AC Milan increased their hopes of European football next season with a positive 2-0 victory versus AS Roma at the San Siro on Sunday night.
Stefano Poli’s men were the much better of the 2 sides however were annoyed in their efforts to go on throughout the first-half It took up until the 76 th minute for Milan to claim the lead as Ante Rebic hammered home from close quarters. The points were sealed in the final seconds as Chris Smalling yielded a penalty that was dispatched by Hakan Calhanoglu.
Roma start the much better
Regardless of being up to beat, it was really the visitors who had the much better of the early opportunities. Justin Kluivert at first checked Gianluigi Donnarumma, with the Italian tipping his effort simply large. Forward Edin Dzeko then went incredibly near to opening the scoring however his header in some way went simply large of the Milan goal.
The first real chance for the hosts took a minimum of half an hour however it was lost by Giacomo Bonaventura as he blasted over the crossbar.
AC Milan turn into the game
An even much better chance then came for the hosts and it was Calhanoglu who went close. Getting on completion of Theo Hernandez’s outstanding cross, the Turk likewise headed over as the sides headed into the break level.
The opener practically followed the reboot and it was a horrendous error from the visitors that was the driver. A horrendous back-pass saw Rebic charge down the ball however his touch was a little too heavy to the relief of Paulo Fonseca and his team.
On-loan Toolbox guy Henrikh Mhkitaryan did have among couple of opportunities for the visitors in the second-half however his effective effort was obstructed by Simon Kjaer.
Rebic puts Milan ahead
As the game ticked on, it looked more and more most likely that Milan would edge ahead, particularly after Lucas Paquetá had his terrific effort from variety tipped away by Antonio Mirante.
Roma’s stern backline was ultimately breached with simply 15 minutes delegated play however it took a couple of efforts. Franck Kessie’s acrobatic was palmed away however fell directly to Rebic. The goalkeeper recuperated well to conserve that follow- up effort by tipping it onto thepost It regrettably fell directly back to the former Eintracht Frankfurt guy and he hammered the ball into the far corner.
Calhanoglu puts result beyond doubt from the area
Milan’s chance to lastly seal the points took up until almost the final minutes of guideline time. Hernandez was removed in the box by on-loan Manchester United protector Chris Smalling, with a spot-kick being indicated. Calhanoglu was the guy to step up and he did not stop working by beating Mirante for his 4th Serie A goal of the season, seeing the hosts claim optimum points.
The scoreline from the San Siro might well have actually been far more emphatic had they been a little more medical. Poli’s soldiers delighted in quite consistent pressure throughout the game, with that paying dividends late on in thegame As a result, they rise to simply 6 points behind fifth-placed Roma in the Serie A standings.
AC Milan: Donnarumma (7 ); Hernandez (7 ), Romagnoli (6 ), Kjaer (7 ), Conti (6 ); Kessie (7 ), Bennacer (6 ), Bonaventura (6) (Saelemaekers (6 ), 54 ′), Castillejo (6) (Paqueta (7 ), 54 ′); Calhanoglu (7 ), Rebic (7) (Leao (N/A), 78 ′)
AS Roma: Mirante (7 ); Spinazzola (6 ), Mancini (6 ), Smalling (6 ), Zappacosta (5 ); Christante (7) (Pastore (N/A), 81 ′), Veretout (6 ), Mkhitaryan (5) (Perotti (6 ), 69 ′), Pellegrini (7) (Diawara (N/A), 81 ′); Kluivert (5) (Perez (6 ), 58 ′), Dzeko (6) (Kalinic (70 ′).
Objectives: Rebic (76 ′), Calhanoglu PEN (88 ′)
Referee: Piero Giacomelli
Yellow Cards: Pellegrini (22 ′), Castillejo (41 ′), Rebic (62 ′), Veretout (90 +1 ′)
Red Cards: N/A