After the draw against Empoli, the Rossonero team could drop to fourth place if Roma win their match
The referee canceled a Giroud goal at the last minute because he scored it with his arm
All the offensive potential Milan showed against Napoli last day disappeared this Friday against the modest Empoli, against whom he did not get more than a zero draw in the Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro). again against the Neapolitan team a few days before the Champions League quarter-finals match.
Maignan; Calabria (Florenzi, 62′), Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernández; Bennacer (Brahim, 62′), Tonali, Pobega; Saelemaekers (De Ketelaere, 84′), Rebic (Giroud, 70′) and Origi (Leao, 70′).
perian; Ebuehi, De Winter, Luperto, Parisi; Fazzini, Marin (Haas, 78′), Bandinelli (Grassi, 65′); Baldanzi (Cacace, 78′); Caputo (Cambiaghi, 65′) and Piccoli (Satriano, 88′).
Matteo Marcenaro. TA: Pobega (38′) / Cambiaghi (92′) and Satriano (94′).
Pioli’s ‘unit b’ didn’t work against Empoli in midfield that there were hardly any opportunities and that there was not a stone behind it either. He just danced to the slow rhythm of a kite that, as happened to him earlier this year, He wasn’t hungry as Origi and Rebic missed the umpteenth opportunity to show that they can be used longer than remaining minutes.
But they were powerless to do any harm. In the first half, A double chance from Rebic and Theo was the best asset of this Milan blurred that despite danger does not come with tony And Benaker once again dominating midfield, he was out of order in the final yards, incapacitated and incapacitated.
The second act began with a view of the “rossoneri”. And that’s it In the 57th minute, a Rebic header appeared to smack into the arm of a visiting team defender and the referee gave a maximum penalty. He celebrated San Siro who saw a penalty unblock an important game to move closer to second place and take advantage of Inter’s puncture.
But The VAR intervened and the referee reviewed the game. The ball hit the defender’s head first, canceling out the penalty, frustrating a Milan who with Florenzi’s cane, he began to realize that this was not his night.
Pioli didn’t want to give up the three points and brought out the heavy artillery. Brahim, Leao, Giroud and De Ketelaere gradually came into playand Milan began to generate much more danger, especially with lateral centers, and amassed many troops in the area, causing Empoli to sink and couldn’t surprise the consmore concerned with the narrowing of the water to maintain the tie.
The crosses seemed to pay off in the 89th minute. Giroud got the better of his pair and headed a Florenzi pass into the back net. San Siro celebrated another save from the French striker, who never tires of appearing at key moments.
But this was not the night of Milan and The VAR once again spoiled the game for the Milan fans who saw the referee annul the goal because the striker’s shot was not with his head but with his hand.
weren’t enough seven minute breaknor the multiple attempts that he signed again, nor the commitment in the final minutes of the Lion, Brahim And Girodwho revolutionized the game so that Milan got a win and with joy played the quarterfinals against Napoli in “Champions”.
It wasn’t a good game for Milan. The flat performance of ‘unit b’ proves the dependence of important men on the club’s results and condemned the team with a bad taste in their mouths on a key day just before the most important week of the year so far.