WHAT A MATCH! AC Milan took on the Croatian league champions HNK Rijeka in a thrilling match which played until the last second of the game. The match ended 3-2 with the winning goal coming from the Primavera golden boy Patrick Cutrone and we saw Mateo Musacchio’s first goal in a red and black shirt and Andre Silva scored his 4th goal in 2 Europa League games. Milan lined in a 3-5-2 formation. Gigio Donnarumma was in between the posts, while the back three was Bonucci, Musacchio, and Romagnoli. The five midfielders were Borini, Calhanoglu, Locatelli, Kessie, and Abate. Lastly, Cutrone and Andre Silva partner up for the striking duo.
Straight into the match Milan played a little slow, but Milan at the 14th minute scored with Andre Silva cutting in from the left side and smashed a ball into the right side of the net giving Milan the 1-0 lead. That was all the scoring for the first half. At the 53rd minute Milan had a corner and a deflected shot landed at the feet of Mateo Musacchio. He tapped it in and gave Milan the 2-0 lead. From here Milan started to take the foot off the gas and played very sluggish. Rijeka took their chance at the 83rd minute Rijeka got through the Milan defense and Gigio rushed the player saved the shot, but curled into the goal which decreased Milan’s lead to 2-1. But Rijeka didn’t go down easy with a penalty in the 90th minute with a challenge by Romagnoli clipped the back of the forward’s foot. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL FOLKS! Milan did not give up thankfully a miracle from God Himself sent Borini down the middle, crossed a ball over the whole Rijeka defense and found our Ragazzo d’oro or our golden boy Patrick Cutrone and scored the winner for Milan and the match ended 3-2.
This match taught Milan to NEVER underestimate an opponent no matter what league they come from or what players they have. What I saw from Milan is utter nonsense because we had a 2-0 lead and almost tied the game perhaps almost even lost it. However, Milan got the result and thanks to Ragazzo d’oro or Patrick Cutrone we won the game and remain undefeated in the Europa League. But we have to focus on the game this weekend against Roma. Roma has been struggling so far in Serie A recently. Milan has to take advantage of it and win the game it is a must because it will boost the confidence in the players to keep going.