A magical evening. Palermo focuses on one of the most prestigious stages in the league, scoring the first away win of the season. Five years after their last triumph, the rosanero win again 2-0 at “Meazza” against Milan.
Iachini puts Maresca in place of the suspended Rigoni going back to 3-5-2 after the midweek. Bolzoni takes the place of Belotti, who sits on the bench: Palermo’s attack consists of Vazquez and Dybala. Inzaghi replies with his usual 4-3-3 formation which provides surprise Saponara in midfield and Torres as central striker. On the wings are Honda and Menez.
The Palermo starts out strong. Just when Milan seems to be able to reject in their own half of the pitch, the Palermo gives a real five minute show, putting the hosts in the corner. It takes a great move from Diego Lopez on the 23′, to avoid trouble on a treacherous left from Lazaar. On the corner Iachini’s men find their advantage: Dybala’s corner, Zapata tries to anticipate on his opponents but scores with a header into his own net. And it is not over. On the 25’ Dybala finds himself face to face with Diego Lopez, who he manages to hypnotize: a minute later the Argentinian runs away and it is back to Zapata who incinerates the Spanish goalkeeper with a great shot scoring right underneath the cross.
Inzaghi has his cards on the restart: Poli is out, El Shaarawy goes in making Milan super offensive. No less, Palermo continues to be to be master of this game: the rosanero avoid great suffering and danger with an attentive defensive. The Milan can not manage to break through so they change the striker again: enters Pazzini for Honda. Iachini answers with defense, sending in Ngoyi for Maresca.
The final game saw only incomes of Belotti and Quaison for Vazquez and Dybala, but the Palermo brings home a precious victory without further trouble. Twenty years later, Beppe Iachini takes the win at San Siro: the rosanero hold their deserving triumph on Milan’s ground and rise to position 12 in the standings, taking over with 6 more points the third place.