On Wednesday evening Krzysztof Piatek and the company fought for the final of the Italian Cup. Their rematch with Lazio was planned only two months after the first semi-final match. In February there was a goalless draw, so the promotion was open.
AC Milan: Reina- Romagnoli, Caldara (65' Cutrone), Musacchio- Laxalt, Bakayoko, Kessie, Calabria (40' Conti)- Suso, Piatek, Castillejo (57' Calhanoglu)
Lazio: Strakosha- Bastos, Acerbi, Felipe- Luic, Alberto (85' Badelj), Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic (15' Parolo), Romulo- Immobile, Correa (75' Caicedo)
From the beginning of the match there was a lot of chaos in the game of both teams. Nobody wanted to take a chance and we watched the long-lasting exchange of applications in the middle of the field. "Rossoneri" stayed with the ball longer, but it did not result in much. The meeting ended very quickly for Milinkovic-Savic, who had to leave the pitch due to an injury. Later, the cameras showed a desperate Serp, for whom it could be the end of the season.
Only the fans of Milan, who created a fantastic atmosphere in the stands, maintained the right level. I had hoped that loud singing and screaming would finally get the players more involved. The hosts' game looked very good, but only on their own half. After crossing the middle line, the stairs began. Piatek didn't get any balls and had a really hard life today.
In the end of the first half, Lazio's players pressed down on them, who had two great opportunities to score a goal. Unfortunately for them he was doing very well in the gate Pepe Reina, who kept a clean account until the break. Gentlemen, wake up! - that was my appeal and certainly all the fans watching the game. In the second part of the match it just couldn't get any worse.
Unfortunately, the performance of both teams did not improve after the break. Still, the players had no idea how to threaten the rival's goal. Well covered Immobile and Piatek were not able to control the upper balls sent in their direction. Finally, in the 58th minute, we watched a massive action from the guests. Lazio's players led a counter-attack in a flash, Immobile gave a football match to Correa, who lost his defenders and shot between Reina's legs. We had 0:1 and at that moment the Milan players were put against the wall.
Gennaro Gattuso reacted immediately to the loss of the goal, who introduced Cutrone to the field and now "Rossoneri" played on two strikers. You could immediately see the revival of their offensive ranks. However, the most important goal was still missing. Milan needed two of them to get promoted.
Time passed and the hosts looked worse and worse. They were aware of the fact that they would not be able to turn the tide of this duel. Milan's in quite a crisis right now. The biggest problem with Gennaro Gattuso's charges is that Piatek receives far too few applications. A Pole has no one to play the ball with under the penalty area of his rival. Sam can't do anything by himself, surrounded by a few rivals. "Rossoneri" say goodbye today to the Italian Cup, and in just a few days they can say goodbye to the Champions League next season. Lazio deservedly won and can prepare for the final.