Milan conquers Dinamo Zagreb 3-1. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

MILANO. Milan beats Dinamo Zagreb 3-1.

Milan conquers Dinamo Zagreb 3-1. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

MILANO. Milan defeats Dinamo Zagreb 3-1. Milan got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from O. Giroud (45′) and A. Saelemaekers (47′). Dinamo Zagreb tried to recover with a goal from M. Orsic (56′). Nevertheless, the match was closed by a goal (77′) scored by T. Pobega for Milan. Milan took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

The match was played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milano on Wednesday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Jesús Gil Manzano with the assistance of Diego Barbero Sevilla and Ángel Nevado Rodríguez. The 4th official was Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 23.8 degrees Celsius or 74.84 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 70%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 57 Ball Possession 43
Shots
  • 17 Total 7
  • 7 On Target 3
  • 10 Off Target 4
  • 1 Shots blocked 0
  • 144 Attack 72
  • 57 Dangerous attack 26
  • 35 Ball safe​ 50
  • 1 Penalties 0
  • 3 Corners 1
  • 4 Off Sides 1
Fouls
  • 10 Total 9
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Milan had a strong ball possession 57% while Dinamo Zagreb was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Milan was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Milan won the match​.

Milan shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target. Regarding the opposition, Dinamo Zagreb shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Milan received 1 yellow card (S. Pioli). Talking about the opposition, Dinamo Zagreb received 2 yellow cards (M. Orsic and A. Marin).

Match Timeline

O. Giroud(penalty)
45'
A. Saelemaekers(goal)R. Leao
47'
S. Pioli- Yellow
51'
56'
M. Orsic(goal)B. Petkovic
63'
D. Spikic- sub ->S. Moharrami
T. Pobega- sub ->S. Tonali
67'
C. De Ketelaere- sub ->O. Giroud
68'
74'
M. Orsic- Yellow
T. Pobega(goal)T. Hernandez
77'
J. Messias- sub ->A. Saelemaekers
78'
78'
J. Drmic- sub ->S. Ristovski
R. Krunic- sub ->I. Bennacer
78'
S. Dest- sub ->B. Diaz
78'
84'
M. Baturina- sub ->B. Petkovic
84'
A. Marin- sub ->M. Orsic
90'
A. Marin- Yellow

Standings

Standings

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
6
2
3
2

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
3
2

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
4
2
2
2
1
2

Group F

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group G

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group H

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

Next matches

In the next match in the Champions League, Milan will host Chelsea on the 11th of October with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Milan (0 draws).

Dinamo Zagreb will play away agasint Salzburg on the 5th of October with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Salzburg (3 draws).

Milan – Formation

Milan
G
M. Maignan 16.France
6.7
D
D. Calabria 2.Italy
6.8
D
T. Hernández 19.France
7.4
D
P. Kalulu 20.France
7.0
D
S. Tonali 8.Italy
6.9
67'
M
F. Tomori 23.England
7.0
M
I. Bennacer 4.Algeria
7.1
78'
M
B. Diaz 10.Spain
7.3
78'
M
A. Saelemaekers 56.Belgium
7.8
78' Goals47'
M
R. Leão 17.Portugal
7.4
F
O. Giroud 9.France
7.3
68' Goals45'
Substitutes
G
A. Mirante 83.Italy
G
A. Jungdal 96.Denmark
D
S. Kjær 24.Denmark
D
S. Dest 21.USA
6.2
78'
M
T. Pobega 32.Italy
7.6
67' Goals77'
M
M. Gabbia 46.Italy
M
F. Ballo 5.France
M
R. Krunić 33.Bosnia and Herzegovina
6.8
78'
M
C. De 90.Belgium
6.5
68'
F
J. Messias 30.Brazil
6.2
78'

Milan started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Stefano Pioli decided to play with the following team: Mike Maignan (6.7), Davide Calabria (6.8), Pierre Kalulu (7.0), Fikayo Tomori (7.0), Theo Hernández (7.4), Ismaël Bennacer (7.1), Sandro Tonali (6.9), Alexis Saelemaekers (7.8), Brahim Díaz (7.3), Rafael Leão (7.4) and Olivier Giroud (7.3).

The home team had on the bench: Tommaso Pobega (7.6), A. Mirante, S. Kjær, M. Gabbia, F. Ballo, A. Jungdal, Rade Krunić (6.8), Sergiño Dest (6.2), Junior Messias (6.2) and Charles De Ketelaere (6.5).

Substitutions

Milan made 5 changes: S. Tonali for T. Pobega (67′), O. Giroud for C. De Ketelaere (68′), A. Saelemaekers for J. Messias (78′), I. Bennacer for R. Krunic (78′) and B. Diaz for S. Dest (78′).

Best player: Alexis Saelemaekers​

The most impressive player for Milan was Alexis Saelemaekers.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 30 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 3 crosses.

Dinamo Zagreb – Formation

Dinamo Zagreb
G
D. Livaković 40.Croatia
6.4
D
S. Ristovski 13.North Macedonia
6.5
78'
D
D. Perić 55.Croatia
7.2
D
S. Moharrami 2.Iran
6.6
63'
D
J. Šutalo 37.Croatia
6.4
D
R. Ljubicic 14.Austria
5.5
M
A. Ademi 5.North Macedonia
6.8
M
J. Mišić 27.Croatia
6.2
M
L. Ivanušec 7.Croatia
6.3
F
M. Oršić 99.Croatia
7.2
84' 74' Goals56'
F
B. Petković 9.Croatia
6.9
84'
Substitutes
G
D. Zagorac 1.Croatia
D
E. Dilaver 66.Austria
D
D. Štefulj 3.Croatia
D
R. Lauritsen 6.Denmark
M
M. Baturina 10.Croatia
6.5
84'
M
A. Marin 20.Croatia
6.6
84' 90'
M
P. Bočkaj 12.Croatia
M
M. Bulat 31.Croatia
F
M. Mədətov 11.Azerbaijan
F
D. Špikić 77.Croatia
6.6
63'
F
J. Drmic 18.Switzerland
6.6
78'

Dinamo Zagreb started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

Ante Čačić played with: Dominik Livaković (6.4), Sadegh Moharrami (6.6), Stefan Ristovski (6.5), Josip Šutalo (6.4), Dino Perić (7.2), Robert Ljubičić (5.5), Arijan Ademi (6.8), Josip Mišić (6.2), Luka Ivanušec (6.3), Bruno Petković (6.9) and Mislav Oršić (7.2).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Martin Baturina (6.5), Antonio Marin (6.6), Petar Bočkaj, Kévin Théophile-Catherine, Mahir Emreli, Danijel Zagorac, Daniel Štefulj, Dario Špikić (6.6), Josip Drmić (6.6), Marko Bulat, Rasmus Lauritsen and Emir Dilaver.

Dinamo Zagreb could not rely on the presence of J. Drmic (injured).

Substitutions

Dinamo Zagreb made 4 changes: S. Moharrami for D. Spikic (63′), S. Ristovski for J. Drmic (78′), B. Petkovic for M. Baturina (84′) and M. Orsic for A. Marin (84′).

Best player: Mislav Oršić​

The player that probably impressed the most for Dinamo Zagreb was Mislav Oršić.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 26 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League.​