MX23RW : Tuesday, December 18 22:00:00
Feb 25, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 42,537
Roma
0-2
AC Milan
FT(HT: 0-0)
Cutrone (48'), Calabria (74')

Result: AC Milan extend impressive winning run by overcoming Roma

Result: AC Milan extend impressive run at Roma
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Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria net second-half goals as AC Milan overcome Roma 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to extend their impressive unbeaten run.

AC Milan have defeated Roma 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to make it five wins in a row and close the gap on their opponents to just six points.

The in-form Rossoneri, whose unbeaten run in all competitions stretches back 12 matches since before Christmas, scored a couple of second-half goals through Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria.

Roma, themselves on a decent run after taking nine points from the last nine on offer, now find themselves outside the top four after wins for Inter Milan and Lazio this weekend.

More than six years on from their last Serie A triumph at this venue, Milan had to stand strong at the back early on as Gianluigi Donnarumma kept out Cengiz Under and Patrick Schick.

Lorenzo Pellegrini could not quite find the target with his shot from the edge of the box, while Hakan Calhanoglu was thwarted by some good goalkeeping from Alisson late in the first half.

Just three minutes of the second half were required for the visitors to edge in front, though, with Cutrone getting to Suso's cross before Kostas Manolas and sending a back-heeled flick into the net.

Roma's response to going a goal down comprised Diego Perotti blasting wide after some good work by Schick, who was himself denied by Donnarumma from 12 yards out.

A couple of big stops were required by Alisson at the other end, however, as Franck Kessi and Nikola Kalinic both came close to extending top-four chasing Milan's advantage.

That second goal would eventually arrive 16 minutes from time through a dinked Calabria finish, having held his run after linking up with Kalinic.

For all Roma's pushing for a route back into the match, the best of the remaining chances fell to Fabio Borini, who blasted over late on at the back post.

ROMA (4-3-3): Alisson; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini (Gerson 79'), Strootman, Nainggolan (Dzeko 64'); Under (Defrel 73'), Schick, Perotti

AC Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura (Montolivo 89'); Suso (Borini 82'), Cutrone (Kalinic 66'), Calhanoglu

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus1615103382546
2Napoli16122233141938
3Inter Milan16102428131532
4AC Milan167632418627
5Lazio167452219325
6Atalanta BCAtalanta1673630201024
7Roma166642922724
8SassuoloSassuolo166642622424
9Sampdoria166552519623
10Fiorentina165742417722
11Torino165741917222
12Parma166371621-521
13CagliariCagliari163851520-517
14Genoa164482233-1116
15SPALSPAL164481424-1016
16Empoli164482029-916
17Udinese163491322-913
18Bologna162681324-1112
19FrosinoneFrosinone1615101135-248
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo160791232-204

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