Serie A: Milan clutches a 2-1 win against Roma 2-1

ROMA. Milan defeated Roma to win 2-1. A goal from S. El was decisive in the 90min.

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ROMA. Milan prevailed over Roma to win 2-1. A goal from S. El was decisive in the 90min. It was Milan to strike first with a goal of Z. Ibrahimovic at the 26′. Then F. Kessie scored again for Milan in the 56′ minute with a penalty. Eventually, S. El Shaarawy reduced the distance for Roma with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​

Milan remained in 10 people after T. Hernandez received a double yellow card in the 66′. Anyway, Milan still succeeded in win this match playing only with 10 players​.

The match was held at the Stadio Olimpico Stadium in Roma on Sunday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Fabio Maresca with the help of Ciro Carbone and Alessandro Lo Cicero. The 4th official was Giovanni Ayroldi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 11 degrees Celsius or 51.85 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 91%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Roma was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Milan that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Roma was more aggressive with 55 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 6 were on target. Nonetheless, Milan was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Roma shot 25 times, 6 on target, 19 off target. On the other side, Milan shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.


Roma received 4 yellow cards (N. Zaniolo, R. Karsdorp, G. Mancini and J. Veretout). On the other side, Milan received 6 yellow cards (Z. Ibrahimovic, T. Hernandez, F. Tomori, D. Calabria, O. Giroud and F. Kessie).

Also, Milan didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after T. Hernandez (Milan) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (66′).

After this encounter, Roma will stay with 19 points like Atalanta to stay in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Milan will have 31 points like Napoli to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    N. Zaniolo

  • 24'

    R. Karsdorp

  • 26'

    Z. Ibrahimovic

  • 28'

    Z. Ibrahimovic

  • 42'

    T. Hernandez

  • 46'

    F. Afena-Gyan

    H. Mkhitaryan

  • 49'

    G. Mancini

  • 50'

    Z. Ibrahimović (Goal Disallowed)

  • 56'

    F. Kessie (Penalty)

  • 58'

    O. Giroud

    Z. Ibrahimovic

  • 57'

    Franck Kessié (Penalty)

  • 65'

    F. Tomori

  • 66'

    T. Hernandez

  • 66'

    Theo Hernández

  • 67'

    Davide Calabria

  • 68'

    F. Ballo Toure

    A. Saelemaekers

  • 68'

    Carles Pérez

    Matías Viña

  • 76'

    Tiemoué Bakayoko

    Rade Krunic

  • 76'

    Sandro Tonali

    Rafael Leão

  • 76'

    Alessio Romagnoli

    Ismaël Bennacer

  • 77'

    Olivier Giroud

  • 81'

    F. Kessie

  • 81'

    Franck Kessié

  • 90'

    J. Veretout

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Roma will play away with Venezia on the 7th of November with a 0-0 head to head.

Milan will host Inter on the 7th of November with a 19-8 head to head record in favor of Inter (7 draws).

Roma: Formation and Lineups

Roma adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho chose to play with the following team: Rui Patrício (6.0), Rick Karsdorp (6.2), Gianluca Mancini (6.4), Roger Ibañez (6.6), Matías Viña (6.2), Bryan Cristante (7.3), Jordan Veretout (6.2), Nicolò Zaniolo (6.7), Lorenzo Pellegrini (7.1), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (6.8) and Tammy Abraham (6.4).


Roma made 4 changes: H. Mkhitaryan for F. Afena-Gyan (46′), T. Abraham for S. El Shaarawy (63′), M. Vina for C. Perez (68′) and R. Karsdorp for E. Shomurodov (80′).

Top player: Bryan Cristante

Probably the most impressive player in Roma was Bryan Cristante.

His rating is (7.3) with 51 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 13.

Milan: Formation and Lineups

Also Milan adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Stefano Pioli played with: Ciprian Tătărușanu (6.8), Davide Calabria (6.8), Simon Kjær (7.4), Fikayo Tomori (6.8), Theo Hernández (7.0), Ismaël Bennacer (7.3), Franck Kessié (7.4), Alexis Saelemaekers (6.3), Rade Krunić (7.3), Rafael Leão (6.3) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (7.2).


Milan made 5 changes: Z. Ibrahimovic for O. Giroud (58′), A. Saelemaekers for F. Ballo Toure (68′), R. Leao for S. Tonali (76′), I. Bennacer for A. Romagnoli (76′) and R. Krunic for T. Bakayoko (77′).

Top player: Simon Kjær

Probably the most impressive player in Milan was Simon Kjær even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 53 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A

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