Chievo 1-4 Milan: Rossoneri end skid with dominant display

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan ended a run of four Serie A matches without a win with a comfortable 4-1 victory away at high-flying Chievo.

Vincenzo Montella’s side put aside previous struggles to produce a clinical performance, leading 3-0 just after half-time courtesy of Suso, an own-goal and Hakan Calhanoglu.

Although ex-Milan man Valter Birsa pulled one back for the hosts, Nikola Kalinic answered back within five minutes to restore a three-goal lead for the Rossoneri and begin what they hope will be a recovery.

The Rossoneri did make early pressure pay, and took the lead in the 36th minute thanks to talisman Suso. The Spaniard picked up the ball on the right, before cutting onto his left foot and curling a shot inside the far left post, as he has done so often in the past.

Suso was the architect of Milan’s somewhat fortunate second goal six minutes later; curling in a teasing cross that Cesar turned into his own net, much to the keeper’s despair.

Ten minutes into the second half Montella’s men made sure of the points. A counter-attack saw Franck Kessie thread through Calhanoglu, who made no mistake inside the area with a low shot into the bottom right corner.

However, Chievo did give themselves a lifeline just after the hour mark through Birsa, who capitalised on a mistake from Kessie to fire a low shot past Donnarumma at the near post.

The home fans’ hope was to be short-lived however, as it took just three minutes for Milan to restore a three-goal advantage. A wonderful move with over 50 passes eventually resulted in Suso playing a perfectly weighted through ball to Kalinic who made no mistake from the one-on-one position.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was called into action soon after, tipping a Tomovic shot onto the bar that was destined for the roof of the net.

There was a moment of panic in the closing stages as Milan defender Davide Calabria went down with a serious head injury.

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