Milan in third spot

Giacomo Bonaventura’s free kick earned Milan a 1-0 win over Pescara to move them into the top three of Serie A yesterday.

Milan had been second best before the break in the San Siro but the Rossoneri took the lead when Bonaventura was fouled on the edge of the area in the 49th minute by Alexandru Mitrita, picked himself up and then found the net with a low shot.

With second-placed Roma only drawing 0-0 at Empoli, Milan moved to within one point of them and five behind leaders Juventus, who beat Napoli on Saturday.

“It was a precious victory against a very tough opponent,” coach Vincenzo Montella told the club’s website.

“We should have been more clinical and put the match to bed earlier, but I am pleased with the team’s spirit, so well done to the boys.”

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