Milan 2-0 Benevento: Calhanoglu, Theo goals help Milan return to winning ways

Theo Hernandez-AC Milan

Rossoneri ended their bad streak with a comprehensive win over Benevento.

AC Milan put an end to their rough patch after defeating Benevento 2-0, with goals coming from Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez.

Milan entered the game with huge pressure on their back, created by consecutive defeats against Sassuolo and Lazio.

However, Rossoneri could have been relieved to see a goal inside six minutes as the in-form midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu provided the breakthrough.

Milan weren’t given a chance to sleep on the lead as Benevento often created some clear-cut chances, with Lapadula and Fabio Depaoli looking dangerous.

So were Stefano Piloi’s side, who broke out free on several counter-attacks, but failed to make any attempt count. Perhaps, Benevento’s goalkeeper Lorenzo remained rock solid throughout the game, making a flurry of saves including the one against Zlatan Ibrahimovic right before half-time.

Calhanoglu gives AC Milan an early lead.
The Rossoneri need to secure the 3 points in their effort to land a UCL spot this season

The second half saw Theo Hernandez get the second goal as the French man latched on to the rebound from Motipo, with Zlatan forcing the initial save.

Benevento looked as if they weren’t giving up soon despite trailing Milan and it was one of the factors that helped the underdogs stun Juventus in a historic win.

The win has allowed Milan to go ahead of Atalanta to second place, and their Champions League dreams could very well be imminent.

Rossoneri is having a mixed season as their early dominance had been marred by a string of poor results from the start of this year.

However, Pioli would be looking for a decent finish to this season by aiming for as high as second place.

Full Time: Milan 2-0 Benevento. The Rossoneri return to winning after two bad defeats. Hakan Çalhanoğlu (6') and Theo Hernández (60') scored, but Milan missed so many chances. First clean sheet since March 7.
Milan 2-0 Benevento. 
Goals scored by Calhanoglu & Theo. Milan were in control for majority of the match with a few glimpses of Benevento looking dangerous. Milan had so many chances to score but ultimately ended up with only 2 goals.