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AC Milan Comeback To Beat Hellas Verona 3-2 In Five Goal Thriller

Milan show their mentality is strong for the season and they have the resolve to battle it out.

AC Milan v Hellas Verona FC - Serie A Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

AC Milan took on Hellas Verona at the San Siro amidst a wave of absences for Stefano Pioli forcing Fode Ballo-Toure, Ciprian Tatarusanu and Daniel Maldini to get a start in a difficult game. The Rossoneri lacked chemistry and struggled with the messy nature of the game in the first half leading to two Verona goals early on. For the first, Bennacer failed to clear the ball well allowing Caprari to be set up for a volley which he blasted into the goal. Next, the referee gave an absurd penalty where Kalinic stepped in Romagnoli, Barak converted from the spot. Rebic had to withdraw from the game with an injury which is worrisome to be replaced by Leao.

At half time, Pioli brought on Krunic and Castillejo for Saelemaekers and Maldini which changed the game. There was more physicality in the midfield and attack but also the passes were starting to string together. Milan pulled one back from an exceptional Giroud header off a cross from Leao. Shortly after, Castillejo was brought down in the box gifting Milan a penalty which Kessie calmly put away to make it 2-2. The winning goal came as an own goal after the growing pressure from Milan as well as the entry of Ibrahimovic. Castillejo curled in a low cross which Verona defender Gunter struggled to put away slicing it into the back of his own net. A massive 3-2 for Milan and a huge confidence boost ahead of a crunch tie in the Champions League.