AC Milan were looking to extend their unbeaten run this season and jump up to second place in Serie A. And they got off to the perfect start against Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium. Among Serie A football results, Atalanta-Milan put up a stunning 5-goal display which ended with AC Milan winning 2-3 away.
So, with this win, Stefano Pioli’s men confidently equaled AC Milan’s best Serie A start since 1994/95 campaign. They have 19 points after 7 games all because eighth-placed Atalanta suffered their second loss of the domestic season.
Watch the football match, cut down to its key highlights.
Serie A Football Results – Atalanta-Milan Put up a Stunning 5-goal Display
Initially, guests Milan scored after just 28 seconds as Davide Calabria slotted the ball into the back of the net. Despite this great start though, Milan opted to sit deep and play on the counter.
All in all, Atalanta were the better side in the first half, but could not take advantage of their possession.
This left an opportunity for Sandro Tonali to double Rossonerri’s lead. The Italian midfielder finished sent the ball precisely into the bottom right corner from inside the penalty area.
Then, it became clear from the start of the second period that Gasperini’s decision to bring Teun Koopmeiners on for Merih Demiral did not make the desired impact.
To the contrary, the guests looked like the more dangerous side as the game progressed resulting in a third goal.
Rafael Leao linked up with Theo Hernández before firing an unstoppable strike into the top right corner of the net.
A late Zapata penalty, given for handball after a VAR review, could have ruined Milan’s party. And Mario Pašalić‘s last gasp tap-in did do that.
Atalanta – AC Milan 2:3
Goals: Zapata 86’, Pasalic 90+3’ – Calabria 1’, Tonali 43’, Leao 78’