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Fiorentina

  • Gilardino 14’

AC Milan

  • Huntelaar 81’
  • Pato 90’

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    Time:90'
    • Fiorentina
    • AC Milan
    • - They go second above Roma and are now four points behind leaders Inter having played the same number of games as the other two. Serie A table
    • 90+4' And the match is over! That could prove a massive result for Milan here in Tuscany!
    • 90+3' He goes beserk! Ronnie produced some skill on the left and scooped a clever ball into the middle, where Borriello's flying overhead kick failed to make contact... and there was the Brazil star to crash a volley under Frey and into the centre of the goal.
    • 90+2' AND PATO SMASHES HOME FOR 2-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • 90+1' Milan looking to get forward and snatch it...
    • 90' Three minutes to be added on as Fiorentina win a pair of corners.
    • 89' Only one side will win it at this rate, a delicate move from a throw-in ending with a foul to Milan.
    • 88' Bending shot from Vargas which Abbiati deflects over as it seems headed for the top corner! All Fiorentina.
    • 87' Abbiati saves the following shot from Marchionni while the home skipper goes mad at the ref. He turned the Brazilian well and it looked like he had a good case for a spot-kick.
    • 86' Montolivo is felled by Silva in the box! Is that a penalty? No, says the ref!
    • 85' Still playing in the Milan half. The men in purple looking for space to exploit.
    • 84' In terms of title aspirations, Milan could really do with winning this game in hand on Inter. They are going to do it unless they stop the home side from winning more corners!
    • 83' Fiorentina go straight up the other end and win a corner.
    • 82' The travelling Milan fans are set celebrating as the Dutch substitute plays a one-two with Ronaldinho on the edge of the box before finishing inside the near post from the left.
    • 81' GOAL FOR MILAN! HUNTELAAR!
    • 80' Pato snuffed out on the right. Back come Milan though...
    • 79' La Viola taking all the time in the world to deliver throw-in after throw-in.
    • 78' That will more acutely depend on how they get on in Europe, with Mourinho set to face former club Chelsea at 19:45 UK time: Inter v Chelsea LIVE
    • 77' Pato drives a shot off target from the corner of the box. It could be a good day for Inter.
    • 76' Milan change: Not Beckham, but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. A striker for midfielder Gattuso.
    • 75' Montolivo with a strike that Abbiati does well to hold. The Viola skipper got some power behind that.
    • 74' Great chance for Marchionni! The ball was fizzed across and he struck it over at full-stretch! The flag was up however.
    • 73' Jankulovski annoyed that he has conceded a throw-in - the ball last came off Marchionni.
    • 72' And the breaks in play continue, Felipe the latest in Fiorentina's colours this time after Borriello fell on him.
    • 71' Pirlo goes down in midfield to win a free-kick.
    • 70' Marchionni springs the offside trap inside the box and takes a look before his ball is just out of Keirrison's reach, Abbiati punching clear. Zanetti then almost finds a path through on goal, just outmuscled by Flamini.
    • 69' And there have been two goals in three minutes to exact a complete turnaround at Udinese. Who is winning now? Latest score
    • 68' There is also an early Champions League match going on. For the lastest click on CSKA Moskow v Sevilla.
    • 67' Keep-ball by the hosts, with Zanetti helping calm things down.
    • 66' Zanetti clashes with Pirlo and Milan have a free-kick in midfield. They are not keeping up their earlier surge in performance.
    • 65' Milan change: Marek Jankulovski on for Bonera at left-back.
    • 64' The kick from Montolivo is blocked by the wall. He does not believe it was 10 yards.
    • 63' Gattuso in hard on Marchionni to give away a free-kick right on the edge of the box.
    • 62' Fiorentina change: Gilardino's evening is over - loanee from Barcelona Keirrison replaces him.
    • 61' What does Jim White think about Jose Mourinho's performance the other day? Why England needs Jose back
    • 60' Borriello cannot believe he is offside there. The hand signals say it all.
    • 59' Fiorentina change: Cristiano Zanetti on for Jovetic.
    • 58' A couple of corners go begging as Milan look to turn their sudden superiority into a goal.
    • 57' Another move almost puts Borriello in. Much better from Milan.
    • 56' Pato into the box with the ball loose - he fires over the near post! Great chance.
    • 55' Pato does brilliantly to fight for the ball on the right then go outside his man to bend a vicious ball in... Pirlo so close to finishing that off, Borriello having just missed the ball with his diving header!
    • 54' Speedy run and shot from Marchionni which runs wide of the near post. The former Juve man has four goals to his name this season.
    • 53' Vargas has space to shoot from 25 yards out on the left and the effort is beaten away by Abbiati! Hit with power.
    • 52' What is happening in Udinese v Cagliari? Latest score
    • 51' Pato retrieves the ball on the right near the corner flag and cuts in before delivering a low curling ball that everyone leaves - and it just passes the far post!
    • 50' Ronaldinho snakes inside with Pirlo overlapping. His cross is attacked by Pato, but he loses out.
    • 49' Milan going forward with more purpose. Can they find an equaliser?
    • 48' A few niggly fouls in the early stages.
    • 47' Gilardino on the floor in the box, but the set-piece decision goes against him. Good ball from Gobbi, who was sent off in the Champions Leaguie game against Bayern Munich last week, to start. Bayern grab controversial win
    • 46' The second half starts. Milan were kept in the dressing room for quite some time - a bit of a rollicking from Leonardo, perhaps.
    • - Fiorentina change: Massimo Gobbi on for Natali.
    • 45+3' And the half peters out. 1-0 to Fiorentina at the break.
