Milan v Benevento Live Commentary & Result, 01/05/2021, Serie A |


78′ The substitutions have fairly clearly affected the tempo of the match, with a disjointed final 5 minutes actually serving to the reason for the hosts. Benevento will look to throw as many many ahead as they will as time rolls on, with nothing left to lose. 

76′ Inzaghi sends Caprari on for Improta as he appears to get his aspect again within the sport. 

D. Calabria

T. Hernández


76′ Hernandez is withdrawn as Pioli appears to keep away from any pointless accidents. Calabria is on in his place, although he’ll go to right-back and ship Dalot to the left. 


76′ A change in assault for Benevento sees Gaich despatched on for Lapadula. 


76′ Leao’s night is over as Rebic comes on for the remainder of the match.

Samu Castillejo

A. Saelemaekers


75′ Milan make a few modifications as they give the impression of being to clean up the XI. First up is Castillejo, who replaces Saelemaekers.

74′ Simply over quarter-hour left to go within the match and it appears snug for Milan, who’re holding onto possession inside Benevento’s half. They’ll look to expire the clock and keep away from any late drama as they see out the end result.

72′ Ibrahimovic rejects a chance to shoot, as a substitute taking part in it to his proper for the oncoming Dalot, but it surely seems the improper possibility as Montipo rushes off his line to get to the ball first.

70′ Depaoli is shipped to the turf after an pointless push by Romagnoli, however the set-piece from the precise wing involves nothing because the supply into the penalty space is whacked away by Tonali.

68′ An actual probability goes begging for Benevento, after a one-two between Insigne and Lapadula will get the previous free with a sight at objective from contained in the penalty space. The diminutive winger leans again and appears to curve it within the far nook – however he misses by a disappointing distance.

66′ Benevento received their first level in Serie A towards Milan: a 2-2 attract December 2017 due to goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli’s objective.

64′ Viola takes Benevento’s free-kick from deep on the left wing, however Tonali is first to it because the substitute midfielder heads it clear.

62′ Milan get precisely what they wanted with half-hour remaining, as they get themselves some insurance coverage. The win right now is essential for Milan’s Champions League hopes – with three factors placing them second, forward of video games from Napoli, Juventus and Atalanta tomorrow.


60′ MILAN DOUBLE THEIR ADVANTAGE! 2-0! Hernandez performs a go into Ibrahimovic simply contained in the penalty space earlier than persevering with his run in direction of the sting of the six-yard field. Ibrahimovic’s low shot is parried nicely by Montipo, however the goalkeeper can solely put it into the trail of Hernandez, who tucks it simply into an empty internet!

58′ Improta receives a go on the sting of the 18-yard field from Insigne, however as a substitute of searching for the cross, the winger hopes to curve a shot into the far nook but it surely misses the goal by a substantial distance.

56′ Calhanoglu’s nook is taken quick to Saelemaekers searching for the return, however the eventual cross from the Turkey worldwide is punched away by Montipo.


54′ Benevento make a change simply earlier than the hour, with Insigne approaching for Falque.

53′ FALQUE HAS A HIT BUT IT GOES WIDE! Lapadula will get to the free ball on the precise wing earlier than getting by Hernandez with some nifty footwork. The centring go to the sting of the penalty space finds a free Falque, who actually ought to have hit the goal from 18 yards.

51′ Dabo makes an attempt the spectacular, sending a curling effort to the far nook from nicely exterior the penalty space after Romagnoli was late to understand the hazard. The ball goes vast of the objective, but it surely was actually price a shot.

49′ Worrying indicators for Milan as Improta’s cross to the far submit was met by an audacious overhead kick try from Lapadula. The striker manages to make contact, but in addition catches Hernandez sq. within the face. It appears a particularly painful one – hopefully he’ll have the ability to proceed. 

47′ Calhanoglu performs a go via the Benevento defence for Ibrahimovic, who settles the ball rapidly earlier than hitting a shot that’s turned behind by Montipo. 

46′ Milan get the match restarted from the kick-off! 


46′ A change on the half sees Tonali despatched on instead of Bennacer, who was booked within the first.

