Serie A: Milan tops Roma 3-1

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MILANO. Milan tops Roma 3-1.

MILANO. Milan defeats Roma 3-1. Milan got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from O. Giroud (8′) and J. Messias (17′). Roma tried to recover with a goal from T. Abraham (41′). However, the match was closed by a goal (82′) scored by R. Leao for Milan.

Also, Roma had 2 players sent off: R. Karsdorp (74′ for a double yellow card) and G. Mancini (90′ for a red card).

Z. Ibrahimovic missed a penalty (90′) for Milan.​

The match was played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milano on Thursday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Daniele Chiffi who had the assistance of Mauro Vivenzi and Sergio Ranghetti. The 4th official was Rosario Abisso. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 3.1 degrees Celsius or 37.62 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

Milan was in firm control of the ball 55% while Roma was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Milan was more aggressive with 38 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Milan won the encounter.

Milan shot 18 times, 5 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Roma shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Milan received 2 yellow cards (T. Hernandez and R. Krunic). On the other side, Roma received 4 yellow cards (T. Abraham, N. Zaniolo, R. Karsdorp and B. Cristante).

Also, Roma didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after R. Karsdorp (Roma) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (74′).

G. Mancini (Roma) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).

After playing this encounter, Milan will have 42 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Roma will stay with 32 points like Fiorentina to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 7'
    7'

    T. Abraham

    Tammy Abraham - Roma - receive yellow card for hand ball.
  • 8'
    8'

    O. Giroud (Penalty)

    Goal! AC Milan 1, Roma 0. Olivier Giroud - AC Milan - converts the penalty with a shot with left foot to the left corner.
  • 17'
    17'

    J. Messias

    Goal! AC Milan 2, Roma 0. Junior Messias - AC Milan - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the left corner. Olivier Giroud - AC Milan - hits the right post with a shot with right foot from a diffucult position on the right.
  • 19'
    19'

    N. Zaniolo

  • 41'
    41'

    T. Abraham

    L. Pellegrini

    Fouled by Matias Viña - Roma Sandro Tonali - AC Milan - won a free kick on the right wing.
  • 44'
    44'

    T. Hernandez

    Theo Hernández - AC Milan - receive yellow card. Rick Karsdorp - Roma - receive yellow card.
  • 44'
    44'

    R. Karsdorp

    Theo Hernández - AC Milan - receive yellow card. Rick Karsdorp - Roma - receive yellow card.
  • 56'
    56'

    R. Krunic

    Rade Krunic - AC Milan - receive yellow card for a foul. Lorenzo Pellegrini - Roma - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Rade Krunic - AC Milan
  • 64'
    64'

    T. Bakayoko

    R. Krunic

  • 64'
    64'

    R. Leao

    A. Saelemaekers

  • 71'
    71'

    F. Afena-Gyan

    J. Veretout

  • 71'
    71'

    B. Cristante

    M. Viña

  • 72'
    72'

    S. El Shaarawy

    L. Pellegrini

  • 74'
    74'

    R. Karsdorp

    Second yellow card to Rick Karsdorp - Roma - for a foul. Theo Hernández - AC Milan - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Rick Karsdorp - Roma
  • 76'
    76'

    E. Shomurodov

    T. Abraham

  • 78'
    78'

    Z. Ibrahimovic

    O. Giroud

  • 78'
    78'

    A. Conti

    A. Florenzi

  • 82'
    82'

    R. Leao

    Z. Ibrahimovic

    Goal! AC Milan 3, Roma 1. Rafael Leão - AC Milan - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assist - Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • 84'
    84'

    G. Mancini

    Corner - Roma. Conceded by Theo Hernández. Gianluca Mancini - Roma - AC Milan - won a free kick in defence. Shot blocked. Bryan Cristante - Roma - shot with left foot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 85'
    85'

    C. Perez

    N. Zaniolo

  • 88'
    88'

