Jovic Saves the Day: Substitute Seals Comeback Victory for Rossoneri

Milan weathered a second-half storm to salvage a dramatic 3-2 victory away at Frosinone, with substitute Luka Jovic completing a sensational comeback in the dying minutes.

Olivier Giroud’s trademark header set the Rossoneri on their way, but a penalty from Matias Soule and a seemingly impossible angled strike from Luca Mazzitelli had put Frosinone in control. Just when all hope seemed lost, Matteo Gabbia equalized with his first-ever Serie A goal, before Jovic pounced on a fortuitous rebound to snatch all three points in stoppage time.

The win comes as a relief for Milan, who were looking to bounce back from their penalty woes against Bologna. Despite missing key players through injury, they started brightly with Giroud’s clinical finish. However, indiscipline cost them dear as Rafael Leao’s handball conceded the equalizer.

Milan continued to press, with Leao and Christian Pulisic both coming close. However, it was Frosinone who struck again, with Mazzitelli’s audacious effort catching Mike Maignan by surprise.

Undeterred, Milan fought back. Giroud’s headed assist allowed Gabbia to nod home the equalizer, setting the stage for a dramatic finale. With time running out, Jovic reacted quickest to a deflected cross, sending the Milan fans into ecstasy.

This victory highlights Milan’s resilience and fighting spirit. While questions remain about their defensive frailties and reliance on individual brilliance, the character shown to secure the win will be a welcome boost. Jovic’s late heroics also raise intriguing possibilities, offering Pioli another attacking option.

Written by Owen Sanders

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