AC Milan maintained their unbeaten begin to the Serie A season as they secured a 2-0 win over Fiorentina on the Stadio San Siro on Sunday.
The Diavolo had been forward early on by means of Alessio Romagnoli’s header earlier than Franck Kessie’s penalty doubled the benefit earlier than half time, as Milan had been too sharp for his or her struggling opponents.
Kessie had the prospect to double his tally from the spot earlier than half-time however noticed his poor effort nicely saved, although it didn’t show pricey as Milan remained in management to go 5 factors clear on the prime of the desk.
Fiorentina began brightly and had been a risk on the counter, while having fun with a collection of corners. But it was the Rossoneri that broke the impasse from a nook of their very own. Kessie rose highest to flick the supply on, and the unmarked Romagnoli stooped on the again submit to nod in.
The Viola nearly hit again instantly by means of Dusan Vlahovic as he latched onto Franck Ribery’s by means of ball and drilled towards the submit.
Nonetheless, Milan doubled their benefit from the penalty spot after Alexis Saelemaekers was clipped by German Pezzella within the field after racing clear. Kessie stepped up and coolly slotted past Bartlomiej Dragowski because the hosts started to dominate.
The damaging Hakan Calhanoglu nearly put the match past doubt on the half hour mark after spinning and firing a luxurious half-volley simply inches large of the highest nook, and Milan had been turning into more and more comfy after a nervy begin.
Fiorentina had been in disarray on the again and Martin Caceres clumsily dragged Theo Hernandez down late within the first half within the field. Nonetheless, Dragowski learn Kessie’s strike on the second time of asking and pulled off a wise cease to push the Ivorian’s penalty away.
Milan started the second half on the entrance foot and rattled the submit early on by means of Calhanoglu’s low drive from vary, earlier than Dragowski reacted nicely to maintain out Sandro Tonali’s observe up.
On the different finish Ribery raced clear into the field and lofted the ball over the top of the onrushing Gianluigu Donnarumma, however the goalkeeper bought a powerful hand to palm the ball astray and large of an empty internet.
The Viola had been pushing for a method again in and ex-Milan striker Patrick Cutrone met an in-swinging Pol Lirola cross on the again submit, however was unable to information his header on track.
Meanshwhile, Pezzella’s bullet header from a nook compelled an excellent low save from Donnarumma late on, however Fiorentina had been unable to pressure a method by means of.
Victory for Milan extends their unbeaten run in Serie A to 22 matches, while Fiorentina languish in sixteenth forward of the later kick-offs in Serie A.