AC Milan 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb: Rossoneri see off visitors

AC Milan vs Dinamo Zagreb
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AC Milan banked all three points against the Dinamo Zagreb in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday, at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Milan were on the hunt for more points after a 1-1 draw against FC Salzburg. Zagreb, meanwhile, were looking to extend their winning run after a 1-0 victory against Chelsea. Milan and Zagreb currently occupy 1st and 2nd spots in the table, with 4 points and 3 points respectively after 2 matches.

The first half of the match started well for Milan, when Olivier Giroud gave them the lead, 45 minutes in. Milan then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Alexis Saelemaekers just before half-time. The score at half time remained 2-0.

Zagreb took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Mislav Orsic in the 56th minute. Rossoneri in turn, then responded, 77 minutes in, grabbing the lead with an effort from Tommaso Pobega, leaving the final score at 3-1.

Substitutions for Milan included Tommaso Pobega, Charles De Ketelaere, Junior Messias, Sergino Dest and Rade Krunic for Sandro Tonali, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Ismael Bennacer, respectively. Zagreb brought on Dario Spikic, Josip Drmic, Martin Baturina and Antonio Marin, to replace Sadegh Moharrami, Stefan Ristovski, Bruno Petkovic and Mislav Orsic.

The referee booked two players from Zagreb, Mislav Orsic and Antonio Marin.

Zagreb and Milan will next play away to FC Salzburg and Chelsea respectively.

Technical card:
AC Milan:Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Theo Hernandez, Alexis Saelemaekers (Junior Messias, min.78), Sandro Tonali (Tommaso Pobega, min.68), Ismael Bennacer (Rade Krunic, min.79), Brahim Diaz (Sergino Dest, min.78), Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud (Charles De Ketelaere, min.68)
Dinamo Zagreb:Dominik Livakovic, Sadegh Moharrami (Dario Spikic, min.63), Stefan Ristovski (Josip Drmic, min.78), Josip Sutalo, Dino Peric, Robert Ljubicic, Luka Ivanusec, Josip Misic, Arijan Ademi, Bruno Petkovic (Martin Baturina, min.84) and Mislav Orsic (Antonio Marin, min.84)
Stadium:the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Goals:Olivier Giroud (1-0, min. 45), Alexis Saelemaekers (2-0, min. 47), Mislav Orsic (2-1, min. 56) and Tommaso Pobega (3-1, min. 77)