Edin Dzeko scored two first-half goals as AS Roma won 4-1 at AC Milan on Sunday to retake second spot in Serie A and keep their title hopes mathematically alive on another shocking day for the Milanese pair.
Dzeko also moved two clear of Torino forward Andrea Belotti in the race for top goalscorer. Eden Dzeko opened the scoring for the away side with a perfectly curled shot in the eighth minutes following an assist from Egypt's Mohamed Salah. "I'm happy with my season".
Milan is now in number six while the visitors comfortable in number two is arguably a favorite to win the league but the current form of Juventus who has given them a wide margin lead to checkmate that ambition. The Bianconeri could clinch an unprecedented sixth straight scudetto at Roma on Sunday.
It would have been worse for Milan, if not for teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who pulled off two fantastic saves to tip strikes from Diego Perotti and Radja Nainggolan onto the post.
Montella continued to be vocal about Milan's inability to defend set-pieces, stating that: "We don't have very tall players, we did well until today to defend on set pieces but we didn't have many players to stop Roma who have players such as Dzeko, Manolas, De Rossi, Juan Jesus".
Bryan Cristante headed the Nerazzurri in front just before the break but mid-table Udinese grabbed an equaliser eight minutes after the interval as Stipe Perica fired home on the rebound.
Former Milan star Stephan El Shaarawy got in Roma's third in the 78th minute, before Daniele De Rossi rounded off the scoring in th 87th minute from the penlaty spot.
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Lazio's freescoring ways continued as it put seven past Sampdoria to take its tally to 16 goals in its past three matches and secure at least Europa League football.
Linetty got one back for Sampdoria in the 32nd but Wesley Hoedt bundled in a corner three minutes later to restore Lazio's two-goal advantage. Senad Lulic and Immobile made it 7-1 with 20 minutes left before Fabio Quagliarella pulled two back, one from a penalty.
Genoa, which appealed for an early penalty when Gary Medel tripped Giovanni Simeone, broke the deadlock in the 70th.
Inter midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia was sent off for dissent moments later.
The win sees Lazio strengthen their grip on fourth spot, as they sit five points ahead of Atalanta. Tail-enders Pescara, whose fate had already been sealed, had Ahmad Benali dismissed as they lost 1-0 at home to third-last Crotone.
Empoli beat Bologna 3-1.