AC Milan won again in giornata 29 Italian League this season. Entertaining Empoli, Stefano Pioli’s squad won 1-0.
Playing at the San Siro, Sunday (13/3/2022) early morning WIB, Milan had spread threats since the 9th minute. Alessandro Florenzi’s right-footed shot was blocked by Guglielmo Vicario. But in the 19th minute, the hosts’ efforts paid off.
Starting from Olivier Giroud’s free kick which hit the Empoli posse, Pierre Kalulu immediately grabbed the wild ball. His long-distance kick nestled in the left corner of Vicario’s goal. Rossoneri lead 1-0.
Kalulu’s kick that led to a goal for Milan. Photo: Getty Images/Marco Luzzani
Milan did not relax even though they were ahead. Florenzi had another chance in the 36th minute, but his shot was again off target. Empoli tried to put up a fight, but Andrea Pinamonti’s long-range shot in the 38th minute bounced.
Giroud did not miss to put pressure on Empoli. In the 43rd and 45th minutes, he had two chances with headers, but none of them managed to find the net for Vicario. Score 1-0 closed the first half.
Empoli tried to find a quick goal in the second half. They almost managed to do it in the 49th minute, if Sebastiano Luperto’s header had not been pushed over by Mike Maignan. Szymon Zurkowski’s shot two minutes later was also secured by the Milan goalkeeper.
Milan trying to chase the second goal. Junior Messias fired twice from long range, namely in the 56th and 67th minutes. But everything was raw in the hands of Vicario.
Giroud did not stop trying to score goals in this match. The next opportunity was obtained in the 77th minute through Sandro Tonali’s cross, but the French striker’s header deviated again.
Empoli appeared more pressing in the final minutes, while Milan more defensive. But the Rossoneri managed to keep the net from conceding, and managed to maintain a 1-0 advantage until the end.
With this result, Milan is firmly at the top of the Serie A standings with 63 points, while Empoli is in 13th place with 32 points.
AC Milan: Maignan, Florenzi, Tomori, Kalulu, Calabria, Bennacer (Krunic 88 ‘), Tonali, Rafael Leao (Ante Rebic 83’), Kessie (Brahim Diaz 72 ‘), Messias (Saelemaekers 72’), Giroud (Ibrahimovic 83 ‘) .
Empoli: Vicario, Cacace (Parisi 63 ‘), Luperto, Romagnoli, Fiamozzi (Stojanovic 63’), Bandinelli (Benassi 71 ‘), Asllani, Zurkowski, Henderson (Cutrone 63’), Bajrami (Di Francesco 71 ‘), Pinamonti.
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