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AC Milan Beat Atalanta 3-2 In Bergamo As Leao Bags Winner

Milan win a massive game at a stadium that has been difficult in recent years.

Atalanta BC v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

AC Milan faced Atalanta in Bergamo last night in a crunch tie ahead of the international break. Milan come out the gates firing as captain Davide Calabria scored in the first minute of the game collecting a lovely pass from Theo Hernandez and firing it as the keeper before rolling in the rebound. The Rossoneri were dominant throughout the game playing in a similar manner to the Atletico Madrid affair pressing high and giving the home side very little space to create anything. Milan had very good breaks on the counter but struggled for quality in the final third with passes just being off. Sandro Tonali would score the second as he won the ball of a centre back and charged at their keeper before curling the ball in at the near post to make it 2-0 before half time. Franck Kessie who got the start was the central cog for Milan breaking up their play and starting our attacks. This was the case for Rafael Leao’s goal where Kessie made the interception, Hernandez burst forth with the run and set up the pass for Leao who curled it into the top corner. In the last 10 minutes, Milan conceded an absurd penalty as Junior Messias was forced to make a hand ball as the ball deflected off Fikayo Tomori. Duvan Zapata scored. The referee then added four minutes and Milan were beaten on the break when Messias got tripped up and allowed Zapata space to cross for Mario Pasalic who scored their second goal. The game ends 3-2 but it was not a close affair at all. A dominant display from the Rossoneri as we head into the international break hot on the trail of Napoli.