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AC Milan welcomed Guillermo Ochoa’s Salernitana, a Mexican goalkeeper who He had a great performance under the three sticks and helped his team to get an important point for the fight for permanence in the Italian Serie A.
Although it is difficult to believe, Salernitana tried and almost succeeded, and Mike Maignan, goalkeeper of the Milan box, was the one who was in charge of preventing his bow from falling in order to give hope to the local team that denied them the opportunity to celebrate the visit commanded by the former goalkeeper of Las Águilas del América.
The first goal of the night came from the corner, because after a shot from the right corner, Oliver GiroudFrench striker, World Champion in Russia 2018, he managed to connect the ball inside the area and made it shake the nets for what became 1-0, a very close shot that ‘Memo’ Ochoa could not avoid.
After conceding a goal on the first shot that was not blocked by the defense, Ochoa was able to celebrate equality at minute 60′, instance where Domagoj Bradaric placed the ball from the left flank to assist Boulaye Dia who equalized the score 1-1.
Later, at 69 ‘, the controversy was present because Ismael Bennacer He was knocked down in the area and determined a penalty in favor of Milan. However, after the review in the VARthe play changed and prevented what would be an opportunity to shine for Ochoa.
But this did not demoralize the Aztec archer, who At 75′ he defended his cabin and after a header from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi tried to beat the Mexican goalkeeper with his chest. However, ‘Memo’ did magic and with a great save he avoided the fall of his bow in the second part of the engagement.
Later, at 81 ‘ Krzysztof Piatek, a former Milan player, kicked from outside the area in order to comply with the “ex’s law”, but again Maignan defended his three posts and avoided the fall of his bow that would be a 2-1 lapidary against him.
And five later, Ochoa and the Salernitana were saved after a long list of rebounds inside the area, the ball was very close to entering. However, the Mexican goalkeeper once again took advantage of his experience under the three posts and avoided Milan’s second goal.
At 90+1, again Ochoa was the figure, because with his open left hand he stopped a powerful low shot from Ibrahimovic that again he was left with the desire to celebrate before the goalkeeper of the Mexican National Team.
With this result, Milan was fourth with 48 points in 26 gameswhile the Salernitana, with this great point, reached 26 units in the same number of dates played in Serie A in Italy.
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