AC Milan slump to shock 3-0 loss against struggling Verona in Serie A

AC Milan’s season went from bad to worse as they were defeated 3-0 by Verona in a Serie A encounter, leaving them 18 points behind league leaders Napoli.

football Updated: Dec 17, 2017 20:12 IST
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AC Milan’s season went from bad to worse as they were defeated 3-0 by Verona in a Serie A encounter. (AP)

AC Milan’s disappointing season reached a new low on Sunday as struggling Verona cruised to a shock 3-0 home win in Serie A.

Gennaro Gattuso’s side registered a comfortable victory by the same scoreline over their less illustrious opponents in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday, but never came close to another victory in what was a desperately poor display.

Antonio Caracciolo gave the hosts a 24th-minute lead with a powerful header and only a number of smart stops from goalkeeper Nicolas ensured the hosts went into the interval ahead.

Fabio Pecchia’s side took full advantage of Milan’s profligacy 10 minutes into the second period as substitute Moise Kean slotted home after storming into the penalty area unmarked.

Milan duo Suso and Leonardo Bonucci both squandered excellent opportunities to set up a tense finale before Daniel Bessa, who also came off the Verona bench, added gloss to the scoreline with another cool finish with 13 minutes left.

And Milan’s miserable day was compounded when, after a VAR review, Suso was shown a red card of a late challenge in stoppage time, as Verona secured only their third Serie A win of the season in spectacular style.

Defeat for Milan, meanwhile, is their seventh in the league this season and leaves them a whopping 18 points behind leaders Napoli.

First Published: Dec 17, 2017 20:08 IST