Milan claimed all three points in a tight affair at the
Substitutes: Biraschi (4), Favilli (5), Pandev (7)
Key Talking Point
Ah VAR, you are as tiresome as you are confusing sometimes. The game turned on its head inside five minutes, when Milan equalised early in the second half and then pushed to take the lead. An exciting attack broke down for the away side, but VAR reared its ugly screen, and handed Marco Giampaolo a much-needed lifeline.
It has been a great response from Milan since half time. The ref has given us a huge favour with that red card to Biraschi.— Milan Club Melbourne (@milanmelbourne) October 5, 2019
But you have to wonder why Paquetá and Leão didn't start -P.c
Rafael Leao flicked the ball beyond Davide Biraschi, who somehow managed to steer the ball away from the striker.
Giampaolo lives to fight another day, and the Milan boss will be toasting to technology.
Substitutes: Leao (9*), Paqueta (8), Conti (6)
STAR MAN - How did this guy not play from the beginning? Rafael Leao has impressed whenever he's taken to the pitch for Milan this season, but the former Lille man inexplicably found himself on the bench on Saturday evening. That didn't last long though.
Leao is fabulous. What a difference he makes. The first touch, the pace, flair. Frontline suddenly feels alive.— Matteo Bonetti (@BonettiESPN) October 5, 2019
With Milan behind at half time, Giampaolo turned to Leao to try and change his side's fortunes, and it worked wonders. The 20-year-old caused all sorts of problems for the Genoa defence, and won the penalty which put Milan ahead only 12 minutes after his introduction.
What a talent this boy is.
Genoa travel to Parma after the international break, hoping to change their fortunes and escape the relegation zone following a poor start to the season.
Milan face one of their easier tasks of the season in two weeks time, when I Rossoneri host newly-promoted Lecce at San Siro.