MILAN – Serie A , Milan-Roma 2-0, goal: Ante Rebic in the 76th minute and Calhanoglu on a penalty in the 89th minute .
AC Milan maturity test. The Rossoneri, who are going through a great period of form, have beaten Roma by consolidating their position in the Europa League area.
After a first half of substantial equilibrium, where the two teams ate a header on each side with Dzeko and Calhanoglu, Milan imposed themselves in the second half.
The Rossoneri rested two days longer than the Giallorossi and in the second half it was clear.
AC Milan benefited from two retro suicide passes by Roma players.
Rebic's goal came from a wrong pass from Zappacosta, while Theo Hernandez's penalty for Smalling's foul came from a wrong support from Diawara.
Thanks to the goals of Rebic and Calhanoglu, the Rossoneri beat Roma and lead less than six from the Giallorossi who remain fifth in the standings. For Roma, the Champions League goal is increasingly a mirage.
Milan-Roma 2-0, the direct clash for Europe went to the Rossoneri thanks to goals from Rebic and Calhanoglu.
' Play-off ' for the European zone, more Europa League than Champions League, between Milan and Rome . The choices of the two coaches.
MILAN : G. Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessié, Bennacer; Castillejo, Bonaventura, Çalhanoglu; Rebic.
Available: Begovic, A. Donnarumma, Gabbia, Calabria, Laxalt, Biglia, Krunic, Paquetà, Brescianini, Saelemekers, Rafael Leão, Maldini.
ROME: Mirante; Zappacosta, Mancini, Smalling, Spinazzola; Cristante, Veretout; Kluivert, Pellegrini, Mhkitaryan; Dzeko.
Available : Fuzato, Cardinals, Fazio, Ibañez, Bruno Peres, Kolarov, Pastore, Diawara, Villar, Kalinic, Carles Perez, Ünder.
Referee: Giacomelli of Trieste. Assistants: Paganessi and Valeriani. IV man: Manganiello. VAR: Bear. AVAR: Priests.
After a substantially balanced start, also because the heat literally paralyzed the two teams, Roma touched the advantage at 15 '.
Dzeko hit a header from two steps, on a cross from Kluivert from the left, but he missed a sensational goal for a player of his technical quality.
Rossoneri close to scoring in the 27th minute. Rebic sent Bonaventura to goal with a touch of first intention but the former Atalanta footballer shot high over the crossbar.
Another clear scoring opportunity for Calhanoglu at 40 '. The Turk's header, brushed by Theo Hernandez, ended high over the crossbar.
The last scoring chance of the first half was AC Milan, Calhanoglu's free-kick was deflected for a corner by Mirante. The first half ended at 0-0.
Milan close to scoring with Paqueta. The Rossoneri midfielder started a great right deflected in a corner by Mirante.
Rossoneri took the lead in the 76th minute after a second dominated game. He scored the 'usual' Rebic at the end of an action resulting from a wrong back pass from Zappacosta.
Rebic scored two paces after a miraculous parade by Mirante on a close-up shot by Kessie. Milan definitively closed the game on the 89th minute.
Diawara missed a retro pass and Smalling was forced to roll out Theo Hernandez. From eleven meters, Calhanoglu has not made a mistake.
It is over, Milan won two to zero against Roma thanks to a great second half and led to less than six from the Giallorossi.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano