Milan beat Roma by three goals to one in the 20th round of Serie A on Thursday.
Milan started the new year with a 3-1 victory over Roma at the San Siro to strengthen their position in second place in the 20th stage of Serie A after the winter break. Milan renewed their victory over Roma after they excelled him in the first game of the season (2-1), raising his tally to 45 points by a margin of one point from rivals Inter.
Milan advanced quickly through Frenchman Olivier Giroud (8 penalty kick) and Brazilian Junior Messias (17) before Englishman Tammy Abraham reduced the score to the visitors (40). Roma completed the match with 10 players in the last quarter following a second warning to Dutchman Rick Karsdorp, before Portuguese substitute Rafael Leao confirmed the win with a third goal (82). Gianluca Mancini was also sent off in stoppage time by Roma after causing a penalty wasted by Swedish veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic (90+4).