Saturday November 20, 2010 Day 13 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan 1 - 0 Fiorentina

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  1. Milan scrape past Fiorentina

    Milan scrape past Fiorentina

    AC Milan strengthened their grip on top spot in Serie A thanks to a tight 1-0 win over Fiorentina at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • Fiorentina
    • 90+3' IT'S ALL OVER IN MILAN! Rather Bizarrely, Koldrup receives a couple of quick-fire yellow cards after the final whistle (presumably for badgering the referee), and gets his marching orders! The Rossoneri stay top of the table then, and were just about worth their 1-0 lead. Thanks for joining our live coverage. Check back tomorrow for commentaries of Genoa v Juventus (11:30 GMT), Chievo v Inter (14:00), and Napoli v Bologna (19:45)
    • 90+2' Ibrahimovic slides late into Per Kroldrup, who stays down. Utterly needless challenge from the Swede, and a deserved yellow card
    • 90+1' We're into the first minute of the three allotted for injury time, as Boateng lashees a right-foot shot well wide of the near post
    • 90' Ronaldinho rides a challenge in the centre, and switches left to Silva
    • 89' Quality from Nesta - battering the ball out of defence
    • 88' Vargas has a yard of space on the left wing, but hammers his cross horribly high over Abbiati's goal. Time's running out for the visitors
    • 86' Milan make another change: Seedorf goes off, and Ronaldinho replaces him!
    • 85' Seedorf sends Boateng free down the left wing with a deft flick, but the Ghanaian can't break clear ofhis marker and cuts back inside
    • 84' Fiorentina will be kicking themselves now, missing that gilt-edged chance to go ahead. Milan are back on the ball, and looking to break themselves
    • 83' He squares to Ljajić, who is unmarked in the centre! SAVED! Another brilliant save from Abbiati, diving low to his left!
    • 82' Gilardino does Nesta on the left wing, dummying the ball and skipping clear along the sideline!
    • 81' The crowd roars with frustration as Ibrahimovic is caught offside again! The big Swede would've been clean through on goal, but strayed half a yard offside
    • 80' We're into the final 10 minutes, and this has got 1-0 written all over it. Seedorf with the ball in the middle of the park
    • 79' Boateng draws a fine save from Boruc, lashing a left-foot volley towards the bottom corner with his first touch!
    • 78' Massimiliano Allegri responds with a substitution of his own: Robinho goes off for Kevin Prince Boateng
    • 77' Meanwhile, Fiorentina make their final change: Marchionni goes off for Juan Vargas
    • 76' He does five or six step-overs, and lashes a shot wide off the defender for a Milan corner
    • 76' 15 minutes left in Milan, and Robinho carries the ball into the Fiorentina area from the right
    • 75' D'Agostino hammers it towards Abbiati, and the Milan keeper stands strong! He's been equal to everything so far, the 33-year-old keeper
    • 74' Ambrosini over-commits to a challenge 35-yards out from goal, and Fiorentina have the free kick
    • 73' Nesta slips! Santana claims the ball in the Milan box, but the Rossoneri are back in numbers, and the chance slips away. Rare slip-up from the veteran Nesta
    • 72' Santana and Gilardino exhange passes on their way into the box, but Nesta is there again
    • 71' Only as far as Alessandro Nesta, though, who wins the ball back straight away with a no-nonsense sliding challenge
    • 70' Bonera flies down the wing, before squaring to Gattuso. The midfielder tries to play a one-two on the edge of the area, but the initial ball is easily cut out, and Fiorentina break
    • 69' Gattuso picks out a lovely diagonal pass to Ibrahimovic on the left, but the linesman's flag is up immediately for offside
    • 68' Ibra tries his luck from the edge of the area, but his vicious low shot fizzes beyond the far post. This is a decent spell of pressure for the hosts
    • 67' Patient play from Milan, passing the ball across the half-way line, but the eventual ball out wide to Bonera on the wing is too heavy, and the fullback loses possession
