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AC Milan 3-1 Roma: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, Serie A 7 Jan 2022

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Serie A has experienced the same difficulties as the Premier League when it comes to COVID-19 causing chaos but thankfully, that didn’t get in the way of AC Milan taking on Roma last night.

The two Italian juggernauts went toe to toe in what turned out to be a really fun encounter at the San Siro. The hosts were forced to work for the win but in the end, they eased over the finish line as Roma capitulated to allow AC Milan to close the gap on Inter Milan.

Abraham insanity

Tammy Abraham has scored 13 goals since arriving at Roma and he’s done so with ruthless efficiency, confirming what we all already knew – this guy is a lethal target man when he wants to be. Alas, this was a game of mixed fortunes for the Chelsea star in more ways than one. While he did score Roma’s only goal and came close to equalising when it was 2-1, he also committed the handball that gave away a penalty and allowed his former Blues teammate Olivier Giroud to hand Milan an early lead.

Milan are still in the hunt

Inter Milan’s game against Bologna was called off under bizarre circumstances and because of that, AC Milan were able to move within one point of their city rivals in the hunt for the Serie A title. For the longest time it seemed as if AC were going to fall away and allow Inter to really seize control of this battle, but one postponed game of football can change a lot. Sure, Inter have the game in hand that could extend the lead back to four points in the blink of an eye, but the pressure is now firmly on their shoulders to live up to the hype they’ve created for themselves.

Roma’s collapse under Mourinho

Jose Mourinho wasn’t happy in the aftermath of the loss and we can’t exactly blame him given the scoreline and, in general, how his team collapsed. They’ve dropped down to seventh in the table and part of the reason for that was because they ended the night with just nine men. Gianluca Mancini and Rick Karsdorp were both given their marching orders and with two penalties also conceded, you have to wonder whether or not the Portuguese boss actually has any kind of control of his first team squad. If the answer is no, he could be destined for yet another sacking.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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