AC Milan pull five points clear in Serie A as tributes paid to Diego Maradona
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Despite missing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan beat Fiorentina on Sunday to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Italian Serie A table.
AC Milan pull five points clear in Serie A as tributes paid to Diego Maradona

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MILAN – AC Milan shrugged off the absence of injured star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consolidate their lead in Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Fiorentina. Milan pulled five points clear of city rivals Inter Milan and Sassuolo, with AS Roma and Juventus six points adrift. But Lazio slumped to a 3-1 home defeat to Udinese, days before their Champions League trip to Borussia Dortmund, in a victory paved by the visitors' Argentina players on a day Serie A paid tribute to Diego Maradona. Serie A top scorer Ibrahimovic watched from the stands after picking up a muscle injury last weekend. Head coach Stefano Pioli was absent recovering from coronavirus, but Milan extended their unbeaten run in the league this season. Franck Kessie set up Alessio Romagnoli for the opener after 17 minutes with the Ivorian forward adding a second from the penalty spot 10 minutes later.

Our run goes on with a solid win and we extend our lead in the league! ❤️🖤

Altri 3 punti, un'altra grande prestazione. Rimaniamo in testa! ❤️🖤#MilanFiorentina #SempreMilan@emirates — AC Milan (@acmilan) November 29, 2020

Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski denied Kessie a second in the first half after Martin Caceres fouled Theo Hernandez.

Franck Ribery missed chances for Fiorentina with Gianluigi Donnarumma holding firm in the Milan goal.

Pioli spoke to the team by…
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