Red-blue defeat at the Unipol Domus, where Milan overcame the obstacle of coach Claudio Ranieri's group in a comeback. Luvumbo's lead was overturned already in the first half by Okafor and Tomori, third goal by Loftus-Cheek on the hour mark.
Compared to Bergamo, Ranieri changes three elements, inserting Zappa, Wieteska and Petagna in place of Obert, Deiola and Shomurodov. In front of Radunovic the trio with Wieteska, Dossena and Hatzidiakos; in the middle Nandez, Sulemana, Makoumbou and Augello; in front Luvumbo and the former Monza.
Ready, go and Luvumbo is darting in, hard for the Rossoneri defense to catch. Dossena saves on Loftus-Cheek in the 13th minute, imitated by Hatzidiakos in the 27th minute, just moments before Luvumbo's gem arrived: Nandez steals the ball at the back, assists for the Angolan who thunders Sportiello with a powerful left-footer.
In 6 minutes Milan overturned, in the 39th minute Pulisic at the back, low cross that Radunovic did not block and Okafor converted into a goal; in the 45th minute from a corner action the scramble rewarded Tomori under goal.
At halftime Ranieri chooses former Volendam in place of Wieteska. The start is vehement with some interesting situations and Oristanio himself very pimply. But in the 59th minute Loftus-Cheek from long distance fulminates Radunovic with a powerful, angled right-footer that gives no chance. Cagliari has nothing more to lose and goes on the offensive, but with two goals to recover it is very complicated to do more than that. But little changes, it ends in defeat.
Rossoblù footballer Gaetano Oristanio spoke with the media after the match against Milan. These are his words:
FORWARD WITH CONFIDENCE
"We gave a good performance, I saw from everyone the right spirit, the desire to never give up. Even in the most difficult moments, against a strong team, we never stopped playing, at times we even managed to impose our game. We have to make fewer mistakes because Serie A is unforgiving. However, I am confident, the road is right."
A TEAM ALIVE
"Our journey has just begun: we are well aware of the difficulties, but also of our qualities. This is a group that is still getting to know itself, there are many young people, new signings. The more training goes by, the more the understanding is refined. We have to keep working, continue on our path: stay all united, staff, team, fans, who even today have always supported us. We will give it our all, this team is alive. The strength of this group is to always give everything."
DESIRE TO GROW
"Serie A is a difficult, physical and technical league: from the beginning I made myself available to the group, to the coach, listening to his advice to improve. I know I have to grow, for example in the tactical aspect. After two very positive years in Holland, with promotion to the Eredivisie and salvation, I felt like coming back to Italy. I thank the club, the coach for giving me the opportunity to come here. The goal? I hope it will come soon, but even more important will be the team's performance, the victory."