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Milan sinks Roma in Serie A battle

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Former European champions AC Milan sent a reminder to their rivals that they are still a force to be reckoned with after a vintage performance gave them a 2-0 win at AS Roma in the Serie A standout fixture yesterday.

The win thanks to goals from Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria left Milan, who have 18 Italian titles and seven European Cup triumphs, seventh on 44 points from 26 games, seven behind fourth-placed rivals Inter who they meet next weekend.

Fifth-placed Roma suffered a setback in their bid to finish in the top four and earn a Champions League group stage berth after a tepid performance.

Following a dour first half, the game sprung to life when Cutrone fired Milan ahead three minutes after the break when he applied the slightest touch to steer in a lovely through ball by ex-Liverpool forward Suso.

Roma keeper Alisson Becker produced two fine saves to deny Nikola Kalinic and Franck Yannick Kessie but was powerless when Milan's right back Calabria scored his first goal for the club and one of the highest quality.

The livewire 21-year old beat Alisson with a superbly dinked finish after his one-two with Kalinic left Roma's entire defence flat-footed and sealed Milan's win.

Roma were jeered off the pitch by their fans after failing to carve out a single clear-cut chance.

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