Milan reclaimed the league lead only a few hours after their City rivals Inter had seized top spot with a 2-0 win over Benevento having to play most of the game with 10 men. Benevento were the architects of their own downfall as far as the first goal is concerned.Suicidal passing inside theri own 18 yard box led to a foul on Ante Rebic for a penalty. The usual Rossonerri penalty taker Franck Kessie sent the keeper the wrong way for 1-0. Sandro Tonali was sent off for a risky tackle on Ionita on 33 minutes and it looked like Milan were in for a long night. Raphael Leao’s glorious lob extended Milan’s lead against the odds.Benevento had most of the ball but the end product was seriously lacking. The pressure eventually earned them a penalty which they squandered anyhow, Caprari pulling shot wide for Pipo Inzaghi’s side. They play a too open game for a side battling to stay in the league. Milan exploited that. Kessie and Hakan struck the post for Milan when they looked a sure bet to score.
Juventus who have struggled for results in recent weeks got back to winning ways with a 4-1 thrashing of Udinese. Christiano Ronaldo scoring a brace with Chiesa and Dybala(subject to transfer speculation) added to the glossy win.It was a goal filled Sunday as Atalanta thrashed high flying Sassuolo 5-1. The robust striker Zapata proved to be a handful for the opposition scoring a brace.Exquisite transition play was what happened leading up to Pessina’s goal for 2-0 Atalanta. Gossens and Muriel’s goals were not that bad as well. Internazionale also thumped Crotone 6-2 helped by a hat trick from Lautaro Martinez with Lukaku,Hakimi and an Own goal by Marrone.
|Deducted points: Napoli (-1 pt)|