Italian Serie A
Roma1AC Milan0

Roma 1-0 AC Milan

Roma celebrate Radja Nainggolan's goal against Milan
Roma finished third in Serie A last season

Second-placed Roma cut Serie A leaders Juventus' advantage to four points with a narrow win against third-placed AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico.

Roma keeper Wojciech Szczesny, on loan from Arsenal, recklessly conceded a first-half penalty but redeemed himself by saving M'Baye Niang's weak effort.

And home midfielder Radja Nainggolan punished the visitors with a goal out of nothing after the break.

The Belgium star bent a 20-yard shot into the far corner after a strong run.

Roma's fifth successive home win moves them on to 35 points from 16 games, with Milan three points behind them after their first defeat in six matches.

Roma meet Juventus, who are bidding for a sixth consecutive Scudetto, in Turin on Saturday (19:45 GMT).

Line-ups

Roma

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2RüdigerBooked at 84mins
  • 44Manolas
  • 20Fazio
  • 33Emerson
  • 6Strootman
  • 16De Rossi
  • 13da Silva PeresSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 42'minutes
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 8Perotti
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 3Nunes Jesus
  • 7Iturbe
  • 15Vermaelen
  • 17Seck
  • 19Alisson
  • 21Mário Rui
  • 30Santos da Silva
  • 53Spinozzi
  • 77Greco
  • 92El Shaarawy

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 20Abate
  • 29PalettaBooked at 79mins
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 80PasalicBooked at 18minsSubstituted forHondaat 84'minutes
  • 73Locatelli
  • 91BertolacciSubstituted forFernándezat 66'minutes
  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 9LapadulaSubstituted forDe Souza da Silvaat 71'minutes
  • 11Niang

Substitutes

  • 1Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 4Ely
  • 7De Souza da Silva
  • 10Honda
  • 14Fernández
  • 15Gómez
  • 16Poli
  • 17Zapata
  • 21Vangioni
  • 23Sosa
  • 31Antonelli
  • 35Plizzari
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
41,841

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away24

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 1, Milan 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 1, Milan 0.

Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Milan).

Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Emerson (Roma).

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

Foul by Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma).

Foul by Alessio Romagnoli (Milan).

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Matías Fernández (Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Diego Perotti (Roma).

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Edin Dzeko.

Attempt blocked. Alessio Romagnoli (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Suso with a cross.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.

Attempt saved. Manuel Locatelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Keisuke Honda replaces Mario Pasalic.

Booking

Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matías Fernández (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Offside, Roma. Daniele De Rossi tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Gabriel Paletta (Milan).

Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luiz Adriano (Milan).

Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

Attempt blocked. Daniele De Rossi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Manuel Locatelli (Milan).

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 12th December 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus16130335142139
2Roma16112336162035
3AC Milan1610242720732
4Napoli1694332151731
5Lazio1694329171231
6Atalanta169162520528
7Fiorentina157532417726
8Torino1674532221025
9Inter Milan167362421324
10Chievo166461616022
11Sampdoria166462022-222
12Udinese166372224-221
13Genoa155551717020
14Cagliari166282337-1420
15Sassuolo165292128-717
16Bologna164571422-817
17Empoli16259724-1711
18Crotone1623111430-169
19Pescara1615101329-168
20Palermo1613121131-206
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