Saturday September 25, 2010 5th Day Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan 1 - 0 Genoa

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  1. Ibrahimovic fires Milan to win

    Ibrahimovic fires Milan to win

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit a second-half winner as Milan moved into the top four of Serie A with a 1-0 victory at home to Genoa. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • Genoa
    • 90+3 There's the final whistle, Milan close out the win and for now they go fourth.
    • 90+2 Genoa bomb forward and Sculli smacks over a hanging cross but Dainelli is fouling Abate, who clears anyway.
    • 90+1 A Genoa attack breaks down and Milan counter, Robinho on the left but he can't find Pirlo. Ibra has it though and wins a free kick on the right wing. Clever from Ibra.
    • 90' Three minutes additional being played.
    • 89' Robinho leads a counter and looks inside to Ibra, who holds it up for Robinho, who slides it back to Flamini on the left and he cuts back inside Ranocchia and surely but he blasts it over!
    • 88' Milan, obviously, take the free kick short and slow. Antonini loses the ball but wins a throw.
    • 87' Sculli is booked for a frustrated chop on Robinho.
    • 86' Ibra wins a free kick on the left wing. Milan have everyone bar him - including the newly-defensive Robinho - behind the ball.
    • 85' Milan need to be careful - Kharja is allowed to ghost in behind Silva and get a free header but the angle and weight of the ball lead him to knock it across goal, with Toni behind the play.
    • 83' Nice skill from Ibra on the left as Milan look to wind down the clock with possession football.
    • 82' Milan counter and Flamini is in, he has Ibra to the left with only Eduardo to beat but he shoots instead and smacks it wide! Should have passed.
    • 81' Milan must get a second as Seedorf arrives in acres of space on the left but Eduardo keeps out the low finish! Robinho must score but it hits a defender on the line and Eduardo gathers!
    • 79' Ibra does his second thing of the game in winning a free-kick on halfway.
    • 78' This is a promising spell for Genoa but Milan look a lot more wily at the back with Nesta around.
    • 76' Sculli with a ball in that Toni flies to meet but he is adjudged to have fouled Nesta.
    • 75' Palacio almost connects with a cross but Milan ride that one out...
    • 74' Flamini chases Seedorf's sweeping ball wide left but too much on it and it goes out for a throw.
    • 73' Milan are playing keep ball at the moment but Genoa occasionally look threatening.
    • 71' MILAN SUB: Seedorf on for Ronaldinho. Looking for the 1-0 then.
    • 70' Looks like Rafinha will take it, just to the left of the edge of the D... No, Kharja wants it but Ibra does his job in the wall to block and Sculli is offside.
    • 69' Late slide from Nesta on Kharja on the edge of the box, this could be interesting...
    • 69' The corner is cleared but Genoa get a second bite at the cherry. Milan get that away too and try to counter but it breaks down. Cat and mouse right now...
    • 68' Kharja smacks a half-volley in from range, it hits Nesta I think and spins away for a corner.
    • 67 MILAN SUB: Gattuso trudges off, worn out, for Flamini.
    • 66' GENOA SUB: Milanetto on for Veloso.
    • 65' Milan keeping the ball well now as Robinho, operating almost as a right midfielder, holds it up. Gattuso is groggy after getting a ball in the midriff.
    • 64' Spread wide by Pirlo to Antonini who is in lots of space but drags back a weak ball to the area of space between Ibra and Gattuso.
    • 63' Antonini comes down the left but checks back and finds Gattuso as Milan play softly-softly.
    • 62' Easy for Eduardo as Pirlo tries one from some distance.
    • 61' Ronaldinho fires just over after some clever interplay with Ibra. Good stuff from Milan now.
    • 60' Pirlo almost swings a diagonal ball on to the ample busom of Ibra but Dainelli reads it to head clear.
    • 59' Milan counter as Ronaldinho sweeps it to Robinho on the right, only for Criscito to track back and put the ball out for a throw.
    • 58' GENOA SUB: Sculli on for Chico.
    • 57' CORRECTION: I think I may well have imagined Antonini coming off. Sorry about that. He definitely came to the sidelines but it seems he's carrying on.
    • 56' Toni should have scored! A free header from Rafinha's super cross but he put it straight at Abbiati!
    • 55' MILAN SUB: I think I just caught Antonini trotting off, not sure who for, I assume Zambrotta.
    • 54' Ronaldinho fouls his mate Rafinha and gives him a smacker on the top of his head.
    • 53' Good cross Rafinha but Toni can't connect and Milan clear from Mesto lurking far post.
    • 51' Robinho almost gets a sight on goal but the Genoa defence close ranks to block. Milan with a surge in confidence now.
    • 49' GOOOOOAL MILAN! Ibra! Long ball from Pirlo, straight down the middle and Ibra used his long leg (and big foot, shhhhh) to hook the ball from between Dainelli and Ranocchia and over Eduardo, who got a touch put couldn't stop it going in.
    • 47' Corner Genoa which Milan fail to clear and it drops to Palacio on the left but he smashes the half-volley over!
    • 46' The second half is underway at the San Siro as Milan restart.
    • 45+1 Half-time and it's goalless in Milan. Both sides have had their chances though!
