AC Milan failed to continue the winning trend when they hosted AS Roma in the Italian Serie A continued this morning. Rafael Leao, who also played in the match, admitted that he regretted the final result of the match.
The 5th Giornada of the Italian Serie A 2020/21 season was marked by a number of interesting matches, including the duel between AC Milan and AS Roma at the San Siro, early today (27/10).
AC Milan was in a superior position three times. First, through a goal scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the game has only been running for two minutes. 12 minutes later, Edin Dzeko scored a goal back for the visitors.
As the host, AC Milan then didn’t let the position draw, they managed to get back ahead thanks to Saelemaekers’ goal at the start of the second half.
AS Roma was able to equalize again in the 71st minute thanks to a Jordan Veretout goal. Eight minutes later, Milan took the lead again, this time thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal.
But five minutes later, Marash Kumbulla scored the third goal for AS Roma to make it 3-3. The score lasted until the referee sounded the long whistle.
With this draw, Milan’s winning trend stopped, but they remain at the top of the standings with 13 points from five matches.
However, Rafael Leao admits that he is still upset with his team’s failure to win at the San Siro yesterday.
“It’s a shame we didn’t win. We created a lot of goal chances, now we keep working,” Leao told Sky Sport.
The 21-year-old figure also contributed two assists in yesterday’s match. He emphasized that from the start AC Milan’s target was to continue to win in order to maintain the top position.
“We want to win every game, we want to stay top of the table but I’m disappointed because we did everything to win the game.”
“We stay focused, we want to follow our path and stay at the top of the table,” added Leao.
Furthermore, Leao praised Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored two goals in this match.
“Ibra is an example for all of us. I’m happy with the way the team is playing and I’m happy that he scored the goals,” said Leao.