Wednesday July 31, 2013 Friendlies Finished WM-Stadion München

Manchester City 5 - 3 AC Milan

  • Silva 3’
  • Richards 19’
  • Kolarov 22’
  • Dzeko 32’, 36’
  • El Shaarawy 37’, 39’
  • Petagna 43’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester City
    • AC Milan
    • 90' No time added on! A 5-3 win for Manchester City. They will face Bayern or Sao Paulo in the final of this tournament tomorrow night.
    • 88' Bayern poised and ready to emerge for their warm-up.
    • 87' A corner for Milan to be taken by Niang. Nasri clears the pass from Antonini before the move breaks down. Hart with a goalkick for the Premier League side.
    • 85' Pinato has replaced Boateng for Milan in their latest change.
    • 83' Kingsley Boateng has done well for Milan since coming on without too much joy in the forward areas.
    • 82' Milan bench taking on plenty of water. This has been a tough old work-out for the Italian side. Still some way behind City in terms of pre-season build-up.
    • 81' A few more fans drifting into this huge arena with Bayern in action against Sao Paulo after this match.
    • 79' Toure, Lescott and Nasri keeping the ball with some relish. Probably looking to play down time here.
    • 77' Negredo flashes a shot at the Milan goal. Plenty of venom, but off the bar and over. So close for the Premier League team.
    • 76' City have lost their attacking edge in this half, but so have Milan as Boateng is caught offside.
    • 75' Niang needing some medical treatment. Bit of concern around the Milan technical area. But looks like he is going to be fine.
    • 74' Pacifico and Cristante have replaced De Jong and Vergara for Milan.
    • 72' Nasri flicks a pass into the path of Barry, but he can't connect with the ball as Milan crowd him out in their own penalty box.
    • 70' More and more changes disrupting any sort of realism attached to this match.
    • 68' Boateng guilty of a spot of foul play deep in the City half of the field. Deemed to be pulling back a City jersey.
    • 67' Kingsley Boateng also on for Milan to replace El Shaarawy.
    • 66' Eight goals in a barmy second half, but no goals so far in these 45 so far.
    • 65' Nocerino slides the ball into the path of Poli, but Hart is quickly off his line to make a break stop. Vital he got his frame in the way of the ball there.
    • 64' Poli arrives to take over from Muntari for the Italians.
    • 63' Constant replaced by Emanuelson for Milan.
    • 62' Dzeko departing the action to be replaced by James Milner for the English team.
    • 61' Gabriel produces a solid stop to prevent the header from Javi Garcia hitting the back of the net. That is a fine save. Could have been 6-3 there.
    • 60' Nasri sees his cross cut out by Muntarii. Chance for City to apply some pressure.
    • 59' Rodwell turns away from Nocerino, but succeeds in seeing a shot deflect wide of the goal from distance.
    • 58' Offside flag goes up Prince-Boateng. Neither defence doing much to reassure you about their deficiences.
    • 57' El Shaarawy one on one with Hart as he raced into the City box, but the England goalkeeper comes up with a timely stop.
    • 56' Just to confirm Fernandinho, Navas and Jovetic have all left the action for City at the break.
    • 55' Hart doing well to lift the ball away from Nocerino as he raced into the City box.
    • 54' City defence all over the show at the other end, but El Shaarawy hesitates when a quickfire finish could have made the score 5-4.
    • 53' Gabriel fails to collect a loose ball, but the finish is not there as Nasri spins only to knock the effort wide of goal.
    • 52' Prince-Boateng slides a shot well wide from distance. Disappointing end to a promising move.
    • 51' Samir Nasri is also on the park for City, but his free-kick is well punched clear by Gabriel in the Milan goal.
    • 50' Negredo trying to apply some pressure, but Milan smash the loose ball out of the park.
    • 49' Changes at the break for both teams. Sergio, Jack Rodwell and Alvaro Negredo are on for City. Niang, Nocerino, and Gabriel on the park for the Italian side.
    • 48' De Jong chopped to the ground. Unusual sight. He is usually knocking other people to the deck.
    • 47' City settling into more of a passing business, but they were doing all this in the first half. Back to Hart who can knock it long.
    • 46' Off we go then with the second half of this match.