    • 45' Superb save Abbiati! Toni got the ball on the right and dug out a superb far-post cross that Chico flew in to head on goal but palmed behind!
    • 44' Milan break, Boateng finds Pirlo, now Ibra slides Boateng in but Dainelli gets ahead of him, but he makes a mess of it and Boateng is in but Eduardo saves! Boateng slides in on the rebound but shanks it wide!
    • 43' Veloso takes the corner short with Palacio, getting it back but wasting the cross, low and headed away.
    • 42' Kharja with a clever reverse pass to Palacio on the right, he's in but the low cut-back is put behind by Nesta.
    • 41' Rafinha wins a goal kick in tough circumstances by playing the ball off fellow Brazilian Ronaldinho.
    • 40' Ronaldinho with a superb cross from left to right for Ibra but instead of heading it he tries to take it on his chest, getting it all wrong and just giving up as the ball spins behind him.
    • 39' Palacio gets around Antonini again and from the right he fires a rasping drive that Abbiati tips on to the post! The ball is still loose in the box but it's hacked away by Nesta.
    • 38' Dainelli hoofs it away from his area with Ibra lurking. Now Ronaldinho lofts a ball into the box but easy for Eduardo.
    • 37' Veloso to take but he swings it straight down Abbiati's throat, who offloads it quickly but too quickly for his team-mates.
    • 36' Free-kick to Genoa on the right after Antonini fouls...
    • 35' Genoa with a rare attack as Mesto tries to play Chico through but ahead of him and Boateng chases it out for a goal kick.
    • 34' Late from Gattuso on Palacio. No booking though.
    • 33' Gattuso with a driving run but he is tackled, the loose ball drops to Antonini who is in but he gets the ball caught between his feet and Genoa clear.
    • 32' Pirlo finds Boateng, who slips but hurls himself at the ball to poke it wide to Abate. They like him here.
    • 31' Milan knock it about sweetly on the left as a backheel from Robinho almost plays Ibra in but Genoa clear.
    • 29' Boateng draws a foul from Criscito and Milan build from the back.
    • 28' Boateng evades a challenge from Criscito with a superb turn and he fires in a shot but well over. Milan applaud his ambitiou and skill though.
    • 27' Deep cross from Antonini but too high for Ibra. Silva has it on the right but his cross is poor. Now Ronaldinho takes the ball and slips it in to GATTUSO WHO SHOWS SERIOUS PACE TO HURTLE INTO THE BOX AND FIRE A LOW DRIVE IN BUT EDUARDO BLOCKS IT! The Portugal keeper claims the rebound. Gattuso showing the turn of pace of a man half his age. Left foot too.
    • 26' Rafinha gets the first booking of the day for a late tackle on Gattuso.
    • 25' Mesto on the left plays it over looking for Toni but the Milan defence deal with it.
    • 24' Toni puts in a dangerous ball for Palacio but Abbiati claims.
    • 23' Antonini is having a bit of a mare, giving the ball away twice in succession as Silva has to put it out for a throw.
    • 22' Kharja's ball in is dangerous and after some six-yard-box pingpong Ibra hacks it clear!
    • 21' Kharja's ball in is cleared but the ref recalls it after some nonsense between Mesto and Ibra.
    • 20' Corner to Genoa on the left after a driving run from Criscito.
    • 18' Robinho with a brilliant run down the right and he's in the area and fires in a wicked low shot but parried by Eduardo!
    • 16' Toni almost connects with a super cross from Kharja but the flag is up as he pulled down Nesta.
    • 15' Ronaldinho tries to clip one in for Ibra but too heavy and Eduardo claims.
    • 14' Pirlo gives chase down the right and somehow digs out a superb cross that Ibra just admires go over his head after Dainelli missed it!
    • 13' Rafinho has a pop from range but Abbiati is well placed to claim.
    • 12' Abbiati claims a ball from Rafinha that almost caught his defence out.
    • 10' Boateng lays it off to Robinho who slows play down to use Abate. Eventually given away by Antonini.
    • 9' Back to being cagey now as neither side make any inroads.
    • 7' Boateng gets down the right, lots of space here and he cuts it back for RONALDINHO but between his legs and Genoa clear!
    • 6' Robinho wriggles down the left and is sure he's won a corner but that was poor control from the Brazilian. Goal kick.
    • 5' Genoa and Milan trading tentative attacks, no real risk taking yet...
    • 4' Gattuso is railing at the ref after he was caught by Veloso.
    • 3' Thiago Silva hacks the ball away from Palacio after a blunder from Antonini.
    • 2' Ronaldinho with a superb through ball for Robinho but the flag is up.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the San Siro.
    • 16:55 Kevin Prince Boateng plays for the Rossoneri despite being owned by the visitors. The Ghana midfielder was bought by Genoa from Portsmouth and bizarrely loaned to Milan on the same day, the fourth player transfer between the clubs in the August window.
    • 16:50 TEAMS: Milan (4-3-3): Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Antonini, Gattuso, Pirlo, Boateng, Robinho, Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho. Genoa (4-3-3): Eduardo; Chico, Daines, Frogley, Criscito, Rafinha, Kharja, Veloso, Palacio, Toni, Mesto.
    • 16:45 Enigmatic AC Milan are desperate for a win over Genoa in the first of tonight's Serie A doubleheader.
  • Summary

