In the early morning of May 21st, Beijing time, in the 36th round of Serie A, AC Milan played Sampdoria at the San Siro Stadium. In the first half of the game, Leo of AC Milan pushed the goal and brought the team a leading goal, but then Quagliarella, a 40-year-old veteran, equalized the score for Sampdoria. However, AC Milan continued to maintain a steady offensive rhythm, and Gill scored two goals in the game, giving the team a lead again. In the second half, Diaz added icing on the cake to AC Milan, while Giroux scored a hat trick, which enabled AC Milan to win 5-1 and successfully ended the four-game losing streak. Throughout the game, AC Milan performed well, and the players’ mental state and tacit understanding were excellent, showing strong strength and team fighting capacity.
Despite winning the Serie A title last season, Milan’s recent performance is really disappointing. They experienced a wave of four consecutive defeats and six unbeaten games, which directly led to their defeat in the two-track battle, and neither the semi-finals of the Champions League nor the league was able to make a breakthrough. At present, Milan has lost the initiative to compete for the fourth place, 4 points behind Lazio, which ranks fourth. At the same time, Sampdoria’s performance this season is also very bad. They only won three victories in the league and missed relegation early.
In terms of starting lineup, Pioli sent most of the main players without reservation. Maignan will play the role of goalkeeper, while Calabria, Jiafu, Tomori and Special Olympics will form a solid defence. Krunic, Tonali and Diaz will form a midfield together to provide stable support for the frontcourt. Leo, Gill and mesias form an anticipated frontcourt trident, and their tacit cooperation and excellent personal skills will win the team. The strength and teamwork spirit of this team will make them a powerful force in the competition.
Eight minutes after the start of the game, Diaz picked the ball high to the left in the frontcourt, and Leo ran out and caught it keenly. Then he quickly killed the penalty area and pushed the goal to score, and the score became 1-0! This goal is also Leo’s 13th goal in the league this season, surpassing his 11 goals last season. In the 20th minute of the game, Zanoli cut in from the right and returned a beautiful inverted three-corner kick. Quagliarella easily pushed it into the net and the score became 1-1 again! Sampdoria successfully equalized the score and Quagliarella scored the first goal of the season. Although Quagliarella failed to lead the team to avoid relegation because of his age.
In the 23rd minute, Milan got a tactical corner kick. Leo took a corner kick, Diaz made a cross from the left, and Gill leaped high in the penalty area, scoring with a header and rewriting the score to 2-1! Then in the 29th minute, Leo was put down by Kray Gunther behind the breakthrough, and the referee decisively awarded a penalty. Gill took the penalty and scored twice, extending the score to 3-1! In just 6 minutes, Milan scored two goals in a row and entered the intermission with the advantage of two goals.
In the second half of the game, Milan continued to show obvious advantages. In the 63rd minute of the game, Leo accurately plugged the ball and found Tonali on the right. After receiving the ball, Tonali crossed the ball to the inverted triangle area. Diaz just ran into the restricted area and pushed the ball into the empty net to score. At this time, the score became 4:1. It is worth mentioning that Diaz performed well in this game. He not only scored an offensive goal, but also sent two key assists. It is reported that Real Madrid intends to bring Diaz back to the Bernabeu Stadium to strengthen the team’s replacement thickness. In addition, they also consider Diaz as part of the Bellingham transfer deal, so as to reduce the transfer fee of English talents.
In the 68th minute, Portuguese winger Leo launched an attack on the left, and his clever pick was sent to the restricted area. French striker Gill resisted his opponent in the face of Neutink’s defense, and then quickly volleyed the ball into the goal, which made the score 5-1. Gill scored a hat-trick in this game, which is his 16th goal this season, which is more than his single goal in the past seven seasons. No wonder Milan are willing to renew his contract. It is worth mentioning that this is the first time that a Milan player has scored a hat trick in the past two years. The last player who scored a hat trick was Rebic in the 36th round of Serie A away game against Turin in 2020/21.
Milan performed well in this game. They bombarded 18 attacks in the whole game, including 9 straight shots, and finally blew Sampdoria directly with a score of 5-1. In this way, Milando temporarily narrowed the difference with Lazio in the first round, leaving only one point. However, Milan still have two rounds to play in the end, against Juventus and Verona. The former has been eliminated from the Europa League, and can only keep the Champions League seat through the top four, while the latter needs to fight for relegation. These two opponents are not easy to deal with, and Milan must go all out to win.
In this game, AC Milan showed strong offensive strength and teamwork ability, and finally defeated Sampdoria with a score of 5-1. Gill performed brilliantly and scored a hat-trick, while Diaz added to the team’s list. This victory not only ended Milan’s losing streak, but also provided more opportunities for the team to compete for the top four seats in Serie A. Thank you for reading this article.