Malaga continues its imperial march in the Champions winning 1-0 al AC Milan

Málaga remains group leader and undefeated after defeating Milan by 1-0 in a historic duel, where midfielder Joaquín Sánchez was the protagonist with a missed penalty and the goal that gave the malaguista team the victory.

The Italian team went to Malaga without three fundamental pieces, goalkeeper Christian Abbiati, defender Ignazio Abate and Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong, although his experience, the strength of the squad, with a highlight, striker Stephan El Shaarawy, they balanced the match.

Malaga also appeared with a sensitive loss, that of defender Nacho Monreal, which meant that the Portuguese midfielder Eliseu Pereira, will delay his position to the left side, subtracting offensive presence.

Despite the casualties, Milan began with tight control of the Malaguista figures and without errors in defense.

Montolivo warned with a launch from outside the area that Caballero stopped. The Malaga team was not comfortable, He had problems building and that was paid by both Joaquín, Isco or Saviola.

There were few ideas from the locals and a lot of experience and efficiency, especially defensive in visitors, that they did when Malaga attacked with five players.

From the minute 20, the malagueño team shook off the nervousness of the first minutes and Iturra came into play. Even so, Milan came out fast on the counterattack and on the right wing of Bonera, danger was around the malaguista area.

El Shaarawy had a great occasion, but he wasted sending Emanuelson. Malaga in 33 minutes he had practically not approached Amelia's goal.

Málaga's first shot on goal was two minutes later by Isco, who went away.

Malaga's best moments came with the entry into play of Isco and Joaquín, that in a corner, saw Demichelis alone and he, hit him bad, the ball going over the crossbar.

Arriving at halftime a play without apparent danger with a push from Constant to Gámez, and the referee Proença at the request of his assistant signaled a penalty. Joaquin failed again, as happened five days before in the match against Valladolid.

Málaga came out better in the second half, although Milan continued with its strict approach in defense and with speed to attack.

Montolivo in a distant launch made Caballero intervene.

The malagueño team was maturing the game. And the award came in a pass from Iturra, that Joaquin, making up for the penalty mistake, hit low, He touched the left post and slipped into Milan's goal. It was the minute 64.

Merry, seeing the problem in which he had gotten himself removed Constant and took out the Brazilian forward Pato and then the former Barcelona player Bojan. Milan advanced lines and twice, El Sharaaway and Mexes, they could tie the match, but Knight and Demichelis, they prevented the match.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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