AC Milan got the job done in Madrid earlier this week as they managed to beat Atletico Madrid by one goal to nil. It was a crucial win for the Rossoneri, who were praised by their former manager Arrigo Sacchi afterwards.
The legendary manager was in charge of the club between 1987 and 1991, as well as a six-month spell in the 1996/97 season. He’s often talked about as one of the great innovators in football and his judgement is taken very seriously.
After the win against Atleti, Sacchi was interviewed by Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews) and shared his thoughts on Milan’s performance. He also stated that they got their revenge after deserving to win the first leg.
“Pioli’s Milan beat Atletico and now they have hope. The match was balanced in the first half, with few chances for both sides. The second half was like the first until Ibrahimovic entered, who gave the Rossoneri confidence and energised the match.
“Pioli’s men had the chance after a few minutes to score with Bakayoko, but the shot was weak and straight at the keeper. However, they did not lose confidence and on a magnificent cross from Kessie, Messias rushed in, scoring. AC Milan got their revenge for the undeserved defeat at San Siro. They are on the right path,” he stated.
Indeed, the Rossoneri stunned Wanda Metropolitano and the game against Liverpool will be incredibly important for the club. Advancing to the knockout phase would be a great achievement and a financial boost as well.
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