Milan defeats Dinamo Zagreb and is on the verge of entering the champions’ groups.
Dinamo Zagreb – AC Milan Played on 10/25/2022
Today, Tuesday, at the Maximir Stadion, Milan defeated its host Dinamo Zagreb by a score of
4-0 in the fifth round of the Champions League group stage. Matteo Gabbia (39), Rafael
Liao (49), Olivier Giroud from the penalty spot (59), and Robert Ljubicic’s own goal gave
Milan a four-goal lead (69). With this win, Milan improved their score to 7 points, moving up
to second position in the fifth group before the final round, while Dynamo’s score remained
unchanged at 4 points, placing them in last. To guarantee qualifying for the final 16,
Milan must at least draw its match against Red Bull Salzburg in the last round at the San Siro
After the game had been going for seven minutes, Milan had its first opportunity. Giroud
met a cross from Rebic with a heel kick that the goalkeeper blocked, but the match’s referee
claimed that the French striker had infiltrated the area.
Milan received a corner kick in the tenth minute, which was executed and reached Liao,
who delivered a cross into the box. Defender Kair responded with a shot, which Dinamo
Zagreb’s Peric was able to deflect away from the goal.
After several exchanges of the ball between the boots of Zagreb players
After several exchanges of the ball between the boots of Zagreb players, the ball eventually
reached Peric, who crossed to the far right and found Orcic, who headed it towards the goal.
However, defender Gabia was able to successfully remove the ball with a decisive
When the ball reached Ristovsky on the edge of the penalty area, he unleashed a strong
ground shot toward the goal, but Milan defender Kair was able to deflect it in front of his
team’s goal outside the penalty area. The Croatian squad then came back to execute a new
After making a decisive intervention on Rebic, a midfielder for Dinamo Zagreb, Mesic shone
and prevented a goal possibility. Rebic collected the ball within the area and launched a hard
shot toward the goal, but Mesic blocked the shot.
If goalie Levakovic hadn’t been so clever, Olivier Giroud would have come very close to scoring the opening goal for the Rossoneri. Pierre Kalulu sent a cross into the Dynamo area in the 32nd minute. Giroud stood out from the crowd and sent a strong header in the direction of the goal. The goalkeeper displayed brilliance and expertly kept it out of his net.
A free kick from Tonali inside the area was met by Milan defender Gabia, who did a fantastic job of heading the ball into the goal, breaking the scoreless tie in the 39th minute of the game.
Rafael Liao added a second goal at the opening of the second half. He started from the left side, made his way into the penalty area, and finished with a beautiful strike.
After Tonali was impeded by Ljubicic inside the penalty area, Milan was awarded a penalties, which Olivier Giroud scored to give the Rossoneri a third goal in the 59th minute.
Ivanosic collected the ball inside the penalty area and launched a shot from the left side from within the area in the 63rd minute, but Tatarusano was able to block it and give Dinamo a chance to get back into the game.
In a flash, Jiro took advantage of Dynamo’s genuine scoring opportunity. After receiving a long ball from defense to attack, Jiro blasted a powerful shot that struck a Dynamo defender in the foot and flew over the crossbar and into the corner.
Ljubicic scored Milan’s fourth goal of the game inadvertently in the 69th minute after Liao broke into the box and crossed a ball towards Girou, but it went in ahead of him and was met by Ljubicic with his chest in his team’s net.
In the 74th minute, Orsic attempted to score a goal that would save his face in front of Milan. He received the ball and struck a strong effort that traveled along Tatarusano’s left post.
Milan’s replacement Pobiga scored the team’s fifth goal in the 82nd minute off an assist from Origi, but the goal was disallowed by the referee. At the start of the game, Origi is in an offside position.
Milan’s Krunic missed an opportunity to score when he started from the middle of the field, all by himself in the goal, and hit a ball to the left of the goalkeeper, who made an excellent catch.