FERRARA – Serie A, Spal-Milan 2-2, goals: Valoti at 14 ', Floccari at 30', Leao at 78 'and Vicari's own goal at 93'.
After the good victories against Lecce and Rome , an unexpected setback for Milan has arrived .
The Rossoneri, in the running for a place in the Europa League, seriously risked losing against a Spal who is one step away from Serie B.
The hosts gave everything because in case of victory they could have returned to the race for salvation.
The first half was one-way. Spal has deservedly taken the double advantage. First Valoti's goal in the fray, then the magic of Floccari who surprised Donnarumma with a volley from outside the penalty area.
The trend of the game changed at 43 ', when the hosts remained in ten for the expulsion of D'Alessandro (entry with the hammer foot on Hernandez's tibia).
In the second half, Milan threw Ibra into the fray instead of an unlit Rebic and managed to reach a draw in extremis thanks to an own goal.
The Rossoneri shortened the distance with Leao and then took home one point thanks to a sensational own goal by an exhausted Vicari.
Thanks to this draw, Milan defended seventh place, the last profit to go to the Europa League, going to one more on Verona. Spal remains seven points from the dream called salvation.
Spal-Milan 2-2, Vicari freezes the hosts at 93 '.
The choices of the two coaches.
SPAL (4-4-2) : Ethics; Sala, Vicari, Bonifazi, Tomović; D'Alessandro, Valdifiori, Dabo, Valoti; Floccari, Petagna. Available : Thiam, Meneghetti, Fares, Cionek, Salamon, Tunjov, Missiroli, Castro, Murgia, Strefezza, Cuéllar, Cerri. Coach : Di Biagio.
MILAN (4-2-3-1) : G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Gabbia, Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Kessié, Bennacer; Castillejo, Paquetá, Çalhanoglu; Rebić. Facilities: Begović, A. Donnarumma, Conti, Kjaer, Laxalt, Biglia, Krunić, Saelemaekers, Bonaventura, Maldini D., R. Leão, Ibrahimović. Coach : Pegs.
Milan close to scoring in the 5th minute. At the end of a great restart, Paqueta offered Castillejo a golden assist but the Spaniard kicked on the bottom.
The scoring opportunity created by Milan was only an illusion because it is Spal who takes the lead in the 14th minute. Valoti has resolved a scrum in the AC Milan penalty area with a touch under measure.
A bad tile for Milan. Castillejo, who until then had been among the best in the field, left the field due to injury at 16 '. In his place Saelemaekers entered the field .
Doubling of the Spal at 30 'with a masterpiece by Floccari ( here the video ). The striker of the Ferrara team received the ball from a teammate and beat Donnarumma with an incredible volley from outside the penalty area.
Goal canceled at AC Milan at 37 '. Calhanoglu had bagged on Rebic's cross but the Croatian was in an offside position. The referee canceled the network after consulting with his assistants who were in front of the monitors in the var room.
Expelled Marco D'Alessandro at 43 '. At first the referee had warned him but then went to review the episode to the var and decided to show him the red card.
The ex Cesena footballer entered with the hammer foot on the tibia of Theo Hernandez. The first half ended with Spal leading by two goals against Milan but with one man less.
Milan close to the net at 57 '. Saelemaekers header and save on the Vicari and Letica beaten line.
Large number of Leao at 63 '. The young AC Milan striker dribbled past two opponents and served a golden assist to Rebic but the Croatian center forward shot to the stars.
At 65 ', Ibrahimovic is back on the field, evidently his injury is behind him. The Swede took over from an extinct Rebic. AC Milan shortened the distances to 78 'with Leao.
The young AC Milan striker scored with a right footed shot on a cross from Laxalt's left. AC Milan draw at 93 'thanks to an own goal by Vicari on a cross by Saelemaekers. It ended 2 to 2 in Ferrara.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano