AC Milan ‘s gained a draw thanks to Alexis Saelemaekers.

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In their Champions League Group E opener against Austrian team Salzburg on Tuesday, AC Milan‘s defending Serie A champions gained a 1-1 draw thanks to midfielder Alexis Saelemaekers.

After Milan forward Olivier Giroud leaped out of the way to create the opening,

Rafael Leao found Saelemaekers in the heart of the penalty area to equalise in the 40th minute.

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Noah Okafor,

a forward for Salzburg,

nutmegged defender Pierre Kalulu and scored from the corner of the six-yard box in the 28th minute to give his team the lead.

The opening ten minutes were tense as Salzburg

pressured their opponents but ran across a resolute Milan team that was also trying to put the hosts under strain.

After Salzburg forward Fernando missed an opportunity to score from a cross in the 53rd minute when his shot sailed well above the crossbar,

the ball remained in midfield for the majority of the second half.

Near the end of the game,

the action ramped up again, and in the fourth minute of extra time,

Leao came close to winning it, but his shot hit the post instead.

On September 14, when Milan hosts Dinamo Zagreb,

Salzburg will visit Chelsea,

who had previously fallen 1-0 away to Dinamo Zagreb.

As they launched their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against RB Salzburg in Austria,

AC Milan had to come from behind.
Despite being generally inefficient in front of goal,

the seven-time European winners were credited with a point thanks to Alexis Saelemaekers’ thunderous finish.
Rafael Leao’s injury-time goal for Milan was deflected off the post just as the game was about to end.

End-to-end action characterised the initial exchanges,

but both teams battled to control their last ball and thus missed multiple opportunities to attack from advantageous positions.
The only meaningful opportunity for the visitors came from Olivier Giroud,

who manoeuvred around the back of the defence before shooting from a tight angle straight at the goalie.
On the 28th minute, Fernando stole the ball from the Milan back line and transferred it to strike partner Noah Okafor, who nutmegged Pierre Kalulu

before shooting under Mike Maignan. This gave Salzburg the lead.

End-to-end action characterised the initial exchanges,

but both teams struggled to finish off their passes, which resulted to multiple attacks from advantageous positions being rejected.
The visitors’ Olivier Giroud had the only serious opportunity,

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but after slipping past the back of the defence, he shot from a tight angle straight at the goalie.


After 28 minutes,

Salzburg finally took the lead when Fernando stole the ball from the Milan defence and delivered it to his strike partner Noah Okafor,

who nutmegged Pierre Kalulu before shooting past Mike Maignan.

In the end,

Maignan made the game’s biggest stop at the other end when Nicolas Seiwald tried his luck from 30 yards and unleashed a tremendous drive.

Austria’s SALZBURG (AP) — Tuesday’s Champions League opener for seven-time champion AC Milan ended in a 1-1 tie against Salzburg.

Milan came in fired up after defeating Inter Milan in the Milan derby and finalising its most recent ownership change,

which includes a small ownership position for the New York Yankees.

Near the halfway point, though,

Noah Okafor scored a wonderful goal to give Salzburg the lead. The Swiss player executed a “double tunnel” by first dribbling through the legs of Milan defender

Fikayo Tomori and then shooting through the legs of goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

Alexis Saelemaekers,

who had time to control a cross from Rafael Leo before shooting from the middle of the area, gave Milan the equaliser just before halftime.
Leo then came close to winning it for Milan in added time when his shot hit the post.

Alexis Saelemaekers, who had time to control a cross from Rafael Leo before shooting from the middle of the area,

gave Milan the equaliser just before halftime.
Leo then came close to winning it for Milan in added time when his shot hit the post.

Today at the Red Bull Arena,

AC Milan will travel to face RB Salzburg in a match for Matchday 1 of the 2022–2023 UEFA Champions League group stage. You can learn everything you need to know about this game—including how to watch it live on TV or online—right here.

You can play this game with Paramount Plus in the United States.  It will be televised on DAZN in Canada.

The final Serie A champions are starting their trip in the new UEFA Champions League,

a competition in which they are a top winner but have struggled to contend in recent years.

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