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Milan-Austria Wien: Immediate reactions

Milan back, baby.

AC Milan v Austria Wien - UEFA Europa League Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

First thing first, why does Andre Silva not start that often? And what’s up with Cutrone? Anyway, Milan has finally scored at the San Siro after 4 matches (in all competitions) and after what looked to be another doomed night, certainly the Rossoneri found their way back into the game and have cruised passed Austria Wien 5-1 with a brace from both Andre Silva and Patrick Cutrone.

I really liked the way Milan hresponded after conceding first, in what was rather shambolic defending. The ball just went through the legs of Bonucci but what Donnarumma did was textbook error. He could’ve done better, he should’ve.

Christoph Monschein’s loose shoot finds its way into the net and many of us were hyped that Montella’s is done after this match. 6 minutes later Ricardo Rodriguez popped up at the far post and slot one home.

After that, it was all Milan. Andre Silva’s name is written all over this win. He was just amazing. His off the ball movement was dynamic, and constantly creating spaces. Borini and Rodriguez have both done an amazing job as well. The crosses were really good and were begging to be put in. Andre Silva is now the leading goalscorer for Milan this season (all comp) 7 goals in 10 games. Cutrone has done an amazing job and for my personal preference, I would choose him over Kalinic any day, but that is just my opinion.

2-2 in Athens means Montella’s men have made it to the next round. This might have covered some major issues that Milan is struggling with but a win doesn’t feel bad at all. 3 points, 5 goals, Silva and Cutrone running the show, home win, top of the group and on to the next round. Montella will live another day to fight