Saturday May 14, 2011 Day 37 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan 4 - 1 Cagliari

  • Robinho 22’, 35’
  • Gattuso 24’
  • Seedorf 77’
  • Cossu 38’

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  1. AC Milan put four past Cagliari

    AC Milan put four past Cagliari

    AC Milan celebrated their first Scudetto in seven years with a 4-1 victory over Cagliari at the San Siro. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • Cagliari
    • 90+2 And that's it from the San Siro - Milan celebrate their coronation as champions with a convincing 4-1 victory.
    • 90' Two minutes of added time.
    • 89' Wonderful piece of skill from Seedorf there sets another move on its way and Pirlo almost slips a ball through to Inzaghi but it is intercepted as the San Siro as a collective held its breath. If he scores, this place will go wild.
    • 87' Biondini takes aim from distance but his effort whistles past the post with Abbiati unworried.
    • 85' We’re five minutes away from Milan’s coronation and you can sense the anticipation in and around the ground.
    • 84' Canini intercepts and the visitors attack before Nainggolan wildly fires over the bar.
    • 82' SUB: Inzaghi enters the fray to a rapturous reception. He replaces Pato.
    • 81' Seedorf exchanges passes with Emanuelson before an attempted switch of play is easily cut out. The visitors break but Milan look happy – having regrouped – to sit deep and allow the visitors to pass the ball around in front of them. A strike from distance flies over the bar.
    • 79' That one puts gloss on an already polished performance for the home side. Expect some substitutions now.
    • 77' Wonderful goal. Robinho cuts in from the right and finds Pato, who waits for the run of Seedorf before slipping a perfectly weighted ball into the path of the Dutchman, who fires past Agazzi from close range.
    • 75' Milan break to win a corner but Robinho’s delivery doesn’t beat the first man.
    • 73' The match has lost some intensity as it enters the last twenty minutes or so.
    • 71' Robinho breaks the offside trap but with his hat-trick in his sights fires straight at Agazzi.
    • 70' Acquafresca rises well but heads wide.
    • 68' Pato finds Flamini in space. The Frenchman’s daisy cutter is easily collected by Agazzi but again the defending was sloppy.
    • 66' A wonderful, teasing ball from Agostini fails to find a Cagliari touch and drifts out of play for a goal kick.
    • 65' Flamini is right into the thick of things – winning a challenge in the middle of midfield before charging down the wing but his ball to Robinho doesn’t have enough weight on it.
    • 63' Gattuso makes way for Flamini.
    • 61' Cagliari make their first sub: Ragatzu for Missiroli as Cassano warms up.
    • 59' Milan look comatosed as Cagliari call all the shots. This time, Missiroli is inches away from cutting the deficit with a header from close range.
    • 57' Perico stings the palms of from fully thirty yards. Deserved a goal. Great save.
    • 55' Abate scythes down Agostini just outside the box. Cossu plays it short but the free-kick comes to nothing.
    • 53' Cagliari continue their positive start to the half – but much the same as the first half they lose real impetus as they come into the final third.
    • 49' Cagliari start in the ascendancy but Milan soon begin to flex their muscles – Silva makes a wonderfully timed challenge before striding forward with purpose to win a free-kick.
    • - Milan sub: Pirlo for Ambrosini.
    • 46' Back underway in the San Siro.
    • 45' The referee blows up for half-time bang on 45.
    • 42' Cagliari continue to probe but Missiroli fractionally miss-times his run and the assistant referee raises his flag.
    • 40' Milan stroking the ball around comfortably as the match moves towards the interval with the San Siro in party mood.
    • 38' Cossu breaks the offside trap, cuts inside Yepes – in doing so leaving the defender on his backside – before slotting past Abbiati.
    • - This is a goalfest. Cagliari goes up the other end and score what will probably only be a consolation despite the match's infancy.
    • 35' Robinho has his second. With the Cagliari defence AWOL Pato switches the play to his Brazilian teammate clear through on goal. He remains composed to slot past an advancing Agazzi with ease. This could turn into a real beating. 3-0.
    • 34' Pato is called offside when clearly on.
    • 34' Seedorf finds Pato bearing down on Agazzi with an exquisite through ball but the young forward attempts to chip the keeper but fails to get enough purchase on it. Chance.
    • 32' Looking a bit like a training game now as Milan take almost total control.
    • 30' Cagliari continue to work the ball well down the wings but Milan are more than comfortable as soon as they look to hit their frontmen.
