The Rossoneri leapfrog Juventus in second place

Filippo "super Pippo" Inzaghi is really-really he is. He scored his third hat-trick of his career against Torino and paved the way for the Rossoneri's win. And as if there is no problem with his age.

As a team, the Rossoneri showed their atractive games. Milan have to thanks to Beckham, his comeback to the pitch is really made the difference. Two of five Milan's goals and two of three Inzaghi's goals are his creation.

The Rossoneri's striker was once again the executioner without pity of the Granata coach and awarded Milan with three fundamental points for the Champions League, following the stop of Genoa and Fiorentina, and the second place in the standings. The clash against Torino brings back to the final matchdays a Milan side of the highest level in terms of game played, despite the missing players, which were not felt due to the excellent performances of Flamini and team-mates.

At the start of the match we see an aggressive Torino side, knowing that their club had not defeated Milan at this particular venue since March 24, 1985. And pressing on the Milan players who had the ball. However this all changed on nine minutes, when Rivalta brought down Pato on the left, allowing Beckham to spot Inzaghi with a superb free kick in the area. The veteran made no mistake with his head, however fortunately for Toro, the goal was correctly ruled out for offside.

Not even the time to feel disappointed, as the Rossoneri took the lead also thanks to the Beckham-Pippo duo. The English player takes a corner from 12 metres, with a perfect trajoctory towards Superpippo's head in the penalty area and it's all done.

In the 37th minute, thanks to the perfect duo Beckham-Inzaghi, Milan scored the second goal. The English player calibrated the ball towards Inzaghi's head and for the second time he scored.

That’s how the first half ended at the San Siro, as the giants of Italian football comfortably led by two goals at the break, against a Torino outfit that were simply outclassed and outplayed by the seven time European champions.

It took the Rossoneri just 15 minutes to add to their tally, and sensationally Inzaghi grabbed his third of the night. An exceptional through ball by the substitute Ronaldinho was all it took for the veteran striker to be played through on goal, allowing him to easily slot the ball past Sereni to give his side a three goal cushion.

Ancelotti decided to end Inzaghi’s night after 65 minutes, as he brought on another veteran in Shevchenko to take his place. 'Super Pippo' received a rousing reception as he made his way from the field, and deservedly so too. Toro also made their third and final switch of the night, as Rubin was replaced by Ogbonna in defence.

Just two minutes later, Ambrosini was played through on goal and after making his way past Sereni, the goalkeeper decided to take him down in the area, gifting Milan a penalty kick. The decision was the correct one by the referee, and as expected, Kaka stepped up to score his first goal since early February, when he scored against Reggina.

To Torino’s credit, they managed to pull one back through Franceschini on 80 minutes after a poor Beckham clearance was made the most of. A Toro corner was poorly cleared by the Englishman, allowing Barone to spot Franceschini at the back post. The central defender easily tapped it in from close range, to make the score line a little more respectable.

The players just went through their paces in the final 10 minutes, and the 4-1 result certainly looked like being the eventual outcome. It wasn’t to be however, as a promising run by Kaka, and an even better through ball to Ambrosini, led to the Italian midfielder grabbing his side’s fifth of the night, to end the match on a high.

The result means that the Rossoneri leapfrog Juventus in second place, whilst Torino remain just one point clear of safety, with six matches of football remaining this season.

Milan (4-3-1-2): Dida; Flamini, Senderos, Maldini (Darmian, 72’), Zambrotta; Beckham, Pirlo, Ambrosini; Kaka; Pato (Ronaldinho, 46’), Inzaghi (Shevchenko, 65’)

Torino (4-4-1-1): Sereni; Rivalta (Dellafiore, 40’), Natali, Franceschini, Rubin (Ogbonna, 65’); Abate, Dzemaili (Samuel, 46’), Barone, Diana; Rosina, Bianchi


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