    D. Maldini

    Brahim Díaz

  • 90'
    90'

    G. Mancini

    Offside - AC Milan. Rafael Leão with a pass, however Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in offside. Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Roma - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Sandro Tonali - AC Milan Penalty conceded by Gianluca Mancini - Roma - after a foul in the penalty area. Penalty AC Milan. Rafael Leão draws a foul in the penalty area. Ibañez - Roma - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Tiemoué Bakayoko - AC Milan Second yellow card to Gianluca Mancini - Roma - for a foul. Penalty saved! Zlatan Ibrahimovic - AC Milan - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with right foot saved in the left corner. Second Half ended - AC Milan 3, Roma 1.
  • 90'
    90'

    Z. Ibrahimović

    Offside - AC Milan. Rafael Leão with a pass, however Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in offside. Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Roma - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Sandro Tonali - AC Milan Penalty conceded by Gianluca Mancini - Roma - after a foul in the penalty area. Penalty AC Milan. Rafael Leão draws a foul in the penalty area. Ibañez - Roma - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Tiemoué Bakayoko - AC Milan Second yellow card to Gianluca Mancini - Roma - for a foul. Penalty saved! Zlatan Ibrahimovic - AC Milan - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with right foot saved in the left corner. Second Half ended - AC Milan 3, Roma 1.
  • 90'
    90'

    Z. Ibrahimovic

    Offside - AC Milan. Rafael Leão with a pass, however Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in offside. Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Roma - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Sandro Tonali - AC Milan Penalty conceded by Gianluca Mancini - Roma - after a foul in the penalty area. Penalty AC Milan. Rafael Leão draws a foul in the penalty area. Ibañez - Roma - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Tiemoué Bakayoko - AC Milan Second yellow card to Gianluca Mancini - Roma - for a foul. Penalty saved! Zlatan Ibrahimovic - AC Milan - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with right foot saved in the left corner. Second Half ended - AC Milan 3, Roma 1.

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Milan will play away against Venezia on the 9th of January with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Milan (0 draws).

Roma will host Juventus on the 9th of January with a 21-9 head to head record in favor of Juventus (7 draws).

Milan: Formation and Lineups

Milan started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Stefano Pioli chose to play with the following team: Mike Maignan (7.4), Alessandro Florenzi (7.6), Pierre Kalulu (7.4), Matteo Gabbia (6.9), Theo Hernández (7.0), Sandro Tonali (7.2), Rade Krunić (6.3), Junior Messias (7.2), Brahim Díaz (6.6), Alexis Saelemaekers (6.4) and Olivier Giroud (7.0).

Substitutes

Milan made 5 changes: R. Krunic for T. Bakayoko (64′), A. Saelemaekers for R. Leao (64′), O. Giroud for Z. Ibrahimovic (78′), A. Florenzi for A. Conti (78′) and B. Diaz for D. Maldini (88′).

Top player: Alessandro Florenzi

The player who no doubt impressed Milan the most was Alessandro Florenzi even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 43 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross. He hit the woodwork once times.

Roma: Formation and Lineups

Roma started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).

On the other side, José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho played with: Rui Patrício (5.9), Gianluca Mancini (6.2), Chris Smalling (6.8), Roger Ibañez (5.8), Jordan Veretout (6.5), Rick Karsdorp (6.6), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (6.7), Lorenzo Pellegrini (6.6), Matías Viña (7.0), Nicolò Zaniolo (6.2) and Tammy Abraham (6.9).

Substitutes

Roma made 5 changes: M. Vina for B. Cristante (71′), J. Veretout for F. Afena-Gyan (71′), L. Pellegrini for S. El Shaarawy (72′), T. Abraham for E. Shomurodov (76′) and N. Zaniolo for C. Perez (85′).

Top player: Matías Viña

Probably the most impressive player in Roma was Matías Viña.

His rating is (7.0) with 25 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross.

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