Rossonerri returned to the top of the table after an away win against Verona on Sunday with only two games left. The title race is getting intense between Milan and Inter till the final round.


AC Milan managed to take back the summit on the weekend after dismantling Verona 3-1 on the road. It was a tough match as the home side was able to take the lead first through Marco Faraoni. However, just before the interval, Milan found an equaliser as he tapped in the ball into the back of the net. In the second half, Tonali completed his brace and Roma loanee Alessandro Florenzi extended their lead as he slotted home on 86th minute. It was the victory they need to keep them on the top with only two points clear from their only contender, Inter Milan. The next two games would be tricky as both sides have their own challenges from their oppositions. Stefano Pioli’s men only need to focus on snatching six points. A draw would put them in difficulty as their goal aggregate is less than La Beniamata. Here are Milan and Inter’s two fixtures:


Milan:  vs Atalanta (H) and Sassuolo (A)   (points now: 80 , points expected: 86)

Inter : vs Cagliari (A) and Sampdoria (H)   (points now: 78, points expected: 84)


Verona vs AC Milan 1-3

Goals: Marco Faraoni (38); Sandro Tonali (45+), (49), Alessandro Florenzi (86)

Verona: Montipo – Koray Gunther, Federico Ceccherini (Bosko Sutalo 79), Nicolo Casale (Martin Hongla 66) – Ivan lllic, Darko Lazovic, Marco Faraoni (Fabio Depaoli 66), Adrian Temeze -  Antonin Barak, Caprari, Giovanni Simeone (Kevin Lasagna 72)

Milan: Mike Maignan – Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Davide Calabria (Alessandro Florenzi 84) – Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessie, Rade Krunic (Ismael Bennacer 68), Alexis Saelemarkers (Junior Messias 62), Rafael Leao (Zlatan Ibrahimovic 84) – Olivier Giroud (Ante Rebic 63)


In the meantime, the relegation battle is as tricky as the title race. Salernitana who was predicted to go down to Serie B the earliest, eventually could edge out of the bottom three. Under Davide Nicola, they have been unbeaten in the last six matches and climb to the 17th in the standings. Last weekend, they were held in a 1-1 draw by their rival, Cagliari, at their home turf. It is yet safe for Federico Fazio and Co since their last two games are quite intriguing to keep their spot in Serie A. The battle is still ongoing with five other teams (Spezia, Sampdoria, Cagliari, Genoa and Venezia) fighting for safety. Here are their remaining two games:


Spezia (points now: 33)

  • vs Udinese (A)
  • vs Napoli (H)


Sampdoria (points now: 33)

  • vs Fiorentina (H)
  • vs Inter (A)


Salernitana (points now 30)

  • vs Empoli (A)
  • vs Udinese (H)


Cagliari (points now: 29)

  • vs Inter (H)
  • vs Venezia (A)


Genoa (points now: 28)

  • vs Napoli (A)
  • vs Bologna (H)


Venezia (points now: 25)

  • vs Udinese (A)
  • vs Cagliari (H)