Stephan El Shaarawy’s hot streak of form continued as AC Milan defeated Torino 4-2 in Sunday’s Serie A action.
The 20-year-old attacker has now scored six goals in as many matches for the Italian giants, with his late strike adding polish to his side’s come-from-behind victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin.
Mario Santana opened the scoring after 28 minutes for Torino but Massimiliano Allegri’s men were level at half-time after Brazilian Robinho’s effort five minutes before the break.
Antonio Nocerino and Giampaolo Pazzini both netted in the early stages of the second half before El Shaarawy sealed the three points with his 15th goal of the season.
Torino managed a late consolation through Rolando Bianchi but it mattered little as the seventh-placed Milan notched their third league win in a row.
Table-toppers Juventus were made to work hard for their 1-0 victory against a 10-man Palermo outfit.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte returned to the bench following his four-month ban for his part in a betting scandal as Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner scored the only goal of the game on 50 minutes when he converted Mirko Vucinic’s assist.
Palermo had defender Michel Morganella sent off for a second yellow card with 15 minutes to play as Juventus made it four wins from their past five matches in all competitions.
Siena remain rooted to the bottom of the table after they slumped to a 3-1 home defeat to Catania.
An early goal from Alessandro Rosina put Siena in front after 10 minutes and it was an advantage they carried into the half-time break.
Argentine Gonzalo Bergessio ran riot in the second half for Catania, though, and it was his assist that set up Lucas Castro’s equaliser on 50 minutes.
Bergessio then put his side in front on 67 minutes and there was still time for him to score another as Catania celebrated their first Serie A win on the road this season.
Other results saw Pescara win for the first time in over a month thanks to a 2-0 home success against fellow strugglers Genoa, while Chievo won at Cagliari by the same scoreline.
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