AC Milan stored their noses in entrance of metropolis rivals Inter on the prime of Serie A with a 2-0 victory over Genoa on Friday.
Inter’s 3-1 win at Spezia earlier within the day, which lifted them a degree clear on the summit, had turned up the warmth on Stefano Pioli’s males.
Nonetheless, a cool Rafael Leao volley from an excellent Pierre Kalulu cross within the eleventh minute gave Milan the lead in opposition to Genoa at San Siro, earlier than Junior Messias netted from shut vary – after his preliminary effort was parried – to wrap up the three factors for the hosts, who had struggled to place the match to mattress.
Inter, who face Milan within the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final subsequent Tuesday, nonetheless have a recreation in hand over the league leaders and are actually on a three-match successful run following their success at Spezia.
Marcelo Brozovic rifled residence a half-volley to present Inter a 1-0 half-time lead, earlier than Lautaro Martinez caught out a leg to double the benefit within the 73rd minute.
Alexis Sanchez rounded off the scoring in stoppage time after Giulio Maggiore had briefly pulled Spezia again into contest.
Monaco got here from behind to drag inside three factors of third-placed Rennes in Ligue 1 with a 3-2 victory at Roazhon Park.
Flavien Tait gave Rennes a third-minute lead, however objectives from Vanderson, Wissam Ben Yedder and Myron Boadu swung the fixture firmly in Monaco’s favour. Martin Terrier lowered the margin to at least one with a stoppage-time penalty.
In Spain, Actual Sociedad had David Silva despatched off for a second bookable offence within the closing levels as they had been held to a goalless draw by fifth-placed Actual Betis, who preserved their two-point benefit over their hosts within the LaLiga desk