Torino 0-7 AC Milan: Stefano Pioli’s men THRASH Turin side as Ante Rebic lands 12-minute second half hat-trick to help club advance to Champions League finish in Serie A
- AC Milan beats Torino as they continue to push for Champions League football
- Stefano Pioli brought seven past the Turin squad in Wednesday night’s emphatic victory
- Theo Hernandez grabbed a brace while Ante Rebic scored a 12-minute hat-trick
- Franck Kessie scored from the spot while Brahim Diaz also got on the score sheet
- The result is that Milan Napoli leaps forward to third place and jumps at the same level with Atalanta
A hat-trick by Ante Rebic helped AC Milan take 7-0 Serie A against Torino on Wednesday to get one step closer to a return to the Champions League.
Milan have not played in Europe’s most important league since 2014, but an all-out victory in Turin kept them third in the standings, three points ahead of Juventus in fifth place with two games to play.
Fullback Theo Hernandez scored early with a thunderous goal, before Franck Kessie’s penalty gave Milan a two-goal lead during the break.
Ante Rebic takes home the match ball after scoring a hat-trick in AC Milan’s 7-0 defeat to Torino
The Croatian attacker scored a 12-minute hat-trick in the second half on Wednesday evening
Rebic (No. 12) celebrates scoring in the 7-0 thrashing, with Torino swept aside to their ground
After the break, the floodgates opened when Brahim Diaz scored a fine goal before Rebic helped himself to his first in the 67th minute.
Two more followed from the Croatian forward to give Milan the most comfortable victories in what was expected to be a tough match with local rivals Torino fighting for survival on the other side of the table.
Milan is tied at 75 points with Atalanta, who also won in second place on Wednesday, with the pair set to meet on the final day.
Torino is four points above the relegation zone and has a game in hand against their rivals for the drop.
Milan left back Theo Hernandez broke the deadlock for Milan in the 19th minute
Franck Kessie then doubled Milan’s lead seven minutes later from eleven minutes
A graduate of Manchester City academy, Brahim Diaz scored Milan’s third place after halftime
Diaz, who also set up Hernandez to score the opening goal, celebrates the scoring against Torino
Hernandez then dunked the ball over the Torino goalkeeper to grab a brace in the win
Rebic then ran in rebellion to score a quick hat-trick to put the game to bed well and for real