AC Milan stay within touching distance of arch-rivals Inter at summit
Roma 1-2 AC Milan: Visitors stay within touching distance of arch-rivals Inter after Ante Rebic’s second-half winner
- Roma had one goal disallowed and AC Milan had two chalked off in the first half
- Franck Kessie opened the scoring just before the break with a calm penalty
- Jordan Veretout’s superb curling effort secured the equaliser for the hosts
- However, Ante Rebic’s superb swivel and strike ensured victory for the visitors
- Milan return to within four points of Inter, while Roma have slipped to fifth
AC Milan returned to form with an enthralling 2-1 victory away to AS Roma on Sunday that a restored a four-point gap to Serie A leaders Inter.
The visitors hit the bar and had two goals disallowed before Franck Kessie scored from the penalty spot to give them a deserved half-time lead.
Roma, who also had a goal chalked off in the first half, quickly responded after the break when midfielder Jordan Veretout curled in his 10th league goal of the season.
Ante Rebic struck the winner on 58 minutes to give AC Milan a massive win in their title push
However, the Croatian came off injury shortly afterwards to be replaced by Rade Krunic
Franck Kessie had given the visitors the lead just before the break with a composed penalty
Jordan Veretout’s superb equaliser left goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma clutching at thin air
But Stefano Pioli’s men showed considerable grit and determination to grind out the victory
But a superb turn and finish from Ante Rebic put the visitors back in front after 58 minutes and they held on despite late pressure from the hosts.
The victory ends a four-match winless run in all competitions for Stefano Pioli’s side, whose hopes of a first Serie A title in 10 years suffered a blow following back-to-back league defeats to Spezia and Inter.
Milan remain second on 52 points, four behind Inter and six ahead of Juventus in third, while Roma remain fifth with 44 points.
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