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Luka Jovic saves Milan from a point in Salerno

Luka Jovic saves Milan from a point in Salerno

Despite a promising start, Milan could only get past a draw with bottom team US Salernitana. After all, Joker Jovic ensured the final score in stoppage time.

Scored the equalizer in stoppage time: Luka Jovic.
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The Italian League does not take a break at the end of December, so players also face challenges at Christmas. In the duel with bottom team Salerno, who had only eight points before kick-off, Milan coach Stefano Pioli decided to make two changes from the last 3-0 win over Monza: Florenzi (bench) and Pobega (not in the lineup). The match).(The team) made way for Calabria and Bennacer.

Salernitana improves after falling behind – and equalizes

The Rossoneri started in control, twice going close through Rafael Leao (the second and the sixth), but they were lucky in the seventh minute when Dia's shot from close range was blocked by the alert goalkeeper Maignan. However, the favourite's dominance continued, and a lead through Tomori, who headed home from a few meters out, was the logical result (17th).

But while the visitors initially dominated the match, the picture changed as the first half progressed. From then on, the home team not only increased the pressure and created promising chances (Kastanos, 41'), but also managed to score a deserved equalizer shortly before the end of the first half with a Fazio header (42').

Jovic responds late to Candreva's opener

Having already replaced Simic, who was born in Nürtingen, Baden-Württemberg, for an ill Kjaer in the second half, the hosts only had to make a substitution for a few seconds due to the injury. Ekwuemisi came on for Dia, who was injured in his thigh (48). However, the substitution of the centre-forward did not cause Salernitana to halt his attacking efforts. While the underdogs were still able to rely on goalkeeper Costil, Candreva took the lead for Garnett's Reds in the 63rd minute. Milan goalkeeper Maignan cut a very unfortunate figure when the veteran shot from around 16 meters to the right.

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The focus was also on the goalkeepers after that, as Maignan made a powerful save from Candreva's eye-catching shot some five minutes after conceding the goal. On the other hand, Costil saved substitute Jovic's goal in the 82nd minute with a powerful double save, but the Frenchman was helpless in stoppage time: Giroud used his header to set up the goal for his Serbian strike partner who had the ball. Shot from the five-yard box into the net (90+1).

Pack formation in front of Milan's substitute bench

The Rossoneri, who of course were not satisfied with a draw at the bottom of the table, had another four minutes of stoppage time to strike back late. After Florenzi found his master in Costel a few moments after the match ended 2-2, the match finally took place again in front of the visitors' bench. While the group was being formed, the referee showed a red card to substitute goalkeeper Salernitana Fiorillo – and immediately after that the final whistle blew.

The Garnet Reds of Salerno, still in 20th place, continue their away match on December 30 with Hellas Verona (6pm). Meanwhile, Milan hosts Sassuolo Calcio at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.