Milan’s title charge takes a hit as Torino holds them. This was a tight, cagey game throughout, with neither side quite doing enough to win.
The hosts had the better chances in the first half, despite Milan controlling possession.
Both Belotti and Ricci went close. The second half followed a similar pattern: Maignan pulled off some fine saves to deny Pellegri and Vojvoda.
While Milan struggled to find a rhythm in the future, ultimately, neither side could find a way through, and it finished 0-0.
TORINO (3-4-3): Etrit Berisha;
David Zima, Bremer, Ricardo Rodriguez;
Wilfried Stephane Singo, Sasa Lukic, Samuele Ricci, Mergim Vojvoda;
Tommaso Pobega, Andrea Belotti, Josip Brekalo.
MILAN (4-2-3-1): Mike Maignan;
Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu Kyatengwa, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez;
Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessie; Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao;
Theo Hernandez Post Match reaction:
On failing to win:
“We gave our all, we didn’t manage to win, but soon we have another match that we must win.”
On the game:
“They are difficult games. We are Milan, so they want to do well against us. They wasted time the whole game, so it’s not easy to play. Next week, we have another match, and we have to win it.”
On the season finale:
“We have to give everything to win them all. The last two results were not good, but we must think about the next game.”
Stefano Pioli Post-match reaction:
On his protests at the end of the game: “I told the referee not to say that they will recover [lost time] and then instead they do nothing to lose the game’s rhythm. When do you play in injury time? You have to give rhythm to the game.”
On the match: “We did everything to try not to give Torino points of reference. We didn’t create many chances, but many situations could lead to important changes. We are less precise. In terms of spirit, I cannot say anything. team. We miss the leap, and we wanted to win tonight.”
At the team’s moment: “The league is competitive, there are difficulties for everyone. We did everything tonight to put Torino in difficulty, but we lacked clarity. We always have to think that we can do something better.”
On managing expectations: “I do not see a nervous or anxious team. We played, we were compact, and it is clear that we all know how heavy these games are. There is more pressure in the final matches. We are a young team who knows how to manage management well. We have to try to do better and better. There are only a few games left, and we are still there.”
On the Scudetto: “Percentages? I don’t do them. First, we were favourites, then Napoli, then Inter. After that, anything can happen again.”
So, what’s next?
Milan will take on Genoa at home on Friday next week, hoping to celebrate Easter with what would be a significant win in the bag. Given their current struggles, though, it won’t be easy.
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