    • 45+2' There is a momentary pause as De Silvestri has been caught by someone, somewhere. He's all right.
    • 45+1' A poor flick from Ronaldinho loses possession.
    • 45' There will be three minutes added on at the end of the first half as Borriello strays offside.
    • 44' Flamini with Milan's first shot in anger, his grass-cutter narrowly wide with Frey beaten.
    • 43' Should you be so inclined, the same applies with our Fiorentina team page.
    • 42' For statistics, honours and some news go to our Milan team page.
    • 41' Two lines of defence do the job again, Borriello falling short when Gattuso's lobbed ball is not dealt with first time.
    • 40' Silvio Berlusconi will be fuming at this from his men, but credit to the Fiorentina players for their application so far.
    • 39' Full-back Daniele Bonera crosses, repelled by the Tuscan side, and Pato again fails to do anything productive with the ball.
    • 38' Ignazio Abate wins a free-kick but again nothing comes of it.
    • 37' A sweeping counter-attack from Fiorentina ends when Marchionni fails to take the ball with him on the right touchline.
    • 36' You can see the line-ups and rate the players by scrolling down the page.
    • 35' Ronaldinho loses out then Flamini is unable to prevent the ball rolling out of play for a goal-kick. Leonardo restless on the touchline.
    • 34' Gattuso helps up Jovetic after catching him late. He steps away gingerly.
    • 33' Gattuso takes over the armband. More poor long-ball stuff from the side which gave Manchester United a scare last week. Rooney leads United to win
    • 32' Milan change: Mathieu Flamini replaces injured Milan captain Ambrosini.
    • 31' Felipe, on loan from Udinese, went down while the ball came over and is receiving treatment.
    • 30' The away defence dispute the award of a further corner, but the kick is sent directly into the arms of Abbiati anyway.
    • 29' Corner to Fiorentina. Leonardo's Milan team really struggling to find a way up the field.
    • 28' Montolivo with a bit of play-acting to get Borriello into trouble.
    • 27' A great move by Fiorentina! Jovetic waits to play in Lorenzo De Silvestri on the right; his pull-back is not met properly by Gilardino. The chance goes begging.
    • 26' Nesta draws a foul as he is put under pressure at the back, showing his experience.
    • 25' Fiorentina have not beaten Milan in Serie A since November 2005.
    • 24' Gilardino gets across veteran defender Alessandro Nesta but his glancing header is all the way across goal.
    • 23' A first mention for Alexandre Pato, surprising given his importance to the Milan cause. And it is one to say he fell on his backside and was penalised for a foul in the process.
    • 22' Milan of course played last week in the Champions League, something city rivals and table toppers Inter are doing tonight against Chelsea in Italy. Video: Chelsea 'ready for Inter'
    • 21' Most of the play still concentrated in the Milan half. Fiorentina keep a good shape.
    • 20' The first name in the referee's notebook is that of Marco Marchionni after he clumsily bumped over Ronaldinho.
    • 19' Montolivo with a dig from distance, well held by Christian Abbiati in the away goal.
    • 18' Cesare Prandelli's side are 10th in Serie A, six points off a Europa League qualification spot and seven points off Juventus in fourth. Serie A table
    • 17' Bent in with pace by Ronnie, but Sebastien Frey dives out to punch clear.
    • 16' Ronaldinho dancing in from the left before going down in a heap... home skipper Riccardo Montolivo is not happy he was adjudged to have fouled the Brazilian.
    • 15' Vargas fed danger man Jovetic on the left and the former Milan striker toe-poked home while stretching for his 11th goal of the season.
    • 14' AND GILARDINO OPENS THE SCORING! 1-0 Fiorentina!
    • 13' The pressure building by the home team... Milan not finding a way of stemming it.
    • 12' Massimo Ambrosini penalised for a foul and stays down, seemingly hurt himself after the challenge on Jovetic.
    • 11' A long ball forward for Fiorentina is headed away weakly by Thiago Silva... Jovetic takes a snap-shot which flies wide of the near post.
    • 10' Pirlo with a lax dribble in his own half, dispossessed. Jovetic almost capitalises.
    • 9' Juan Manuel Vargas causing most problems for the Milan defence, rather than former Rossoneri striker Alberto Gilardino.
    • 8' Gennaro Gattuso tenacious in midfield for Milan, always wild-eyed... Montenegrin Stevan Jovetic fires into the side-netting for the hosts, but he was offside.
    • 7' Udinese are facing Cagliari in the other Serie A match this evening. There has been an early goal: Latest score and scorer
    • 6' La Viola hold firm despite another whipped set-piece causing them problems.
    • 5' Ronaldinho takes it again, deeper this time, and ultimately Milan force another corner kick.
    • 4' Borriello with a strike which deflects off Cesare Natali for another corner for the away side.
    • 3' Fiorentina playing higher up the pitch, trying to keep the ball.
    • 2' There is no David Beckham on the pitch to take the corner - he is on the bench. Andrea Pirlo volleys from 20 yards, cleared off the line by Marco Donadel.
    • 1' Marco Borriello holds off a man to break free on the left. His cross is dangerous and wins a corner for Milan...
    • 1' Milan kicking from right to left in all white. The home side in traditional purple.
    • - La Viola have won only one in six in the league - but that came at the weekend over Livorno. Serie A results and fixtures
    • - The Rossoneri are unchanged from the 2-0 weekend win over Bari.
    • - Milan are aiming to go second in the Serie A table and close the gap on leaders Internazionale to four points. Table
    • - The teams:
    • - Fiorentina: Frey; De Silvestri, Kroldrup, Natali, Felipe; Montolivo, Donadel, Vargas; Marchionni, Jovetic; Gilardino.
    • - Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Bonera; Gattuso, Pirlo, Ambrosini; Pato, Borriello, Ronaldinho.
    • - Welcome to coverage of Fiorentina's Serie A match at home to Milan.
  • Summary

