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Tops / Flops AC Milan – Liverpool: Origi still present, Ibrahimovic still absent


The Rossoneri lost (1-2) on their own lawn against a reshuffled Liverpool team.

TOPS

Origi, winning joker
As soon as his coach calls on him, the Belgian striker always responds. the super-sub by Jürgen Klopp struck again. Placed at the forefront of the attack of a “Liverpool Bis” this evening, Divock Origi was dangerous, technically skilled and saw his efforts rewarded with a goal in the 55th, which permanently buried the Rossoneri. The 26-year-old Belgian striker is back in the net in the Champions League, his last goal in the most prestigious of competitions dating back to the 2019 final between Liverpool and Tottenham. His man of the match trophy is well deserved.

The Konaté rock
If the AC Milan players had a hard time being dangerous in the game, it is in particular thanks to the good performance of Ibrahima Konaté, the French central defender of Liverpool. We must salute his sense of anticipation, his robustness against Zlatan and his beautiful covers are partly responsible for the success of the Reds on the lawn of the leader of Series A. He will have managed to contain Zlata the whole match, which has him earned a few gestures of annoyance on the part of the Swedish giant.

FLOPS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not there
When Zlatan is bad, Milan is bad. The Swedish giant has been very discreet tonight, like all his performances in the Champions League this season. The Milanese were hoping they could count on their top scorer (tied with Brahim Diaz) to advance to the Champions League finals tonight but he was almost invisible. The weight of the years is unfortunately felt and if Ibrahimovic still amazes the Series Apart from his longevity, he seems to have particularly difficult to keep up with the pace of the Champions League, especially against the English clubs.

Theo Hernandez, doubly at fault
He could have brought that dynamism which was sorely lacking in the Milan attack this evening. With a Brahim Diaz absent (out in the 59th), a Zlatan too fair, and a disappointing Messias, Milan could hardly hope for better against a Liverpool team well above. Theo Hernandez took a long time to get into his match, and if it may seem a little harsh to consider him a flop, it’s because the French full-back has gotten used to so much better and his club needed him so much. this evening. Stopped at the time of Salah’s goal, Theo Hernandez is also at fault defensively.

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