Liverpool comes from behind to beat AC Milan 3-2. Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson strikes for Liverpool. Meanwhile, Real Madrid snatches the victory at the death in their Champions League clash against Inter, earning a 1-0 win at San Siro.
Two early chances for Liverpool but did not trouble AC Milan as much as it looked. However, the early pressure created on Milan’s defense paid off. Own goal from Fikayo Tomori. Alexander-Arnold plays a one-two with Salah and drives forward, away from Leao, when he gets the return ball. It looks like he’s trying to cross it in as he gets his head up, but a big deflection off Tomori wrongfoots Maignan and helps it into the back of the net. Liverpool leads in the 9th minute.
Penalty to Liverpool! In the 13th minute, the ball bounces up nicely in front of Robertson on the left of the box and he hits the shot across goal on the volley. Bennacer turns to block it, but his arm is out in front of him. The ball hits it and the referee points straight to the spot. Mohamed Salah took the penalty and missed.
Milan equalised 3 minutes before halftime. Completely against the run of play, Rebic pulled one back! It was a lovely move from the visitors, with Diaz threading a through-ball into Saelemakers, who squares it to Leao. He slides it through for Rebic and he curls a low shot past Alisson and into the far bottom corner. 1-1!
Lead was doubled for Milan just as the halftime mark approached. Liverpool looks completely shocked after dominating the game for 40 minutes, they were 2-1 down. Leao’s driving run cuts open Liverpool’s defence and he slides it through to Rebic and he picks out Hernandez. His shot was blocked by Alexander-Arnold on the line and Diaz follows in to tap it in.
Liverpool after halftime looked a bit different. With Salah equalising straight away. Salah plays a one-two with Origi to hist open up a pocket of space as he pulls off the back of the defender. He lifts his shot over the stranded Maignan and into the bottom corner. After a quick VAR check, the goal stands.
Just as the game was looking to end in a draw after such drama. A twist in favor of Liverpool. Henderson scores to bring home the win. Another corner swung in by Alexander-Arnold and it’s cleared at the near post bu Bennacer. He just ends IP glancing it to Henderson on the edge of the box and he hits it the first time on the half-volley. It’s a brilliant hit from the Liverpool captain and it skids into the bottom corner.
Milan then opened themselves up a bit more to level the match which was shifting in Liverpool’s favor. They were creating chances but that chances were not being converted to threats for the Host.
It was 5 minute stoppage time when Milan had a decent look towards scoring and leveling the match. Gaining one point instead of nothing. Diaz found himself in a pocket of space just outside the box. He chooses to go for goal himself, but there’s not enough dip on the shot and it sails over Alisson’s crossbar.
Watch the highlights of Liverpool vs AC Milan UEFA Champions League. HERE.
Inter Milan and Liverpool have been in the same group for the second consecutive seasons now. The Spanish side won home and away games against Inter last season.
Both teams were exchanging chances on each other but neither of them was able to break the deadlock. Militao had a really decent opportunity in the 36th minute. Modric floats a perfect cross from a corner on the right flank into the box. Militao rises unmarked six yards out, but he can only plant his header wide of the right post. WHAT A CHANCE!
It was goalless at the halftime break. The Italian outfit was impressive in the first half and should be ahead. Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko have both had good chances to put the hosts in front, but failed to hit the back of the net. At the other end, Eder Militao planted a free header wide of the target. Finishing was the key in the first half.
Dzeko rises to head a Calhanoglu corner from the right flank at goal, but Courtois gets down brilliantly to deny the forward in the 54th minute.
Then both sides were on a substitution war as they changed several pieces to solve the draw puzzle. Joaquin Correa was brought in for Lautaro Martinez while ROdrygo was brought in for Lucas Vazquez.
Finally, in the 89th minute, deadlock broke and Rodrygo found the bottom right corner. Camavinga makes a great run into the final third in the left-side channel and he directs a low ball into the middle. Rodrygo gets ahead of Bostani and directs a left-footed effort on the volley away from Handanovic into the bottom-right corner.
The Brazilian’s effort was enough to secure the three points for Madrid to start their European campaign on the front foot.
Watch the highlights Inter Milan vs Real Madrid. HERE.
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