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Atalanta 5-0 AC Milan: Heaviest defeat for Serie A giants since 1998

Luis Muriel
Luis Muriel rounded Gianluigi Donnarumma for a late fifth as Milan's defence imploded

AC Milan suffered their heaviest defeat for more than 21 years as they were thrashed 5-0 by Atalanta in Serie A.

Stefano Pioli's side are 10th in the table and could go into Christmas in the bottom half if Sassuolo or Bologna win later on Sunday.

Alejandro Gomez scored a stunning opener, nutmegging Andrea Conti before firing home, and Atalanta's final three goals came in the last half hour.

Mario Pasalic scored and Josip Ilicic netted twice before Luis Muriel struck.

Atalanta, who are in the Champions League knockout stages, rise to fifth in the table.

Milan had not lost by five goals in any competition since being beaten 5-0 by Roma in May 1998.

Pioli, the club's third manager of 2019, said: "This cannot be the real Milan.

"[We] approached the match in the wrong way and you just can't afford to do that against this team.

"Today's performance was seriously insufficient. I expected a reaction from us in the second half but it didn't come. In fact, we were even worse."

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Line-ups

Atalanta

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 95Gollini
  • 2Toloi
  • 6Palomino
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 21CastagneBooked at 46mins
  • 15de RoonBooked at 56mins
  • 88Pasalic
  • 8GosensSubstituted forHateboerat 89'minutes
  • 18Malinovskiy
  • 10GómezSubstituted forFreulerat 88'minutes
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forMurielat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Masiello
  • 9Muriel
  • 11Freuler
  • 31Rossi
  • 33Hateboer
  • 41Ibañez da Silva
  • 57Sportiello
  • 99Barrow

AC Milan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 99G Donnarumma
  • 12Conti
  • 22MusacchioBooked at 37mins
  • 13RomagnoliBooked at 71mins
  • 68RodríguezSubstituted forCalabriaat 45'minutes
  • 79KessiéBooked at 77mins
  • 4Bennacer
  • 5BonaventuraSubstituted forPiatekat 61'minutes
  • 8Fernández SaezBooked at 44minsSubstituted forCastillejo Azuagaat 84'minutes
  • 17da Conceição Leão
  • 10Calhanoglu

Substitutes

  • 2Calabria
  • 7Castillejo Azuaga
  • 9Piatek
  • 11Borini
  • 18Rebic
  • 20Biglia
  • 25Reina
  • 31Caldara
  • 33Krunic
  • 46Gabbia
  • 90A Donnarumma
  • 94Brescianini
Referee:
Federico La Penna
Attendance:
20,940

Match Stats

Home TeamAtalantaAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atalanta 5, Milan 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atalanta 5, Milan 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Timothy Castagne.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Franck Kessié (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Hans Hateboer.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Atalanta. Hans Hateboer replaces Robin Gosens.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Atalanta. Remo Freuler replaces Alejandro Gómez.

  8. Post update

    Foul by José Luis Palomino (Atalanta).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robin Gosens (Atalanta) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Berat Djimsiti.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Davide Calabria.

  12. Post update

    Marten de Roon (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rafael Leão (Milan).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Samu Castillejo replaces Suso.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Atalanta 5, Milan 0. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robin Gosens.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Atalanta. Luis Muriel replaces Josip Ilicic.

  19. Booking

    Franck Kessié (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 22nd December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan17133136142242
2Juventus17133131171442
3Lazio16113238162236
4Roma17105233171635
5Atalanta1794443251831
6Cagliari1785433231029
7Parma177462420425
8Napoli176652722524
9Bologna176472729-222
10Torino176382226-421
11AC Milan176381624-821
12Hellas Verona165471720-319
13Sassuolo175482929019
14Udinese175391328-1518
15Fiorentina174582128-717
16Lecce173682235-1315
17Sampdoria1743101427-1315
18Brescia1742111529-1414
19SPAL1733111226-1412
20Genoa1725101735-1811
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