    • 66' It's taken deep to Silva, who SHOOTS! The low shot fizzes just wide of Boruc's right-hand post!
    • 65' Ibra sends Flamini off down the left wing. The Frenchman squares the ball, and it's deflected out for a corner. The Milan players scream handball and demand a penalty, but the ref points to the corner
    • 64' Gilardino strays offside, and Milan get possession back
    • 63' Santana cleverly dummies a ball down the right wing, and Bonera brings him down. Free kick Fiorentina right on the left sideline
    • 62' Route on from Fiorentina: Marchionni launches a ball over the top to GILARDINO! The Italian striker does well to connect with a left-foot volley over his shoulder, but can't generate any pace on the shot
    • 61' Seedorf tries to release Ibra down the left wing, but the through ball is short and easily cut out
    • 60' Fiorentina make a change: Cerci off, Mario Santana on
    • 58' It's just not clicking for Milan at the moment, as Ibrahimovic miscontrols the ball on the edge of the box and Fiorentina hack it clear
    • 57' Milan look to rub salt in the wound with a goal up the other end, and the ball is swung in from the left to NESTA! Headed straight at Boruc! What a wasted opportunity that was, Nesta was completely free to head that in from five yards out
    • 56' Cerci moves into the box from the right wing, and goes down in the box under Zambrotta's challenge! Tricky call for the ref, Zambrotta didn't seem to get anything on the ball. No penalty given!
    • 55' He runs into a dead end, and Fiorentina break
    • 54' Not for long though, as Milan squeeze them off the ball. The hosts are playing with real vigour at the moment. Ibra has the ball on the left wing, and advances at pace
    • 53' Camporese cuts out Gattuso's slack ball in the middle, and Fiorentina have the ball in Milan's half
    • 52' Milan in possession, in the middle of the park
    • 51' Robinho brings down a long ball on the left, but his shot is blocked
    • 49' One change to let you aware of at half-time. Fiorentina remove Natali and bring on Camporese
    • 48' Fiorentina have a freekick just inside the Milan half. It's cleared by Gattuso, whose ankle is clipped from behind and he - rather theatrically - wins a freekick
    • 47' Robinho hares along the left wing, and squares for IBRA! He misses the ball and it falls to SEEDORF! VOLLEYED WIDE! Decent chance for the hosts
    • 47' Ibrahimovic is back out, so presumably his arm is ok. He's changed into a long-sleaved shirt, though. Make of that what you will...
    • 46' Welcome back for the second half!
    • 45+2' The whistle goes for half time! What a bizarre end to the first half. A moment of sheer genius from Ibrahimovic, followed by a slapstick injury. We'll have to see if he emerges from the tunnel for the second half. As it stands, it's Milan 1-0 Fiorentina!
    • 45+1' Bizarrely, Ibrahimovic looks to have injured himself celebrating that goal! The big Swede pumps his fist - a la Tim Henman - with so much fury that he injures his arm!
    • 45' GOAL! IBRAHIMOVIC SCORES A WONDERGOAL! The ball comes in from the right, behind the Swede. He flicks the ball up with his back to goal, and hits the ball over his head and into the far corner!
    • 44' Milan have the ball wide right, and look for Ibra in the centre.
    • 43' It's swung in to the centre, but there's no one in red and black anywhere near it
    • 42' Ambrosini breaks free into the left odf the area, but sees his left-foot shot deflected out for a corner
    • 41' Seedorf sends Robinho clean through on goal, and the Brazilian clips the ball low past Boruc! GOAL! NO! Disallowed by the ref! The linesman rightly flags Robinho offside, and replays show the former Manchester City forward was half a yard beyond the last man when Seedorf played the ball. As you were...
    • 40' The Fiorentina defender is stretchered off the pitch, and play resumes
    • 39' He sends it near post to Ibrahimovic! He doesn't connect with the ball, but he definitely connects with the man! Pasqual stays down...
    • 38' Gattuso plays wide to Bonera, who can pick out a cross from the right
    • 37' Bonera tries to dink a cross in from the right, but it's easily cut out
    • 36' Milan defending deep at the moment, rather daring Fiorentina to attack them
