AC Milan Stunned by Monza in Serie A Upset

AC Milan Stunned by Monza in Serie A Upset

In a stunning turn of events, AC Milan, seven-time European champions, faced a shocking defeat at the hands of underdogs Monza, who secured a dramatic victory with two late goals.

Match Recap

Despite Milan’s efforts, including Olivier Giroud’s volley and Christian Pulisic’s late strike, they couldn’t salvage a win after falling behind 2-0. Luka Jovic’s sending off further compounded their woes.

Monza’s Triumph

Warren Bondo and Lorenzo Colombo’s added-time goals sealed Monza’s historic Serie A victory over Milan. Matteo Pessina’s early penalty and Mota’s goal just before halftime set the stage for Monza’s triumph.

Impact on Serie A Standings

The upset leaves Stefano Pioli’s side in third place, trailing second-placed Juventus by two points and league leaders Inter by a significant 11-point margin. Inter’s convincing 4-0 win over Salernitana and Juventus’ 2-2 draw with Verona further widened the gap at the top.

Mixed Results for Rome Clubs

In other Serie A action, AS Roma secured a commanding 3-0 victory over Frosinone, while rivals Lazio suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bologna, highlighting the unpredictable nature of Italian football.

Milan’s Europa League Campaign

Milan’s focus now shifts to the Europa League, where they face Rennes in the second leg of their knockout play-off. Following a convincing 3-0 win in the first leg, Milan are poised to advance to the last 16 barring a significant upset.

Looking Ahead

Despite the setback in Serie A, Milan have an opportunity to regroup and advance in European competition.