Sport Established as a left winger following the withdrawal of Rafael Leao, Alexis Saelemaekers did what he could. Insufficient to avoid the defeat of AC Milan against Inter (0-2) in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League.
“Both offensively and defensively, AC Milan have not shown themselves up to the task,” began the Gazzetta dello Sport. “It was a confused team. It looked like they weren’t even on the pitch in the first half. Pioli’s team was really unrecognizable. Too much tension or too much nervousness? was unacceptable.”
However, the site Cult of Calcio raised the activity of Alexis Saelemaekers on the left side of AC Milan, putting Denzel Dumfries in difficulty several times. “Normally he was to be played against Leão, but Dumfries also struggled against Alexis Saelemaekers. Defensively it wasn’t his best performance.”
The same media was rave about Edin Dzeko, Romelu Lukaku’s competitor in the interist attack and author of a sensational first goal. “Edin Dzeko really took to the game and played amazing,” wrote Cult of Calcio.