    • 35' Zambrotta condedes a throw deep in Fiorentina's half, and the visitors can break
    • 34' Ibrahimovic strikes it! Low and into the wall. It'd take something special to score from there, and that wasn't it.
    • 33' Milan have a free kick, some 40 yards out
    • 32' Robinho is so close to escaping on the left wing, but just can't stay on his feet to chase down the long ball
    • 31' Comotto evades Seedorf's attentions on the right wing, and Flamini absolutely clatters him! Definitely ball first, but the referee decides it was reckless and gives Flamini a yellow card
    • 30' Milan have a corner, on the left
    • 29' He takes a touch, and SHOOTS! GREAT SAVE BY BORUC! The Pole dives to his left to palm away Seedorf's thunderous drive
    • 28' Milan counter, and Seedorf picks it up inside Fiorentina's half
    • 27' Ljajić reaches the byline on the right wing, and drills a ball across the goal! It evades everyone, and goes out for a throw. Fiorentina are forging some real chances here!
    • 26' The Swede gets the ball back on his way into the area, but his touch is heavy and it'll be a goal kick
    • 25' Ibrahimovic dinks a lovely ball to Robinho on the left wing, who can hare down the wing
    • 24' Milan have the ball in the middle of the pitch
    • 22' Flamini jinks into the Fiorentina box and goes down under pressure, but the ref says nothing doing
    • 21' Zambrotta hacks Gilardino from behind in the centre circle, and concedes a free kick
    • 20' Gilardino dinks the ball over Nesta's head, but Cerci has strayed offside
    • 19' It's swung into the middle, and headed towards goal... BRILLIANT SAVE! Abbiati comes up with the goods again, diving high to his left to claw the ball off the line!
    • 18' The Serb dances into the area, before Cerci takes the ball off his feet and sees his strike deflected for a corner
    • 17' Fiorentina on the ball in the middle of the park now, with Ljajić
    • 15' Zambrotta brings the ball along the left wing, before laying the ball off to Robinho. The Brazilian tries the lift a ball over the top to Ibrahimovic, but it's a yard ahead of the Swede
    • 14' Ljajic takes a tumble now. Nothing doing from the ref though. Scrappy
    • 13' Ambrosini goes down under in the centre-circle, for another Milan free kick
    • 12' Donadel takes a pot-shot from range - charged down by Nesta
    • 10' Decent effort from Robinho, but it was always going wide, and the keeper likely had it covered
    • 9' The Brazilian advances along the left wing, and drills a left-foot across the face of goal!
    • 8' Robinho wins a free kick on the half-way line, and the pace is starting to slow
    • 7' D'Agostino curled the ball beautifully over the wall and towards the right post, but Abbiati covered the ground expertly to make a one-handed diving save to his left
    • 6' It's D'Agostino... GREAT SAVE ABBIATI!
    • 5' Fiorentina enjoy their first spell of possession, and earn a freekick right on the edge of Milan's area
    • 4' Milan switch back to Ibrahimovic on the left wing, but the big Swede loses the ball on his way into the area
    • 4' Robinho and Flamini exchange passes on the left wing, before switching right
    • 3' Zambrotta wins a throw on the halfway line, and this is a frantic start to the match!
    • 2' Bonera advances along the right wing, and SHOOTS! FINE SAVE FROM BORUC! The Polish keeper dives at full stretch to keep the bal lout of the top-right corner of his goal
    • 1' WE'RE UNDERWAY IN MILAN!
    • 19:45 TEAMS! MILAN: C. Abbiati; D. Bonera, A. Nesta, Thiago Silva, G. Zambrotta; G. Gattuso, M. Flamini, M. Ambrosini, C. Seedorf; Z. Ibrahimovic, Robinho //// Fiorentina: A. Boruc; G. Comotto, C. Natali, P. Krøldrup, M. Pasqual; M. Donadel, G. D'Agostino, M. Marchionni, A. Ljajic, A. Cerci; A. Gilardino
    • 19:40 Fiorentina will be equally determined to get something out of the match, however, as the Viola are currently languishing in the bottom half of the table
    • 19:35 Milan will be desperate for a win today, to maintain their lead at the top of the Serie A table
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of Milan v Fiorentina!
  • Summary

