Spezia Calcio 2-0 AC Milan – Spezia Calcio prevail in a narrow 2-0 home victory against AC Milan

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Technical card:
Spezia Calcio: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Diogo Dalot, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Alexis Saelemaekers, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ismael Bennacer, Franck Kessie, Rafael Leao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
AC Milan: Ivan Provedel, Luca Vignali, Martin Erlic, Ardian Ismajli, Simone Bastoni, Nahuel Estevez, Giulio Maggiore, Matteo Ricci, Kevin Agudelo, Emmanuel Gyasi and Riccardo Saponara
Stadium: the Stadio Alberto Picco
Goals: Giulio Maggiore (1-0, min. 56) and Simone Bastoni (2-0, min. 67)

Spezia beat Milan with a thumping 2-0 victory on Saturday at the Stadio Alberto Picco. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Spezia Calcio were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match whilst AC Milan were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Crotone and Bologna. As it stands, Spezia Calcio and AC Milan currently occupy 14th and 1st spots in the league, with 24 points and 49 points respectively after 22 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Spezia Calcio continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with a goal from Giulio Maggiore, 56 minutes in. Later, Spezia Calcio scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Simone Bastoni in the 67th minute, which sealed the victory for Spezia Calcio.

Both managers the full entitlement. For Spezia Calcio Gennaro Acampora came on for Giulio Maggiore, while Milan brought on Soualiho Meite, Mario Mandzukic, Fikayo Tomori, Samu Castillejo and Jens Hauge to replace Ismael Bennacer, Rafael Leao, Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Hakan Calhanoglu.

There were bookings for Luca Vignali, Simone Bastoni and Martin Erlic from Spezia and Diogo Dalot for Milan.

Spezia Calcio will next travel to Fiorentina, while AC Milan will face Internazionale at home.

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