Theo Hernandez’s penalty kick just before halftime proved to be sufficient to give AC Milan the advantage against Fiorentina.
When Fabiano Parisi brought him down after the full-back broke through on goal, he himself created the spot kick.
The way Milan won was appropriate for a low-key football match, where 15-year-old Francesco Camarda replaced Paolo Maldini as the team’s youngest player ever.
Even though Fiorentina had the better of the second half, they were unable to capitalize on their possession and territorial advantage; Mike Maignan’s odd injury-time save proved to be the difference.
After a corner was taken around everyone at the front post, Rolando Mandragora, a substitute, found himself two yards from goal. However, his attempt hit Maignan’s head, who had quickly crossed the goal line, and bounced to safety.
Milan’s victory moves them up to third place in Serie A, ahead of Napoli. Fifth-place Fiorentina is still.