Ac Milan failed on their attempt to bounce back after their Champions league exit in midweek as the Rossoneri were shockingly defeated by struggling Fiorentina as despite taking the lead first through Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first half penalty kick.
Lack luster defensive display added with poor finishing simply puts Milan on trouble as the Viola were always threatening with their counter attack, although aside from some long range shooting it was very minimal in the first period.
The Rossoneri’s lack of flow in the midfield was a problem though in the game as they didn’t start any ball playing midfielder on the pitch, causing a slow movement of the ball at times. However, it was the poor defensive coordination that simply hit the Scudetto holder, when Stevan Jovetic broke through the offside trap and sneak pass his low shot passed goal keeper Christian Abbiati early in the second half. Right back Ignazio Abate will get lots of shouting for the clumsy goal, as he was the one playing Jovetic onside.
Milan tried every attempt to win the game but the absence of both Alessandro Nesta and Thiago Silva apparently was simply felt by the home team as they kept on getting in trouble from the counter attack despite dominating the match. After series of chances, the Rossoneri got hit back in the final 90 minutes when Philippe Mexes’ error lead into another easy goal scored by substitue Carvalho Amauri, leaving the Red and Black squad’s Scudetto challenge in lots of trouble.
The shock wasn’t only happening for the Rossoneri as Champions League spot chaser, As Roma were stunned by relegation battler, Lecce, as Luis Enrique’s team were demolished 4-2 at Via Del Marre. Colombian young talent, Luis Muriel were the hero for Serse Cosmi’s side alongside veteran striker, Davide di Michelle as those two attackers each scored a brace for the home team.
The match were pretty much on Lecce’s hand from the first half when they already took a two goals lead with Muriel and Di Michelle scoring each. Things went much easier when the two strikers netted again in the second period, giving a 4-0 lead for the home team until the final few minutes when Bojan and Eric Lamela , got two late consolation goals for the away team, giving a little bit pride in the final scoreline.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan’s comeback attempt got halted again as they only managed to get a point against 10 Men Cagliari. Two veteran Argentinians, Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso were Inter’s savior on the night as they managed to reply goals from Davide Astori along with Mauricio Pinilla, who in turn took the home team in the lead.
Astori netted after only five minutes but Milito successfully equalized just a minute later, while Pinilla regain Cagliari’s lead in the 60th minute before grabbed another equalizer only four minutes after it. Pinilla’s dismissal about a minute later after making silly celebration, which earned the striker his second booking, obviously helped the Nerazzurri’s attempt in saving the match but they still fail to grab the winning goal despite playing around 30 minutes with a man advantage.