    • 89' Robinho leads a counter and looks inside to Ibra, who holds it up for Robinho, who slides it back to Flamini on the left and he cuts back inside Ranocchia and surely but he blasts it over!
    • 82' Milan counter and Flamini is in, he has Ibra to the left with only Eduardo to beat but he shoots instead and smacks it wide! Should have passed.
    • 81' Milan must get a second as Seedorf arrives in acres of space on the left but Eduardo keeps out the low finish! Robinho must score but it hits a defender on the line and Eduardo gathers!
    • 61' Ronaldinho fires just over after some clever interplay with Ibra. Good stuff from Milan now.
    • 56' Toni should have scored! A free header from Rafinha's super cross but he put it straight at Abbiati!
    • 49' GOOOOOAL MILAN! Ibra! Long ball from Pirlo, straight down the middle and Ibra used his long leg (and big foot, shhhhh) to hook the ball from between Dainelli and Ranocchia and over Eduardo, who got a touch put couldn't stop it going in.
    • 47' Corner Genoa which Milan fail to clear and it drops to Palacio on the left but he smashes the half-volley over!
    • 45' Superb save Abbiati! Toni got the ball on the right and dug out a superb far-post cross that Chico flew in to head on goal but palmed behind!
    • 44' Milan break, Boateng finds Pirlo, now Ibra slides Boateng in but Dainelli gets ahead of him, but he makes a mess of it and Boateng is in but Eduardo saves! Boateng slides in on the rebound but shanks it wide!
    • 39' Palacio gets around Antonini again and from the right he fires a rasping drive that Abbiati tips on to the post! The ball is still loose in the box but it's hacked away by Nesta.
    • 27' Deep cross from Antonini but too high for Ibra. Silva has it on the right but his cross is poor. Now Ronaldinho takes the ball and slips it in to GATTUSO WHO SHOWS SERIOUS PACE TO HURTLE INTO THE BOX AND FIRE A LOW DRIVE IN BUT EDUARDO BLOCKS IT! The Portugal keeper claims the rebound. Gattuso showing the turn of pace of a man half his age. Left foot too.
    • 18' Robinho with a brilliant run down the right and he's in the area and fires in a wicked low shot but parried by Eduardo!
    • 7' Boateng gets down the right, lots of space here and he cuts it back for RONALDINHO but between his legs and Genoa clear!
    • 16:50 TEAMS: Milan (4-3-3): Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Antonini, Gattuso, Pirlo, Boateng, Robinho, Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho. Genoa (4-3-3): Eduardo; Chico, Daines, Frogley, Criscito, Rafinha, Kharja, Veloso, Palacio, Toni, Mesto.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

  • Genoa

    Manager: Gian Piero Gasperini

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Abbiati
      • I. Abate
      • A. Nesta
      • Thiago Silva
      • L. Antonini
      • A. Pirlo Yellow Card
      • G. Gattuso Substitution Out (67′)
      • K. Boateng
      • Robinho
      • Ronaldinho Substitution Out (71′)
      • Z. Ibrahimovic Goal

      Subs

      • F. Inzaghi
      • G. Zambrotta
      • C. Seedorf Substitution In71′
      • M. Amelia
      • M. Yepes
      • S. Papastathopoulos
      • M. Flamini Substitution In67′
    • Starting line-up

      • Eduardo
      • Chico Substitution Out (58′)
      • D. Dainelli
      • A. Ranocchia
      • D. Criscito
      • H. Kharja
      • Rafinha Yellow Card
      • M. Veloso Substitution Out (66′)
      • R. Palacio Substitution Out (82′)
      • G. Mesto
      • L. Toni

      Subs

      • K. Kaladze
      • E. Moretti
      • G. Sculli Substitution In58′ Yellow Card
      • A. Scarpi
      • O. Milanetto Substitution In66′
      • G. Rudolf Substitution In82′
      • M. Rossi
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