the end of the race.
Calabria 6 – Opaque in the first half, redeems the performance in the second 45 minutes. He grows in grit in the defensive phase, and is ready even forwards.
Tomori 6.5 – His first half is strangely subdued, but he too, like the rest of his teammates, grows in the second half of the race and returns to being the usual impassable wall. Many essential interventions in the rear.
Romagnoli 5.5 – He would have deserved the sufficiency, too bad for the episode of the very doubtful penalty. But he is naive in the intervention. His test later was positive.
Touré Ball 6 – It comes out in the second half after the first 45 minutes of imprecision and a lot of confusion. In the second half he is incisive in recovering the ball and puts some good ball in the middle.
Kessie 6.5 – Try more than enough for him. This time he made no mistake from the spot, masterfully displacing the Verona goalkeeper. In the second half he grows in intensity and collaboration with his teammates.
Bennacer 7 – Another proof of his total recovery. Fight on every ball and make fundamental recoveries. Almost nothing is wrong in the construction and offers precious balls in the finishing area (from 77 ‘Ibrahimovic 6.5: the return is in his style. Look for the goal immediately and help your teammates in the best possible way)
Saelemaker 5 – Lost, it offers a more than dull performance. He almost never holds the position and it is no coincidence that Pioli changes in the 45th minute. (from 46 ‘ Castilian 7.5: regenerated! Get in and break the game. Run, fight, dribble. It is a real train on the wing and regain the trust of the fans and the coach)
Maldini 4.5 – Impalbable. 45 minutes undertone. He touches a few balls and contributes little in offensive actions. Justified the change of Pioli in the interval (from 46 ‘Krunic 7: his return to the field is excellent. Precious his performance that redeems the absence of Brahim Diaz. Good at communicating with teammates and creating interesting plots).
Rebic 6.5 – He is probably the only one who crashes during the first half. He often looks for individual play and puts some useful ball into the goal. Sometimes he gets lost in dribbling but his is a test of sacrifice. Too bad for the injury (from 36 ‘Leo 7: how Castillejo enters and changes the reins of the match. Assist in the kiss for Giroud and play crazy on the wing)
Giroud 6.5 – First time in absolute shadow. He redeems himself in the second half by finding the goal, but in general he is much more active in the second 45 minutes. He tries the brace on several occasions but the defense of Verona is ready (from the82 ‘Tonali 6: enters and does the usual dirty work. Puts quantity in his own half and helps the team grit their teeth).
The match report of Milan-Verona
MILAN (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Calabria, Romagnoli, Tomori, Ballo-Toure; Bennacer (from 77 ‘Ibrahimovic), Kessie; Saelemaekers (from 46 ‘Castillejo), Maldini (from 46’ Krunic 6.5), Rebic (from 37 ‘Leao); Giroud (from 82 ‘Tonali sv). All. Stefano Pioli
VERONA (3-4-2-1): Montipo; Ceccherini (from 46 ‘Sutalo), Gunter, Casale; Faraoni, Ilic, Veloso (from 60 ‘Tameze), Lazovic (from 79’ Cancellieri sv); Barak, Caprari (from 60 ‘Simeone); Kalinic (from 63 ‘Lasagne). All. Igor Tudor
REFEREE: Alessandro Prontera of Bologna.
MARKERS: 7 ‘Caprari (Verona), 24’ rig. Barak (Verona), 59 ‘Giroud (Milan), 76’ Kessie (Milan), 78 ‘Gunter (Own goal, Milan).
WARNINGS: Ceccherini (Verona), Kalinic (Verona), Casale (Verona), Veloso (Verona), Ballo-Tourè (Milan).