With a slim lead, Pioli must resolve whether or not to try to double the benefit or hold onto the lead. With choices to do each, it actually wouldn’t harm so as to add some business to the XI. Anticipate Tonali in addition to Rebic to see the pitch with the intention to add some further urgent intent. As for the guests, they’ll be compelled to open up and assault, with Insigne in addition to Gaich – hero of the Juventus fixture – doubtless additions. 

Milan take a deserved 1-0 lead into the half-time interval at San Siro, after Calhanoglu’s slotted end separated the 2 sides after simply six minutes. The hosts appeared assured regardless of a poor run of outcomes, passing the ball round rapidly in midfield and making the most of the house left by Benevento’s midfield. Montipo has been busy, blocking close-range efforts from each full-backs in an try to preserve his aspect within the match. Half-chances from Lapadula and Depaoli had been the perfect the guests might muster within the first 45, although the end result remains to be very a lot hanging within the stability.


45′ + 3′ GREAT SAVE! Ibrahimovic appears to chop a shot again and put it into the far nook with a low shot, however the outstretched boot of the keeper turns it around the submit!

45′ + 1′ The fourth official signifies three minutes will likely be added for stoppages. 

44′ Dabo is down holding his knee after a collision with Bennacer. It doesn’t look good for the midfielder, who may have extra assessing at half-time. 

42′ With beneath 5 minutes to go earlier than the half, it appears as if each coaches will take the end result because it stands. Milan have been the higher of the 2 sides and deserve their lead, however the match actually isn’t over as Benevento have achieved sufficient to maintain their heads up in hopes of an equaliser.

40′ Falque brings a cross down contained in the penalty space acrobatically and shifts it to his proper for Depaoli, whose volleyed effort is deflected by Hernandez and put behind for a nook.


38′ Bennacer’s overeager try to win possession from Lapadula will get him in sizzling water. It’s a yellow card for the Algeria worldwide – the primary reserving of the match.

36′ CHANCE! Hernandez has possession on the sting of the penalty space and waits for an overlapping run to distract consideration earlier than hammering a shot which forces Montipo right into a diving parry!

34′ Dabo performs a go down the left for Improta, however the winger’s off-balance cross within the face of a defending Dalot sails over Donnarumma’s crossbar and out for a goal-kick.

32′ Viola’s nook from the precise is hit searching for the pinnacle of Dabo, however Donnarumma’s instinctive punch retains it out of his objective after the inswinger missed its goal.

30′ Hernandez is once more down on the turf after a conflict of knees with Depaoli throughout an aerial duel. After receiving some remedy the left-back has returned to his ft, but it surely’s been a tough and tumble first half for the previous Actual Madrid participant.

28′ Dalot receives a go from Calhanoglu and instantly picks his head up and sends a cross ahead for Ibrahimovic, however the accuracy from the full-back is off, because it rolls out for a throw-in on the opposite aspect.

24′ The top-to-head report between Milan and Benevento in Serie A is completely balanced, with one win for both sides and one draw.

22′ Calhanoglu performs a go with the surface of his boot on the left wing, opening up house for Ibrahimovic in midfield. A ahead go will get Kessie via into Benevento’s half, however a cynical foul from behind ends the transfer earlier than it might start.

20′ Falque appears to get free on the left wing and chip a cross into the penalty space for the second time in fast succession, however related actions produce an identical end result as Tomori is once more there to get a block.

18′ After a protracted spell of possession by Benevento, Falque appears to place a cross into the penalty space for Lapadula, however a deflection from the defending Tomori places it into Donnarumma’s fingers simply.

16′ After a wasted Benevento nook which is awkwardly headed in direction of objective by Ionita, Milan break on the counter via Kessie. The midfielder will get nicely into the penalty space earlier than shifting it to his left for Leao, however the curled shot is once more blocked by a busy Montipo.

14′ Milan work the ball fantastically from left to proper, getting the whole lot of the midfield concerned earlier than discovering Dalot on the flank. The complete-back hammers a shot in direction of objective from contained in the penalty space, however Montipo does nicely to dam it. The follow-up effort is Ibrahimovic’s, but it surely’s a weak shot saved comfortably.

12′ Viola performs an extended go from the center of midfield which places Lapadula via on-goal, however Dalot does sufficient to place off the striker, who had gone right into a slide with the intention to flip the ball in direction of the goal. It goes harmlessly vast, but it surely’s a warning for the Milan defence.

