Milan recovers but falls in Monza and fails to reach second place. Juve is saved


By John

Monza-Milan 4-2
NETWORKS: 45′ pt Pessina (penalty), 51′ pt Mota; 19′ st Giroud, 43′ st Pulisic, 45′ st Bondo, 50′ st Colombo.
MONZA (4-2-3-1): Di Gregorio 6 (43′ pt Sorrentino 6); Birindelli 6.5, Izzo 6.5, Marí 7, A. Carboni 7; Pessina 7.5, Gagliardini 6.5; Mota 7.5 (36′ st Maldini 6.5), Colpani 7 (36′ st Pereira sv), V. Carboni 6.5 (21′ st Bondo 7.5); Djuric 7 (21′ st Colombo 7). On the bench: Gori, Bettella, Caldirola, D’Ambrosio, Donati, Kyriakopoulos, Akpa-Akpro, Machin, Zerbin. Coach: Palladino 7.
MILAN (4-2-3-1): Maignan 6; Florenzi 5.5 (38′ st Musah sv), Thiaw 4, Gabbia 5.5, Hernandez 5; Bennacer 5 (9′ st Giroud 7), Adli 5 (1′ st Reijnders 5.5); Chukwueze 6 (1′ st Pulisic 8), Loftus-Cheek 5, Okafor 5 (1′ st Leao 5); Jovic 4. On the bench: Mirante, Sportiello, Bartesaghi, Jimenez, Kjaer, Simic, Terracciano. Coach: Pioli 5.
REFEREE: Columbus of Como 5.5.
NOTE: clear sky, pitch in good condition. Expelled: Jovic, in the 7th minute, for violent conduct. Corners: 7-3 for Monza. Recovery time: 8′; 7′.
MONZA – Milan falls in Monza, 4-2 in the final minutes, after having come back from 0-2, and is unable to overtake Juventus in second place in Serie A. The ones smiling are the Brianza and Inter, who are increasingly at the top of the table . It’s Pessina with a penalty and then Mota, Bondo and Colombo who make the red and whites rejoice. In between the goals from Giroud and Pulisic, who despite the red against Jovic had given a shock (taking over from the bench) to the Rossoneri team. Tonight is the first official match played at the Brianteo between the two teams after the death of Silvio Berlusconi, remembered by the fans with banners and flags.