AC Milan Beat 9-Man AS Roma to Close Gap with Inter

AC Milan closed the gap on Serie A leaders Inter Milan to a point after beating nine-man AS Roma team 3-1. The host took the lead in their eight minutes of the game through Olivier Giroud’s penalty before doubling the lead nine minutes later. Messias scorned the second goal to ensure his AC Milan head into the halftime break with a smile. 

AC Milan beat AS Roma to Seal Second Place Position

But former Chelsea striker put one in with five minutes left to play in the first half, and so they headed into the halftime break with a 2-1 scoreline. The two clubs resumed the second half with high spirit, but things became worse for the visitors as Karsdorp received his second yellow card and was shown red.

Ac Milan Beat 9-Man As Roma To Close Gap With Inter

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a chance to add a fourth in injury time but saw his penalty, awarded after Leao had been brought down by Gianluca Mancini and was given his second yellow card resulting in a red card, saved ex-Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Tammy Abraham’s goal was his seventh in Serie A for Roma, and he has also scored six times in the Europa Conference League. The victory leaves Milan second on 45 points from 20 matches, after Inter’s game at Bologna was postponed due to farcical scenes earlier on Thursday.

Ac Milan Beat 9-Man As Roma To Close Gap With Inter

Bologna was banned from playing by their local health authority, but with Serie A refusing to cancel matches, Inter were forced to turn up and train before the game, as normal. AS Roma, seventh in Serie A table with 14 points behind Inter Milan and this was their first loss in five matches in all competitions.

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