- AC Milan’s stuttering Serie A form continued in a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina
- Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu cancelled out Giovanni Simeone’s opening goal
- It looked as if Milan would fall to a third straight league defeat without scoring
- But Gennaro Gattuso’s Rossoneri grabbed a point at Stadio Artemio Franchi
Troubled AC Milan battled to a 1-1 draw in a scrappy Serie A match at Fiorentina on Saturday after Hakan Calhanoglu’s goal spared them from a third successive league defeat.
The goals came in a three-minute spell as Giovanni Simeone put Fiorentina ahead in the 71st minute, heading in from Cristiano Biraghi’s inviting cross at the near post, before Calhanoglu replied for Gennaro Gattuso’s side.
The Turkish free kick specialist snapped up a rebound after Fiorentina goalkeeper Marco Sportiello parried Suso’s shot, leaving Fiorentina eighth on 27 points and big-spending Milan ninth on 25.
Milan’s stuttering Serie A form continued in the 1-1 draw with Fiorentina on Saturday
It looked as if Milan would fall to a third straight league defeat without scoring before their goal
Giovanni Simeone celebrates after scoring his side’s goal against Milan on Saturday
But Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu cancelled out Simeone’s at the Stadio Artemio Franchi
A relieved Milan applaud their traveling fans after grabbing a point away to Fiorentina
Milan were lucky to reach halftime with 11 men after Alessio Romagnoli escaped with a yellow card for tripping Simeone when the Argentine appeared to have a clear run on goal.
They were also rescued by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma who pulled off an outstanding save to tip a Gil Dias header on to the crossbar.