Ac Milan looks set to keep their top stop just before the winter break as after the results in Serie A Week 16 favors them especially with Lazio slipping away in Turin which allowed the Rossoneri to take a 6 point lead over three teams in joint second place positions.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side went on to grab a convincing three points away to Bologna with another fine performance resulting in three wonderful goals, while the Biancocelesti last minute howler cost them a valuable one point against Juventus.
Heading into the match after a dissapionting display in an unimportant Champions League fixture against Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday, Ac Milan took a different approach at Renato Dall’Ara stadium as the away team try to take the lead as early as possible. The Rossoneri’s tactic worked well once again as it took them less than 10 minutes to open the score sheet after their two summer signings, Boateng and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combining well with the Ghanian getting his second goal of the season, once again from the Swedish delightful assist.
Bologna that haven’t lost many points at home before the match against Milan, tried to get themselves back into the game but the Rossoneri’ stood out well and keep on controlling the pace of the game abd finally went on to score their second through Robinho. The former Manchester City player latched on into Boateng’s lovely flick and shrugged off a challenge before beating the Bologna keeper, Emiliano Viviano, with an ease.
Ibrahimovic added Bologna woes in the second half as the big Swede magnificently controlled Andrea Pirlo’s sublime pass before knocking the ball pass Viviano and confirmed Milan’s domination in the game with the third goal. The home team can probably also convinced that it was not their day after all as the troubled club’s best player, Marco Di Vaio, can’t even score from the penalty spot after his shot was brilliantly saved by Milan’s keeper, Christian Abbiati.
Muslera’s Blunder Denied Lazio Precious Point
In Olympico Turin, second place Lazio, failed their bid to keep pressure on Milan after the Capital club were beaten by the home team 2-1, making the table looked much more interesting with three teams sharing the runners up spot. The Biancocelesti’s keeper, Fernando Muslera, can pretty much be the person blamed because of the defeat as the Uruguayan international misjudged Milos Krasic’s attempted cross.
The big match started off in a sparkling fashion as both teams managed to score before the 15 minutes mark in the first half, with Juventus leading first in just the second minute of the game after Giorgio Chiellini headed an Alberto Aquilani corner and beat Muslera in Lazio’s goal. However, the away team didn’t take long to equalize as also from a corner, Mauro Zarate managed to score after the Argentinian capitalizing in the messy defending Juve’s committing in the penalty box. After creating plenty chances, the home team finally get their victory after Muslera mistakenly turned Krasic’s attempted cross into his own net despite it wasn’t really a dangerous ball that the Serbian international put in.
This week’s result puts Juventus, Lazio and Napoli on joint second with 30 points, six points away from the lead leaders, Milan, that are pretty much confirmed to keep their lead until the winter break is over as there’s only one more game left before Serie A takes a short rest. More than that, with that condition the Rossoneri can finally catch a breath as they are starting to make bigger gaps with teams behind them although Juve’s win might potentially lift the Bianconeri’s spirit to challenge Massimiliano Allegri ‘s side for the Scudetto.
Bologna v Milan 0-3
Goals: Boateng (Milan), Robinho (Milan), Ibrahimovic (Milan)
Bologna: Viviano; Esposito, Britos, Moras, Morleo; Casarini, Mudingayi, Della Rocca (Meggiorini 46); Buscè (Ekdal 46), Ramirez (Gimenez 76), Di Vaio
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Bonera, Zambrotta (Antonini 57); Gattuso (Strasser 53), Pirlo, Ambrosini; Boateng (Seedorf 72); Ibrahimovic, Robinho
Juventus v Lazio 2-1
Goals: Chiellini (Juventus), Krasic (Juventus); Zarate (Lazio)
Juventus: Storari; Sorensen, Chiellini, Bonucci, Grosso; Krasic, Aquilani (Sissoko 88), Felipe Melo, Marchisio (Pepe 66); Iaquinta, Quagliarella (Del Piero 70)
Lazio: Muslera; Lichtsteiner, Dias, Biava (Diakite’ 60), Cavanda; Brocchi, Matuzalem; Mauri (Ledesma 87), Hernanes, Zarate (Del Nero 89); Floccari