    • 45+1' El Shaarawy gets a glove on the effort from El Shaarawy. Whistle sounds. City lead 5-3 at the break.
    • 45' Chance for Petagna to add his second goal, but he can't connect with the ball. Almost making it 5-4 then. City all over the place in defence. What a strange first period.
    • 44' GOAL! Petagna scores for Milan. Awful defending by City at the back as Lescott can't get back. Massive holes in the City defence. Three goals in six minutes from the Italian team.
    • 43' El Shaarawy caught offside after setting off too soon. At least Milan are seeing more of the ball in the opposition half.
    • 42' Wonder how many changes will be made at the break? Fernandinho crashes a shot high and wide of goal.
    • 41' City just paying the price for taking their eye off the ball at the wrong time. City retain possession deep in their own half. Need to settle matters down here.
    • 40' El Shaarawy races into the City box. Rounds Hart and there is a second goal for El Shaarawy and Milan. They trail 5-2.
    • 39' No celebrations after that goal. Little wonder really. Only the second shot at goal Milan have unearthed in this first half.
    • 38' GOAL! El Shaarawy nips into the City box. Hart can't get across and the mishit beats the England goalkeeper. City now lead 5-1.
    • 37' GOAL! Dzeko swivels to wallop a volley into the net from Toure's pass. Brilliant play by Dzeko. City getting better and better here.
    • 36' Not sure what is going on deep in the heart of that Milan defence.
    • 35' Jovetic just fails to connect with the Richards cross. Inches away from connecting. A 4-0 lead could easily have been five for Pellegrini's team.
    • 34' Nobody really predicted this. Milan being given a going over and then some by the Premier League side.
    • 33' GOAL! And there is the fourth goal as Dzeko tucks the ball into the empty net from the Navas cross ball. City 4-0 Mialn.
    • 32' Milan clear City's third corner of the game, but quickly lose possession. Slack play.
    • 31' Richards making a rampaging run down the park. Breaks to Navas, but De Jong does well to hold him up.
    • 30' Muntari claiming he is fouled by Javi Garcia just outside the City box, but the referee doesn't want to know.
    • 29' Boateng clips Navas with a late challenge. City will again keep the ball with some relish in the Milan half.
    • 28' Milan with almost 60 percent of possession, and are really forcing their opponents to chase hard all over the park at the moment.
    • 27' Prince-Boateng tries to get Milan on the move, but can only drill a shot miles over the bar. Disappointing end to that move. Sums it up for them really.
    • 26' El Shaarawy is sporting a massive spiked haircut, but has not been noticeable for much else today.
    • 25' City earn another corner here that Jesus Navas can throw the ball into the box. Milan partially clear, but again they struggle to get out of their own half.
    • 24' Was Jovetic who played provider that time. Milan all over the place in the middle of the park. Can't get anywhere near their opponents.
    • 23' GOAL! Kolarov drives the ball into the corner of net. City lead 3-0. What a delightful performance this is from the English side.
    • 22' A 2-0 lead for City and no more than they deserve really for their hard work in these opening 22 minutes. Lovely pass from Fernandinho to play in Richards.
    • 21' GOAL! Micah Richards bounds into the Milan box. Amelia saved his initial stop, but Richards bundles home at the second attempt.
    • 20' This 3-4-3 formation working well so far for Pellegrini's City. Milan simply can't near it at the moment.
    • 19' Hart out of his goal to make sure El Shaarawy can't win the ball. Shield it. Goalkick to City that Hart will hammer long.
    • 18' Jovetic lays the ball back to Toure, but he smashes the shot some way over from distance. City continue to hold this 1-0 lead.
    • 17' Jovetic tires to pick out Dzeko on the run, but Milan have enough cover to deal with the danger.
    • 16' A lot of short, sharp passes to feet has illustrated a fine opening 20 minutes or so from City. Just what Pellegrini will have been looking for.
    • 15' De Jong seemed to nudge De Jong on the back in the Milan area, but the referee decides to wave play on. Perhaps a bit theatrical.
    • 14' Navas just too long with the corner, but City rework the ball in the Milan half of the field. Milan being penned in.
