GENOVA. Milan was eventually too good for Genoa with the goal of Z. Ibrahimovic (10′), J. Messias (45′) and J. Messias (61′). Milan took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genova on Wednesday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Juan Luca Sacchi with the help of Mauro Vivenzi and Alessandro Lo Cicero. The 4th official was Giovanni Ayroldi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 6.4 degrees Celsius or 43.45 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.
Milan had a strong ball possession 58% while Genoa was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Milan has a more offensive attitude with 49 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Milan won the match.
Genoa shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Milan shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target.
Genoa received 2 yellow cards (A. Masiello and N. Rovella). Talking about the opposition, Milan received 1 yellow card (M. Gabbia).
After this match, Genoa will stay with 10 points to remain in the 18th place. On the opposite side, Milan will have 35 points to remain in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Serie A, Genoa will play away against Juventus on the 5th of December with a 21-4 head to head stats in favor of Juventus (7 draws).
Milan will host Salernitana on the 4th of December with a 0-0 head to head statistic.
Genoa – Formation
Genoa started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Andriy Shevchenko decided to play with the following team: Salvatore Sirigu, Zinho Vanheusden , Andrea Masiello , Johan Vásquez , Paolo Ghiglione , Stefano Sturaro , Milan Badelj , Nicolò Rovella , Andrea Cambiaso , Flavio Bianchi and Caleb Ekuban .
The home team had on the bench: Manolo Portanova, Adrian Šemper, Pablo Galdames , Goran Pandev , Valon Behrami, Aleksander Buksa, Federico Marchetti, Stefano Sabelli, Hernani , Davide Biraschi, Mattia Bani and Abdoulaye Touré.
Genoa could not rely on the presence of M. Portanova (injured).
Genoa made 5 changes: S. Sturaro for Hernani (46′), F. Bianchi for G. Pandev (62′), M. Badelj for P. Galdames (62′), A. Masiello for M. Bani (77′) and N. Rovella for M. Portanova (77′).
Best player: Manolo Portanova
The player that probably impressed the most for Genoa was Manolo Portanova.
His rating iswith 3 passes (66% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 77′.
Milan – Formation
Milan started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Stefano Pioli played with: Mike Maignan, Pierre Kalulu , Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori , Theo Hernández , Sandro Tonali , Franck Kessié , Junior Messias , Brahim Díaz , Rade Krunić and Zlatan Ibrahimović .
These were the players on the bench: Alexis Saelemaekers, Ciprian Tătărușanu, Rafael Leão, Tiemoué Bakayoko , Fodé Ballo-Touré, Daniel Maldini, Matteo Gabbia , Antonio Mirante, Andrea Conti, Alessandro Florenzi and Pietro Pellegri .
Milan could not rely on the presence of M. Gabbia (injured).
Milan made 5 changes: S. Kjaer for M. Gabbia (5′), M. Gabbia for A. Florenzi (46′), Z. Ibrahimovic for P. Pellegri (60′), B. Diaz for T. Bakayoko (77′) and S. Tonali for A. Saelemaekers (77′).
Best player: Fikayo Tomori
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Milan was Fikayo Tomori even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 81 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 10.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A.