Notes On A 2-0 Win Versus Fiorentina
Tonali replaced Bennacer in the starting lineup as the Algerian had a late inury issue. Calabria celebrated his 100th Serie A appearance.
The pre-match featured a minute’s silence in tribute to Diego Maradona, and everybody paused to applaud the fallen football star in the tenth minute.
In the early minutes Fiorentina had more of the ball and forced corners perhaps trying to take advantage of Milan’s set pieces struggles.
It was Milan who opened the scoring and from a corner. The ball founds its way to Romagnoli who converted a simple header inside the far post.
Soon after the opener the post saved Donnarumma and Milan as Dusan Vlahovic almost equalized.
It was Milan who doubled their lead when German Pezzella made contact with Saelemaekers in the box. Kessie took on penalty duties and converted calmly.
The game changed little but it was Milan who got the next chance as Martin Caceras blocked Theo’s movement in the box and Kessie and Milan got a chance to extend the lead. An extended VAR review confirmed the penalty but this time Bartlomiej Dragowski guessed well and punched out the ball.
Calhanoglu hit the far post early in the second as Fiorentina now with Bonaventura, were trying to get into the game.
Minutes later Ribery was put through with a good ball, in what was likely to be ruled offside, but Donnarumma made an excellent save one on one with the French veteran.
The game didn’t feature much dangerous action as it faded somewhat with little penalty box action.
The game ended with the 2-0 win, the players were seen talking to Pioli via video messaging as they were leaving the pitch.