Milan 2-1 Spezia: Rossoneri sustain form by picking off Spezia

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AC Milan’s 2-1 win over Spezia Calcio on Saturday, was hard fought at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Both teams came from defeats in their previous league games. Milan were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 2-1 to Torino, while Spezia had lost their previous match against Fiorentina. Milan and Spezia currently occupy 2nd and 17th spots in the table, with 29 points and 9 points respectively after 13 matches.

Milan started the match strongly, when Theo Hernandez found the net, 21 minutes in to take them into the break 1-0 up.

Spezia took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Daniel Maldini in the 59th minute. Rossoneri in turn, then responded just before the full time, grabbing the lead with an effort from Olivier Giroud, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Milan included Sandro Tonali, Ante Rebic, Olivier Giroud, Charles De Ketelaere and Malick Thiaw for Ismael Bennacer, Junior Messias, Divock Origi, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao, respectively. Spezia brought on Arkadiusz Reca, Daniele Verde, Petko Hristov, Mikael Ellertsson and David Strelec, to replace Kelvin Amian, Daniel Maldini, Kevin Agudelo, Mehdi Bourabia and Albin Ekdal.

The referee booked ten players. Ismael Bennacer, Junior Messias, Olivier Giroud, Theo Hernandez and Sandro Tonali from Milan, who saw yellow cards and Olivier Giroud (2 yellow cards), sent off with a red, as well as for Spezia Ethan Ampadu, Mikael Ellertsson, M’bala Nzola and Mattia Caldara received yellows.

Milan will next travel to Cremonese, while Spezia will face Udinese at home.

Technical card:
AC Milan:Ciprian Tatarusanu, Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Junior Messias (Ante Rebic, min.72), Ismael Bennacer (Sandro Tonali, min.46), Brahim Diaz (Charles De Ketelaere, min.72), Rade Krunic, Rafael Leao (Malick Thiaw, min.90) and Divock Origi (Olivier Giroud, min.72)
Spezia Calcio:Bartlomiej Dragowski, Ethan Ampadu, Mattia Caldara, Jakub Kiwior, Kelvin Amian (Arkadiusz Reca, min.54), Kevin Agudelo (Petko Hristov, min.68), Mehdi Bourabia (Mikael Ellertsson, min.69), Albin Ekdal (David Strelec, min.90), Emil Holm, Daniel Maldini (Daniele Verde, min.68) and M’bala Nzola
Stadium:the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Goals:Theo Hernandez (1-0, min. 21), Daniel Maldini (1-1, min. 59) and Olivier Giroud (2-1, min. 89)