Serie A | Milan 1-0 Torino: Giroud does enough

by | Oct 26, 2021 21:42

An early Olivier Giroud tap-in proved enough for Milan to get the three points, although Torino clipped the crossbar with Dennis Praet.

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Serie A Highlights: Milan 1-0 Torino

The Rossoneri went into this midweek round as joint leaders with Napoli after eight wins and a draw. Franck Kessie returned after flu symptoms and Theo Hernandez was back on the bench after COVID, but Fode Ballo-Toure was added to the absentee list with Brahim Diaz, Samu Castillejo, Mike Maignan, Alessandro Florenzi, Ante Rebic and Alessandro Plizzari. Toro missed Cristian Ansaldi, Rolando Mandragora, Simone Verdi and Marko Pjaca, but Andrea Belotti got his first start in almost two months.

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Despite an aggressive Torino start, Milan took the lead with their first real opportunity. Sandro Tonali’s corner was knocked on by Rade Krunic for Olivier Giroud to tap in at the back post from a couple of yards.

They almost repeated it on the stroke of half-time, this time Krunic’s header on a Tonali free kick skimming the far post.

Tommaso Pobega was facing his parent club and turned a free header over from a corner, while Belotti mis-kicked a Karol Linetty assist.

Ciprian Tatarusanu had to make a tough save on Antonio Sanabria, whose strike was so powerful that it squirmed away from the goalkeeper, needing Fikayo Tomori to clear almost off the line.

The Granata got closer as time wore on and Dennis Praet saw deflected effort hit Tomori and bounce off the top of the crossbar with Tatarusanu beaten. There was panic in stoppages with a corner flicked on by goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic for Sanabria, who couldn’t readjust to tap in from six yards.

Milan 1-0 Torino

Giroud 14 (M)

Olivier Giroud goal

5 Comments

  1. Vero Rossonero

    LOL. Belotti be like champions league here I come in that photo.

  2. Marco

    another horrible performance. defended for 75mins. only a matter of time before the results match the performances & we start losing. i felt sorry for the home fans who paid to watch that debacle. are you not entertained? NO!

  3. Kam

    @marco , we’re missing players and some are just coming back from injury/covid.
    We’re winning games without our best side, 2 year’s ago we would of lost these games but we have won 9 from 10.
    Keep your pants on, we’re currently on top of the table.

  4. Micah97

    This is what happens when teams are forced to play too many matches.S3rie A mid week,then at weekend,5hen European games midweek..after that 2 games in 5 days of International break..the players are being stretched too much. Milan did not play well in 2nd half..it seemed they decided to save energy and just see out a 1-0. This is what happens when there is too many games…you find teams choosing to score aa goal or 2..then see out the result..to save energy.

  5. Muzaffar

    @Marco Laugh Out Loud! Seriously…!?! I take it you have not been keeping abreast of Milan news and the ridiculous injury list we currently have…!?!

    With games every 3 or so days, our fit players/squad are being tested to the max and yet are still able to pull off positive results and keeping us top of the table!

    No team can play and win positive/attractive football for the whole 38 games and gritty, hard fought wins such as these are what’s needed in order to mount a serious title challenge!

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