    • 83' He squares to Ljajić, who is unmarked in the centre! SAVED! Another brilliant save from Abbiati, diving low to his left!
    • 66' It's taken deep to Silva, who SHOOTS! The low shot fizzes just wide of Boruc's right-hand post!
    • 57' Milan look to rub salt in the wound with a goal up the other end, and the ball is swung in from the left to NESTA! Headed straight at Boruc! What a wasted opportunity that was, Nesta was completely free to head that in from five yards out
    • 56' Cerci moves into the box from the right wing, and goes down in the box under Zambrotta's challenge! Tricky call for the ref, Zambrotta didn't seem to get anything on the ball. No penalty given!
    • 47' Robinho hares along the left wing, and squares for IBRA! He misses the ball and it falls to SEEDORF! VOLLEYED WIDE! Decent chance for the hosts
    • 45' GOAL! IBRAHIMOVIC SCORES A WONDERGOAL! The ball comes in from the right, behind the Swede. He flicks the ball up with his back to goal, and hits the ball over his head and into the far corner!
    • 41' Seedorf sends Robinho clean through on goal, and the Brazilian clips the ball low past Boruc! GOAL! NO! Disallowed by the ref! The linesman rightly flags Robinho offside, and replays show the former Manchester City forward was half a yard beyond the last man when Seedorf played the ball. As you were...
    • 29' He takes a touch, and SHOOTS! GREAT SAVE BY BORUC! The Pole dives to his left to palm away Seedorf's thunderous drive
    • 27' Ljajić reaches the byline on the right wing, and drills a ball across the goal! It evades everyone, and goes out for a throw. Fiorentina are forging some real chances here!
    • 19' It's swung into the middle, and headed towards goal... BRILLIANT SAVE! Abbiati comes up with the goods again, diving high to his left to claw the ball off the line!
    • 7' D'Agostino curled the ball beautifully over the wall and towards the right post, but Abbiati covered the ground expertly to make a one-handed diving save to his left
    • 2' Bonera advances along the right wing, and SHOOTS! FINE SAVE FROM BORUC! The Polish keeper dives at full stretch to keep the bal lout of the top-right corner of his goal
    • 19:45 TEAMS! MILAN: C. Abbiati; D. Bonera, A. Nesta, Thiago Silva, G. Zambrotta; G. Gattuso, M. Flamini, M. Ambrosini, C. Seedorf; Z. Ibrahimovic, Robinho //// Fiorentina: A. Boruc; G. Comotto, C. Natali, P. Krøldrup, M. Pasqual; M. Donadel, G. D'Agostino, M. Marchionni, A. Ljajic, A. Cerci; A. Gilardino

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Abbiati
      • D. Bonera
      • A. Nesta
      • Thiago Silva
      • G. Zambrotta
      • G. Gattuso
      • M. Flamini Yellow Card
      • M. Ambrosini
      • C. Seedorf Substitution Out (86′)
      • Z. Ibrahimovic Goal Yellow Card
      • Robinho Substitution Out (78′)

      Subs

      • M. Jankulovski
      • M. Amelia
      • M. Yepes
      • S. Papastathopoulos
      • Ronaldinho Substitution In86′
      • K. Boateng Substitution In78′
      • R. Strasser
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Boruc
      • G. Comotto
      • C. Natali Substitution Out (45′)
      • P. Krøldrup Red Card
      • M. Pasqual
      • M. Donadel
      • G. D'Agostino
      • M. Marchionni Substitution Out (76′)
      • A. Ljajic
      • A. Cerci Substitution Out (60′)
      • A. Gilardino

      Subs

      • V. Avramov
      • M. Santana Substitution In60′
      • L. De Silvestri
      • M. Bolatti
      • J. Vargas Substitution In76′
      • K. Babacar
      • M. Camporese Substitution In45′
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