MILAN – Milan cannot be beaten with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Since the Swede returned to the Rossoneri, Milan have won five games, drawing only one on the day of the ex-Galaxy striker's debut. With Ibra on the field, Milan drew zero to zero with Sampdoria, won two zero with Cagliari, won three by two with Udinese, won one zero against Brescia and won four by two against Turin. In this positive series, there is also the three to zero trimmed to the Spal in the Italian Cup but in that circumstance Ibrahimovic remained on the bench for turnover logic.
Tonight Ibrahimovic entered the field on the result of one by one and led the recovery of Milan with a goal and many other good games. Even when he does not score it is decisive because it creates space for teammates. All the defenders have an eye for him and therefore are not necessarily ready in the offensive insertions of the Swedish teammates.
Italian Cup, Ibra and Calhanoglu show: the Rossoneri stretch Torino to extra time.
The match. Milan unlocked the result practically immediately with Bonaventura (goal with an empty net on Rebic's cross) but this goal was an illusion because shortly after Turin took over the match. Also because the Rossoneri had no weight in attack as they played with Piatek now out of AC Milan's technical project and with Ibrahimovic on the bench.
So Torino completed the comeback thanks to an unusual brace by defender Bremer. The first goal came at 34 'on Verdi's filtering pass, the second at 71' on Ola Aina's assist. When the qualification seemed in his pocket, Toro took the 94 'equalizer. Calhanoglu received a ball from Castillejo and beat Sirigu thanks also to the deflection of an opponent. Overtime teams.
The scoffing goal suffered by Calhanoglu in the 94th minute, knocked Torino out of spirits, bringing the inertia of the match from Milan (who also played at home). So the Rossoneri scored the qualifying nets with Calhanoglu, on Kessie's happy intuition, and with Ibrahimovic, at the second center of the season, on an assist from Leao. Thanks to this success, Milan qualified in the semifinal where they will face Maurizio Sarri's Juventus.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano