Two goals from Robinho in the second half added to previous strikers from Clarence Seedorf and Antonio Cassano in the first period give more than enough confidence boost for the fashion capital team ahead of their midweek Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspurs.
Heading into the game with the need for a win after drawing their last two league games, the Rossoneri actually put up a very unique line up with the addition of Alexander Merkel and Clarence Seedorf in the midfield area, while resting the likes of Robinho, Alexandre Pato along with Mathieu Flamini. Despite fielding another new combination in the midfield, Milan started the game strongly as they already open the scoring before the 10 minute mark after Seedorf scored his first league goal of the season.
The Milan machine didn’t stop from there, as just few minutes after that first goal, Antonio Cassano finally got his first goal in a Milan shirt and also his 100th Serie A goal with a very delightful slide shot pass the keeper. Having a 2-0 lead made the Rossoneri played with much more confidence and continuously threatened their visitor’s goals with goal scoring chances from Cassano, Merkel and Ibrahimovic.
Starting the second period with a 2-0 lead, the Rossoneri still hungry for more goals, however their opponent did try hard in getting themselves back into the game by pressuring the Milan’s flanks. Seeing the fact that Seedorf seemed already tiring, Allegri brought Robinho into the pitch and it doesn’t take long for the Brazilian to make his mark into the game as he scored the team’s third goal after a nice combination play with Cassano.
Parma’s misery didn’t end yet with that third goal as four minutes after it, Robinho once again put the ball into the visitor’s net after another fine assist from Cassano, who once again looking lively after below par performances in Milan last two games. With the Champions League fixture coming in the midweek, the Rossoneri players are looking to slow down their game and doesn’t look that interested in adding to their lead.
Meanwhile, the visitor seemed down already as they can’t find the answer to unlock the home team’s defense that looked rock solid with the return of Alessandro Nesta on the pitch partnering Thiago Silva. More than just giving a positive morale boost for Milan, the 4-0 victory also allowed the Rossoneri to take a breathing space in the table especially if their rivals such as Napoli and Inter all failed to get the three points in their games.
Goals: Seedorf 8, Cassano 17, Robinho 62,65 (Milan)
Milan: Abbiati; Oddo, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Gattuso (Flamini 62), Van Bommel, Merkel; Seedorf (Robinho 58); Ibrahimovic (Pato 68), Cassano
Parma: Mirante; Gobbi, Lucarelli, Paci, Zaccardo; Valiani, Dzemaili (Galloppa 85), Candreva; Giovinco (Angelo 69); Amauri, Crespo (Bojinov 69)