AC Milan – Dinamo Zagreb 3-1: The Rossoneri are in first place in Group E of the Champions League

In Meazza he opens Giro with a penalty kick, and doubles the Saelemaekers. Orcic deceives the Croats, but it is the seal that put Pobiga

The ones you would expect. Like Giroud, the senator who arrived in Milanello as a champion of Europe. And the ones you don’t expect. Like the Saelemaekers and Pobega, workers and toilers rather than filmmakers. We call it a rematch underdog. Milan win their first game in the group like this, as Pioli has long been accustomed to: with the clearest solutions and the fewest solutions. Thousands of resources for this devil, who is expected to take first place in the group, and after the draw in Salzburg, begins to observe the next four commitments – starting with the next double round with Chelsea – with a certain good mood. A European shock was needed after Austria’s darkened punticino arrived and wasn’t very clear with the poisons of the second half of Genoa playing in ten. A well-deserved success in front of Dynamo was able to strike again with the usual Orcic, but could not withstand a shock wave from the Rossoneri, perhaps not so angry, but consistent throughout the match. The Devil was superior and in the Champions League he relived his long dark reign: at San Siro, the last victory dates back to September 2013 (Celtic).


Compared to Samp, Pioli has changed four, including a good portion of the trocar, with Leao being the only fixed point in time. Saelemaekers, a man in Salzburg, sees himself again and Diaz returns to the fore: he, who has returned from three spun benches, is the true grandmother of Pioli’s meditations. The rest was pretty straightforward: Bennacer for Pobega and Tomori for Kjaer. Almost everyone is available to Kacic, starting with the Orcic striker, the Chelsea chaser, and the man who has scored ten goals and six season assists so far. In fact, in the first 45, Orsic saw a few balls as well as he tried to find breath, expanded a lot and ended up losing references with his teammates. Few blinks, in general, to Kasic’s eggs and Diavolo with the High Guard giving minimum wage: a gentle personal tip from Mahrami (Mignan in the corner) and a poisonous right hand from Orsic who greeted the pole at very close range. The stage of the Croatian offensive was here, and then the rest were colored by the Rossoneri. But, you know, Satan often struggles to unravel the double doors and if he can avoid playing against teams waiting by choice (and perhaps by necessity). Because it is one thing to let go again and another thing to patiently embroider in search of the best light.

the movement

And so, facing Dinamo with the same masterfully used technical board with Chelsea – wait and counterattack – Milan held the baton firmly but without continuity of intensity. He lived in the flames that lasted for several minutes, but the initial fury subsided a bit in the second part of the break. The Rossoneri particularly struggled on the trocar, as what Diaz did in the first half was very good, but they were sporadic inventions. Saelemaekers bungler is on the right, so much so that it blatantly infuriates Bewley twice. At one point, the coach took a hard hit and Calabria, clearly unhappy with the right streak. Pioli did in fact try to move in to surprise Dinamo, but succeeded only partially: Tonali almost got ahead of Diaz’s streak, the kind of double attacking midfielder that Kasic tackled by attacking Mesic and Ivanosic in turn to Sandro’s ribs. And Leo? Present, yes, in Milan’s most dangerous work, but he is a little distracted at closing time. First on the counterattack, almost head-on with the Croatian goalkeeper, then slipping quickly from a prime position.

to receive

However, the turning point, as is now expected, gave it back, without even getting into the scorers’ table. Milan hit the Dynamo when it hurts the most in the soul and legs: at the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second. In the 43rd minute, Tomori directed his pocket perpendicular to Leao, on whom Sutalo collapsed: the sternness of the sun was turned by Giroud at the end. Spanish referee Manzano is the whistle for the crazy night in Rio Ave: Milan took the lead with a penalty, which certainly makes sense… After two rounds of the second half, the comeback has arrived. Nice and clean feat, as Milan are accustomed to admiring so much: Giroud for Diaz, the ball to Liao, winning Ristovsky’s (former teammate at Sporting Lisbon) acceleration and a smooth cross over the head of the Sailemakers, ahead of the disastrous Ljubicic. The Belgian winger is the king of the Champions League, two goals in two matches (Will you give the Pioli lecture?). A match in the safe? not like that. Dynamo pulled their heads out of their shells in about ten minutes and shortened it with an equally beautiful run by Orcic, who is good at calling one-two with Petkovic (a great ball between Kalulu and Tomori) and putting on Minyan. At that point the Croats logically became more and more unscrupulous, but the thrust ran out as the minutes went by. Halfway through the round, Pioli entered Pobega for Tonali and eliminated Giroud, sending De Ketelaere to play center-attack. Half an hour later, the match ended. On the pedestal Pobega, who started the work, was superbly assisted by Hernandez, and finished it with a scoppola under the crossbar. The race ended there. A record set, on Sunday another needs to defend.