AC Milan 1-1 Salernitana: Dia cancelled Giroud’s opener
AC Milan 1-1 Salernitana: Boulaye Dia cancelled out Giroud’s opener as Rossoneri missed the chance to gain ground on their rivals for a Serie A 2022-23 top-four finish.
AC Milan 1-1 Salernitana – Game Highlights
AC Milan’s rival Inter slipped up, Lazio could not win while AS Roma was defeated, things seemed to benefit Stefano Pioli’s side when they host near-bottom side Salernitana, but it was far from it.
Olivier Giroud scored with a header on the stroke of half-time, which was the French’s striker first one in a month, ended his goal-drought since February.
The host dominated possession from the start but were kept quiet until the half-hour mark, with Giroud attempted a overhead kick which narrowly missed.
Mike Maignan was at the bay to keep Milan’s post safe from constant threats. The Milan’s goalkeeper made a supreme last-dich challenge to prevent Dia.
Giroud then broke the deadlock before half-time with his header from Bennacar’s corner.
However, Salernitana hit back through Dia just after the hour mark as Bradaric led a Salernitana break down the left, with his driven cross turned beyond Maignan by a stretching Dia.
It was all but before a VAR review denied Milan a penalty when Ismael Bennacer went down easily under Domagoj Bradaric’s challenge.
The result means Milan remain fourth, but just a point clear of fifth-placed Roma. This make it a tense battle for Champions League qualification.
What’s next for Milan
Rossoneri looks to get back on their winning track in their visit to Udinese this weekend.