Notes On Europa League Opener At Celtic
The 3-1 win that was not convincing and a notable few looked poor. One of those was Tonali. The young Italian hasn’t settled yet and was outworked and his passing was off the mark, especially early on.
Two of the more doubted starters were the first to get on the scoresheet. Castillejo’s cross and Krunic’s header put Milan up. The two players combining for a goal is good to see. The latter played as an attacking midfielder at times and his inclusion is still a questionable decision by Pioli.
Theo’s cross pass to Diaz and the latter’s eventual finish doubled the lead. This was a showcase of the Diaz’s skills, he made it look deceptively simple.
Being up 2-0 it was a good opportunity to give Ibra and Kessie a rest and both will benefit from not playing the full 90. A Celtic corner led to their sole goal. Tonali didn’t follow Mohamed Elyounoussi all the way and the Norwegian international headed in. In the final seconds a good interplay was finished off by Hauge for his first Milan goal, credit for the work in the build up and assist goes to Bennacer and Saelemaekers.