Marseille-Milan, the match report
91 ‘- IT ENDS HERE! Milan beat the Orange Velodrome in Marseille: 2-0 in the final with goals from Messias and Giroud in the first half. Milan granitic in defense and lethal in the offensive phase.
90 ‘- Leao, ball just wide! The Portuguese touched 3-0 with a surgical right: ball just wide.
89 ‘- Double, huge, chance for Milan! First Gabbia engages Blanco with a nice shot from outside the box saved by Blanco, then it is Kjaer who touches the goal with an insidious header: the Marseille goalkeeper is still the protagonist with a good intervention.
81 & # 39; – Adli, Milan waste the trio! Excellent opportunity for the French midfielder who chokes the left-handed.
78 ‘- Touré sent off! Yellow and expulsion within a minute for the Marseille player: first the foul on Leao then the bad intervention on the newly entered Krunic: Vernice shows him the red!
77 ‘- Milik, opportunity for Marseille! Powerful but central right: careful Maignan.
73 ‘- Swirl of changes: here is Kjaer! Pioli replaces six: C.alabria with Florenzi, Kalulu with Kjaer, Tomori with Gabbia, Hernandez with Ballo-Touré, Tonali with Krunic, Messias with Saelemaekers. So Kjaer also enters and sees the field after eight months: great news for Pioli and Milan who find a great defender.
70 & # 39; – Marseille tries to reopen the match but repeatedly crashes against the Rossoneri wall. On the shields, once again, the Kalulu-Tomori couple.
60 & # 39; – Milan intelligently manages the favorable result. Less aggressive, as expected, the Italian champions who give more field to an imprecise Marseille in attack.
58 ‘- Pioli warned! The referee Vernice shows the yellow to the Rossoneri coach.
56 ‘- Clauss again, Marseille close to scoring! Cue from Nuno Tavares on the left-handed out who, with a nice cross in the area, finds the former Lens defender who wastes everything with his head.
53 ‘- Warning for Sandro Tonali! The Rossoneri number eight landslide on Payet: yellow for him.
48 ‘- Triple change at Marseille: Tudor tries to shake up his team by inserting the former Napoli Milik, the new signing Tavares and Gueye for Suarez, Kolasinac and Guendouzi.
47 ‘- Clauss, OM opportunity! The outside of Marseille, primed in depth, sets aside from an excellent position.
46 ‘- The second half begins at the Velodrome. Here are the first changes of the match: Pioli inserts Leao and Adli for Rebic.
45 ‘+ 1’ – End of the first half at the Velodrome
40 ‘- Double yellow, one on each side. Rebic warned for Milan, then Guendouzi for Marseille after a broken intervention on Giroud.
37 & # 39; – Great closure of the head in the area by Mbemba, which thwarts a potential danger on another great initiative by Messias, by posting the best in the field of the Rossoneri in this first half of the match. Corner for Pioli’s men.
31 & # 39; – Another great opportunity for Milan, which touches the 3-0 lightning. Brahim Diaz shoots on goal, then Messias rebounds from inside the penalty area, but on both occasions Blanco is ready.
28 ‘- AC MILAN GOAL, GIROUD 2-0: another great starting point for Messias. The former Crotone enters the area from the left and serves a perfect low-shot assist for the French striker, who with the plate bags at the low corner.
20 & # 39; – Milan continues to press high, Marseille are in difficulty in setting up the game.
14 ‘- Hernandez dangerous. The Frenchman launches into an irrepressible descent, jumps two opponents and sows panic among the defenders of the French team.
11 ‘- AC MILAN GOAL, 0-1: great action by the Rossoneri, all low to the ground. The ball reaches Messias, who falls on the left-handed from the top of the area and unloads the shot at the crossroads on the far post. Blanco immobile.
9 ‘- Marseille attempt with Gerson. Milan crushes and leaves room for the Brazilian to finish. High shot.
7 ‘- Milan builds the plot from the bottom and keeps the ball in the game, Marseille tries to hit on the counterattack. Guendouzi tries to serve Suarez in the box, but the ball is too long and Kalulu manages to recover.
1 ‘- Stefano Pioli relies on Messias in attack in place of Leao, awaiting the arrival of De Ketelaere.
Marseille-Milan, the official formations
MARSEILLE (3-4-2-1): Blanco; Gigot, Mbemba, Balerdi; Clauss, Guendouzi, Rongier, Kolasinac; Gerson, Payet; Suarez. Available: Ngapandouetnbu, Van Neck; Caleta-Car, Lirola, Said Mmadi, Tavares, Touré; Ben Seghir, Elmaz, Gueye; Bakambu, de la Fuente, Dieng, Milik, Under. Annex: Tudor.
AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Messias, Diaz, Rebic; Giroud. Available: Mirante, Tatarusanu; Ballo-Touré, Coubis, Florenzi, Gabbia, Kjaer; Adli, Bakayoko, Krunic, Saelemaekers; Lazetic, Leao. Annex: Pegs.
REFEREE: Mathieu Vernice (France).