Italian Serie A
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Milan 2-1 Roma

Marco van Ginkel celebrates
Chelsea loanee Marco van Ginkel opened the scoring as Milan ended their poor run of form

AC Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi was sent to the stands as his side beat Roma to record a first win in six games.

Chelsea loanee Marco van Ginkel opened the scoring, turning in after Keisuke Honda crossed from the right wing.

Fellow loanee Mattia Destro scored against his parent club to double Milan's lead, with Honda again providing the assist from the right.

Franceso Totti's penalty squeezed under Diego Lopez to give Roma hope but the home side held on to move up to 10th.

Inzaghi, who has come under considerable pressure since taking over from Clarence Seedorf in June 2014, was sent off in injury time as his side halted their poor run of form.

The result sees Roma stay second behind recently-crowned champions Juventus, but Rudi Garcia's side missed the chance to consolidate their place among the league's three Champions League qualification spots.

Third-placed Lazio trail Roma by just one point and play Inter Milan on Sunday, while fourth-placed Napoli, who are five points behind Roma, play Parma, who have already been relegated.

Line-ups

AC Milan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23López
  • 20AbateBooked at 89mins
  • 33Dias da CostaSubstituted forMexesat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29Paletta
  • 31AntonelliSubstituted forBocchettiat 67'minutes
  • 16Poli
  • 34de Jong
  • 21Van Ginkel
  • 10Honda
  • 9DestroBooked at 71minsSubstituted forPazziniat 74'minutes
  • 28Bonaventura

Substitutes

  • 5Mexes
  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 11Pazzini
  • 17Zapata
  • 19Bocchetti
  • 25Bonera
  • 32Abbiati
  • 36Mastalli
  • 37Felicioli
  • 42Modic
  • 66Gori
  • 98Mastour

Roma

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 24FlorenziBooked at 60mins
  • 44Manolas
  • 23Astori
  • 35TorosidisBooked at 44mins
  • 15PjanicBooked at 64minsSubstituted forTottiat 70'minutes
  • 16De Rossi
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 19IbarboSubstituted forIturbeat 59'minutes
  • 88Doumbia
  • 27KouassiSubstituted forLjajicat 30'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 3Cole
  • 7Iturbe
  • 8Ljajic
  • 10Totti
  • 20Keita
  • 25Holebas
  • 28Skorupski
  • 32Paredes
  • 42Balzaretti
  • 48Ucan
  • 96Sanabria
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
35,614

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 2, Roma 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 2, Roma 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

  4. Post update

    Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Juan Iturbe (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Salvatore Bocchetti (Milan).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

  8. Post update

    Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Booking

    Philippe Mexes (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Seydou Doumbia (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Philippe Mexes (Milan).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Davide Astori (Roma).

  14. Post update

    Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Booking

    Ignazio Abate (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

  19. Post update

    Marco Van Ginkel (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Juan Iturbe following a corner.

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