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Milan 0 - Roma 2: Milan continue meltdown as Roma pounce

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September has not been kind

AC Milan v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

AC Milan came into today’s game with AS Roma in a mood to make a statement. That statement? It was anything but ‘we’re back’ and was more so ‘please help us’

Statiscally, you might be inclined to say that Milan ‘bossed’ the match. Whatever the shots say - 16 to Roma’s 11 - isn’t really talking three points. Instead, Roma have inflicted a massive defeat to Milan.

Andre Silva and Gigio Donnarumma were bright sparks throughout the match, with Donnarumma quite literally keeping Milan in the game until late on. Andre Silva looked electric for Milan throughout the game, and always looked as though he was going to make something happen.

When Edin Dzeko scored for Roma just inside of 70 minutes, Milan collapsed, with Roma extending their lead through Florenzi. Milan’s misery was further compounded when Calhanoglu was sent off for a poorly-thought out challenge that summed up his work-rate in this game.

Vincenzo Montella’s future at Milan is really starting to look bleak as we head into the international break. With a break away from games, Milan’s board might be inclined to make a move. With today’s tactical decisions including a deep-lying Hakan Calhanoglu and a forward-pressing Lucas Biglia, we don’t expect Montella to stay for long, not at all. Fabio Borini’s moment of magic against Rijeka earned him a recall, but the Italian once again failed to impress.

Sometimes, there’s nothing more to say. Milan finally got their shots on targets, but did they go in? The scoreline says more than any statement.