Notes On A 2-1 Win at Bologna
A changed lineup, due to injuries and COVID-19 of course, had Leao as a nominal attacking midfielder. Rebic returned from isolation to get a start.
Early on Theo hit the bar from a freekick, his form and decision making continued to be disappointing throughout the game and his poor passing led to Bologna’ goal later in the second half.
Leao did well and was often present in attempted crosses and close to getting assists.
Lukasz Skorupski in Bologna goal continued his good form and made a double save before Milan were awarded a penalty, a quick VAR check confirmed the penalty eventhough it was not the most obvious one. Skorupski saved Ibra’s poor penalty but Rebic shot the ball in on the rebound.
Donnarumma saved Milan when called up on and Soriano, Bologna’s top scorer this season, almost had a chance to tie the game late in the first.
The second had Milan somewhat disorganized a continuation of the theme of the first.
However a gift was given when Adama Soumaoro handled the ball on a cross to Ibra. Kessie returned to penalty taking duties and coolly converted.
Andrea Poli, the former Milan player, came on as a sub and with his first touch shot high under the bar. Theo’s earlier poor and lazy pass in midfield had led directly to the Bologna chance.
Bologna gained confidence and came close to tying in the ensuing sometimes chaotic minutes with Soriano among the ones with good chances.
Milan escaped with the three as Bennacer made a welcome return from injury.