Cagliari Milan Match Analyze:
Tonight AC Milan faced Cagliari as part of the Italian Serie A. The game started 20.30 and was played on Sardegna Arena.
AC Milan TEAM: Donnarumma, Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura, Suso, Higuain, Calhanoglu
Cagliari TEAM: Cragano, Srna, Romagna, Klavan, Padoin , Barella , Bradic , Castro , Joao Pedro, Faris, Pavolleti
AC Milan played in ther well know 4-3-3 formation, while Cagliari played in 4-3-1-2 formation.
Cagliari started the game very well, with high-pressure, which was something AC Milan did not expected at all. That style of play brought success for Cagliari and they scored from their first chance in the 4th minute. Joao Pedro scored the goal for Cagliari after one deflected shot. After the conceded goal AC Milan started to play better, and try to take over control of the game. In the first half they had total 5 shots, 2 from which were in the goal. The first half ended with result 1 – 0 for Cagliari, and AC Milan had the ball in their possession of 56%.
After the break AC Milan started the game very well. It seems that Gennaro Gattuso motivated his team, because after only 10 minutes Milan was back in the game. Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal on official match for AC Milan in the 55th minute of the game. In the second half Milan had possession of the ball 64% of the time, while they also managed to shoot at the goal 5 times. Besides the regular XI Gattuso introduced three substitutes. Bakayoko entered in 66th minute and replaced Bonaventura, while Castillejo replaced Calhanoglu in 73th minute. Also later in the game Ricardo Rodruguez was replaced by Laxalt. Milan pressed for the goal but they just could not score one more.
The team should now focus on the next game in Thursday when they play against Dudelange as part of Europa League.