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Milan warns the Europa League

Milan is experiencing the best moment of its season. Against Rennes, who came to the San Siro from eight consecutive victories and with enormous enthusiasm, Pioli’s men achieved their tenth victory in their last 13 official matches with a resounding 3-0. Since recovering most of their casualties, the Rossoneri have become unstoppable and have discovered in Loftus-Cheek a great weapon, decisive in recent weeks.

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The Milanese dominated the first half and warned as soon as it started with a very inspired Leao. The Portuguese received a long pass with elegance, got rid of Doué, entered the area and hit the crossbar with a thread. The Italians, who went into the break with 63% possession, after trying with five corner kicks, achieved the well-deserved 1-0 with Loftus-Cheek, who took advantage of Florenzi’s cross from the right with a precise header.

The midfielder struck again at the beginning of the restart, when, after a corner and a save by Mandanda against Kjaer, he headed the ball into the net for the second time and reached his fifth goal in 2024. Less than ten minutes later the hosts They also scored the sentence, with one of the best weapons of the Milan team, the left wing. Theo combined with Leao and the Portuguese, with a first-touch shot, surprised Mandanda, scoring seven goals this season, with nine assists. There were 40 minutes left, but Rennes never knew how to scare Meazza, who was close to also shouting 4-0 with initiatives from Pulisic, Okafor, Theo and Bennacer. With one foot and a half in the round of 16, Milan celebrated the victory and sent a clear message: they want to win this Europa League.

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Noah Okafor (61′, Rafael Leão), Malick Thiaw (61′, Simon Kjær), Amine Gouiri (66′, Arnaud Kalimendo) Alidu Seidu (66′, Guela Doué), Aboubakar Nagida (74′, Adrien Truffert), Filippo Terracciano (74′, Alessandro Florenzi), Ismaël Bennacer (74′, Ruben Loftus-Cheek), Ludovic Blas (74′, Azor Matusiwa), Ibrahim Salah (75′, Désiré Doué), Yacine Adli (80′, Christian Pulisic)


1-0, 31′: Loftus-Cheek2-0, 46′: Loftus-Cheek3-0, 52′: Rafael Leao


Referee: Nikola Dabanovic
Referee VAR: Nejc Kajtazovic, Alen Borosak
Aboubakar Nagida (86′, Yellow)

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