Milan 1-3 Bolognese, Milan 0-3 Roma, 10:00 GMT (22:00 CET)It’s a good day for football fans.
For the first time since March, the Serie A season has been a bit quieter than usual.
This has been caused by the fact that a few days ago the first of a six-match trip to Italy was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
This means that the schedule for this season is slightly more relaxed, which could give a nice boost to the league’s competitiveness.
It’s not exactly the way Milan wants to see it, of course.
The Rossoneri lost 3-2 to Bolognico on Saturday, but the visitors took the lead with just over six minutes to go when Roberto Sanadore’s cross hit the bar.
Roma had their own early chance to open the scoring when Giuseppe Nesta headed a free-kick into the path of the Italian international, but his header was tipped over the crossbar.
The visitors responded by taking the lead in the 51st minute when a clever pass from Mauro Icardi led to Stefano Bonomo cutting inside and firing in the shot.
The Nerazzurri doubled their advantage in the 63rd minute when Alessandro Florenzi’s cross from the right was perfectly weighted for Stefano Palazzini to slot home the rebound.
Bonomi made it 3-0 in the 82nd minute when he sent a low cross into the box that Palazzina was able to volley into the net.
The hosts responded in the 90th minute when Nesta’s cross found the net with just six minutes left on the clock, and Florenzi converted from close range.
Milan had a couple of chances in the final third and did manage to convert one of them in the 88th minute, but it was Palazzinis header that sent them into the lead.
It was the Italian winger’s sixth goal of the season, and he netted the only goal of any sort on the night.
This was a nice way to end the first half, although the hosts did need to score a few more to make it 3/2.
The rest of the game was relatively quiet, as the Nerazzurs only managed to score once in the first 10 minutes.
There were several nice opportunities that Florenze’s cross could have found the far post, but Palazzino was unable to get his hand on the ball.
It remains to be seen whether the players will be able to bounce back from the setback and see out the season with a solid performance.