MILAN – Postponement of Monday of the Italian Serie A football championship, Milan-Bologna 2-1, goals: Suso at 37 ', Fabio Borini at 66' and Mattia Destro at 71 ' .
Mission accomplished for Milan but how much effort against Bologna … The Rossoneri have won 2-1, they have tied Roma in fifth place in the standings (in reality the Rossoneri are ahead in the direct clashes with the Giallorossi) and they have gone without three points from Atalanta that occupies the fourth place which is the last valid to participate in the next Champions League. In case of equal points between Milan and Atalanta, the Rossoneri would be rewarded for the advantage in the direct clashes with the Nerazzurri.
Milan unlocked the game with Suso, then doubled in the second half with Borini but collected Destro's goal. Paqueta was expelled for protesting against the referee Di Bello, leaving the team outnumbered for over twenty minutes. Milan has held up and brought home this precious success in a Champions League key.
In addition to the expulsion of Paqueta, the Bakayoko case broke out. Gattuso had asked him to enter the 25 ′ instead of the injured Biglia but the former Chelsea midfielder refused saying that he was still not ready. At that point a fight broke out between the technician and the midfielder and non-repeatable words flew.
All this after five days of punitive retreat caused by Bakayoko's late arrival at the Rossoneri's May 1st training. A delay of over an hour.
Because of this defeat, Bologna remains involved in the struggle not to relegate. The rossoblùs have five points ahead of Empoli and the relegation zone.
- Milan-Bologna, dispute between Bakayoko and Gattuso on the bench. Here video and in-depth analysis .
Milan-Bologna 2-1, Borini decides the match in the second half. Rossoneri to -3 dall'Atalanta.
Last call Champions for Milan. Milan close to scoring on 13 '. Musacchio anticipated everyone, including Piatek, and touched the net on the development of a corner kick in favor of Milan after Skorupski had failed. At 14 ', another corner, another goal touched. Zapata hit a safe blow but Danilo deflected in a corner. Bologna touches the advantage at 16 '. Orsolini is brought in by Sansone but his conclusion is miraculously rejected by Gigio Donnarumma.
At 25 ', Lucas Biglia is replaced for yet another injury accused during this season, in his place Josè Mauri entered the field. At first Gattuso wanted to include Bakayoko in the field but the median told him that he was not ready yet and therefore refused to enter . This reply from Bakayoko has angered Gattuso and the two have quarreled on the bench . During the week, the team had been sent on a punitive retreat just after Bakayoko had arrived, over an hour later, for training on May 1st. Then Bakayoko had apologized at the beginning of the punitive retreat but judging by tonight's dispute it is clear that the situation has not been resolved. Bakayoko will most likely leave Milan at the end of the season.
At 26 ′, a goal was annulled for Rodrigo Palacio for offside. At 37 ', Milan went ahead with Suso. The Spanish striker beat Skorupski with a sudden left from the edge of the Bologna penalty area . The first half ended on a 1-0 result for Milan against Bologna.
At 51 ', Calhanoglu freed himself well from the penalty area of Bologna but he kicked high from a good position. At 54 ', Pulgar tries to draw with a great shot from outside the area. Donnarumma is very good at diverting him into a corner kick. Milan doubled in the 66th minute. Lucas Paquetà shoots with a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area, Skorupski badly rejects the ball, Borini strikes on the rebound, scoring from close range.
At 71 ', Bologna shortens the gap with former AC Milan Mattia Destro. The Bologna striker was served by a soft touch of Sansone. He stopped the ball with his chest and beat Donnarumma, from two steps, with his left.
At 73 ′, Paqueta and Pulgar were admonished for quarreling after a game clash. Paqueta protested against the referee Di Bello for this decision and was sanctioned with a red card ( detailed here ).
At 95 ', Samson and Kessie had a fight in the middle of the field. Both were warned. Samson was already admonished and was expelled. After the final whistle, the referee Di Bello also sent off Dijks for protests. It's over, Milan won and remained in the running for the Champions League.
Milan-Bologna, the choices of Rino Gattuso and Sinisa Mihajlovic.
MILAN (4-3-3): G. Donnarumma; Abate, Musacchio, C. Zapata, R. Rodriguez; Kessie, Biglia, Paqueta; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu. Available: Reina, A. Donnarumma, Conti, Laxalt, Bakayoko, Bertolacci, Mauri, Borini, Castillejo, Cutrone. Coach: Gattuso.
BOLOGNA (4-3-3): Skorupski; Calabresi, Danilo, Lyanco, Dijks; Poli, Pulgar, Svanberg; Orsolini, Palacio, Sansone. Available: Da Costa, Santurro, Paz, Helander, Corbo, Donsah, Krejci, Dzemaili, Edera, Santander, Destro, Falcinelli. Coach: Mihajlovic.
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