AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) and Roma’s Bruno Peres vie for the ball throughout their Italian League match on Monday. Related Press
Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice however AC Milan dropped their first factors of the Serie A season as Roma got here from behind to attract 3-3 on the San Siro on Monday.
In a sport performed in an empty stadium after the imposition of a coronavirus curfew, Milan have been with out goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and younger Norwegian striker Jens Petter Hauge, who the membership introduced earlier on Monday had examined optimistic for Covid-19.
Veteran Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, who joined Milan in September, made his debut rather than Donnarumma, and was twice caught on his line from corners and in addition spilled a shot within the construct as much as Roma’s second-half penalty.
Ibrahimovic struck after simply two minutes, working onto a diagonal go behind the defence from Rafael Leao and poking the ball previous goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.
Milan’s issues at corners weren’t fully the fault of Tatarusanu. Edin Dzeko was unmarked in entrance of objective when he headed his workforce’s first equaliser after 13 minutes.
Milan began the second half as that they had the primary. Portuguese winger Leao outpaced his fullback and laid the ball again to Belgian Alexis Saelemaekers who guided a shot in from 10 yards.
French midfielder Jordan Veretout levelled from the penalty spot after 70 minutes following a slipshod problem by Ismael Bennacer.
Ibrahimovic accomplished his third double in three league appearances with a penalty after 78 minutes, however had an unwitting help as Roma levelled for a 3rd time.
The Swede jumped to satisfy an 83rd minute nook however solely deflected it to the far put up the place Roma’s Albanian defender Marash Kumbulla slid in to volley Roma’s third equaliser from shut vary with Tatarusanu stranded.
Milan, with 13 factors, stay on the high of the standings, two factors forward of Napoli who’ve gained all 4 video games they’ve performed, and Sassuolo. Roma remained ninth.
In the meantime, Milan coach Stefano Pioli refused to touch upon the referee and absolved debutant goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu from any blame after the draw.
“It was an incredible match between two groups preferring to play on the assault. I’m happy with the efficiency, this isn’t the time to take a look at the desk,” stated Pioli.
“Clearly the gamers weren’t glad as a result of once you go forward 3 times, there’s remorse. The referee? I’m not speaking about him.”