Disclosure: the author is a freelance writer for ballball.com
I’m sharing the link to the match highlights using the video from ballball.com, since it’s the only reliable hyperlink I know of. YouTube has questionable quality and some links get taken down quickly:
My usual reaction to any high scoreline match such as this would be: “Did both teams suddenly forget how to defend?”
Yes, I watched the entire match in the office, and both teams really did forget how to defend. Many goals were scored because of poor defensive marking by the opposing team. There was even a comical own goal where the Milan goalkeeper, Diego Lopez, injured his thigh while trying to clear a strong back pass from his defender (he failed miserably).
The commentator of the match summed it up best: “Scrappy goals, two red cards…. this isn’t Italian football!”
Keisuke Honda scored a goal with a rare headed effort, and also provided an assist for Milan’s first goal. Anything you can do, Shinji Kagawa, I can do just as well. Damn it, I want FIFA 15 to come out now.