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2020-21 Italian Serie A
  • Jordan Veretout (50')
  • Franck Kessié (43' PEN)
  • Ante Rebic (58')

AC Milan edge AS Roma in thriller to keep Serie A title race alive

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Milan beats Roma to keep pace in Serie A title race (1:40)

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic misses an empty net, AC Milan goes on to beat Roma 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico. (1:40)

AC Milan returned to form with an enthralling 2-1 victory away to AS Roma on Sunday that a restored a four-point gap to Serie A leaders Inter Milan.

The visitors hit the bar and had two goals disallowed before Franck Kessie scored from the penalty spot to give them a deserved halftime lead.

Roma, who also had a goal chalked off in the first half, quickly responded after the break when midfielder Jordan Veretout curled in his 10th league goal of the season.

But a superb turn and finish from Ante Rebic put the visitors back in front after 58 minutes and they held on despite late pressure from the hosts.

The victory ends a four-match winless run in all competitions for Stefano Pioli's side, whose hopes of a first Serie A title in 10 years suffered a blow following back-to-back league defeats to Spezia and Inter.

Milan remain second on 52 points, four behind Inter and six ahead of Juventus in third, while Roma remain fifth with 44 points.