10′ Bennacer launches a go ahead to the left flank searching for Leao, however he’s unable to maintain onside because the Benevento defence breathe a sigh of reduction.

8′ It’s a disappointing begin for the guests, who actually need the factors in the event that they want to keep in Serie A. They’ve failed to bother the Milan defence, not often staying in possession lengthy sufficient to create one thing.


6′ GREAT WORK FROM MILAN MAKES IT 1-0! Kessie and Calhanoglu work it between them in midfield earlier than a go to the flank for Saelemaekers spreads the play. The winger instantly places it again within the field, the place Kessie’s dummy permits Calhanoglu the house wanted to dispatch a shot into the underside nook!


6′ Saelemaekers did not wait, hitting an incisive go again into the penalty space instantly, taking part in Calhanoglu via on-goal. It is the help for Milan’s opener! 

5′ Tomori wins the ball simply exterior of his penalty space however slips on the slick floor, permitting Improta to stroll into the 18-yard field unimpeded. The ahead takes it vast and chips it throughout Donnarumma’s objective, however Hernandez is there to win again the ball.

3′ Benevento look to have switched to a again 4, with Falque and Improta both aspect of striker Lapadula. An homage to his mentor, it appears Inzaghi is using the identical Christmas tree formation Carlo Ancelotti used to a lot success with Milan within the 2000s.

1′ Hernandez is down on the pitch inside seconds after receiving an elbow within the again from Depaoli. It’s poised to be a bodily contest within the rain because the guests impose themselves early. The left-back will have the ability to proceed, which is nice information for the Rossoneri. 

1′ Benevento get the match underway from the kick-off!

Milan make 4 modifications from their 3-0 loss to Lazio final day trip. Kjaer and Calabria are changed in defence by Romagnoli and Dalot, whereas Rebic is dropped for Leao and Mario Mandzukic makes approach for the return of Ibrahimovic.

Milan make 4 modifications from their 3-0 loss to Lazio final day trip. Kjaer and Calabria are changed in defence by Romagnoli and Dalot, whereas Mario Mandzukic and Rebic makes approach for Ibrahimovic and Leao in assault.

BENEVENTO SUBS: Andres Tello, Giuseppe Di Serio, Amadou Diambo, Pasquale Schiattarella, Roberto Insigne, Nicolo Manfredini, Christian Pastina, Gianluca Caprari, Siriki Sanogo, Adolfo Gaich, Igor Lucatelli, Perparim Hetemaj.

BENEVENTO XI (3-5-2): Lorenzo Montipo; Kamil Glik, Federico Barba, Luca Caldirola; Fabio Depaoli, Bryan Dabo, Nicolas Viola, Artur Ionita, Riccardo Improta; Gianluca Lapadula, Iago Falque.

MILAN SUBS: Samu Castillejo, Matteo Gabbia, Jens Hauge, Simon Kjaer, Ante Rebic, Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Sandro Tonali, Brahim Diaz, Rade Krunic, Soualiho Meite, Ciprian Tatarusanu.

MILAN XI (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Theo Hernandez, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli, Diogo Dalot; Franck Kessie, Ismael Bennacer; Rafael Leao, Hakan Calhanoglu, Alexis Saelemaekers; Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

With quarter-hour to go earlier than kick-off, let’s check out how the 2 sides are lining up – beginning with the hosts! 

Winless since an unbelievable 1-0 victory over Juventus over a month in the past, Benevento nonetheless have hopes of remaining within the Italian top-flight. Tied on 31 factors with Cagliari and Torino, it’s final years’ Serie B winners who occupy the ultimate relegation spot. Former Milan participant and coach Filippo Inzaghi will likely be seeking to poach one thing on the San Siro yet one more time, and provides his Benevento squad some respiration room forward of a decent end to the 12 months.

Milan are on the surface trying in with 5 matches to go, as two consecutive defeats have dropped the Rossoneri to fifth place within the desk. It isn’t all doom and gloom for Stefano Pioli’s aspect although, as they continue to be degree with each Napoli and Juventus – solely behind because of an inferior objective differential. The hosts will likely be determined for a win right now that retains them in touching distance of the remainder of the Champions League pack, with essential matches towards each Atalanta and Juventus nonetheless to return earlier than the season’s finish. 

Whats up and welcome to our LIVE commentary of the Serie A fixture between Milan and Benevento!


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