Real Madrid managed to steal a draw from AC Milan at the San Siro last night thanks to a late Pedro Leon goal. In essence Milan should have picked up all 3 points on offer yesterday, but things did not go their way as a series of defensive slip ups and goal keeping blunders ensured they remain just one point above Ajax in Group G.
However, the night was not totally ruined as Milan hero Filippo ‘super pipo’ Inzaghi scored a brace to make him the all time European Cup competitions top scorer with 70 goals.
Of course some argue that Inzaghi’s second goal was offside, but many including myself also have questions about the validity of Higuain’s opener. Speaking to reporters after the match, coach Massimiliano Allegri stated that Milan got a fair result from the match.
“I believe the result is a fair one for the chances Madrid had. We have some good chances too. The second half was better, we were in difficulty,” he told the Italian press after the game.
“The reaction and the will from us was the strength, but it is a shame we did not win. It’s good to see our strengths.
“We were better compared to the game at the Bernabeu. I am happy with what we did. It is an important result for us. It’s a shame we never won.”
The only thing fair about this result is the fact that Auxerre beat Ajax to hand the Rossoneri a lifeline in Group G. As things stand, Milan are still second with 5 points, Ajax third on 4 points and Auxerre close behind with 3.
All these 3 clubs can make it to the next stage and this guarantees an exciting end to the group stages. Madrid coach Jose Mourinho also had a few words of his own concerning Inzaghi’s goal.
“Milan’s first goal was a mistake by Pepe as he slipped. It was a poor situation for us. The second goal was clearly offside, but I don’t want to speak about this,”
“We were the bosses on the pitch though. We risked a lot, but the goal from Pedro Leon was right.”
Milan need to find a winning formula quick or else suffer dangerous consequences in both the league and Europe.
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