Iemmello netted a 29th-minute winner with a calm finish after a defence-splitting pass by Nicolas Viola, with match official Maurizio Mariani allowing the goal to stand after brief offside consultation with the video assistant referee. Benevento had substitute Cheick Diabate sent off in the 80th minute when he received a second yellow card for elbowing Leonardo Bonucci but the visitor fully deserved their win at the San Siro. Their goalkeeper Christian Puggioni pulled off a pair of superb saves to deny Patrick Cutrone and Giacomo Bonaventura. Franck Yannick Kessie hit the underside of the bar for Milan, who looked flat and bereft of ideas most of the match.
AC Milan have spent more this season than Benevento have in their entire history.FT: AC Milan 0-1 Benevento pic.twitter.com/wQ0NbZRGfk — bet365 (@bet365) April 21, 2018
The lively Viola and Daniel Cataldi came close at the other end as Benevento looked dangerous on the break, while Milan's final pass kept going astray. Earlier Saturday, AS Roma stayed on course for a top-four finish with a clinical 3-0 win at struggling SPAL thanks to goals from Radja Nainggolan and Patrick Shick following a Francesco Vicari own goal. Sassuolo moved well clear of the relegation zone with a 1-0 home win over Fiorentina thanks to a first-half goal by Matteo Politano after the visitor had Bryan Dabo sent off for two bookable offences.
Benevento away results in Serie A 17/18: L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L D Win against MilanApril 21, 2018
RESULTS SPAL 0 AS Roma 3 (Vicari 33-og, Nainggolan 52, Schick 60) Sassuolo 1 (Politano 41) Fiorentina 0 Milan 0 Benevento 1 (Iemmello 29) SUNDAY'S MATCHES Cagliari v Bologna, Atalanta v Torino, Chievo v Inter, Lazio v Sampdoria, Udinese v Crotone and Juventus v Napoli POINTS TABLE Teams P W D L GD Pts Juventus 33 27 4 2 59 85 Napoli 33 25 6 2 47 81 Roma 34 20 7 7 28 67 Lazio 33 19 7 7 36 64 Inter 33 17 12 4 32 63 Milan 34 15 9 10 6 54
This match for Roma was about as ideal as you could ask for: Dzeko, Kolarov, Florenzi, and De Rossi all rested. A comfortable result. A great performance. Job well done.— John Solano (@Solano_56) April 21, 2018