MN: A balanced game amid unrelenting intensity – a point in Salzburg is not a bad result

By Oliver Fisher -

The game against Red Bull Salzburg last night was perhaps proof if it were needed that there is no such thing as an easy game or an easy group in the Champions League.

MilanNews writes that certain segments of the fanbase will be frustrated that Milan were not able to come on top against a similarly young team but one from a league that many perceive to be weaker than Serie A.

The fact is that two strong and dangerous sides faced each other in Salzburg, and they put each other in difficulty in alternating moments of the match. Milan reacted to Okafor’s goal with Saelemaekers’ equaliser and there were chances for each side to win it.

Milan hit the post with the last big chance of the game but then the Rossoneri also paid for some defensive flaws, perhaps giving too much space and time to the Austrian champions who drew saves from Maignan.

A few days after a very tight but deserved derby win against Inter, having the same intensity and rhythm in the Champions League is not easy, especially with only one change to the starting line-up and playing against a team who run most opponents off the park.

On Saturday Milan will travel to Sampdoria looking to get another three points, and then on Wednesday evening a fierce Dinamo Zagreb will arrive at the San Siro, leading the group after having beaten Chelsea and got Thomas Tuchel sacked.

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  1. Away draws and home wins will see any team through. It’s likely to come down to Milan v Salzburg to go through behind Chelsea so this gives a shot at home victory. If it was a two legged game, that wouldn’t be a terrible result.

  2. Agree, not a bad result against a team that now has not ever lost at home in their short CL history (4 home matches last year and yesterday unbeaten).

    With Dinamo ZG win over Chelsea, the group is really wide open. We really probably need to hold serve and get 9 points from our 3 home matches (at the very least 6 points v RBS and Dinamo and maybe a draw v Chelsea might be enough)

    1. They’ve been in the group stages of the UCL for the last three seasons.

      10 points from the group is plenty to go through, but it’s not going to be easy to get any of those!

  3. Milan a team with Fantastic left flank but ordinary right flank.

    This is a big weakness that tactically good managers will take advantage of.

    Don’t know why Maldini and Co failed to address this

  4. Za”grub” is done “…got Thomas Tuchel sacked”, haven’t they?😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    What a joke ❤️💯🤣😂

    Milan Forever!

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