Ismael Bennacer was the big hero for AC Milan against Bologna yesterday as he broke their second-half deadlock with an absolute stunner. In addition to that, he played very well and was a key player in midfield. The Algerian doesn’t score often, in fact, this was only his second goal in Serie A.
After the Champions League disappointment, Stefano Pioli and his men were looking forward to the Bologna game. They succeeded in the end, but it was a hard-fought win. The game started off in a brilliant fashion as Milan scored after just 16t minutes through Rafael Leao, who continued his good run of form.
In the game between Bologna and AC Milan yesterday, Samu Castillejo was forced to leave after the first half due to a muscle injury. Indeed, it’s not the first muscle injury for the Rossoneri this season. Another injury is certainly not what Stefano Pioli would have wanted heading into last night’s game.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t have the best of games for AC Milan last night, despite getting on the scoresheet and also assisting another goal. After a long absence, it’s clear that the Swede needs time to regain match fitness. The Swede was, frankly, very poor overall as he lost several balls and looked like he was trying to avoid an injury.
Fode Ballo-Toure got the chance from start yesterday as Theo Hernandez still was Covid-19 positive at that point. The Senegalese international, after some shaky display, didn’t disappoint Stefano Pioli. In our ratings, the left-back was handed a 6.5/10 with the following motivation: “One of Milan’s best players tonight.
AC Milan claimed all three points yesterday but it wasn’t a walk in the park against Bologna, that’s for sure. In the end, though, they got the 4-2 win and that’s what matters. After being 2-0 up at the break, Milan crumbled at the start of the second half and conceded two quick goals.
In the summer, before signing Junior Messias from Crotone, AC Milan made a serious attempt of signing Romain Faivre from Brest. However, they were unsuccessful and the winger ended up staying in France. As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan were looking for an attacking midfielder/winger and they were linked with many.
AC Milan had to fight extremely hard last night to get all three points against what was a nine-man Bologna in the end. Safe to say, with that description in mind, that it wasn’t great from the Rossoneri without some key players. Franck Kessie is one of the players that missed out on the game yesterday.
Stefano Pioli celebrated his 100th game in charge of AC Milan with a win last night as they managed to beat Bologna by four goals to two. It wasn’t an easy game for the Rossoneri who were helped by two red cards. As said, it was a tricky clash for Milan and they were saved by a lovely volley strike from Ismael Bennacer late on.
AC Milan won their game against Bologna yesterday 4-2, following goals from Rafael Leao, Davide Calabria, Ismael Bennacer and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This time, the referee didn’t make any shocking errors. As highlighted by today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), rather, referee Paolo Valeri was spot on as he got everything right.
Franck Kessie missed the game against Porto due to suspension and then also missed last night’s clash due to a cold. Tests confirmed that it wasn’t Covid-19 and the midfielder has now returned to training. According to MilanNews, Kessie was present at Milanello this morning and took part in ht usual post-match training.
At the start of next year, AC Milan will be without the likes of Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer for a few games due to the AFCONS. Therefore, the midfield might need reinforcement in the January window. As reported by Calciomercato.com, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara know that the situation is far from ideal.
AC Milan claimed all three points away at Bologna yesterday and thus sit at the top of the Serie A standings, at least until tonight. It wasn’t a walk in the park, though, as the Rossoneri struggled in the second half. What looked like a comfortable 2-0 lead quickly turned into a nightmare as Bologna scored twice early on in the second half.
After missing out on three games, Theo Hernandez is now ready to return to action as he has tested negative for Covid-19. For AC Milan, it’s a big boost considering just how important the Frenchman is. Fode Ballo-Toure, the backup left-back, did much better last night but has generally struggled thus far.
AC Milan claimed all three points against Bologna at Renato Dall’Ara last night but it was far from easy. The Rossoneri made it difficult for themselves despite being numerically superior, which Fode Ballo-Toure highlighted. The left-back was one of Milan’s best players on the pitch as he got a rating of 6.5 from us (read here).