AC Milan suffers worst defeat in 21 years with 5-0 loss to Atalanta

    Atalanta players celebrate Josip Ilicic's goal in their 5-0 defeat of AC Milan.

    (CNN)AC Milan suffered its heaviest defeat in 21 years after losing 5-0 to Atalanta, marking a new low for a club that was once the dominant force in European football.

    The loss, which saw Atalanta score four goals in the space of 22 second-half minutes, sees Milan slip to 10th in Serie A with its eighth league defeat of the season.
    Alejandro Gomez opened the scoring for the home side, before Mario Pasalic, Luis Muriel and a brace from Josip Ilicic completed the rout in Bergamo.
      The result is a crushing blow for Milan, a team which once boasted a star-studded lineup that won five league titles in the 1990s and two Champions Leagues in the 2000s.
      Luis Muriel got on the scoresheet in the second-half against AC Milan.