Those who thought the Champions League Group E would be a walk in the garden of Chelsea and Milan were proven wrong since the first round as the English powerhouse shockingly lost in Zagreb while Rossoneri I had to break a sweat to save at least one point in Salzburg.
At the Red Bull Arena, Alexis Sailemakers canceled out Noah Okafor’s lead in favor of the hosts. Rafael Liao hit the post during extra time but RB Salzburg had multiple chances to score again. In general, Stefano Pioli may be pleased with the result of the match.
The Austrian team was the first to score. It happened in 28 minutes as Pierre Kaloulo lost a one-on-one duel with Okafor and attacked Swiss striker Mike Minnan to open the scoring for RB Salzburg.
Not exactly the best start for Milan, but Rossoneri He had a quick reaction advantage and got the equalizer after just 12 minutes. Ismael bin Nasser sent the ball to Rafael Leao on the left and the Portuguese star hit the ball in the penalty area, to achieve the victory of the Saelemaekers.
After the start of the second half, RB Salzburg showed that his goal in the first half did not happen by chance. Brazilian striker Fernando missed a brilliant opportunity in the far post Magnan, then the French goalkeeper had to go to great lengths to neutralize the screaming of Nicolas Seewald.
Brahim Diaz composed RossoneriIt was the next scoring opportunity, but it was blocked by goalkeeper Philip Kohn. Next, Theo Hernandez sent chills down the backs of the Milan fans with a horrific back pass that was blocked by Benjamin Cisco. It’s good for him to curl the Slovenian ball sail away from the target (but not by many inches…)
Rafael Liao came close to saving the day for Pioli, but his late shot hit the post after hitting the Austrian defense.
Milan will return to the Champions League stage again next week as they receive Dinamo Zagreb at the San Siro. The Croatian side ended the day with a surprise when they beat Chelsea 1-0 earlier in the afternoon. The Rossoneri You should pay better attention, especially after what was seen tonight in Salzburg.
September 6, 2022 – 2022-2023 Champions Group E
RB Salzburg – Milan 1-1
scorers: 6, Mbappe (P), 23, Mbappe (P), 53, Makeni (J)
|RB Salzburg (4-3-1-2): Cohn. Didek, Sun; Whooper, Ulmer; Capaldo, Sewald and Kejjargaard; Camera (65° Gourna-Duath); Okafor, Fernando (65 degrees Cisco) (Mantel, Walk, Van der Prempt, Baidu, Adamo, Simic, Diarra, Pavlovic, Bernardo) Fitness Trainer: Geisel|
|Milan (4-2-3-1): Minyan. Calabria (57°), Elections, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Ben-Nasser (57° Bubiga); Saelemaekers (80′ Messias), De Ketelare (70 Brahim Diaz), Rafael Liao; Girod (57 Origi) (Mirante, Jungdal, Ballo-Toure, Kjaer, Gabbia) Fitness Trainer: Pegs|
Notes: Yellow Cards: Capaldo, Gorna-Duat (right), Tomori, Brahim Diaz, Origi (man)