Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), Milan, Italy
79′ Çalhanoğlu Sent off (Second bookable offence)
Roma extended their perfect run of consecutive away victories in Serie A to 10 matches after defeating AC Milan 2-0 away at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro).
Edin Džeko put the side from the Capital in front in the 72nd minute before Alessandro Florenzi doubled their lead with his first competitive goal since his anterior cruciate ligament injury to seal all three points for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side, as Hakan Çalhanoğlu was dismissed for the Rossoneri, having received a second yellow card 11 minutes from time.
After an evenly contested first 15 minutes, it was the visitors who had the first sight of goal when a misplaced pass from Gianluigi Donnarumma fell to Kevin Strootman, but his first-time effort flew just wide from-range.
Three minutes later Roma went close again when Aleksandar Kolarov’s fine cross-field pass found Florenzi, but the winger’s effort was tame and produced a straightforward save for Donnarumma.
In the 32nd minute the hosts had their first sight of goal when Çalhanoğlu cut-inside to fire an effort just wide from outside the area.
Nine minutes later la Lupa went close when Radja Nainggolan found substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini, who surged forward to fire an effort at-goal that Donnarumma saved well.
In the 57th minute the Rossoneri had a good chance when Ricardo Rodríguez sent a terrific delivery into the path of André Silva, who fired wide on the stretch at the back-post.
Three minutes later Roma should have taken the lead when Florenzi was sent through on-goal by Pellegrini, he had just Donnarumma to beat, but his effort was smothered away by the young Italian keeper.
A minute later the hosts went close when Leonardo Bonucci fired an effort at-goal that Alisson did well to palm away through a crowd of players, following a corner.
In the 72nd minute the visitors went in front when Džeko fires an effort from the edge of the area into the bottom-corner via a slight deflection off Mateo Musacchio.
Five minutes later la Magica doubled their lead when Donnarumma parried a strike from Nainggolan into the path of Florenzi, who fired home the follow-up.
Two minutes later matters got worse for Milan when they were reduced to ten men as Çalhanoğlu, who was already booked, received a second yellow card and his marching orders for a cynical foul on Nainggolan.
The result meant that Roma remained fifth but moved onto 15 points, while Milan remained seventh on 12 points, before the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.