Milan 0-0 Genoa: Bonucci sees red in stalemate

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan made it no wins in four Serie A games as they were held to a goalless draw by Genoa at San Siro on Sunday afternoon.

In a game bereft of clear-cut chances, the key incident came in the first half when Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for an adjudged elbow.

The Rossoneri continued to dominate the game, however they couldn’t break the deadlock as Ivan Juric’s side came away with a valuable point.

The key moment in the game came in the 25th minute when a floated ball saw Rosi go down holding his face, bleeding heavily. At first the referee had missed the incident, but he was encouraged to check with the Video Assistant Referee and discovered that Bonucci had indeed launched a stray elbow at his opponent.

The red card appeared to play into Genoa’s hands as the visitors were happy to then sit back and allow Milan to come forward, but without the extra man the Rossoneri struggled to break them down.

Franck Kessie had one of the better chances in the second half as he carried the ball 50 yards before firing into the side netting from inside the box.

Hakan Calhanoglu could also have done better in the first half when he headed wide from a Giacomo Bonaventura cross.

The away side came close in the second half through Andrea Bertolacci; the former Milan man curling an effort narrowly wide from the edge of the box.

Nikola Kalinic should have done better when Suso found him inside the box with a good piece of vision, however the Croatia international could not bring the ball under control. 

Genoa did have the last chance to break the deadlock and make their advantage pay when Gianluca Lapadula was put through on goal, but he couldn’t control the ball cleanly and Cristian Zapata recovered well to tackle.

The result leaves Milan in 11th place in the table, with a trip to in-form Chievo to come in midweek.

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