Fikayo Tomori, the British defender of AC Milan, had something to rejoice about in their recent Italian Serie A clash against US Salernitana. Tomori successfully found the back of the net with a header, thanks to Rafael Leao’s precise pass that redirected towards his path. This goal propelled Milan into the lead within only 17 minutes of gameplay. Although this early advantage provided Milan with an upper hand, it ultimately fell short in securing the victory. Salernitana, who currently resides at the bottom of the Serie A standings, exhibited resilience and unwavering determination throughout the match. For significant stretches of the game, they dominated and rightfully leveled the score just three minutes prior to halftime. Federico Fazio showcased his strength by heading the ball into the net from a corner, equalizing the game and providing the hosts with a much-needed boost.
In the second half, Salernitana persisted in their attacking approach and were ultimately rewarded. Antonio Candreva propelled the hosts ahead with a skillful and curving low shot from the right side of the penalty area. Although Milan’s goalkeeper, Mike Maignan, managed to get a hand on the ball, he couldn’t prevent it from entering the goal. Maignan experienced a moment of disappointment as he could have performed better to prevent the shot from entering the goal.
Towards the end of the game, Milan intensified their efforts to score an equalizing goal. Olivier Giroud played a vital part by redirecting a cross towards the six-yard box. Luka Jovic, who had previously been stopped by an impressive double save, capitalized on this opportunity. Jovic successfully executed a left-footed volley, ensuring a late equalizer for Milan in the 90th minute. Salernitana’s impressive display during the match resulted in a fair outcome, as the draw brings them closer to Verona, who are just two points ahead in the second-bottom position. This provides them with optimism in their fight against relegation. In contrast, Milan, currently occupying third place, find themselves trailing their city rivals and league leaders, Inter, by a significant seven-point margin. To narrow this gap and contend for the championship, Milan must enhance their performance.