16 Sep Hellas Verona v Milan Match Report, 15/09/2019, Serie A
AC Milan struggled to interrupt down the 10 males of Hellas Verona till Krzysztof Piatek buried a second-half penalty.
Krzysztof Piatek scored his first Serie A aim of the season to assist 10-man AC Milan safe back-to-back victories in a 1-Zero win over Hellas Verona, who additionally had a person despatched off in a tempestuous conflict at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
Rossoneri boss Marco Giampaolo restored Piatek to the beginning line-up after dropping him from his earlier teamsheet and he tucked away a second-half penalty to make sure the guests claimed all three factors from a bruising encounter.
Verona had Mariusz Stepinski despatched off after 21 minutes for a harmful problem however the newly promoted aspect matched Milan for lengthy intervals and brought on Giampaolo’s defence loads of issues.
Milan are bettering because the season progresses and, after failing to register a shot on aim of their 1-Zero defeat at Udinese on the opening day, they created ample alternatives to attain right here as Suso took up his position as creator in chief.
However the probability that mattered most was Piatek’s spot-kick, and the 24-year-old, who scored 9 league targets final season, opened his account for 2019-20 earlier than Davide Calabria was dismissed in second-half stoppage-time.
It is over! @pjona9official‘s first of the season earns us the three factors!
— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 15, 2019
Milan have been on the again foot early on as Gianluigi Donnarumma made a double-save, parrying Marco Faraoni’s cross away from aim earlier than claiming Mattia Zaccagni’s overhead kick in each arms.
Verona have been on prime when Stepinski caught Mateo Musacchio on the ear with a excessive problem that earned him a straight crimson card following a VAR overview.
However the 10 males continued to press and Valerio Verre fired over the crossbar in spectacular model when he managed an extended cross and volleyed with distinctive management.
Substitute Ante Rebic ought to have damaged the impasse 10 minutes into the second half however he mistimed his shot and Suso’s weighted cross went to waste.
Davide Calabria thundered a volley onto the put up from 30 yards as Milan heaped strain on their hosts, who hit the put up themselves via Verre earlier than a handball within the field by Verona defender Koray Gunter introduced Piatek with an opportunity from the penalty spot that he lashed into the underside nook of the web.
Piatek had the ball within the internet once more when Marco Silvestri spilled Hakan Calhanoglu’s shot and he slid in to poke it over the road, however after a VAR overview the referee judged a foul had been dedicated.
There was extra late drama as Calabria caught Matteo Pessina along with his arm because the substitute headed in direction of the field. The Milan full-back was despatched for an early bathe however Verona’s Miguel Veloso and Darko Lazovic missed possibilities to seize a late, late equaliser.
What does it imply? Giampaolo’s males bettering
Two wins from their first three outings of the season is an affordable begin for Milan, who’re beginning to gel in assault and are slicing out errors on the again.
Suso so necessary
Milan perform finest when Suso is on type and he was their attacking lynchpin right here, dictating play and always probing at a resolute Verona defence.
Paqueta hooked after quiet half
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Lucas Paqueta was ineffective in assault within the first half and Milan improved considerably after he was changed by Rebic.
The Milan derby is subsequent up for Giampaolo’s males as they purpose to be the primary aspect to take factors from Inter this season, whereas Verona take on champions Juventus in Turin.