AC Milan have been praised in this morning’s papers for their performance and for the result they managed to obtain against Bologna last night.
This morning’s edition of Corriere della Sera (via PianetaMilan) talks about how Milan ‘raised the engine revs’ for their season opener and for the Rossoblu couldn’t do much in response, especially without Marko Arnautovic up front.
The Rossoneri’s ‘clear victory’ was secured in a ten-minute spell at the start of the first half, with ‘quality and the strength of ideas’. Christian Pulisic and Tijjani Reijnders combined to set up Olivier Giroud for the opener, scored with his right foot for the first time in a Milan shirt.
Milan the appeared ‘practical, decisive and concrete’ after the goal, doubling their advantage after a nice one-two between Pulisic and Giroud ended with the former firing home from 20 yards.
Skorupski prevented Giroud from making it 3-0 with a bouncing left-footed volley. After the interval, the athletic condition of the Rossoneri inevitably dropped but the new signings and the subs added the energy desired.
In the second half, the match was more balanced with the teams stretched, numerous turnovers and chances on both sides. Ndoye hit the post for the home side, and Rafael Leão did the same at the other end.
The most important thing is that Milan got the three points and a clean sheet against a tricky opponent, responding well to Napoli, Inter and Juventus after their wins.