Among other football results yesterday, AC Milan climbed top of Serie A with a 3-0 win over Venezia on Sunday. In this football match, Theo Hernandez struck twice in the second half as Milan clinched their third consecutive league victory.
Milan provisionally moved into first place on 48 points, two ahead of Inter Milan, with this 0-3 away victory. But Inter, the champions, have two games in hand including a clash with Lazio later on Sunday.
On the other hand, Venezia’s winless run in the league now stands at seven games. And they sit in 16th place on 17 points, four points clear of the relegation zone.
Stefano Pioli, marking his 400th game as a Serie A coach, had an 11-man absentee list to contend with.
AC Milan Climbed to the top of Serie A with a 3-0 Win over Venezia
Still, AC Milan immediately took control when Rafael Leao picked out Ibrahimovic for the simplest of finishes.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tapped in after two minutes. With this goal of his, the Venetians are now the 80th team the Swede has scored against in Europe’s top five leagues. And that’s a record only Cristiano Ronaldo has matched since 2000.
Defender Hernandez blasted home early in the second half, before Venezia defender Michael Svoboda was sent off. He blocked a goal-bound shot with his arm, giving Milan’s stand-in captain (Hernandez) the chance to dispatch the resulting penalty.
The lively Portuguese winger assisted again by sending a pass down the left wing three minutes into the second half. Hernandez chased down this pass to power home from a tight angle.
Then, any chance of a Venezia fightback crumbled before the hour mark, when Hernandez’s close-range effort struck Svoboda’s arm. The Austrian received a red card, and Hernandez calmly struck the resulting penalty into the top corner.