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Salernitana 1-2 AC Milan: Rafael Leao and Sandro Tonali hand the defending champions the right begin to the brand new 12 months… as Stefano Pioli’s aspect return after the World Cup with a win to shut to inside 5 factors of leaders Napoli
- Rafael Leao and Sandro Tonali scored within the opening quarter-hour for Milan
- Salernitana pulled a aim again via Federico Bonazzoli late on
- Milan held on to earn themselves three factors of their first sport in 2023
- Stefano Pioli’s aspect at the moment are 5 factors behind Napoli within the title race
Sandro Tonali scored a aim and arrange one other to information AC Milan to a 2-1 victory at Salernitana on Wednesday as Serie A returned after a seven-week break for the World Cup and the festive season.
Rafael Leao and Tonali struck within the first half as second-placed Milan moved to 36 factors, 5 behind league leaders Napoli who play away to Inter Milan later.
Ahead Leao gave Milan a 1-0 lead within the tenth minute when he picked up a intelligent cross from midfielder Tonali and went round goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa for an excellent end.
Rafael Leao celebrates after scoring the opening aim for Milan towards Salernitana
Sandro Tonali doubled Milan’s lead within the fifteenth minute as Milan made a quick begin to the sport
Salernitana (3-5-2): Ochoa; Lovato (Daniliuc 64), Radovanovic, Fazio; Sambia (Morello 84), Coulibaly, Bohinen (Kastanos 84), Vilhena (Bonazzoli 63), Bradaric; Piatek, Dia
Booked: Piatek, Bradaric, Coulibaly, Danilius
Supervisor: Davide Nicola
AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Calabria (Gabbia 72), Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers (Dest 85), Diaz (De Ketelaere 63), Leao; Giroud (Vranckx 85)
Targets: Leao, Tonali
Supervisor: Stefano Pioli
Striker Olivier Giroud then despatched his header vast but it surely didn’t show to be an enormous miss for the guests as Tonali doubled their lead inside 5 minutes with a long-range strike into the underside nook after his first try was blocked.
Brahim Diaz, who twice got here shut within the first half, lastly discovered the online across the hour-mark following a set piece however the aim was disallowed as a result of he was offside.
Milan might have added extra targets however they missed probabilities, together with from Giroud.
Salernitana substitute Federico Bonazzoli received a comfort aim for the hosts within the 83rd minute after he related with a cross on the again put up and beat goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.
Federico Bonazzoli (proper) pulled a aim again for Salernitana but it surely was too little too late