Luciano Spalletti's side are third but just two points ahead of Roma, who have played a game less. Lazio, also with a game in hand, are two points off Roma after easing past Crotone 4-0. But things have gone from bad to worse for Chinese-owned Milan who lost to direct European rival Atalanta, who are in seventh position. Milan's training retreat after last week's shock defeat by Verona had little effect on Gennaro Gattuso's side. Former Milan midfielder Bryan Cristante opened after a Gianluigi Donnarumma error in the first half with Josip Ilicic finishing off the second on 71 minutes. Sparks should fly Wednesday with AC Milan and Inter Milan meeting in an Italian Cup quarter-final derby clash in the San Siro.
History!pic.twitter.com/WXlK0W9Ce5 — Goal (@goal) December 23, 2017
RESULTS Lazio 4 (Lukaku 55, Immobile 78, Lulic 86, Anderson 89) Crotone 0 Genoa 1 (Lapadula 90+2-P) Benevento 0 SPAL 2 (Viviani 42, Antenucci 69-P) Torino 2 (Falqué 1, 10) Sassuolo 1 (Falcinelli 34) Inter 0 Udinese 4 (Barák 27, 68, Widmer 44, Lasagna 80) Verona 0 Napoli 3 (Allan 16, Insigne 33, Hamsik 39) Sampdoria 2 (Ramirez 2, Quagliarella 27-P) Milan 0 Atalanta 2 (Cristante 32, Ilicic 71) Juventus 1 (Benatia 18) Roma 0
❌ vs. Roma ❌ vs. Genoa ❌ vs. Juventus ❌ vs. Torino ⚽️⚽️ vs. Bologna ❌ vs. AtalantaAC Milan have failed to score in five of their last six Serie A games at the San Siro ? Gennaro Gattuso's men are 11th in the table after spending a reported £175m in the summer. pic.twitter.com/R3ha4pfS8o — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 23, 2017