A late goal in Madrid – just days after their dramatic defeat in Florence – keeps the Rossoneri in contention to progress in the Champions League, while their visitors are without a win in three following last week’s draw with Cagliari.
Former delivery man Junior Messias arrived bearing the priceless gift of a winning goal on Wednesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano, as Milan’s unlikely saviour scored in the 87th minute to edge out Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
The Rossoneri’s overdue first Group B success came courtesy of the ex-Crotone striker’s vital late intervention, and keeps them in with a shot of making the last 16 after next month’s final matchday.
Not only did that victory keep Milan’s European dreams alive, a clean sheet was more than welcome, after their previously solid defence were pulled apart under the floodlights at Stadio Artemio Franchi last Saturday night.
After finding themselves three goals behind by the hour mark, Stefano Pioli‘s side hauled themselves back into the game by virtue of a quickfire Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace, but Viola striker Dusan Vlahovic then completed his own double strike to help the hosts edge a breathtaking seven-goal thriller.
With that 4-3 defeat, Milan may have failed to become only the second team in Serie A history to win 16 away games in a single calendar year – they still have three road trips left to surpass Napoli’s record total of 18 – but last season’s runners-up are second only to Lazio in terms of home form before this weekend’s action.
Since the beginning of May, Milan have won six of their eight Serie A home fixtures and have kept five clean sheets in the process. Furthermore, they welcome Sassuolo to San Siro having lost just one of their 10 league meetings with the Emilian outfit.[SportsMole]
Date: Sunday, 28th November, 2021
Kick Off: 14:00 (2:00)
Venue: San Siro
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