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Match Recap: Milan 4 - 0 Palermo

Inter’s loss is Milan’s gain as the Rossoneri leapfrog their rivals.

AC Milan v US Citta di Palermo - Serie A Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

Well - Milan certainly bounced back from last week’s disappointing draw with Pescara. The Rossoneri put four past a helpless Palermo to get back on track. What’s more Inter lost to Crotone to the score of 2-1. What does that mean? It means Milan get one over their city rivals and move into 6th place in the Serie A Table.

To be fair, and without taking anything away from Palermo, Milan haven’t lost to this side in a number of years. Palermo’s last victory against the Rossoneri in Serie A came way back in 2014. That being said, Milan took a backwards step with last week’s 1-1 with Pescara. Anything could have happened, but on this occassion, Milan did the expected and blew Palermo away thanks to goals from Suso, Pasalic, Bacca and Deulofeu. The latter will be a big miss if his loan from Everton isn’t made permanent as Vincenzo Montella seems to have came through on his promises to rejuvenate the young Spaniard. It was Suso who had the biggest impact though, after opening the scoring at the San Siro just after the five minute mark before grabbing an assist later on.

This should be the foundation for the rest of Milan’s season - there can be no excuses for not capitalising on Inter’s slip up now. Milan sit at 6th on 57 points. A win next week against an Atalanta loss will see the Rossoneri jump to 5th. Atalanta are currently perched on 5th place with 59 points. The real target for Milan will be high-flying Lazio, though. Lazio have a game in hand and are the side to watch in Italy right now, but come up against Napoli tonight before ending their season with a derby against Roma. If Lazio lose their two big games and Milan win out, the Rossoneri could steal fourth place. It’s slightly in their hands and the best thing they can do is to finish strong.