Rafael Leao celebrates the goal that earned AC Milan a crucial win against Fiorentina

AC Milan moved five points clear at the top of Serie A after a late goalkeeping howler gifted them a win against Fiorentina at San Siro.

Rafael Leao took advantage of an error from keeper Pietro Terracciano to fire in a low effort that kept Milan in the driving seat for their first league title since 2011.

Closest rivals Inter Milan can cut their lead with a win at Udinese later.

“It was a final,” said Leao. “Now we have to stay focused on our goal.”

After a goalless first half during which Milan failed to register a shot on target, the hosts missed a gilt-edged chance to go ahead two minutes after the restart when Leao skied his shot from close range before Theo Hernandez’s half-volley also sailed over.

Fiorentina almost grabbed a shock lead in the 75th minute but Arthur Cabral’s header was brilliantly kept out by Mike Maignan before Leao made up for his earlier miss by calmly slotting past Terracciano.


AC Milan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Maignan
  • 2Calabria
  • 20Kalulu
  • 23Tomori
  • 19Hernández
  • 8Tonali
  • 79KessiéSubstituted forBennacerat 79′minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 30MessiasSubstituted forRebicat 56′minutes
  • 10DíazSubstituted forKrunicat 56′minutes
  • 17da Conceição Leão
  • 9GiroudSubstituted forIbrahimovicat 67′minutes


  • 1Tatarusanu
  • 4Bennacer
  • 5Ballo-Touré
  • 7Castillejo Azuaga
  • 11Ibrahimovic
  • 12Rebic
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 33Krunic
  • 41Bakayoko
  • 46Gabbia
  • 56Saelemaekers
  • 83Mirante


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Terracciano
  • 23VenutiBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMartínezat 45′minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 4Milenkovic
  • 98dos Santos de Paulo
  • 3Biraghi
  • 32DuncanSubstituted forTorreiraat 67′minutes
  • 34S Amrabat
  • 14MalehBooked at 2minsSubstituted forBonaventuraat 59′minutes
  • 22GonzálezSubstituted forIkonéat 67′minutes
  • 9Mendonça Cabral
  • 8SaponaraSubstituted forSottilat 81′minutes


  • 2Martínez
  • 5Bonaventura
  • 7Callejón
  • 11Ikoné
  • 17Terzic
  • 18Torreira
  • 19Piatek
  • 25Rosati
  • 33Sottil
  • 55Nastasic
  • 69Dragowski
  • 91Kokorin

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