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Serie A: Milan manages to draw 2-2 with Lecce after recovering a 0-2 deficit

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LECCE. Lecce manages to recover against Milan with a goal on the R. Leão 58' and a goal on the D. Calabria 70'.

LECCE. Lecce manages to recover against Milan with a goal on the R. Leão 58′ and a goal on the D. Calabria 70′. Milan was far superior when it came to possession ball (64%)​

The match was played at the Stadio Comunale Via del Mare stadium in Lecce on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniele Orsato who had the assistance of Niccolò Pagliardini and Marcello Rossi. The 4th official was Luca Massimi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7.9 degrees Celsius or 46.29 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.​

Match Statistics

Milan was in firm control of the ball 64% while Lecce was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Milan was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Milan to win the contest​.

Lecce shot 18 times, 4 on target, 14 off target. On the opposite side, Milan shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target.


Lecce received 1 yellow card (Youssef Maleh). On the other side, Milan received 2 yellow cards (Davide Calabria and Ismaël Bennacer).

After playing this match, Lecce will have 19 points like Bologna and Empoli to move up in the 12th place. On the other side, Milan will have 37 points like Juventus to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    Theo Hernández (OG)

  • 23'

    Federico Baschirotto

    Morten Hjulmand

  • 46'

    Sergiño Dest

    Theo Hernández

  • 46'

    Junior Messias

    Alexis Saelemaekers

  • 58'

    Rafael Leão

  • 62'

    Antonino Gallo

    Giuseppe Pezzella

  • 62'

    Youssef Maleh

    Joan González

  • 64'

    Youssef Maleh

  • 67'

    Davide Calabria

  • 69'

    Divock Origi 

    Brahim Díaz

  • 70'

    Davide Calabria

    Olivier Giroud

  • 72'

    L. Banda

    Federico Di Francesco

  • 72'

    J. Voelkerling Persson

    L. Colombo

  • 86'

    Simon Kjaer

    Davide Calabria

  • 85'

    Ismaël Bennacer

  • 86'

    A. Vranckx

    Tommaso Pobega

  • 89'

    Rémi Oudin

    Gabriel Strefezza

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Lecce will play away against Hellas Verona on the 21st of January with a 2-0 head to head record in favor of Hellas Verona (0 draws).

Milan will play away against Lazio on the 24th of January with a 18-8 head to head record in favor of Milan (16 draws).

Lecce: Formation and Lineups

Lecce started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Marco Baroni chose to play with the following team: Wladimiro Falcone (6.3), Valentin Gendrey (6.8), Federico Baschirotto (7.2), Samuel Umtiti (6.6), Giuseppe Pezzella (6.6), Alexis Blin (6.9), Morten Hjulmand (7.4), Joan González (6.4), Gabriel Strefezza (7.1), Lorenzo Colombo (6.8) and Federico Di Francesco (7.1).


Lecce made 5 changes: Giuseppe Pezzella for Antonino Gallo (62′), Joan González for Youssef Maleh (62′), Federico Di Francesco for L. Banda (72′), L. Colombo for J. Voelkerling Persson (72′) and Gabriel Strefezza for Rémi Oudin (89′).

Top player: Morten Hjulmand

The player who no doubt impressed Lecce the most was Morten Hjulmand.

His rating is (7.4) with 23 passes (65% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.

Milan: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Stefano Pioli played with: Ciprian Tătărușanu (6.4), Davide Calabria (7.5), Pierre Kalulu (6.6), Fikayo Tomori (7.1), Theo Hernández (6.1), Ismaël Bennacer (7.6), Tommaso Pobega (7.0), Alexis Saelemaekers (6.6), Brahim Díaz (7.0), Rafael Leão (6.5) and Olivier Giroud (7.2).


Milan made 5 changes: Theo Hernández for Sergiño Dest (46′), Alexis Saelemaekers for Junior Messias (46′), Brahim Díaz for Divock Origi  (69′), Davide Calabria for Simon Kjaer (86′) and Tommaso Pobega for A. Vranckx (86′).

Top player: Ismaël Bennacer

Probably the most impressive player in Milan was Ismaël Bennacer.

His rating is (7.6) with 63 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 14. He performed 5 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A


Rubio Fidel

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