(EFE) – Milan, after winning their first four games, drew 3-3 this Monday against Roma in the duel that closed the fifth day of the Italian Serie A, which still has the Milanese team as the solo leader, with a point of advantage over Napoli and Sassuolo, tied for second place.
Three times ahead, thanks to a brace from Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a goal from Belgium’s Alexis Saelemaekers, Milan saw their victory fade in the 84th minute by a header from Albanian Marash Kumbulla.
Everything happened at the San Siro stadium, without spectators after the latest government measures to stop coronavirus infections, with goals, great saves, a shot at the post, two penalties and many controversies.
Milan, who faced this match without being able to count on goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, positive for coronavirus, went ahead after two minutes thanks to “Ibra”, but received the equalizer from Bosnian Edin Dzeko at a quarter of an hour into the game.
The Milanese team, coached by Stefano Pioli, hit the crossbar in the first half with a header from the Danish Simon Kjaer and regained the advantage as soon as the restart began thanks to the Belgian Alexis Saelemaekers, after a great play by the Portuguese Rafael Leao.
From that moment on, the tension increased. Referee Piero Giacomelli awarded two non-existent penalties, first to Roma, who drew through Frenchman Jordan Veretout, and then to Milan, who regained the lead thanks to Ibrahimovic. In both cases the VAR did not intervene, despite the clear error of the referee.
Milan savored the triumph, against a Rome in which the Spanish Pedro Rodríguez started and his compatriot Borja Mayoral stayed on the bench for 90 minutes, but his rival achieved equality in 84 thanks to a header from Kumbulla.
Milan lost their first championship points, but remains at the top of the table, one point ahead of Napoli and Sassuolo, while Roma are ninth, with seven points.