celtic glasgow vs ac milan
- Title : celtic glasgow vs ac milan
AC Milan started the Europa League with a 3-1 win at Celtic Glasgow. Even before the break, the Italians laid the foundation for victory with a cold-blooded exploitation of opportunities.
Glasgow coach Neil Lennon made two changes after the 2-0 derby defeat against Rangers - and only in the attack: Klimala and Elyounoussi were replaced by Ajeti and Griffiths.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli changed five times after the 2-1 triumph in the derby at Inter, one of them forcibly, because Calhanoglu fell out with an ankle injury. For him, as well as Calabria, Bennacer, Saelemaekers, and Rafael Leao, Diogo Dalot, Tonali, Samu Castillejo, Brahim Diaz, and Krunic began.
Krunic and Brahim Diaz use the space
Celtic surprised Milan at the beginning with an offensive style of play, Ajeti and Ntcham had an early shot chance within a few seconds (5th). But after a good ten minutes, the Italians found their way around better and promptly took the lead with their first attack: After a cross from Samu Castillejo, Krunic, who was not significantly disturbed by Welsh, headed to 1-0 (14th).
In the further course of the first half the Rossoneri controlled the action well - and occasionally came on smaller occasions (Tonali 28th; Theo 37th). Shortly before the break, Brahim Diaz, who was also not properly attacked in the penalty area, increased with a low shot to make it 2-0 at half-time (42nd). For the first time in 56 years, Milan managed to score at least two goals in ten consecutive competitive games.
Two Norwegian jokers meet
As at the beginning of the game, Celtic came out of the cabin with verve after the break, Laxalt narrowly missed from a good position (51st). In the further course of the second half, Milan initially kept the Scots' offensive efforts well in check - until the 76th minute: Elyounoussi, who was substituted at the break, headed a corner after a goal. So it got exciting again until a Joker made the decision late for Milan with Hauge (90. + 2).