AC Milan miss their chance to top the Serie A table as Spezia win on stoppage-time stunner

Monday’s game should have been easy for AC Milan, who were hoping to be leaders of Serie A on Monday night after Inter Milan’s draw against Atalanta on Sunday. Instead, the unthinkable happened. Former Milan player and current Spezia manager Thiago Motta saw his side win at the San Siro at the last minute as Spezia beat AC Milan, 2-1, on Monday.

The crazy game saw Milan take the lead in the first half with a goal from Rafael Leao, which came moments after Theo Hernandez’s penalty kick error. The home team seemed to be in control of the game, only waiting for the second goal. In the second half, however, the visiting team improved their attacking performance thanks to the entry of Kevin Agudelo.

Aguedelo has completely changed the game for Spezia. On the other hand, AC Milan has experienced many absences. Key players such as Fikayo Tomori and Sandro Tonali weren’t in the squad. Tomori was injured last week and will be out next month, missing crucial games against Juventus on Sunday and the Milan derby in the first week of February. Tonali, the Italian midfielder, was suspended after the game against Venezia.

AC Milan tried to change and win the game. Ante Rebic, Olivier Giroud and Junior Messias were replaced later to play alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was already in the starting XI. In the first minute of injury time, Rebic found space between midfield and defense and entered the edge of the penalty area.

The striker was tagged by the defender and the ball landed at the feet of Junior Messias, who scored what appeared to be the winning goal, but it was immediately disallowed by referee Marco Serra. Serra had called a foul on Rebic without giving the lead, committing an obvious mistake, and for this he apologized to the entire AC Milan team, realizing he had made a crucial mistake.

Things got worse for Milan. In the dying seconds, a Spezia counter-attack sent the home side off balance as they desperately searched for the winning goal. Emmanuel Gyasi therefore found himself alone in front of the goalkeeper and scored the late winner.

Here is an overview:

After losing the game, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli spoke to DAZN: “The referee made a mistake, he made a big mistake, he also apologized but unfortunately it happened. went like that. Everything went wrong tonight. But that should give us a lot of energy to react immediately.

AC Milan travel to Turin on Sunday to take on Juventus, a key fixture for the Scudetto and Champions League races.

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