Milan 3-1 Roma: Pioli remains undefeated against Mourinho

AC Milan beat As Roma 3-1 as Stefano Pioli extends his undefeated record against the Special One Jose Mourinho.

Milan 3-1 Roma Highlights

Rossoneri put the disappointments from Coppa Italia after a 1-2 defeat at Atalanta, and the UEFA Champions League exits behind with a crucial victory at Roma on a Saturday night.

The host took the lead early on through Yacine Adli, who scored his first goal for the club with a lovely shimmy and a well-guided shot inside the bottom corner.

AC Milan beat Roma
AC Milan beat Roma

The advantage was doubled through Olivier Giroud early in the second half. The French talisman headed in from close range after Simon Kjaer’s nod back across goal.

Leandro Paredes put some hope for the visitors as he converted a penalty to set up another nervy finish. Still, Theo Hernandez’s rocket in off the crossbar in the final 10 minutes sealed the win.

The result means that the Rossoneri took advantage of Bologna and Fiorentina’s slip-ups earlier in the day, which pads the lead to nine points to fifth place.

The record that Pioli holds against Mourinho

Stefano Pioli maintained his non-losing record against Josè Mourinho.

The two had faced each other five times in Serie A, and the Parma-born coach had never lost to the Special One from Portugal.

Mourinho could not beat Pioli
Mourinho could not beat Pioli

That continued tonight at the end of a clash between two scorned sides who had both crashed out of the Coppa Italia earlier in the week. The Rossoneri consolidated their third place in the Serie A table with goals from Yacine Adli, Olivier Giroud, and Theo Hernandez.

Mourinho, who watched the game from the stands of the San Siro as he was serving a one-match ban, now is getting more and more precarious by the day.