Milan 2-0 Bologna: Rossoneri continue strong start to title defence

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AC Milan eased past Bologna in a 2-0 victory on Saturday at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Milan wanted to continue adding points following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Atalanta in their previous game. Bologna were unable to beat Hellas Verona in a 1-1 draw. As it stands, Milan are in 1st place, with 7 points from 3 matches, while Bologna sit in 17th, with 1 point from 3.

The first half of the match started well for Milan, when Rafael Leao gave Milan the lead, 21 minutes in, saw out the first half 1-0.

Rossoneri continued to pile on the pressure in the second, when Olivier Giroud found the net in the 58th minute and saw the match end 2-0.

Substitutions for Milan included Tommaso Pobega, Yacine Adli, Alexis Saelemaekers, Fode Toure and Matteo Gabbia for Charles De Ketelaere, Ismael Bennacer, Junior Messias, Theo Hernandez and Fikayo Tomori, repectively. Bologna brought on Roberto Soriano, Michel Aebischer, Nicola Sansone, Kevin Bonifazi and Lewis Ferguson, to replace Emanuel Vignato, Nicolas Dominguez, Musa Barrow, Gary Medel and Jerdy Schouten.

There were bookings for Davide Calabria and Yacine Adli from Milan, and Jerdy Schouten, for Bologna.

Milan will next play Sassuolo away, with Bologna facing Salernitana at home.

Technical card:
AC Milan:Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori (Matteo Gabbia, min.83), Pierre Kalulu, Theo Hernandez (Fode Toure, min.75), Junior Messias (Alexis Saelemaekers, min.62), Charles De Ketelaere (Tommaso Pobega, min.62), Ismael Bennacer (Yacine Adli, min.62), Sandro Tonali, Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud
Bologna:Lukasz Skorupski, Jhon Lucumi, Gary Medel (Kevin Bonifazi, min.74), Adama Soumaoro, Denso Kasius, Jerdy Schouten (Lewis Ferguson, min.84), Nicolas Dominguez (Michel Aebischer, min.62), Andrea Cambiaso, Marko Arnautovic, Musa Barrow (Nicola Sansone, min.62) and Emanuel Vignato (Roberto Soriano, min.62)
Stadium:the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Goals:Rafael Leao (1-0, min. 21) and Olivier Giroud (2-0, min. 58)