In the second meeting between brothers, the younger brother won.
AC Milan defeated Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group F fourth leg of the 2023/24 season at San Siro in Milan, Italy, on Aug. 8 (ET).
Ahead of the match, a sibling rivalry was in the spotlight. PSG’s Luca Hernandez and Milan’s Theo Hernandez are one year apart. They grew up together at Rayo Mahahonda and Atletico Madrid as youngsters.
They later went on to play for different teams, with Luca moving to Bayern Munich and Theo to Real Madrid. While both brothers went on to play for the French national soccer team, they never played against each other.토토사이트
This season, their clubs found themselves in Group F of the UCL together. Their first meeting was in the third round. At the time, PSG won 3-0 and Lukaku laughed. But the second leg was different.
The home team, Milan, lined up in a 4-3-3. In the attack, it was Haphaël Leroy, Olivier Giroud, and Christian Pulisic. In midfield, Tijani Reinders, Yunus Moussa, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Theo Hernandez-Malik Chiawu-Pikayo Tomori-David Calabria in defense. Mike Mignolet was in goal.
The visitors PSG also opted for a 4-3-3 formation. They started with Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele on the left and right, with Kolo Moani up front. In the midfield, Vitinha-Urte-Warren Zaire Emery. The back four was Luca Hernandez-Milan Skriniar-Marquinhos-Ashraf Hakimi. Gianluigi Donnarumma wore the goalkeeping gloves.
The first goal came early. PSG took the lead in the ninth minute of the first half when Scliniar headed home a Marquinhos header from a corner kick.
Milan responded just three minutes later. In the 12th minute, Giroud got on the end of a Lemar pass inside the penalty box and fired a shot that was saved by Donnarumma. From the second ball, Lemar finished with an overhead kick to equalize.
It was Milan who broke the deadlock. Five minutes into the second half, Pulisic’s cross sailed past the Milan defense. Theo picked up the ball on the sideline and sent in a cross. Giroud took advantage of the opportunity and headed it in for the winner.
In the end, Milan won 2-1. Theo had the last laugh in the second meeting. Theo’s post-match reviews were even better: “I enjoyed the battle with Dembele,” said football publication 90min. Had a big impact on the attack with his cross for Giroud’s goal” and gave him a 7.
Italy’s ‘Sampe Milan’ said, “(Theo) showed passion. He was crucial for the second goal. He sent in a lovely cross. Above all, his partnership with Leroy was absolute and he helped Milan a lot,” giving him a 7.
His brother Luka, on the other hand, was harshly criticized. “None of his crosses were on target,” said 90min, giving him a 5. “It was silly,” said Goal.com. He couldn’t stop the lively Pulisic,” while Goal.com gave him a 5.