Krzysztof Piątek scored, but he also noted two catastrophic boxes in the match against Torino FC. His AC Milan led the way for a long time, but eventually lost 1-2 in the match of Serie A.
Series A: results, table, fixtures, scorers
Two wins and three defeats – this is not the beginning of the season fans of AC Milan expected. On Saturday, Marco Giampaolo lost 0-2 painfully to Inter Milan, and today they succumbed to Torino, although they had a meeting under control for a long time.
He started the meeting with Torino on Friday in the original composition. The Pole took the place in the middle of the attack in the 4-3-3 system, with Suso and Rafael Leao on both sides.
Already in the first action after crossing into the penalty area Torino in the fight against the opponent fell down Friday. However, there was no question of "eleven", moreover, the Polish striker did not protest.
In the eighth minute Lyanco looked at the yellow card for a foul on Friday. The striker got a clever pass behind the defense and was already running away when he was pushed by the opponent. Hakan Calhanoglu hit the free kick from outside the penalty box and was close to good luck – the ball flew past the post.
In the 17th minute, Friday played the role of a winger, perfectly centering towards Leao. This one was knocked down in the penalty area and the referee pointed to the eleventh meter! Friday came up to the ball and put the ball in the goal with a flat, strong blow!
A moment later, Leao was one step away from increasing his lead. Sirigu moved his head above the bar in a fantastic way.
Later in the game, the match intensified – yellow cards were viewed by Milan from Empoli Bennacer, as well as Torino forwarders – Belotti and Zaza.
In added time Donnarumma made a fatal mistake. The Milan goalkeeper came out of the box but Belotti warned him. Torino's striker wanted to shoot so badly before the defenders caught him that he missed an empty goal!
Shortly after switching sides, Milan could increase the lead. Friday got a good pass into the box, and because he did not want to shoot from an acute angle, he looked for a better positioned Calhanoglu. However, the defender intercepted the ball.
A moment later, Friday missed his dream. In three-on-two action, Suso handed him to the center of the penalty area, and he struck from the spot from which the penalty shoot-out is taken. He hit flat, technically, but next to the goal.
Milan seemed to have everything under control, but a moment of inattention was enough for Torino to equalize. Belotti conducted an individual action, ending it with a strong shot. Donnarumma failed to intervene and it was 1-1. In addition, Milan's Pepe Reina substitute saw the red card for the protests.
Four minutes later it was 2-1 for Torino! This time Belotti was shooting a friend but he didn't hit the ball cleanly. The football flew vertically up, so the Torino striker saved himself with a roll and … scored a goal!
In the added time, Franck Kessie had a great opportunity to equalize, but from two meters he scored above Torino's goal. Friday was still in an excellent situation, shooting his head from a very close distance. Instead of goal, he hit the goalie!
Torino FC – AC Milan 2-1 (0-1)
Gate: 0-1 Friday (17. from penalty shoot), 1-1 Belotti (72), 2-1 Belotti (76).
Red card: Milan – Reina (72th – off the field).
Torino FC: Sirigu – Izzo, Lyanco (57. Ansaldi), Bremer, De Silvestri – Baselli, Rincon, Aina (82. Djidji) – Verdi (66. Berenguer), Belotti, Zaza.
AC Milan: Donnarumma – Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez – Kessie, Bennacer (79. Rebić), Calhanoglu – Suso, Leao (65. Bonaventura), Friday.
See match report
Gianluigi Donnarumma77 '
Gleison Bremer Silva Nascimento
Lorenzo De Silvestri
Theo Bernard François Hernández63 '
Mateo Musacchio88 '
Alessio Romagnoli72 '
Ismael Bennacer21 ' 78 '
Tomás Eduardo Rincón Hernández
Franck Yannick Kessié
Krzysztof Friday 18 ′ (k.)
Rafael Alexandre Conceição Leão65 '
Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saenz de la Torre
Jose Manuel Reina72 '
Leonardo Duarte da Silva
Giacomo Bonaventura65 '
Diego Sebastián Laxalt Suárez
Samuel Castillejo Azuaga
Falque Silva Iago
Ante Rebić78 '
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