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On Saturday (26), AC Milan took to the field for the second round of Serie A, clinching an authoritative triumph over Torino at the San Siro stadium with a score of 4-1. Pulisic, Giroud – who converted two penalty kicks – and Theo Hernandez found the target, while Schuurs notched a goal for Torino.
In a match featuring two penalties granted to Milan following VAR review, Italian spectators once again bore witness to Stefano Pioli’s squad showcasing their attacking prowess. Torino found it challenging to contain the likes of Pulisic, Leão, and their fellow teammates.
The initial 30 minutes of the game scarcely mirrored the fervor of the first half. After Pulisic’s goal, breaking the deadlock at 33 minutes, both Milan and Torino refused to grant the fans a moment’s respite. The conclusion of the first half was so exhilarating that it compensated for the entire match. Almost immediately following Milan’s opener, at 36 minutes, Schuurs capitalized on a loose ball inside the box, volleying it home.
However, the visiting side had little time to revel in their success. At 42 minutes, the referee, with the aid of VAR, identified a handball in the box. Giroud confidently dispatched the ensuing penalty kick, restoring Milan’s lead. Theo Hernandez concluded the first half with the third Rossoneri goal, a result of a splendid combination play involving Rafael Leão on the left side.
The advantage provided Milan with the control over the game. Torino posed minimal threat to Maignan’s goal. It wasn’t until the 62nd minute that Rafael Leão entered the box and was brought down. The referee awarded a penalty, allowing Giroud to calmly slot the ball into the corner and seal the scoreline at San Siro.
Milan’s forthcoming match entails a classic encounter against Roma, set to take place away from home next Friday in the Serie A.