Italian Serie A
Chievo1AC Milan3

Chievo 1-3 AC Milan

Juraj Kucka scores for AC Milan
Slovakia international Juraj Kucka scored his first goal since January

AC Milan ended Chievo's 12-match unbeaten home run to move up to third place in Serie A with a fourth win in five games.

Juraj Kucka put Milan ahead just before half-time with a 25-yard shot into the top corner before M'Baye Niang drove home the second in the 46th minute.

Ex-Milan midfielder Valter Birsa curled home a free-kick to pull a goal back.

But Dario Dainelli's own goal in injury-time sealed the win for Milan, who last lost to Chievo in 2005.

AC Milan tribute to Riccardo Montolivo
AC Milan's players paid tribute to injured captain Riccardo Montolivo after scoring their second goal

Chievo, who would have gone third in the table themselves with a victory, had failed to score in their five previous home games against Milan in a barren run stretching back to 2011.

Birsa's third goal of the season ended that sequence but Milan would have won more comfortably but for fine second-half saves from Stefano Sorrentino, who kept out a Niang free-kick and denied Gianluca Lapadula a first Serie A goal.

Sorrentino was finally beaten again in stoppage time when a wayward shot from Carlos Bacca hit Dainelli and rebounded into the net as Milan moved to within five points of league leaders Juventus.

Line-ups

Chievo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 29CacciatoreBooked at 90mins
  • 3DainelliBooked at 14mins
  • 5Gamberini
  • 18Gobbi
  • 13IzcoSubstituted forde Guzmánat 65'minutes
  • 8Radovanovic
  • 19Castro
  • 23Birsa
  • 45IngleseSubstituted forMeggioriniat 60'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 83Floro FloresSubstituted forPellissierat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de Guzmán
  • 2Spolli
  • 4Rigoni
  • 21Frey
  • 27Parigini
  • 28Bastien
  • 31Pellissier
  • 36Costa
  • 69Meggiorini
  • 90Seculin
  • 98Confente

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 20Abate
  • 29PalettaBooked at 75mins
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 33Kucka
  • 73LocatelliBooked at 35mins
  • 5Bonaventura
  • 8Fernández SaezSubstituted forPoliat 81'minutes
  • 9LapadulaSubstituted forSosaat 70'minutes
  • 11NiangSubstituted forBaccaat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 4Ely
  • 7De Souza da Silva
  • 15Gómez
  • 16Poli
  • 21Vangioni
  • 23Sosa
  • 35Plizzari
  • 70Bacca
  • 80Pasalic
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
24,000

Match Stats

Home TeamChievoAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Chievo 1, Milan 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chievo 1, Milan 3.

Goal!

Own Goal by Dario Dainelli, Chievo. Chievo 1, Milan 3.

Attempt missed. Carlos Bacca (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Poli.

Booking

Fabrizio Cacciatore (Chievo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Chievo).

Offside, Milan. Gianluigi Donnarumma tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

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

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Chievo).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Carlos Bacca replaces M'Baye Niang.

Attempt saved. Valter Birsa (Chievo) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dario Dainelli.

Corner, Chievo. Conceded by Alessio Romagnoli.

Attempt missed. Gabriel Paletta (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura with a cross following a set piece situation.

M'Baye Niang (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan de Guzmán (Chievo).

Attempt blocked. José Sosa (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Andrea Poli replaces Suso.

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

Foul by Massimo Gobbi (Chievo).

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

Jonathan de Guzmán (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo).

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Sergio Pellissier replaces Antonio Floro Flores.

Goal!

Goal! Chievo 1, Milan 2. Valter Birsa (Chievo) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Gabriel Paletta (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gabriel Paletta (Milan).

Antonio Floro Flores (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Chievo).

Offside, Chievo. Fabrizio Cacciatore tries a through ball, but Riccardo Meggiorini is caught offside.

Foul by Suso (Milan).

Massimo Gobbi (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. José Sosa replaces Gianluca Lapadula.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Castro (Chievo).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 16th October 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus87011751221
2Roma85121910916
3AC Milan85121511416
4Napoli8422159614
5Lazio8422148614
6Chievo8413109113
7Cagliari84131314-113
8Genoa733185312
9Sassuolo84041113-212
10Torino7322138511
11Inter Milan83231010011
12Bologna8323912-311
13Atalanta83141012-210
14Fiorentina72326609
15Sampdoria8224811-38
16Pescara8143811-37
17Udinese8215714-77
18Palermo713348-46
19Empoli8125211-95
20Crotone8017618-121
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