    • - They go second above Roma and are now four points behind leaders Inter having played the same number of games as the other two. Serie A table
    • 90+3' He goes beserk! Ronnie produced some skill on the left and scooped a clever ball into the middle, where Borriello's flying overhead kick failed to make contact... and there was the Brazil star to crash a volley under Frey and into the centre of the goal.
    • 90+2' AND PATO SMASHES HOME FOR 2-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • 88' Bending shot from Vargas which Abbiati deflects over as it seems headed for the top corner! All Fiorentina.
    • 86' Montolivo is felled by Silva in the box! Is that a penalty? No, says the ref!
    • 82' The travelling Milan fans are set celebrating as the Dutch substitute plays a one-two with Ronaldinho on the edge of the box before finishing inside the near post from the left.
    • 81' GOAL FOR MILAN! HUNTELAAR!
    • 70' Marchionni springs the offside trap inside the box and takes a look before his ball is just out of Keirrison's reach, Abbiati punching clear. Zanetti then almost finds a path through on goal, just outmuscled by Flamini.
    • 56' Pato into the box with the ball loose - he fires over the near post! Great chance.
    • 55' Pato does brilliantly to fight for the ball on the right then go outside his man to bend a vicious ball in... Pirlo so close to finishing that off, Borriello having just missed the ball with his diving header!
    • 27' A great move by Fiorentina! Jovetic waits to play in Lorenzo De Silvestri on the right; his pull-back is not met properly by Gilardino. The chance goes begging.
    • 15' Vargas fed danger man Jovetic on the left and the former Milan striker toe-poked home while stretching for his 11th goal of the season.
    • 14' AND GILARDINO OPENS THE SCORING! 1-0 Fiorentina!
    • 7' Udinese are facing Cagliari in the other Serie A match this evening. There has been an early goal: Latest score and scorer
    • 2' There is no David Beckham on the pitch to take the corner - he is on the bench. Andrea Pirlo volleys from 20 yards, cleared off the line by Marco Donadel.
    • - The teams:
    • - Welcome to coverage of Fiorentina's Serie A match at home to Milan.

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  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Frey
      • L. De Silvestri
      • P. Krøldrup
      • C. Natali Substitution Out (45′)
      • Felipe
      • R. Montolivo
      • M. Donadel
      • M. Marchionni Yellow Card
      • S. Jovetic Substitution Out (59′)
      • J. Vargas
      • A. Gilardino Goal Substitution Out (62′)

      Subs

      • G. Comotto
      • M. Gobbi Substitution In45′
      • V. Avramov
      • M. Bolatti
      • A. Ljajic
      • Keirrison Substitution In62′
      • C. Zanetti Substitution In59′

      Injured

      • A. Gamberini
    • Starting line-up

      • C. Abbiati
      • I. Abate
      • A. Nesta
      • Thiago Silva
      • D. Bonera Substitution Out (64′)
      • G. Gattuso Substitution Out (76′)
      • M. Ambrosini Substitution Out (32′)
      • A. Pirlo
      • A. Pato Goal
      • Ronaldinho
      • M. Borriello

      Subs

      • D. Beckham
      • F. Inzaghi
      • M. Jankulovski Substitution In64′ Yellow Card
      • G. Favalli
      • K. Huntelaar Substitution In76′ Goal
      • Dida
      • M. Flamini Substitution In32′ Yellow Card

      Injured

      • M. Oddo
      • O. Onyewu
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