Thanks in particular to their French goalkeeper, the Rossoneri qualified for the last four in Naples (1-1).
AC Milan hit hard again this Tuesday evening in the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League. The Rossoneri went to get their ticket for the semi-final in Naples, after a draw (1-1). The Milanese having won the first leg at home (1-0) and found the semis for the first time since 2007.
A qualification due to an achievement by Olivier Giroud (who also missed a penalty in the 22nd), ideally served by Rafael Leão (0-1, 43rd). Naples came back too late with Osimhen’s equalizer in the 93rd minute (1-1), but the result remains unchanged, it’s a draw which sounds like a victory for Pioli’s men and a defeat for those of Spalletti.
In the semi-finals, AC Milan could challenge its neighbor Inter, who won in the quarter-final first leg in Lisbon against Benfica (0-2) and who must confirm this Wednesday evening.
Mike Maignan still too strong
Imperial Mike Maignan! Already decisive in the quarter-final first leg (1-0), the French goalkeeper did it again on Tuesday evening, notably stopping a penalty from Kvaratskhelia in the 82nd minute, which preserved his team’s qualification.
But this performance is also to be credited to an insurmountable defense. Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer and Fikayo Tomori won all the duels this evening against the Neapolitan attackers in need of solutions (except in the 93rd minute on the goal of Osimhen). Thanks to their great game collectively and individually, they made Kvaratskhelia and Osimhen virtually unrecognizable throughout the game.