Facing what was a must-win Champions League showdown on Tuesday night, AC Milan mounted a stunning comeback at the San Siro as they secured a 2-1 victory against PSG.
Hit with a routine 3-0 drumming when they travelled to the French capital for their reverse meeting a fortnight ago, it appeared that the Rossoneri were destined for another frustrating night as former defender Milan Skriniar opened the scoring after just nine minutes.
However, with their knockout stage dreams firmly on the line here, Stefano Pioli’s side mounted a famous fightback as attacking talisman Rafael Leao notched his first strike since September just three minutes later.
Putting in what was a hugely impressive performance on either side of the half-time break, it was eventually ex-Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud who proved to be the match-winner as the French international powered home minutes after the restart.
Although it will certainly be AC that steals all of Tuesday’s headlines, PSG will be bracing themselves for another stern European backlash following an infamous collapse outside of Paris.
Dethroned at the top of the Group F standings by German giants Borussia Dortmund following their 2-0 win against Newcastle earlier in the day, the Blues are destined for what is going to be a nervy final two showdowns.
With just three points separating BVB and Newcastle at opposite ends of the Group F table, we have taken a look at the key talking points from Tuesday’s battle in Milan.
Milan keep their knockout dreams alive
While AC Milan might have certainly come flying out of the traps when opening up the 2023/24 campaign, Pioli’s side entered Tuesday’s must-win battle in the midst of a recent rut.
Without a win from any of their last four appearances across all competitions and blown away thanks to their 3-0 drumming in Paris a fortnight ago, it appeared there could have been some fingers pointed in Pioli’s direction.
However, although the Italian heavyweights…
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Author : Tom Dunstan
Publish date : 2023-11-07 23:25:39
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