AC Milan vs Atalanta, which took place at the San Siro, was completed on Monday (16/5/2022) early morning WIB. The Rossoneri won 2-0 through goals from Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez in the second half.
These results make Milan steady at the top of the Italian League Serie A standings with 83 points. Il Diavolo Rosso at least only needs one more point to lock the Scudetto.
Inter Milan is the only competitor of AC Milan. The Nerazzurri are on 78 points and have just a few minutes to go against hosts Cagliari. If you don’t win, Milan will be the champion.
The course of the match
The match was tough during the first 15 minutes even though Milan pressed a lot. During that time, no shots were fired.
Milan created the first opportunity in the 20th minute. Rafael Leao fired a measured shot from the side of the penalty box, but the direction of the ball was still predictable by Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso.
Atalanta created a shot on goal in the 30th minute through Luis Muriel. The ball is released from outside the penalty box can still be anticipated Mike Maignan.
Four minutes later, Alexis Saelemaekers fired speculation from distance. The pace of the ball was still too weak to be blocked by the Atalanta goalkeeper.
Milan tried hard to pound the Atalanta defense, but failed to score in the first half. Both teams had to settle for a 0-0 draw until halftime.
Milan’s deadlock broke in the second half, which was precisely in the 56th minute. Junior Messias crossed into the final third of the Atalanta defense and there was Rafael Leao who found the ball to score. Score 1-0 to Milan.
Atalanta are trying to find a goal back as quickly as possible. Duvan Zapata missed a chance to score in the 60th minute when his shot from inside the box flew over the post.
La Dea continued to press Milan after falling behind. However, all the efforts of Gian Piero Gasperini’s foster children did not produce goals.
Milan could even increase the advantage to 2-0 in the 75th minute. Theo Hernandez made a solo-run from midfield and then fired inside the box which Musso couldn’t stop.
Milan almost increased their advantage in the 85th minute after an error from the Atalanta players in their own penalty box. However, the wild ball failed to be put to good use by the home players.
Zapata threatened Milan a minute later. His shot from close range by utilizing a wild ball can still be pushed over by Maignan.
No additional goals were created until the game was over. Milan won the match with a score of 2-0.
AC Milan: Mike Maignan; Theo Hernandez, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Davide Calabria (Alessandro Florenzi 80′); Franck Kessie, Sandro Tonali (Ismail Bennacer 63′); Rafael Leao, Rade Krunic (79′), Alexis Saelemaekers (Junior Messiah 55′); Olivier Giroud (Ante Rebic 55′).
Atalanta: Juan Musso; Marten De Roon, Jose Palomino (Merih Demiral 80 ‘), Berat Djimsiti; Hans Hateboer (Giorgio Scalvini 79 ‘), Teun Koopmeiners, Remo Freuler, Davide Zappacosta; Matteo Pessina (Jeremie Boga 70 ‘), Mario Pasalic (Ruslan Malinovskiy 55’); Luis Muriel (Duvan Zapata 55 ‘).
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