AC Milan strolled past Parma with a 3-1 win on Saturday at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Parma wanted to improve their league standing after a 2-2 draw against Benevento. Milan, on the other hand, had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Sampdoria. As the table looks today, Parma are in 19th place, with 20 points from 30 matches, while Milan sit in 2nd, with 63 points from 30.
Milan started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Ante Rebic finding the net at the 8 minute mark. The Red and Blacks then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Franck Kessie just before half-time to see out the first half 0-2.
Parma took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Riccardo Gagliolo, 66 minutes in. Milan in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Rafael Leao and seeing the game end 3-1.
For Parma, Andreas Cornelius, Alberto Grassi, Maxime Busi and Chaka Traore, came on for Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers, Hakan Calhanoglu, Pierre Kalulu and Ante Rebic. Milan brought on Soualiho Meite, Diogo Dalot, Rade Krunic, Matteo Gabbia and Rafael Leao, to replace Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers, Hakan Calhanoglu, Pierre Kalulu and Ante Rebic.
The referee booked Mattia Bani, Giuseppe Pezzella, Riccardo Gagliolo and Juraj Kucka from Parma. Milan had the worst of it though, with Hakan Calhanoglu, Theo Hernandez, Franck Kessie and Soualiho Meite seeing yellow, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic then sent off with a red.
|Parma:||Gianluigi Donnarumma, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjaer, Theo Hernandez, Alexis Saelemaekers, Ismael Bennacer, Hakan Calhanoglu, Franck Kessie, Ante Rebic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic|
|AC Milan:||Luigi Sepe, Andrea Conti, Riccardo Gagliolo, Mattia Bani, Giuseppe Pezzella, Hernani, Juraj Kucka, Jasmin Kurtic, Gervinho, Dennis Man and Graziano Pelle|
|Stadium:||the Stadio Ennio Tardini|
|Goals:||Ante Rebic (0-1, min. 8), Franck Kessie (0-2, min. 44), Riccardo Gagliolo (1-2, min. 66) and Rafael Leao (1-3, min. 90)|