From Milan without points
Sparta lost even the second match of UEFA Europa League Group Stage! In Milan we did not have a clear chance, our opponents scored three times...
Václav Kotal could welcome Ondřej Čelůstka back to the starting line-up. But we have to play without Adam Hložek, he had problems with his foot and was not able to start in the match.
The home team had the first chance in the fourth minute of play, when Krunić fired from behind the penalty box. But he shot high over the bar.
After six minutes, another shot came over the bar! This time it was Zlatan Ibrahimović who headed the ball after the center from the right. It was really close!
After the initial domestic pressure, Sparta also started to attack. Pavelka‘s chance, however, did not end with a shot.
Unfortunately, Milan punished the very first problem of the Spartan defense. Lischka lost the ball after Díaz's pressure, Diaz passed to Ibrahimović, who returned the ball to him. Díaz then solved the situation himself in the box with a shot between Heča‘s legs.
Soon, another huge chance for the home team came. Lischka pulled Ibrahimović in the box and it was a penalty! The Swede himself stood up to it, but he only hit the crossbar.
Another big chance for Milan came in the 49th minute! After our action, Leao rushed to the break and ran alone on Heča, the Spartan goalkeeper saved perfectly. Then Heča quickly got up and caught Tonali's shot!
But Leao coul celebrate less than ten minutes later. From the left came a sharp ground center and Leao knocked him behind Heča.
And a moment later it was even worse. Dalot got a long ball for the break, ran to the box and scored. His shot was deflected unhappily by Vindheim.
Then came the chance for the guests. After a set piece, the ball bounced towards Karlsson, who fired from the volley. But he overshot the bar.
No more happened in Milan, so we lost the second game of the group 0:3.