    • 13' Vergara manages to get in ahead of Dzeko and flick the ball wide of his own goal. City have a corner here.
    • 12' Vergara comes up with a timely tackle to win the ball from Jovetic in the area. City continue to push and probe at this Milan rearguard.
    • 11' Nigel de Jong lining up against his old club, but not really seen much of the ball so far.
    • 10' Dzeko flicks the ball over the top, but Silva just fails to latch onto it. Some bright play by Fernandinho to try and unlock the door.
    • 9' Pentagna caught offside after setting off too soon. Dzeko looking very sharp moving forwards at the other end of the park.
    • 8' But another chance for City as Jovetic drives his effort wide of goal with Milan again exposed. Hesitated before he hit that. Should have been 2-0.
    • 7' 19-year-old Jherson Vergara starting for Milan today at the back due to injuries carried by Daniele Bonera and Philippe Mexes.
    • 6' Host club Bayern Munich face Sao Paulo after this match in the other semi-final of this pre-season tournament.
    • 5' Great piece of play by Navas out wide. Milan being caught cold defensively with that move. A fair bit of ball-watching going on.
    • 4' GOAL! David Silva flicks the ball into the net after a great run and cross from Jesus Navas. Lovely ball back into the area by Jovetic. City lead 1-0.
    • 3' Not a full house in for this match. Both teams trying to keep the ball as Constant takes out Dzeko with a late challenge.
    • 2' Teams for you: Manchester City (3-4-3): Hart, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov; Garcia, Touré (C), Fernandinho, Navas; Jovetic, Dzeko, Silva////AC Milan (4-3-1-2): Amelia, Antonini (C), Vergara, Zaccardo, Constant; De Jong, Traoré, Muntari; Boateng; El Shaarawy, Pentagna
    • 1' City getting this match off and running. City in black, AC Milan in white. Changed strips today.
    • 17:15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of this Audi Cup competition with Manchester City meeting AC Milan in Munich. Players almost ready to go in this one.
  • Summary

    • 77' Negredo flashes a shot at the Milan goal. Plenty of venom, but off the bar and over. So close for the Premier League team.
    • 61' Gabriel produces a solid stop to prevent the header from Javi Garcia hitting the back of the net. That is a fine save. Could have been 6-3 there.
    • 45' Chance for Petagna to add his second goal, but he can't connect with the ball. Almost making it 5-4 then. City all over the place in defence. What a strange first period.
    • 44' GOAL! Petagna scores for Milan. Awful defending by City at the back as Lescott can't get back. Massive holes in the City defence. Three goals in six minutes from the Italian team.
    • 40' El Shaarawy races into the City box. Rounds Hart and there is a second goal for El Shaarawy and Milan. They trail 5-2.
    • 38' GOAL! El Shaarawy nips into the City box. Hart can't get across and the mishit beats the England goalkeeper. City now lead 5-1.
    • 37' GOAL! Dzeko swivels to wallop a volley into the net from Toure's pass. Brilliant play by Dzeko. City getting better and better here.
    • 35' Jovetic just fails to connect with the Richards cross. Inches away from connecting. A 4-0 lead could easily have been five for Pellegrini's team.
    • 33' GOAL! And there is the fourth goal as Dzeko tucks the ball into the empty net from the Navas cross ball. City 4-0 Mialn.
    • 23' GOAL! Kolarov drives the ball into the corner of net. City lead 3-0. What a delightful performance this is from the English side.
    • 21' GOAL! Micah Richards bounds into the Milan box. Amelia saved his initial stop, but Richards bundles home at the second attempt.
    • 8' But another chance for City as Jovetic drives his effort wide of goal with Milan again exposed. Hesitated before he hit that. Should have been 2-0.
    • 4' GOAL! David Silva flicks the ball into the net after a great run and cross from Jesus Navas. Lovely ball back into the area by Jovetic. City lead 1-0.
    • 2' Teams for you: Manchester City (3-4-3): Hart, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov; Garcia, Touré (C), Fernandinho, Navas; Jovetic, Dzeko, Silva////AC Milan (4-3-1-2): Amelia, Antonini (C), Vergara, Zaccardo, Constant; De Jong, Traoré, Muntari; Boateng; El Shaarawy, Pentagna

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