The Milan keep hunting the Inter after winning a crazy game this Sunday against the Rome (1-2), at the Stadio Olimpico, which anyone could win and which leaves the Paulo fonseca out of the Champions League positions. Kessié, from penalty, and one Rebic genius They gave the victory to the ‘Rossoneri’, who remain four points behind the leadership of the ‘Nerazzurri’.
Those of Stefano pioli They went out for all and with a lot of personality in the Olympic Stadium. Zlatan Ibrahimovic it didn’t take long to try Pau Lopez in minute 3. Seconds later, a shot from the Swede’s forward that the Romanista rear took off the same line ended with a goal from central Tomori invalidated by the VAR.
In the midst of the attacking gale of the milanistas, Ibrahimovic, very participatory, touched the goal again with a kicking the ball with the spur that came out licking the base of the post after an error of Pau Lopez due to overconfidence.
In minute 9, second goal disallowed against Milan, this time from Ibrahimovic after an assist from Rebic. With the visiting squad easily reaching the local area, the own team Rebic was very close to scoring, but it showed off Pau Lopez.
At the end of half an hour, the goal again dodged the ‘Rossoneri’ with a big head from Kjaer who crashed on the crossbar after a corner kick taken by Çalhanoglu. Rome immediately responded by Mkhitaryan with an annulled target for a foul in attack by Mancini to Theo.
Again Rebic ran into Pau López, who avoided both with a huge intervention. Roma was not far behind and Mkhitaryan he was also able to score in an action in which he tried to raise the ball above Donnarumma.
Near half-time, Milan finally took the lead, thanks to a maximum book penalty. The collegiate Marco Guida, at the request of the VAR and after reviewing the action on the field monitor, he penalized a very clear stomp from Federico Fazio to Davide Calabria
that transformed Franck Kessié in the 0-1 that ended a thrilling first half between two teams with many offensive eagerness.
In the resumption, the Rome increased its pressure on and Milan and drew by means of a goal by Jordan Veretout. The French midfielder picked up a spinazzola pass and connected in minute 50 a unstoppable right cross which meant his 10th goal this season in the A series.
Çalhanoglu, Ibra and Rebic, injured
With Çalhanoglu unable to play the second half due to injury, Milan was also left without Ibrahimovic, his offensive reference, who had to leave the field of play in the 55th minute due to physical discomfort.
However, Pioli’s men went ahead again on the scoreboard thanks to a game of Ante Rebic. The explosive Croatian attacker, with brilliant personal action, beat Pau Lopez with a shot full of fury who celebrated with rage. Again the problems piled up Milan with his third muscle injury, his own Rebic at 67 ‘.
In the final moments Roma claimed a penalty in a contest within the area between The O Y Mkhitaryan, but this time the VAR did not intervene. The Milan, meanwhile, had the sentence in the boots of Krunic who sought to surprise an advance from afar Pau Lopez that he knew how to rectify in time. In the discount, Mkhitaryan tried his fortune, but Donnarumma he safely stopped his shot and, in this way, finished securing three valuable points in the fight for the ‘scudetto’.
1- Rome: Pau López; Mancini, Cristante, Fazio (Bruno Peres, 62 ‘); Karsdorp, Veretout (Diawara, 79 ‘), Gonzalo Villar (El Shaarawy, 70’), Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; and Borja Mayoral (Pedro, 79 ‘)
2- Milan: Donnarumma; Calabria, Kajer, Tomori, Theo Hernández; Tonali (Meïté, 83 ‘), Kessié; Saelemaekers (Samu Castillejo, 83 ‘), Çalhanoglu (Brahim Díaz, 46’), Rebic (Krunic, 67 ‘); and Ibrahimovic (Rafael Leao, 56 ‘)
Goals: 0-1, Kessié, from a penalty (43 ‘); 1-1, Veretout (50 ‘); 1-2, Rebic (58 ‘)
Referee: Marco Guida. He showed a yellow card to the locals Fazio (41 ‘), Mkhitaryan (80) and Pellegrini (89’); and the visitors Saelemaekers (46 ‘), Calabria (85’) and Samu Castillejo (95 ‘)
Incidents: Match corresponding to the 24th round of Serie A, played behind closed doors at the Stadio Olimpico (Rome)