Italian Serie A
Hellas Verona1AC Milan3

Verona 1-3 Milan

Keisuke Honda
AC Milan have now won four of their seven Serie A games this season and are five points behind leaders Juventus

Two goals from Keisuke Honda helped AC Milan comfortably defeat Verona to move up to fourth position in Serie A.

An own goal from defender Rafael Marques put Milan ahead, before Honda scored his first goal, firing into the net after Stephan El Shaarawy's pass.

Honda made it 3-0 with his sixth league goal of the season when he finished off a quick counter-attacking move.

Nico Lopez's 25-yard strike pulled a goal back for Verona, who ended with 10 men as Rafael Marquez was sent off.

The former Barcelona defender received two bookings, the second coming in injury time following a foul on Giacomo Bonaventura.

Milan are now five points behind leaders Juventus, the 2013-14 champions, but are the top goalscorers in the division with 16 goals from seven matches.

Honda's brace has also taken him level with Juve striker Carlos Tevez in the individual goalscoring charts.

Keisuke Honda
Keisuke Honda joined AC Milan on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow in January 2014
Rafael
Verona's Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael saves a shot from AC Milan midfielder Andrea Poli
Fernando Torres
Ex-Chelsea striker Fernando Torres fights for the ball with Verona's Greek defender Evangelos Moras

Line-ups

Hellas Verona

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 18Moras
  • 4MárquezBooked at 90mins
  • 25Marques Pinto
  • 33AgostiniBooked at 29mins
  • 23IonitaSubstituted forLópezat 72'minutes
  • 77TachtsidisBooked at 90mins
  • 10Hallfredsson
  • 21Gómez TalebSubstituted forMiguel da Silvaat 69'minutes
  • 9Toni
  • 11JankovicSubstituted forCampanharoat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rodríguez
  • 5Sorensen
  • 7Saviola
  • 17López
  • 22Benussi
  • 27Valoti
  • 28Brivio
  • 30Campanharo
  • 40González
  • 71Martic
  • 95Gollini
  • 99Miguel da Silva

AC Milan

  • 32Abbiati
  • 20Abate
  • 33Alex
  • 13Rami
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 16Poli
  • 15Essien
  • 4Muntari
  • 10HondaBooked at 83minsSubstituted forBoneraat 85'minutes
  • 9TorresSubstituted forMenezat 69'minutes
  • 92El ShaarawySubstituted forBonaventuraat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Agazzi
  • 7Menez
  • 8Saponara
  • 11Pazzini
  • 17Zapata
  • 19Niang
  • 21Van Ginkel
  • 23López
  • 25Bonera
  • 27Armero
  • 28Bonaventura
  • 81Zaccardo
Referee:
Paolo Valeri
Attendance:
27,125

Match Stats

Home TeamHellas VeronaAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Verona 1, Milan 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Verona 1, Milan 3.

Booking

Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Verona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Verona).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Rafael Márquez (Verona) for a bad foul.

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rafael Márquez (Verona).

Attempt missed. Jérémy Menez (Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.

Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dangerous play by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

Gustavo Campanharo (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nenê (Verona) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Luca Toni with a headed pass.

Nenê (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

Goal!

Goal! Verona 1, Milan 3. Nico López (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vangelis Moras.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Daniele Bonera replaces Keisuke Honda.

Delay in match Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) because of an injury.

Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

Attempt blocked. Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Keisuke Honda (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Mattia De Sciglio.

Attempt saved. Nenê (Verona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

Hand ball by Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Verona).

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Mattia De Sciglio.

Attempt blocked. Nico López (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Giacomo Bonaventura replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

Attempt blocked. Nenê (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rafael Marques.

Attempt saved. Luca Toni (Verona) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nico López.

Foul by Michael Essien (Milan).

Nico López (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Verona. Nico López replaces Artur Ionita.

Booking

Rafael Márquez (Verona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rafael Márquez (Verona).

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