FT: AC Milan 3-1 AS Roma; Giroud, Messias & Leao on targets for the hosts; Abraham net consolation for the visitors as Karsdorp is SENT OFF

Chaotic scenes at the San Siro. The players especially the Giallorossi have lost the plot! Roma finish with nine men as Mancini is giving his marching orders but there was still time for substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss a 94th minute penalty. What a contest!!!

94′ MIN: Second half sub Zlatan Ibrahimovic fails to convert from twelve yards but it won’t affect the outcome. It is a win for the Rossonerri!

PENALTY TO AC MILAN!!!

RED CARD TO AS ROMA: Mancini is the latest player to be given his marching orders!

FULL-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO: AC Milan 3-1 AS Roma

82′ MIN: Super sub Rafael Leao scores as the hosts seem destined for the three points.

GOOOAAALLL!!! AC Milan 3-1 AS Roma (R. Leao)

RED CARD TO AS ROMA: Karsdorp heads for the tunnel after being SENT OFF following two bookings.

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE SAN SIRO: AC Milan vs AS Roma

HALF-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO: AC Milan 2-1 AS Roma

40′ MIN: Englishman Tammy Abraham makes amends for giving away a penalty earlier on, as he reduces the deficit for the visitors. GAME ON!!!

GOOOAAALLL!!! AC Milan 2-1 AS Roma (T. Abraham)

17′ MIN: Junior Messias doubles the lead for the Rossoneri, and it was Giroud who was instrumental in the build-up.

GOOOAAALLL!!! AC Milan 2-0 AS Roma (J. Messias)

8′ MIN: Frenchman Olivier Giroud converts from twelve yards to put the hosts in front.

GOOOAAALLL!!! AC Milan 1-0 AS Roma (O. Giroud)

PENALTY TO AC MILAN: VAR rules handball in the box against Roma striker Tammy Abraham, who is subsequently booked.

KICK-OFF AT THE SAN SIRO STADIUM: AC Milan 0-0 AS Roma

On the other hand, Roma manager Jose Mourinho has fielded a strong line-up as he hopes to improve his side’s position on the Serie A table.

Milan coach Stefano Pioli has named his XI for this evening’s encounter as French striker Olivier Giroud makes a rare start.

Of course, we can not fail to mention that we could have had the full complement of ten matches billed for today, but Covid-19 has ensured that four of those games have been postponed.

Tonight’s headline fixtures will see AC Milan welcome Jose Mourinho and his Roman army to the San Siro, while Juventus will square off against Napoli. Both games promises to be exciting and if we are to take into account what has transpired in the matches earlier on, then we are surely in for a treat!

Hello and welcome to Apex Football’s coverage of the Italian Serie A – which is making a return following the Christmas and the New Year break.

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