Milan’s two goals came from a well-constructed counter-attack. Daniel Maldini (48′) and Brahim Diaz (85′) became heroes for Stefano Pioli’s fleet. Meanwhile, Aquilotti -Spezia’s nickname- had equalized through Daniele Verde (80′).
The course of the match
The first half started with a strong fight in midfield. Spezia and AC Milan took turns controlling the ball, but until 10 minutes into the game, no golden opportunity had been created by either side.
Although the Rossonerri-AC Milan’s nickname- has a more qualified squad depth, Spezia actually stole the opportunity first. It was M’bala Nzola who penetrated and sent a hard shot towards Mike Maignan, fortunately the French goalkeeper managed to anticipate it well.
Entering the middle of the first half, both teams were seen attacking each other using their right and left wings. Another golden opportunity was owned by Aquilotti – Spezia’s nickname – through Nzola who again launched his hard shot, but Maignan’s strength managed to block the shot.
Meanwhile, the Rossoneri had a golden opportunity from a corner due to the difficulty of breaking down Thiago Motta’s defense. Unfortunately, Ante Rebic’s header was wide to the left of Jeroen Zoet’s goal.
Unable to understand, Stefano Pioli gave directions to his team to attack through the left side of Spezia’s defense which was considered weak. However, Milan’s poor coordination between the lines made the attack futile.