    • 28' Milan, two goals to the good, have taken their foot off the pedal now and stroke the ball around comfortably.
    • 26' Very, very open game here.
    • 25' It is now officially a party.
    • 24' If the first was born of individual brilliance the second owed a lot to luck. Agazzi was quick off his line to challenge at the feet of Robinho but the ball skips up and into the path of Gattuso who heads into an open net from outside the box. Incredible. 2-0.
    • - And before Cagliari have time to take stock, they are two goals behind.
    • 22' GOAL!! Seedorf finds Robinho down the left and the Brazilian evades three flailing visiting challenges before slotting home with a precise finish from just inside the box. Sublime goal.
    • 20' Seedorf, who has been surprisingly quiet thus far, is caught in possession in midfield. Cagliari break but the move breaks down with a loose pass.
    • 19' Robinho finds Zambrotta with a switch of play and the full-back meanders his way into the box before seeing his shot blocked for a corner. The visitors clear their lines but the signs are worrying.
    • 17' Robinho draws a sharp save from Agazzi now from just inside the box to the left as the home side begin to build the pressure on their out of form visitors.
    • 16' Robinho finds Pato inside the box with a pinpoint cross but his header is straight at Agazzi.
    • 15' Cagliari are having more of the ball now and putting some pressure on the home defence.
    • 14' Acquafresca stretches out a boot to get to a driven cross-cum-shot from the left but gets under the effort and hoists the ball high over the bar.
    • 12' Pato attempts to latch onto a lofted ball over the top of the visiting defence and he gets the better of the Cagliari defence but not Agazzi, who is quick off his line to avert any danger.
    • 11 A buoyant home crowd starts the first of many Mexican waves.
    • 10' Great, great defensive header from Abate under pressure inside his own box – first genuine threat from the visitors.
    • 9' Nainggolan gives away a free-kick just inside his own half following a period of Milan possession. The Rossoneri play the free-kick short and start again.
    • 8' Pato looks bright! He evades two challenges with great sleight of foot before theatrically throwing himself to the ground having overrun the ball.
    • 7' Robinho slips a ball between two defenders to Pato but the young Brazilian is crowded out just inside the box.
    • 6' Cossu makes strides down the right but his cross has too much on it.
    • 4' Gattuso scythes down Astori and the visitors pump the ball forward before winning a corner, which is cleared. Poor delivery. Nainggolan collects the ball and catches his effort sweetly enough, but, in truth, it is always rising.
    • 2' Very relaxed pace to the opening exchanges of this one. Milan begin in possession but soon relinquish it.
    • 1' Referee Maurizio Ciampi gets us underway.
    • - Milan will be presented the Scudetto trophy after the final whistle of this evening’s game and we’re moments away from kick-off.
    • - AC Milan: C. Abbiati, I. Abate, Thiago Silva, M. Yepes, G. Zambrotta, M. Ambrosini, G. Gattuso, U. Emanuelson, C. Seedorf, A. Pato, Robinho. F. Inzaghi. Subs: A. Cassano, A. Pirlo, M. Amelia, D. Bonera, M. van Bommel, M. Flamini. /// Cagliari: M. Agazzi, G. Perico, M. Canini, D. Astori, A. Agostini, R. Nainggolan, D. Biondini, A. Lazzari, A. Cossu, S. Missiroli, R. Acquafresca. Subs: I. Pelizzoli, D. Conti, D. Magliocchetti, D. Ragatzu, S. Laner, L. Ariaudo, P. Cepellini.
    • 19:40 Roberto Donadoni, on his return to his old ground, has the luxury of choosing from a full-strength squad . Full team news to follow.
    • 19:35 TEAM NEWS: Kevin-Prince Boateng misses out on the celebrations as he is suspended; while Andrea Pirlo could be making his last appearance at the San Siro as speculation of a summer switch to Juventus grows pace.
    • 19:30 The San Siro is probably the last place Roberto Donadoni’s men want to visit during such a barren spell: The Rossoneri are unbeaten in their last nine games at the San Siro, have beaten Cagliari in their last four Serie A meetings and are currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak.
    • 19:25 The visitors are on the back of a dismal run that has seen Roberto Donadoni’s side pick up six points from a possible 27.
    • 19:20 The hosts wrapped up their first Scudetto since 2004 last weekend with a goalless draw at Roma and despite their midweek loss in the Coppa Italia, the Rossoneri will be looking to celebrate in style in front of a sold out San Siro against a Cagliari side who sit comfortably in mid-table.
    • 19:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of AC Milan and Cagliari from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
  • Summary

