Liao, Rebek and Messias stars in pre-season defeat

Milan continued their impressive pre-season run as they overcame a poor start against Vicenza with a 6-1 win on Saturday night.

Milan trailed after just 20 seconds against their hosts, but that seemed to really wake them up as they scored four times before the break to ensure the result was unquestionably quick, with Rafael Leao, Junior Messias and Ante Rebic flipping an own goal. impotence.

Fikayo Tomori’s header and another goal from Rebic added more luster to the score, as happened for the first time with Charles de Kitleri, and now all eyes turn to the opening Serie A match against Udinese a week from now.

Stefano Pioli decided to put together a starting lineup that was very close to what would have been the first choice eleven last season with Mike Minnan, David Calabria, Ficayo Tomori, Pierre Calolo, Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Sandro Tonali, Junior Messias, Rafael started Liao.

The home team only took 20 seconds to take the lead. A cross was cut from the left flank and offset by Rolfini’s header, who headed into the post after defeating Tomori with it.

Milan tried to respond immediately and they made several attempts of their own in the few minutes after the goal. The first saw Liao shoot well after occupying a good space near the edge of the penalty area, and the second led to a Calabria shot that veered into the hands of goalkeeper Barzan.

It only took 10 minutes for Milan to equalize, and it was Liao who added to their pre-season tally. Rolling the ball in the Portuguese winger’s way, Ibrahim Diaz Rebic found himself before hitting the near post with a powerful shot.

The Rossoneri continued their dominance in the early stages, Rebic was the latest to hit the target in the 16th minute, but the Croatian hit the ball over the bar.

After scoring the equalizer, Leao was the goal maker to make the score 2-1. Brahim Diaz sent the ball wide to the ex-Lille player and whipped up a perfect Messi cross to bounce back into the net and add to his pre-season tally.

Milan continued to wreak havoc on the left and Rebek got his name on the scoresheet. Theo Hernandez together with Liao and the first cut the ball back to the former Eintracht Frankfurt player, who hit the net for the first time with confidence.

Moments after achieving the 3-1 goal, Milan added the fourth goal and once again fell to the left flank. The combination between Rebek and Theo this time saw the latter put in a dangerous cross that could only be converted into a net by the Vicenza defender.

There was a moment of anxiety early in the second half as Tonali fell to the ground and then went straight down the tunnel with what was clearly a muscle problem.

In the 50th minute, the Rossoneri were 5-1. Although they were a man dropping onto the field for a corner kick, Tomori slipped to the far post to head a corner kick for Benasere across the goal and into the far corner.

Three minutes before the hour mark, Junior Messias was the last to work his way up with an ankle injury, and Alexis Sailemakers came in to replace him.

In the 69th minute, Milan added the sixth goal, which he succeeded in achieving. A quick counterattack saw Brahim Diaz spin the ball just above the halfway line, putting Rebic into the goal who finished confidently past the dashing goalkeeper.

The cheers of the crowd escalated less than 15 minutes before the end of the match, as De Kitleari participated in his first work in the Milan shirt. He should have been awarded a penalty for a touch near the byline which prevented him from reaching but the referee didn’t force it.

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