Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu and Frenchman Theo Hernández gave Milan a momentous 2-0 victory at home against Benevento on Saturday and allowed their team to regain victory after two consecutive defeats and momentarily place second in the table.
After the 1-2 setback against Sassuolo and losing by a landslide (0-3) against Lazio, which brought him down to fifth place, Stefano Pioli’s Milan reacted this Saturday at San Siro and did not fail in a delicate appointment , against a points-hungry Benevento to avoid relegation.
The Milanese team, who will visit Juventus, fourth, one of their direct rivals in the fight for the Champions League, took all three points with an authoritarian performance.
Calhanoglu took the pressure off Milan by unlocking the scoreboard after just six minutes with his ninth goal of the course, but the “rossoneri”, in which the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned, forgave a long series of opportunities before being able to sentence the crash .
A sentence that came from the hand of ex-Madridista Theo Hernández at the time of the game, when the Frenchman sent the ball to the bottom of the meshes after a rejection of the goal by Ibrahimovic’s shot.
Despite the fact that “Ibra”, who only scored one goal in his last ten games, between club and Swedish team, failed to see the goal, Milan was able to celebrate three momentous points to stay alive in the fight for his return to the Champions League seven years later.
At this moment, Milan is second with 69 points, but Atalanta, third with 68, will play this Sunday against Sassuolo, Naples, fourth with 66, will host Cagliari, and Juventus, fifth, also with 66 points, will visit to Udinese.
Everything is still open in the fight for the “Champions”, when there are only four days left until the end of the championship.
Hours before, Inter Milan beat Crotone 2-0, with goals from the Danish Christian Eriksen and the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, and was one step away from their league title, which could be official this Sunday if Atalanta does not defeat the Sassuolo.