AC Milan win even the return match of the Europa League third preliminary round and qualify for the next stage.
AC Milan vs Craiova ends with a 2-0 win for the rossoneri thanks to goals by Jack Bonaventura and Patrick Cutrone. A good beginning of the new season in San Siro. The Italian midfielder scored early in the 9th minute while in the second half it was the young striker Cutrone to double the result in the 51st minute. Tomorrow will the held the next round draw and we will find out who is going to be the new opponent.
1′ The match has started. All fans give a warm welcome to Donnarumma.
6′ First big chance for Milan. Cutrone shoots inside the box but the opposing goalkeeper saves.
9′ GOOOOOOOAAALLLL !!! BONAVENTURA !!! Corner for Milan: cross in the middle, bad exit from Calancea and Bonaventura scores.
20′ Big chance for Craiova. Mitrita comes one on one with Donnarumma, he shoots with his right but Gigio makes an incredible save!
29′ Timeout: small break to allow players to refresh.
43′ Suso tries his left from the distance, Calacea’s responds and big error from Conti, he kick the ball out with the goal practically empty.
45′ One minute of added time.
46′ The first half ends 1-0.
48′ Yellow card for Baluta.
52′ GOOOOOOOOAAALLLLL !!! CUTRONE !!! Free kick for Milan from the left: Ricardo Rodriguez in the middle, favorable rebound and light push by Cutrone.
62′ Yellow card for Zapata.
68′ Free kick for Craiova: Zlatinski shoot ends above the bar.
71′ Second substitution for Milan: In Andre Silva, outside Patrick Cutrone.
78′ Second timeout of the match.
82′ Last substitution for Milan: Borini enter for Niang.
87′ Last minutes of the game. The rossoneri retain possession.
93′ FT: Milan win 2-0.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): G. Donnarumma; Conti, Zapata, Musacchio, Rodriguez; Kessie, Locatelli, Bonaventura; Suso, Cutrone, Niang.
Substitutions: Storari, Calabria, Gomez, Calhanoglu, Montolivo, Borini, Andre Silva.
CRAIOVA (4-3-3): Calancea; Dimitrov, Spahija, Kelic, Tiago Ferreira; Rossi, Zlatinski, Bancu; Vagenin, Baluta, Mitrita.
Substitutions: Mitrovic, Birceag, Screciu, Mateiu, Roman, Barbut, Barthe.
Nikola Popov (BUL)
1. Georgi Todorov (BUL)
2. Martin Venev (BUL)