The dream of the Milan, which loses 3 to 2 ad Anfield col Liverpool, after having also taken the lead on the evening of the return in Champions. And there had to be Liverpool in front, it had to be Anfield Stadium. Yes, a “this must be the place” perfect. The reds because the recent history, or at least more recent, of the Devil in the Champions League is a particular challenge: the one with the English. Huge disappointments, such as Istanbul, exquisite nemesis such as Athens: always in the final, however, the only two precedents between the two teams. And then it is right that for the return to the Champions League rossoneri after 7 years, after 2014, with a geological era and two properties behind it, it was the Anfield match. And the Liverpool-Milan that comes out does not betray the expectations: the hosts immediately give theProustian taste what the Champions League is for the AC Milan fans, making the men understand Pioli that over there on midweek evenings you don’t mess around. They do it in the way that suits them best, raising the pace beyond belief and taking absolute command of the field. Milan goes in difficulty and gets the first goal after 9 minutes: Alexander Arnold goes in and pulls, the deviation of Tomori puts out cause Maignan. And the Rossoneri could capitulate immediately afterwards with the penalty awarded by the referee for a hand of Bennacer on Robertson, but Maignan is super: he saves Salah’s penalty shot and thwarts the possible tap-in of Diogo Whom.
There seems to be no match: but it’s the Champions League. And Milan is the Milan. Said like this, however, it would be reduced to mere suggestion: the Devil is not the team full of champions who lost incredibly to Istanbul and was winning in Athens, but has a trainer good, who studies the games very well and hungry young people. And so Brahim Diaz, Saelemaekers e Leao you drink the aggressive lines of Klopp and pack a perfect assist for Milan’s fittest man, In view of Rebic, which gives the tie to Pioli’s men. And the action that silenced Anfield in 1944 with Brahim Diaz who scores and lets Milan incredibly close the first half ahead. Liverpool, however, have something more: they take it back immediately with the usual Wrong, then the field is resumed and finally the advantage with the captain Jordan Henderson firing a torpedo from outside the area in the corner. The reds lower the pace because Milan is there and it is dangerous and they spend the last few minutes defending the three points, very important in a difficult group with Atletico Madrid (the last team met by Milan in the Champions League) e Porto.
He also enters Milan Daniel maldini in the final, clearly at his debut: he was not even 6 years old when his father raised the cup, after the last Liverpool-Milan.
And no: in the end the dream does not come true for the Rossoneri, who lose the return match in the Champions League. But it is one defeat which ultimately does not hurt so much: on paper there is one important difference between the two teams, playing at Anfield is certainly not one stroll, yet the Rossoneri show up to keep Salah busy until the last second, Manner and a team that the Champions recently won it and is among the favorites for win it back. In short: Milan is there, again, and in the evening at Anfield he adds that there, in Champions, can stand in full.