Apr 7, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Genoa
1-2
AC Milan
Abbiati (73' og.)
Sculli (28')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Taarabt (21'), Honda (56')
Abbiati (88')

Result: AC Milan edge past Genoa

AC Milan move level on points with 10th-placed Torino courtesy of a 2-1 win over Genoa in Serie A this evening.

AC Milan have edged to a 2-1 victory over Genoa to move level on points with 10th-placed Torino in Serie A this evening.

Adel Taarabt of AC Milan celebrates scoring the first goal during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC v AC Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 7, 2014© Getty Images

The visitors took the lead in the 20th minute when Adel Taarabt lit up an otherwise uneventful half with a fine solo effort that saw him beat a number of men before firing past the keeper from outside the box.

It was 2-0 just 10 minutes after the restart as Keisuke Honda picked up a good pass from Taarabt inside the area before producing an equally impressive finish to double his side's lead.

Keisuke Honda of AC Milan #10 scores the second goal during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC v AC Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 7, 2014© Getty Images

Genoa pulled a goal back with just over 15 minutes of the match remaining, however, as Christian Abbiati turned the ball into his own net to hand the hosts a lifeline.

They almost took full advantage of that lifeline moments later when Stefano Sturaro found himself in a glorious position to equalise, but Abbiati somewhat redeemed himself with an important stop.

The hosts could not find a leveller in the closing stages as Milan saw the game out to pick up three points that increase their chances of a top-half finish.

AC Milan's Adel Taarabt celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Napoli during their Serie A match on February 8, 2014
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