Milan continued their unbeaten run this evening, taking it up to 23 games in all competitions. Sparta Praha was no match for the Rossoneri, who managed to beat the goalkeeper three times, with one goal scored by Brahim Diaz.
Just like against Celtic, the Spaniard was given the chance from start and managed to get on the scoresheet. He won the ball at the half-way line and was eventually played free by Ibrahimovic, making no mistakes with the finish.
Furthermore, he played well throughout the game and added some much-needed flair, rated at 7/10 in our player ratings. After the full-time whistle, he was interviewed by both Sky Italia and MilanTV, as cited by MilanNews.it.
Two goals in the Europa League: “Happy for the goal, the performance and the three points that keep Milan at the top of the group. We are a team, we try to do our best. I’m happy about this goal and for the victory.”
The feeling on the pitch: “I like to play where the coach puts me. I feel good with the team and with the coach, I’m happy when I go out on the pitch and also in training. The attacking midfielder is my natural position but I leave the choice to the coach. We are all doing well, we are comfortable with this form, moving across the board”.
On the goals: “I’m very happy, I have to keep giving my best in this great club. The team and I are very happy and we want to continue like this. My goal is to score to help the team, then if it’s a goal or an assist it doesn’t change much.”
On Ibrahimovic: “He is like an older brother, he is close to me, he gives me advice. There is a good feeling between us and I am happy for this.”
On the Milan chance: “I came here and I was very happy from the first moment, I’m happy to find continuity, we are all doing our best to win every match.”
It remains to be seen if the Rossoneri can reach an agreement with Real Madrid to keep Diaz beyond this season. Given how he has performed thus far, though, it might be hard for Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara.