Milan cancels the disappointment of the elimination in the knockout stages of the Europa League against Manchester United by going to win 3-2 against Fiorentina, a result that allows the Rossoneri to extend the standings over Juventus. The Rossoneri Franchi took the lead in the 10th minute with Ibrahimovic, the equal of Pulgar in the 16th minute. In the second half Viola took the lead with Ribery in the 51st minute, Brahim Diaz found the equalizer in the 56th minute. At 73 ‘Calghanoglu’s winning goal. In the standings, Pioli’s team rises to 59 points, +4 over Juve and 6 less than leaders Inter. Fiorentina stops at 29 points.
At 4 ‘on action from a corner Caceres touches his head with Tomori who saves on the line. At 10 ‘Milan passes, Kjaer verticalizes for Ibrahimovic who snaps on the offside line and finds the ball all alone in front of Dragowski, the Swedish striker coldly bags. The reaction of the Viola, after a hustle and bustle, is a shot around by Caceres outside.
At 16 ‘the Tuscans get a free kick from the edge, Pulgar with a remote-controlled shot under the crossbar, Donnarumma mockery. At 29 ‘Fiorentina close to the advantage, on action from a corner Pezzella touched the heel with the ball hitting the intersection of the posts. Milan responds with a percussion from Hernandez, Caceres anticipates Saelemaekers at the far post. The Rossoneri insist, Calhanoglu in depth for Ibrahimovic who tries to overcome the goalkeeper with a touch below that is printed on the crossbar.
Game with continuous reversals in front. At 39 ‘it is Castrovilli who tries a diagonal low shot to the side. At 40 ‘percussion by Kessié that leaves the limit for Calhanoglu whose shot comes out very little. Muscle problem for Dragowski, inside Terracciano.
At 51 ‘Fiorentina passes, Vlahovic acts as a bank for Ribery who overtakes Donnarumma with a left foot. Five minutes passed and Milan, on the development of a corner, equalized: Brahim Diaz is good at a touch from Kjaer to be ready at the far post at the winning touch. Double change in Milan, Castillejo and Bennacer for Tonali and Saelemaekers.
At 64 ‘cross from Ibrahimovic who takes a strange parable by chipping the pole before going out. Three minutes later a great ball by Brahim Diaz for Hernandez who tries to surprise Terracciano, ball on the outside of the net. At 72 ‘Milan restart on a break by Kessié, the midfielder serves Calhanoglu who kicks at the far post where Terracciano cannot reach. Castillejo also tries with a turo to turn from the edge that flies over the crossbar.
Prandelli increases the Viola’s offensive potential by inserting Callejon and Kouame. Fiorentina presses on the accelerator with Milan defending the result. Bonaventura tries from the limit with a not very high lap shot. The result does not change, Milan conquers their 18th victory in the league.