Kessie leads AC Milan previous Singo’s Torino
The 24-year-old bought his sixth aim of the 2020-21 marketing campaign as Stefano Pioli’s Crimson and Blacks bought previous visiting Maroons on Saturday
AC Milan defeated Torino 2-0 in Saturday’s Italian top-flight encounter with Franck Kessie discovering the online.
The Cote d’Ivoire worldwide’s effort from the penalty mark helped the Crimson and Blacks keep their lead on the summit of Italy’s elite division log.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 9, 2021
Stefano Pioli’s males got here into the sport on the again of their 3-1 dwelling loss to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus, whereas the Maroons performed out a 1-1 draw versus Hellas Verona.
The Crimson and Blacks dominated the early phases of the sport which led to them recording 5 nook kicks inside the first 20 minutes. Their first actual alternative to seek out the online got here within the 18th minute however it was Armando Izzo, who stopped Davide Calabria’s cross to stop Jens Hauge from firing dwelling.
Seven minutes later, AC Milan took the lead by Rafael Leao, who was teed up by on-loan Actual Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz.
The visiting facet nearly responded instantly by Ricardo Rodriguez, whose acrobatic effort missed the goal.
9 minutes earlier than the half-time break, Kessie doubled the lead from the penalty mark – sending goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu the unsuitable means – after Andrea Belotti had introduced down Brahim, who skipped into the guests’ penalty space.
With that strike, the 24-year-old has now scored his sixth aim of the 2020-21 Italian top-flight marketing campaign – one wanting his private document of seven targets achieved through the 2018-19 season.
One other scare from Marco Giampaolo’s facet got here within the forty first minute, fortunately, Rodriguez’s free-kick rattled the crossbar. Earlier than the half-time break, Kessie had the prospect to attain a 3rd however Sirigu was well-positioned to make a fantastic save.
Within the fiftieth minute, referee Fabio Maresca awarded Torino a penalty after Sandro Tonali was adjudged to have introduced down Simone Verdi, however the determination was reversed after VAR replays.
With no extra targets scored on the San Siro, AC Milan cruised to their twelfth win of the season to maneuver 4 factors away from second-placed Inter Milan after accruing 40 factors from 17 outings.
Kessie was in motion from begin to end whereas Algeria’s Ismael Bennacer stays out of motion attributable to a thigh damage. For Torino, Cote d’Ivoire’s Wilfried Singo performed each minute however his compatriot Ndary Adopo and Cameroon’s Nicolas Nkoulou have been unused substitutes.
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