April 14, 2024

Giroud scores and is sent off, Milan calm down!

AC Milan came down to earth a little after their big Champions League performance against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. The Rossoneri could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Lecce on Matchday 12 of Serie A. PSG’s tormentors lost their footing in the second half, having gone into the locker room two goals ahead.Slightly complacent after the break, Stefano Pioli’s men fell asleep an…

AC Milan came down to earth a little after their big Champions League performance against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. The Rossoneri could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Lecce on Matchday 12 of Serie A. PSG’s tormentors lost their footing in the second half, having gone into the locker room two goals ahead.Slightly complacent after the break, Stefano Pioli’s men fell asleep and let Lecce fight back. Roberto D’Aversa’s coaching on the hour mark paid immediate dividends. Nicola Sansone, played in by former Toulouse player Alexis Blin, first beat Mike Maignan before setting up Lameck Banda for the equaliser.

AC Milan could even have lost this match after going into panic mode. Olivier Giroud, furious with the referee after a handball was disallowed, pulled the pin and was sent off in injury time for intemperate language (90e+3).