Roma (EFE) – Milan won 2-1 this Sunday during their visit to Roma at the Olympic Stadium and promised a battle in the fight for the title, placing second four points behind the leader Inter Milan, who had momentarily escaped seven away thanks to their 3-0 win over Genoa.
A penalty goal from Ivorian Frank Kessie and a spectacular goal from Croatian Rebic after the momentary draw by Frenchman Jordan Veretout gave Milan a triumph of enormous importance in an intense game, rich in chances and with up to three goals canceled, two to the box Milanista and one to Roma.
Stefano Pioli’s men showed character after losing the last two league games and suffering to the end against Red Star to advance to the last 16 of the Europa League and punished a Roma who, for their part, still do not know how to win against the big ones”.
After goals disallowed by Englishman Fikayo Tomori and Ibrahimovic, and a shot to the crossbar by Danish Simon Kjaer, at Milan, and a goal disallowed by Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan, at Roma, the Milan team went ahead thanks to a penalty committed by the Argentine Federico Fazio against Davide Calabria and transformed on the brink of rest by Kessie.
Roma equalized as soon as they entered the field in the resumption of the hand of Veretout, a midfielder who has already accumulated ten goals in this league campaign, but was condemned for an error by goalkeeper Pau López, who missed a ball out and led to the goal of Rebic, with an excellent personal move.
Milan lost up to three players to injury at the restart, Ibrahimovic, Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu and Rebic, but managed to defend a momentous victory in their fight for the “Scudetto” until the end, also thanks to a great performance from goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma .
Rome, in which the Spanish Borja Mayoral started, but could not create great dangers, lost fourth position and stayed fifth, momentarily out of the Champions League positions.