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AC Milan 2-1 Bologna: Three sent off as Gattuso's side keep alive top-four hopes

Fabio Borini celebrates his goal for AC Milan
Milan are now three points off the top four in Serie A

Ten-man AC Milan kept alive their hopes of a Champions League place with a 2-1 win against Bologna, who had two players sent-off in the 96th minute.

Gennaro Gattuso's side move up to fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Atalanta, with three games left.

Suso and Fabio Borini were on target for the Rossoneri, with Mattia Destro pulling one back for the visitors.

Lucas Paqueta was sent off on 75 minutes before Bologna's Nicola Sansone and Mitchell Dijks were dismissed.

There was also drama on the touchline in the first half as Gattuso and on-loan Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko were involved in a heated discussion.

Bakayoko was called on to replace the injured Lucas Biglia, but Gattuso instead decided to send on Jose Mauri, causing tempers to flare between the pair.

"I told Bakayoko to warm up, he took his time and I chose Mauri," Gattuso said after the match.

"I have 27 players, we wear a glorious shirt and I must be objective and honest in everything I do. I waited seven or eight minutes, he still had not put on his shin pads so I made that choice."

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 20Abate
  • 17Zapata
  • 22Musacchio
  • 68Rodríguez
  • 79KessiéBooked at 90mins
  • 21BigliaSubstituted forMauriat 26'minutes
  • 39Tolentino Coelho de LimaBooked at 74mins
  • 8Fernández SaezSubstituted forCastillejo Azuagaat 79'minutes
  • 19Piatek
  • 10CalhanogluSubstituted forBoriniat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mauri
  • 7Castillejo Azuaga
  • 11Borini
  • 12Conti
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 16Bertolacci
  • 25Reina
  • 63Cutrone
  • 90Donnarumma
  • 93Laxalt

Bologna

  • 28Skorupski
  • 33CalabresiBooked at 65mins
  • 23Larangeira
  • 4Silveira Neves Vojnovic
  • 35DijksBooked at 90mins
  • 5PulgarBooked at 75mins
  • 16PoliBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSantanderat 86'minutes
  • 7OrsoliniSubstituted forEderaat 80'minutes
  • 32SvanbergSubstituted forDestroat 63'minutes
  • 10SansoneBooked at 90mins
  • 24Palacio

Substitutes

  • 1Da Costa
  • 6Paz
  • 9Santander
  • 11Krejci
  • 17Donsah
  • 18Helander
  • 20Edera
  • 22Destro
  • 25Corbo
  • 29Santurro
  • 31Dzemaili
  • 91Falcinelli
Referee:
Marco Di Bello
Attendance:
51,472

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamBologna
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 2, Bologna 1.

Dismissal

Mitchell Dijks (Bologna) is shown the red card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 2, Bologna 1.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nicola Sansone (Bologna).

Booking

Franck Kessié (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Nicola Sansone (Bologna).

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

Foul by Mitchell Dijks (Bologna).

Attempt missed. Federico Santander (Bologna) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Attempt saved. Simone Edera (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Federico Santander.

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

Foul by Lyanco (Bologna).

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Krzysztof Piatek.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Cristián Zapata.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo Palacio (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Federico Santander.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Federico Santander replaces Andrea Poli.

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

Foul by Simone Edera (Bologna).

Foul by Samu Castillejo (Milan).

Mitchell Dijks (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Andrea Poli (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

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

Foul by Danilo (Bologna).

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Simone Edera replaces Riccardo Orsolini.

Attempt missed. Fabio Borini (Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Samu Castillejo replaces Suso.

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

Foul by Andrea Poli (Bologna).

Booking

Erick Pulgar (Bologna) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Lucas Paquetá (Milan) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Booking

Lucas Paquetá (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Erick Pulgar (Bologna).

Foul by Krzysztof Piatek (Milan).

Arturo Calabresi (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Suso (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Kessié.

Goal!

Goal! Milan 2, Bologna 1. Mattia Destro (Bologna) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicola Sansone with a through ball following a corner.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Suso.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 6th May 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus35285269254489
2Napoli35227666313573
3Inter Milan35189852282463
4Atalanta35188971432862
5AC Milan351611849341559
6Roma351611862471559
7Torino351415645301557
8Lazio351671250391155
9Sampdoria35147145749849
10Sassuolo35915115054-442
11SPAL35119153948-942
12Cagliari351010153349-1640
13Fiorentina35816114743440
14Parma35911153855-1738
15Bologna35910163850-1237
16Genoa35812153754-1736
17Udinese35810173149-1834
18Empoli3588194466-2232
19Frosinone3559212864-3624
20Chievo35212212573-4815
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