    • 77' Wonderful goal. Robinho cuts in from the right and finds Pato, who waits for the run of Seedorf before slipping a perfectly weighted ball into the path of the Dutchman, who fires past Agazzi from close range.
    • 68' Pato finds Flamini in space. The Frenchman’s daisy cutter is easily collected by Agazzi but again the defending was sloppy.
    • 57' Perico stings the palms of from fully thirty yards. Deserved a goal. Great save.
    • 38' Cossu breaks the offside trap, cuts inside Yepes – in doing so leaving the defender on his backside – before slotting past Abbiati.
    • 35' Robinho has his second. With the Cagliari defence AWOL Pato switches the play to his Brazilian teammate clear through on goal. He remains composed to slot past an advancing Agazzi with ease. This could turn into a real beating. 3-0.
    • 34' Seedorf finds Pato bearing down on Agazzi with an exquisite through ball but the young forward attempts to chip the keeper but fails to get enough purchase on it. Chance.
    • 24' If the first was born of individual brilliance the second owed a lot to luck. Agazzi was quick off his line to challenge at the feet of Robinho but the ball skips up and into the path of Gattuso who heads into an open net from outside the box. Incredible. 2-0.
    • 22' GOAL!! Seedorf finds Robinho down the left and the Brazilian evades three flailing visiting challenges before slotting home with a precise finish from just inside the box. Sublime goal.
    • 17' Robinho draws a sharp save from Agazzi now from just inside the box to the left as the home side begin to build the pressure on their out of form visitors.
    • 16' Robinho finds Pato inside the box with a pinpoint cross but his header is straight at Agazzi.
    • 10' Great, great defensive header from Abate under pressure inside his own box – first genuine threat from the visitors.
    • 4' Gattuso scythes down Astori and the visitors pump the ball forward before winning a corner, which is cleared. Poor delivery. Nainggolan collects the ball and catches his effort sweetly enough, but, in truth, it is always rising.
    • - AC Milan: C. Abbiati, I. Abate, Thiago Silva, M. Yepes, G. Zambrotta, M. Ambrosini, G. Gattuso, U. Emanuelson, C. Seedorf, A. Pato, Robinho. F. Inzaghi. Subs: A. Cassano, A. Pirlo, M. Amelia, D. Bonera, M. van Bommel, M. Flamini. /// Cagliari: M. Agazzi, G. Perico, M. Canini, D. Astori, A. Agostini, R. Nainggolan, D. Biondini, A. Lazzari, A. Cossu, S. Missiroli, R. Acquafresca. Subs: I. Pelizzoli, D. Conti, D. Magliocchetti, D. Ragatzu, S. Laner, L. Ariaudo, P. Cepellini.
    • 19:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of AC Milan and Cagliari from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

  • Cagliari

    Manager: Roberto Donadoni

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Abbiati
      • I. Abate
      • Thiago Silva
      • M. Yepes
      • G. Zambrotta
      • M. Ambrosini Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Gattuso Goal Substitution Out (61′)
      • U. Emanuelson
      • C. Seedorf Goal
      • A. Pato Substitution Out (82′)
      • Robinho Goals×2

      Subs

      • F. Inzaghi Substitution In82′
      • A. Cassano
      • A. Pirlo Substitution In45′
      • M. Amelia
      • D. Bonera
      • M. van Bommel
      • M. Flamini Substitution In61′
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Agazzi
      • G. Perico Substitution Out (78′)
      • M. Canini
      • D. Astori
      • A. Agostini
      • R. Nainggolan
      • D. Biondini
      • S. Missiroli Substitution Out (59′)
      • A. Lazzari
      • A. Cossu Goal Substitution Out (90′)
      • R. Acquafresca

      Subs

      • I. Pelizzoli
      • D. Conti
      • D. Magliocchetti
      • D. Ragatzu Substitution In59′
      • S. Laner
      • L. Ariaudo Substitution In78′
      • P. Cepellini Substitution In90′
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