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AC Milan 2-0 Atalanta: Rossoneri on verge of first Serie A title for 11 years

Theo Hernandez scores
AC Milan have not lost in the league since January

Theo Hernandez’s superb goal sealed AC Milan’s victory over Atalanta to put them on the verge of their first Serie A title for 11 years.

The French left-back’s solo run and finish sparked wild celebrations at a raucous San Siro, with Rafael Leao having already scored for the hosts.

Stefano Pioli’s side are now unbeaten in their last 15 league matches.

Their closest rivals Inter are five points behind and face Cagliari in their penultimate game later on Sunday.

A tense affair had seen Milan initially struggle to break down a well organised Atalanta side chasing a European place.

However, Junior Messias’ second-half introduction as a substitute reaped immediate dividends.

The Brazilian’s second touch sent Leao through on goal and the Portugal forward drove an effort through the legs of visiting goalkeeper Juan Musso to put Milan in front.

While there were several anxious moments for the hosts in defence, Hernandez’s sublime goal settled any nerves and transferred any pressure firmly across to city rivals and reigning champions Inter.

Should the title race go to the final day on 22 May, Milan can still win the Scudetto with a draw at Sassuolo with Inter hosting Sampdoria.

  • Line-ups
  • Match Stats
  • Live Text

Line-ups

AC Milan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Maignan
  • 2CalabriaSubstituted forFlorenziat 80′minutes
  • 20Kalulu
  • 23Tomori
  • 19Hernández
  • 8TonaliSubstituted forBennacerat 63′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 79KessiéBooked at 67mins
  • 56SaelemaekersSubstituted forMessiasat 55′minutes
  • 33KrunicSubstituted forBakayokoat 79′minutes
  • 17da Conceição Leão
  • 9GiroudBooked at 44minsSubstituted forRebicat 55′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Tatarusanu
  • 4Bennacer
  • 5Ballo-Touré
  • 10Díaz
  • 11Ibrahimovic
  • 12Rebic
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 25Florenzi
  • 30Messias
  • 41Bakayoko
  • 46Gabbia
  • 83Mirante

Atalanta

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Musso
  • 15de Roon
  • 6PalominoSubstituted forDemiralat 80′minutes
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 33HateboerSubstituted forScalviniat 79′minutes
  • 7KoopmeinersBooked at 53mins
  • 11Freuler
  • 77Zappacosta
  • 32PessinaSubstituted forBogaat 70′minutes
  • 88PasalicSubstituted forMalinovskyiat 55′minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9MurielSubstituted forZapataat 55′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Maehle
  • 10Boga
  • 18Malinovskyi
  • 20Mihaila
  • 28Demiral
  • 31Rossi
  • 42Scalvini
  • 57Sportiello
  • 59Al Miranchuk
  • 91Zapata
Referee:
Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamAtalanta
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AC Milan 2, Atalanta 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AC Milan 2, Atalanta 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Giorgio Scalvini.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Duván Zapata.

  5. Booking

    Ismaël Bennacer (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Duván Zapata (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ismaël Bennacer (AC Milan).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Duván Zapata (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Teun Koopmeiners with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Fikayo Tomori.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ruslan Malinovskyi.

  11. Booking

    Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta).

  13. Post update

    Pierre Kalulu (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Mike Maignan.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Duván Zapata (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jérémie Boga (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Duván Zapata.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ante Rebic (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Junior Messias (AC Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rafael Leão.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Atalanta. Merih Demiral replaces José Luis Palomino.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, AC Milan. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Davide Calabria.

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