AC Milan vs Liverpool – Football Report – December 7, 2021

Liverpool beat AC Milan 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night at the San Siro to send the Serie A side out of Europe for the rest of the season.

Fikayo Tomori The home side opened the scoring just before 30 minutes when he hit a shot with his foot narrowly behind the Liverpool keeper. Alisson Take a corner just in front of his path to give Milan the first goal.

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Liverpool strike back soon after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain‘s shot was saved but spilled into ‘s path Mohamed Salah, who finished with skillful technique to level the score before the break.

Divock Origi gave Liverpool the lead shortly after the restart when a meager concession from the Milan defence Sadio Mane into the area and his shot was blocked in the direction of the Belgian, who headed into the net Mike Maignan increase the score to 2-1.

Jurgen Klopp’s side remain flawless in the UCL group stage game with six wins from six games, while Milan sit bottom of Group B, while Porto are third and headed for the Europa League.

This is also the first time in the history of Liverpool to have a sixth consecutive victory in this tournament.

“What the boys did tonight, I couldn’t be prouder,” said Klopp. “Excellent performance. We had 21 shots, a lot of situations where we played well, defended with enthusiasm and organized well.”

With the top spot already completed before the game even started, Liverpool made eight changes, handing Origi a rare starting place after his epic win over Wolves.

Klopp explained: “We chose that squad because we wanted to win the game. We needed fresh feet.” “We need the desire to play this tough game in this busy schedule to stay full of enthusiasm for the next game.”

San Siro erupts after Takumi Minamino In the 29th minute, Alisson finished from a corner in the 29th minute, forcing Alisson to stretch across for Tomori to finish.

But just as the home crowd began to believe in an insurmountable final day to break into the top two, Salah scored.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s shot was saved by the excellent goalkeeper Mike Maignan, but the Egyptian man reacted quickly to extinguish the fire for the home team.

Salah became the first Liverpool player to score 20 or more goals in five consecutive seasons since Ian Rush, who did so in six consecutive campaigns between 1981 and 1987.

Tomori was then punished when he handed the ball to Sadio Mane after the break and although the winger’s shot was well parried by Maignan, Origi headed home the net.

That is Belgium the international’s first goal in the Champions League since he scored the second in a 2–0 win in the 2019 final against Tottenham Hotspur.

NS Rossoneri played more purposefully in the second half but could not find the equalizer, Franck Kessie squandered their best chance when he was turned down one-on-one by Alisson.

“We wanted to bring joy to the fans but we didn’t manage it,” said frustrated Milan coach Stefano Pioli. “We learned a lot in these six games.”

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=618708 AC Milan vs Liverpool – Football Report – December 7, 2021

Jake Nichol

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