Milan Imbang in the Game Debut Gattuso
Gennaro Gattuso’s debut match as AC Milan coach ended less satisfactory Agen piala dunia 2018. After a chance to lead to injury time, Milan forced Benevento 2-2 series.
In the match at Ciro Vigorito on Sunday (3/12/2017), Rossoneri finished the game with 10 players. Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (red card) midway through the second half.
Giacomo Bonaventura opened Milan’s lead in the 38th minute, which marked the first half with a 1-0 score. After the restart, Benevento created a goal back four minutes after the kickoff.
The well-balanced position did not last long after Nikola Kalinic brought Milan back in front. However, Milan’s victory that was in sight must be dispersed because Benevento keeper Alberto Brignoli equalized the score to ensure his team won a point.
With this result, Milan are still fixated in seventh place standings with 21 points from 15 matches. While Benevento finally grabbed his first number in this season despite being buried in the bottom.
Milan started the attack initiative. A golden opportunity in the 15th minute missed after Kalinic’s kick saved Brignoli. Suso rebounded ball that was still directed to the goalkeeper.
Benevento threw away the opportunity to open the scoring when Vittorio Parigini’s header went wide after passing on Marco D’Alessandro’s cross.
The deadlock finally split in the 38th minute. Milan managed to create an opening goal through a corner kick situation. Franck Kessie kicked a header in Bonaventura but saved the goal line. However, Bonaventura did not waste a successful rebound ball nestled into the Benevento goal.
After the restart, Benevento balanced the game by creating an equalizing goal to make the score 1-1 in 50 minutes. Starting from a corner kick, the ball that secured Milan’s rearguard continued with a powerful kick by Gaetano Letizia outside the penalty box. Gianluigi Donnarumma can be dismissed, but Puscas successfully netted the rebound.
Just seven minutes later, Milan regained the lead through Kalinic. From the right side of Benevento’s defense, Bonaventura sent a horizontal cross that Kalinic easily cheated in front of goal. Score is now 2-1.
Disaster for Milan because Romagnoli received a second yellow card due to propel Letizia in the 75th minute. This gave Benevento the wind to get his second goal, but Milan survive solid.
At the end of injury time, Benevento deployed all his players forward in a free kick on the right side of Milan’s defense. The execution of Danilo Cataldi was met by Brignoli with a header nested in the bottom corner of the Donnarumma goal.
Benevento evened the score 2-2, which became the end result of the game.
Composition of Players
BENEVENTO: Brignoli, Costa, Di Chiara (Gyamfi 79 ‘), Letizia, D’Alessandro, Memushaj (Coda 80’), Chibsah, Cataldi, Puscas, Parigini (Brignola 67 ‘)
AC MILAN: Donnarumma, Bonucci, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Montolivo (Biglia 73 ‘), Bonaventura, Kessie, Kalinic, Borini (Abate 60’), Suso