With all the favorites qualified for the round of 32 of the Europa League, Milan was the only club of the so-called “big” that gave a bump. The objective was very clear: the Lombard club should not lose by two goals in the feud of Olympiacos to pass the group stage of the Europa League. What should have been an impossible mission for the Greek side became a reality with a 3-1 victory that leads AC Milan to frustration.
The squad led by Gennaro Gattuso, fourth in the Italian League, 17 points behind the Juventus leader, and oblivious to a great European final since winning the Champions League in the 2006/2007 season, continues with its erratic projects year after year.
In its group, the F, only Betis had the guaranteed classification. Milan had the option of snatching the lead, but could also fall. And the second happened. The first time the Milan plan was good, a boring match without danger for both goals. Until the second half that appeared Pape Cisse, who opened the scoring in the 60th minute with a header inside the small area.
Then, with an absurd goal, the 2-0, in own door work of Cristian Zapata, who then fixed his error by marking the 2-1. However, Konstantinos Fortounis, from the penalty spot with nine minutes left, certified Milan’s failure.
The biggest surprise is that the elimination was not just the fault of Higuain as he has us used to, if not of all the apathetic squad that did not know how to handle the advantage. Those led by Gatusso can only opt for the cup of Italy where they are in the knockout phase since the Serie A is already of Juventus.