Jose Mourinho was left gesturing in apparent disapproval after two mistakes by his Roma players gave Milan a 3-1 Serie A win on Thursday.
First, striker Tammy Abraham reached out to block a shot that led to a penalty for Milan, then defender Roger Ibaez made a wrong back pass which was intercepted by Olivier Giroud, which led to the second. goals from the hosts just 17 minutes.
Giroud converted the penalty and Junior Messias scored Milan’s second on a rebound after Giroud’s shot hit the post.
Abraham then pulled back a detour for Roma but Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan maintained the Rossoneri lead with a series of good saves.
AC Milan also hit two woods, while Roma finished in nine men when Rick Karsdorp and Gianluca Mancini received their second yellow card, which will mean they will be disqualified for Sunday’s match against Juventus.
With Roma down to 10 men, Rafael Leo restored Milan’s two-goal lead after being set up with a chest pass from teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had a penalty shot saved by Rui Patricio.
The win moved Milan within a point of Inter, Serie A leaders, whose match in Bologna was postponed after the hosts were quarantined.
Four games postponed
AC Milan’s match against Roma at San Siro was one of only six of 10 matches played after a two-week hiatus, with four games, including Inter’s trip to Bologna, canceled due to increased coronavirus cases .
The other matches affected are Atalanta-Turin, Salernitana-Venice and Fiorentina-Udinese.
Napoli challenges Juve’s draw
Napoli, impoverished by the virus, drew 1-1 at Juventus, despite the lack of five players plus the coach Luciano Spalletti, also positive at Covid.
Dries Mertens opened the scoring for Napoli before Federico Chiesa equalized for the hosts.
The draw sees Napoli third in the standings five points behind Milan while Juventus, who had sidelined captain Giorgio Chiellini due to a positive coronavirus test, remains fifth.
Hellas Verona won 2-1 at risk of relegation Spice, despite the fact that eight players who tested positive at Covid are missing.
Gianluca Caprari scored twice for Verona before Martin Erlic pulled back one for Spezia.
In addition, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored two goals, including a draw in injury time for Lazio in 3-3 with Empoli.
Ciro Immobile opened the scoring for Lazio with the 14th of the season, but also saved a penalty in the final.
Sassuolo got a 1-1 draw with Genoa how Domenico Berardi responded to Mattia Destros’ first goal.
In the end, Cagliari got his second win of the season by beating Sampdoria 2-1 with goals from Alessandro Deiola and Leonardo Pavoletti.