Milan 2 – Fiorentina 1: Narrow victory for Rossoneri at home against The Purple One

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AC Milan beat Fiorentina with a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Giuseppe Meazza. Milan were aiming to improve their league standing following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Cremonese in their previous game whilst Fiorentina were hoping to continue their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Salernitana and Sampdoria. Milan and Fiorentina currently occupy 2nd and 11th spots in the table, with 33 points and 19 points respectively after 15 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Milan, with an early goal from Rafael Leao in the 2nd minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as Antonin Barak equalised for The Purple One, 28 minutes in, which brought Vincenzo Italiano’s squad level at 1-1 at the half time break

Rossoneri rallied after this and were rewarded, when Nikola Milenkovic found the net just before the final whistle. The final result, Milan 2, Fiorentina 1.

Substitutions for Milan included Divock Origi, Sergino Dest, Aster Vranckx and Ante Rebic for Brahim Diaz, Malick Thiaw, Rade Krunic and Sandro Tonali, respectively. Fiorentina brought on Lorenzo Venuti, Luka Jovic, Alfred Duncan, Aleksa Terzic and Christian Kouame, to replace Dodo, Arthur Cabral, Rolando Mandragora, Antonin Barak and Riccardo Saponara.

There were bookings for Brahim Diaz from Milan, and Antonin Barak, Riccardo Saponara, Rolando Mandragora and Luka Jovic, for Fiorentina.

Milan will play away against Salernitana, while Fiorentina will face AC Monza at home.

Technical card:
AC Milan:Ciprian Tatarusanu, Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw (Sergino Dest, min.56), Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Brahim Diaz (Divock Origi, min.55), Sandro Tonali (Ante Rebic, min.86), Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic (Aster Vranckx, min.75), Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud
Fiorentina:Pietro Terracciano, Dodo (Lorenzo Venuti, min.18), Nikola Milenkovic, Igor, Cristiano Biraghi, Jonathan Ikone, Sofyan Amrabat, Rolando Mandragora (Alfred Duncan, min.66), Antonin Barak (Aleksa Terzic, min.75), Riccardo Saponara (Christian Kouame, min.75) and Arthur Cabral (Luka Jovic, min.66)
Stadium:Giuseppe Meazza
Goals:Rafael Leao (1-0, min. 2), Antonin Barak (1-1, min. 28) and Nikola Milenkovic (2-1, min. 90)