Champions League: Milan defeats Dinamo Zagreb 3-1

MILANO. Milan beats Dinamo Zagreb 3-1.


MILANO. Milan defeats Dinamo Zagreb 3-1. Milan got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from O. Giroud (43′) and A. Saelemaekers (47′). Dinamo Zagreb tried to recover with a goal from M. Orsic (56′). However, the match was closed by a goal (77′) scored by T. Pobega for Milan. Milan took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

The match was played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milano on Wednesday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Jesús Gil Manzano with the assistance of Diego Barbero Sevilla and Ángel Nevado Rodríguez. The 4th official was Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 23.8 degrees Celsius or 74.84 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 70%.​

Match Statistics

Milan was in firm control of the ball 57% while Dinamo Zagreb was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Milan was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Milan won the match.

Milan shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.


Milan received 1 yellow card (S. Pioli). On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb received 2 yellow cards (M. Orsic and A. Marin).

After playing this match, Milan has 1 points to occupy the 2nd place in the standings. while Dinamo Zagreb stays with 3 points (1st).

Match Events

  • 43'

    O. Giroud (Penalty)

  • 47'

    A. Saelemaekers

  • 51'

    S. Pioli

  • 56'

    M. Orsic

    B. Petkovic

  • 63'

    D. Spikic

    S. Moharrami

  • 67'

    T. Pobega

    S. Tonali

  • 68'

    C. De Ketelaere

    O. Giroud

  • 75'

    M. Orsic

  • 77'

    T. Pobega

    T. Hernandez

  • 78'

    J. Messias

    A. Saelemaekers

  • 78'

    J. Drmic

    S. Ristovski

  • 78'

    R. Krunic

    I. Bennacer

  • 79'

    S. Dest

    B. Diaz

  • 84'

    M. Baturina

    B. Petkovic

  • 84'

    A. Marin

    M. Orsic

  • 90'

    A. Marin

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Milan will play away against Dinamo Zagreb on the 25th of October with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Milan (0 draws).

Dinamo Zagreb will host Milan on the 25th of October with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Milan (0 draws).

Milan: Formation and Lineups

Milan started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Stefano Pioli chose to play with the following team: Mike Maignan (6.7), Davide Calabria (6.8), Pierre Kalulu (7.0), Fikayo Tomori (6.8), Theo Hernández (7.4), Ismaël Bennacer (7.2), Sandro Tonali (6.8), Alexis Saelemaekers (8.0), Brahim Díaz (7.1), Rafael Leão (7.6) and Olivier Giroud (7.3).


Milan made 5 changes: S. Tonali for T. Pobega (67′), O. Giroud for C. De Ketelaere (68′), A. Saelemaekers for J. Messias (78′), I. Bennacer for R. Krunic (78′) and B. Diaz for S. Dest (79′).

Top player: Alexis Saelemaekers

The player who no doubt impressed Milan the most was Alexis Saelemaekers.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 29 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 3 crosses.

Dinamo Zagreb: Formation and Lineups

Dinamo Zagreb started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

On the other side, Ante Čačić played with: Dominik Livaković (6.6), Sadegh Moharrami (6.6), Stefan Ristovski (7.0), Josip Šutalo (6.4), Dino Perić (7.4), Robert Ljubičić (5.5), Arijan Ademi (7.0), Josip Mišić (6.4), Luka Ivanušec (6.3), Bruno Petković (6.9) and Mislav Oršić (7.3).


Dinamo Zagreb made 4 changes: S. Moharrami for D. Spikic (63′), S. Ristovski for J. Drmic (78′), B. Petkovic for M. Baturina (84′) and M. Orsic for A. Marin (84′).

Top player: Dino Perić

The player who no doubt impressed Dinamo Zagreb the most was Dino Perić.

His rating is (7.4) with 43 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 7.

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