BERGAMO – AC Milan win against hosts Atalanta in week seven Italian League 2021-2022 at the Atleti Azzurri Stadium, Monday (4/10/2021) early morning WIB. Rossoneri go home with three points after winning 3-2.
The course of the match
Milan immediately step on the gas since the first second of the game. They were able to score in the first minute through Davide Calabria.
The player who plays as a right-back got a through ball from Theo Hernandez and immediately fired a shot into the Atalanta goal. Juan Musso’s first shot was parried by Juan Musso but the rebound that returned to him was immediately kicked again and into the net.
Despite being left behind, Atalanta can still develop the game. They got a golden opportunity in the 14th minute through Duvan Zapata. However, he could not finish the one-on-one opportunity well because his shot could be parried by Mike Maignan.
After that, Milan did tight pressing to the opposing players. They don’t let the opponent have the ball comfortably.
Despite having fewer chances, the Rossoneri were able to increase their advantage to 2-0 three minutes before the end of the first half. Their second goal came from Sandro Tonali who calmly slotted the ball into Musso’s goal in a one-on-one situation.
Not long ago, Milan almost scored their third goal through Frank Kessie. But unfortunately his shot just hit the goal post. As a result, the score of 2-0 did not change until the first 45 minutes were over.
After the break, the match took place at a slower pace than before. This was caused by the wet field conditions due to heavy rain that flushed the field around the end of the first half.
Only in the 60th minute, Milan had a golden opportunity to add a third goal. However, Saelemaekers who received Ante Rebic’s sweet pass failed to finish well as his shot from close range was acrobatically denied by Musso.
Performed better in the second half, Milan created more chances. In contrast to Atalanta who seem unable to develop the game.
Continuing to press, Milan managed to change the score to 3-0 in the 78th minute through Rafael Leao. He was able to tear Musso’s goal after being spoiled by a pass from Theo Hernandez who looked stunning in this match.
However, Atalanta were able to reduce their gap to 1-3 three minutes before the match ended through the penalty spot. Duvan Zapata, who is believed to be the executioner, executed the penalty well and outwit Maignan who jumped in the wrong direction.
At the end of the second half, Mario Articleic scored Atalanta’s second goal. However, his goal was not able to secure at least one point for his team. Milan also won with a score of 3-2.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Juan Musso; Jose Luis Palomino, Berat Djimsiti, Merih Demiral; Davide Zappacosta, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Joakim Maehle; Matteo Pessina; Ruslan Malinovskiy, Duvan Zapata.
Cadangan: Marco Sportiello, Giorgio Scalvini, Giuseppe Pezzella, Matteo Lovato, Francesco Rossi, Mario Pasalic, Luis Muriel, Josip Ilicic, Roberto Piccoli, Teun Koopmeiners, Aleksey Miranchuk.
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini
AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjaer, Theo Hernandez; Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessie; Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Ante Rebic.
Cadangan: Ciprian Tatarusanu, Ismael Bennacer, Fode Ballo-Toure, Samu Castillejo, Alessio Romagnoli, Andrea Conti, Pierre Kalulu, Daniel Maldini, Junior Messias, Matteo Gabbia, Pietro Pellegri, Andreas Jungdal.
Coach: Stefano Pioli