Giornata 25 in Italian Serie A display a disappointing turn for Milanisti. Rossonerri failed to close the gap with Inter Milan in the midweek after being held in a 1-1 draw while hosting Udinese in San Siro. They even conceded first by Rodrigo Becao’s header before a late penalty equaliser by Frank Kessie saved them from a defeat. Milan whose starting IX was without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was having a hard time creating decent chances almost throughout the game. This is Stefano Pioli’s homework for the next fixtures to save their hope for scudetto this season. In the meantime, Atalanta managed to climb to the third collecting the same points as Juventus but with better goals after hammering Crotone 5-1. Robin Gosens, Jose Palomino, Luis Muriel, Josip Illicic and Alexey Miranchuk scored the winning goals and only conceded once by Simy. Meanwhile, Juventus eased past Spezia 3-0 through the goals of Alvaro Morata, Federico Chiesa and Cristiano Ronaldo. Unfortunately, such result was not enough to keep them on the third of the table. They have to slope to the fourth instead but still have one game in hand.
AC Milan vs Udinese 1-1
Goals: Frank Kessie (96); Rodrigo Becao (68)
AC Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma – Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Pierre Kalulu (Davide Calabria 63) – Frank Kessie, Sandro Tonali (Soualiho Meite 46), Brahim Diaz (Jens Petter Hauge 63), Samuel Castillejo (Alexis Saelemaerkers 75), Ante Rebic – Rafael Leao.
Udinese: Juan Musso – Bram Nuytinck, Rodrigo Becao, Kevin Bonifazi – Marvin Zeegelaar (Jens Stryger Larssen 71), Torgay Arslan (Wallace 71), Jean Victor Makengo (Fernando Llorente 56), Molina, Rodrigo de Paul – Roberto Peyrera (Samir 82), Illya Nestorovski.
Atalanta vs Crotone 5-1
Goals: Robin Gosens (12), Jose Palomino (48), Luis Muriel (50), Josip Illicic (58), Alexey Miranchuk (85); Simy (23)
Atalanta: Sportiello – Jose Palomino, Burat Djimsiti, Cristian Romero (Mattia Caldara 69) – Maehle, Matteo Pessina, Remo Freuler (Mario Pasalic 63), Robin Gosens (Davide Ghislandi 86) – Ruslan Malinovsky (Alexey Miranchuk 63) , Josip Illicic, Luis Muriel.
Crotone: Cordaz – Golemic, Luperto, Lisandro Magallan (Guiseppe Cuomo 51) – Zanellatto, Pereira, Eduardo Henrique (Luca Marrone 79), Arkadiusz Reca (Andrea Rispoli 46) – Simy, Emauenele Riviere (Jacopo Pettriccione 60), Messias.
Sassuolo vs Napoli 3-3
Genoa vs Sampdoria 1-1
Fiorentina vs Roma 1-2
Cagliari vs Bologna 1-0
Benevento vs Verona 0-3
Parma vs Inter
Lazio vs Torino (delayed)