Notes On A Night When Torino Were Demolished 7-0

Rebic started in place of the once again injured Ibra. Castillejo got the start in place of suspended Saelemaekers. Surprisingly Andrea Belotti was left on the bench for this one.
A tentative start seeing Milan with a slight advantage was interrupted by a Theo goal, his hard shot from just inside the box found the far side for the lead. Diaz assisted.
Moments later the second goal almost arrived. Kessie’s header from a cross was saved very well by Salvatore Sirigu and the rebound was hit off the post by Castillejo. The latter had no time to take a good shot.
It didn’t take long for Milan to double their lead. Rebic found Samu in the box and the Spaniard was impeded by Lyanco. Kessie didn’t miss the penalty.
It could have been 3-0 were not for a very tight offside as Calabria burst through Torino’s central defense, replays showed he was barely off.
Meanwhile Torino came close twice and a third time when a Calhanoglu give away found Gleison Bremer in the Milan box. His shot was saved by Donnarumma.
Meite came on for Bennacer at the half. The Algerian had gotten a yellow in the first.
It took less than 5 minutes to increase the lead to 3-0. Kessie gained possession in the final third, ran inside the box and found Diaz who finished well for his second goal in as many games.
Kessie missed an easy chance to make it 4 when he hit Rebic’s cross poorly. The 4th did arrive later, a counter saw Hernandez exchange passes with Rebic and run into Torino’s box. Rebic’s return pass was chipped over the rushing Sirigu.
Krunic replaced Diaz and one of his first touches assisted for Milan’s 5th. Rebic got on the score sheet.
Leao and Dalot came on for Calhanoglu and Hernandez.
An embarrassing Torino conceded a 6th when Kessie easily took on the ball and found Leao with lots of space. A selfless Leao passed to Rebic for an easy tap in. Rebic got his second half hat trick following a corner when Milan players were roaming in the Torino box and the bouncing ball found its way to the Croatian. Rebic was then replaced by his compatriot, Mandzukic.
The game ended 7-0 and it was Milan’s biggest margin of victory!

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