AS Roma hosted AC Milan in the Italian Serie A game this monday night and game could not get any bigger. Second place Roma hoping to seal three points against third place Milan in a bid to keep the pace with league leaders Juventus. AC Milan played well and should got the lead in first half when Mbaye Niang missed the penalty and they were punished for it in second half as Roma took the lead thanks to goal from Radja Nainggolan.
AS Roma 1-0 AC Milan Highlights
[ Italian Serie A 2016-17 Match ]
27′ 0 – 0 (Missed penalty) Mbaye Niang
62′ 1 – 0 Radja Nainggolan scored midway through second half to put AS Roma in lead
Match Highlights (English)
AS Roma has perfect record at home winning all of their opening 7 home games and a win on Saturday is important specially if Juventus beat Torino earlier in the day. However they are coming up against AC Milan side who boost the best away record in the league so far having won won 4 of the opening 7 away games. This sets up a superb game of football where more than just three points are at stake.
Team News & Lineups: AS Roma enjoyed a decent run of form against Milan in the last couple of seasons. Their most recent game was back in May 2016 where Roma ran out 3-1 winners at San Siro. Another similar result will keep them in title race.
Inter Milan on the other hand has experienced squad but most of their top players are at the wrong end of careers. Captain Mauro Icardi has huge responsibility who has scored 6 of the 8 inter goals in Serie A this season. He will start upfront with Perisic playing in no.10 role. Four man midfield of Candreva, Jao Mario, Ever Banega and Gary Medel will provide some stability in central areas but Inter’s problems lie in their defense David Santon, D’Ambrosio. Miranda and Ranocchia are expected to start.
Roma has scored the most number of goals in Italian Serie A (14) while Inter are struggling to cut open defenses. Inter last league win against Roma at Olimpico Stadium was back in 2009 and going into this weekend’s game pressure is on both sides to get something out of this match. I expect Roma score goals in this one and going with a narrow 2-1 win for the homeside.