Notes On 3-0 Win vs Sparta Prague
Theo and Kessie rested and in their place Dalot and Tonali started. No rest for Kjaer however as backups are not really the most trusted. As it turns out Duarte did come as a very late sub, but for Romagnoli.
Early on Milan accumulated offsides but dominated possession. Bennacer showed that he is one of the best and in form midfielders.
The first goal was a good exchange between Diaz and Ibra after the former had won the ball. The Spaniard finished well.
Ibra took on an excellent Bennacer cross but was brought down by David Lischka. He missed the penalty and hit the crossbar.
Leao came on for Ibra at HT. Tonali and Leao missed a good early chance.
A good change of flanks diagonal pass to Dalot who crossed well and Leao finished in true poacher fashion to make it 2-0.
For the third goal a quickly taken freekick in the defensive half was shot long by Bennacer towards Dalot. The Portuguese ran with the ball to the top of the box and beat Milan Heca in Sparta’s goal.
As mentioned Romagnoli went off for Duarte late and at the same time Kessie replaced man of the match Bennacer and took on the captain’s armband.