Two late goals against a ten-man Roma side gave Milan a more respectable scoreline of a 4-2 loss to the Giallorossi at the Stadio Olimpico and to keep Milan in seventh place.
The fixture between the two teams had often turned out to be a classic and it seemed the same would occur when both teams threatened on either end of the field.
Twelve minutes in, Marco Amelia was tested with a Pablo Osvaldo effort which he pushed out for a corner but he couldnÔÇÖt do anything about Nicolas BurdissoÔÇÖs header off the resulting set play.
The Argentine did well to fend off Mario Yepes, to rise above him and head home the deadlock breaker.
Despite an excellent chance from Stephan El Shaarawy which went astray, Milan struggled to string together a consistent run of passes and they fell two goals behind, 23 minutes in.
Yepes was once again to blame for the Rossoneri when he failed to get the better of the aerial balls after Osvaldo headed in a Francesco Totti cross into the exact same spot as the goal before.
There seemed to be little that was stopping Roma when they added their third goal. Daniele de Rossi slotted a ball into the box to an unmarked Erik Lamela who sliced past Amelia.┬á
All three goals coming in the space of seven minutes from each other.
It was a tall ask for Milan to make some sort of a comeback in the second half, and they didnÔÇÖt look as if they were going to when Roma nearly added a fourth goal with a Totti strike which glanced across the face of goal.
It proved to be the case when Lamela secured his brace for the night, and on the hour mark, with a headed strike off a cross supplied by Federico Balzaretti.
Massimiliano Allegri tried to at least get some sort of consolation to the game when he through on the former-Roma player, Bojan Krkic for the remaining 20 minutes of the encounter.
Roma were then reduced to ten-men when Marquinhos was shown red for a handball- forcing the home side to play with one man less for the remaining 12 minutes of the game.
The consolation finally arrived when RomaÔÇÖs shot-stopper was handed a penalty for his involvement in bringing down Giampaolo Pazzini in the box.
The striker made no effort in converting the 86th minute penalty, before Bojan beat Mauro Goicoechea at the near post with a strike just a minute later to end the game 4-2.