Atalanta 5-0 AC Milan: Heaviest defeat for Serie A giants since 1998

AC Milan suffered their heaviest defeat for more than 21 years as they were thrashed 5-0 by Atalanta in Serie A.

Stefano Pioli’s side are 10th in the table and could go into Christmas in the bottom half if Sassuolo or Bologna win later on Sunday.

Alejandro Gomez scored a stunning opener, nutmegging Andrea Conti before firing home, and Atalanta’s final three goals came in the last half hour.

Mario Pasalic scored and Josip Ilicic netted twice before Luis Muriel struck.

Atalanta, who are in the Champions League knockout stages, rise to fifth in the table.

Milan had not lost by five goals in any competition since being beaten 5-0 by Roma in May 1998.

Pioli, the club’s third manager of 2019, said: “This cannot be the real Milan.

“[We] approached the match in the wrong way and you just can’t afford to do that against this team.

“Today’s performance was seriously insufficient. I expected a reaction from us in the second half but it didn’t come. In fact, we were even worse.”

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Match ends, Atalanta 5, Milan 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atalanta 5, Milan 0.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Timothy Castagne.

Attempt blocked. Franck Kessié (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Hans Hateboer.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Hans Hateboer replaces Robin Gosens.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Remo Freuler replaces Alejandro Gómez.

Foul by José Luis Palomino (Atalanta).

Krzysztof Piatek (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Robin Gosens (Atalanta) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Berat Djimsiti.

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Davide Calabria.

Marten de Roon (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rafael Leão (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Samu Castillejo replaces Suso.

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 5, Milan 0. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robin Gosens.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Luis Muriel replaces Josip Ilicic.

Booking

Franck Kessié (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Franck Kessié (Milan).

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 4, Milan 0. Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alejandro Gómez following a set piece situation.

Booking

Alessio Romagnoli (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alessio Romagnoli (Milan).

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Mateo Musacchio.

Foul by Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta).

Suso (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rafael Tolói (Atalanta).

Rafael Leão (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 3, Milan 0. Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Pasalic following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Franck Kessié (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Krzysztof Piatek replaces Giacomo Bonaventura.

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 2, Milan 0. Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robin Gosens.

Attempt missed. Robin Gosens (Atalanta) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alejandro Gómez.

Attempt blocked. Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marten de Roon with a headed pass.

Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alessio Romagnoli (Milan).

Robin Gosens (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Suso (Milan).

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