AC Milan managed to bounce back from a negative period and prevail over SPAL to guarantee a precious victory, especially for the future of their coach Gennaro Gattuso, who was reportedly at risk of getting sacked in case of a negative outcome. Not only that, but the match also represented a very important moment for Gonzalo Higuain, who found the back of the net for the first time since October 28 against Sampdoria.
"Higuain is back. He scored and saved Rino," Gazzetta dello Sport responded to the outcome of yesterday's match. "The nightmare is over. Higuain scores after two months," Quotidiano Sportivo wrote. "Milan is alive. Higuain is back to scoring," Tuttosport wrote on their headline.
After the positive result against Spal, AC Milan moved back within reach of Champions League qualification and are just one point away from the much desired fourth position that would guarantee the Rossoneri a lot of breathing space. Click on the gallery to see some of the responses from Italian newspapers.
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