AC Milan back in Champions League race after fiery victory in Bologna

MILAN: AC Milan Revived Their Hope In The Champions League With A 2-1 Victory At Bologna On Monday, When The Moods Flared With Three Players And A Bust-Up Between The French Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko And Coach Gennaro Gattuso On The Zijlijn.

Gattuso's Side Move Back Into Fifth Place - Three Points Behind Atalanta Who Occupy The Final League Of Champions - With Three Games Left To Play This Season

Milan Had Dropped Out Of The European Places After A Draw Against Parma And Loss To Torino But Now Move Level On Points With Roma Who Are Sixth.

Champions Juventus And Second-placed Napoli Are Already Assured Of Champions League Football Next Season But The Battle For The Final Two Berths Remains Tight With Inter Milan On 63 Points Followed By Atalanta (62), AC Milan (59), Roma (59) And Torino (57).

Spanish Winger Suso Opened For Milan In 37 Minutes With The Game Jumping In The Second Half With Fabio Borini Tapping In The Second On 67 Minutes.

Bologna's Mattia Destro Pulled One Back On 72 Minutes, With Milan Playing The Final Quarter Of An Hour A Man Down After Midfielder Lucas Paquetá Was Sent Off For Arguing With The Referee.

In A Nervy Final Bologna Finished The Game With Nine Men With Nicola Sansone And Mitchell Dijks Both Sent Off Late.

There Was Also Pitchside Drama Early When Argentine Midfielder Lucas Biglia Picked Up An Injury.

Bakayoko - On The Bench After Arriving Late For Training - Started To Warm Up Without Enthusiasm To The Fury Of Gattuso Who Instead Asked Another Substitute José Mauri To Come On.

Gattuso And Bakayoko Were Caught On Camera Exchanging Insults With The French Player Saying" F *** Off, Man" And The Coach Replying" I'll See You Later" .

Bakayoko Joined The Club On Loan From Chelsea Last Summer With An Option To Buy But Has Been The Subject Of Racist Chanting This Season Several Times Notably From Lazio Supporters.