AC Milan Thump Rennes 3-0 in Europa League

AC Milan Thump Rennes 3-0 in Europa League

Analysis

Football

February 16th, 2024

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was the standout performer as AC Milan secured a commanding 3-0 win against Rennes in the first leg of their Europa League knockout round play-off tie thanks to a  a brace from Ruben Loftus-Cheek .

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hero of AC Milan

The 28-year-old, currently on loan from Chelsea, showcased his skills by scoring two goals with his head, further solidifying his impressive run of form. Loftus-Cheek's recent performance for Milan has been impressive, with five goals in his last five matches. This is a significant improvement compared to his initial two goals in his first 21 appearances. The player's remarkable display received high acclaim, as Loftus-Cheek expressed, "The atmosphere at home tonight was absolutely incredible." I've been honing my skills, positioning myself strategically to secure goals, and I'm pleased with my progress.

With a stunning brace, Loftus-Cheek has left an indelible mark in the annals of the club's history. He joins the esteemed ranks of AC Milan players, following in the footsteps of Kaka in 2007, who have achieved the remarkable feat of scoring two or more goals in a knockout stage match of a major European competition.

Rafael Leao's late goal was a fantastic finish, solidifying Milan's position to advance to the next round. The Rossoneri have gained a notable edge as they approach the second leg at Roazhon Park next week.

Additional Europa League Highlights

Qarabag achieved an unexpected 4-2 triumph against Braga, as French midfielder Abdellah Zoubir netted two goals.
Benfica clinched a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Toulouse thanks to Angel di Maria's decisive late penalty.
The match between Roma and Feyenoord ended in a 1-1 draw, with Romelu Lukaku scoring for the Italians.
Lens and Freiburg ended their match with a scoreless draw in the early kick-off.

Sumary of AC Milan Rennes

AC Milan was everywhere  against Rennes positions them favorably to advance to the next stage of the Europa League. The ongoing excellent performance of Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains a prominent topic of discussion. Make sure to keep yourself updated for the second leg of the Milan-Rennes match and the other exciting Europa League matches!

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