Saturday April 2, 2011 Day 31 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan 3 - 0 Internazionale

  • Pato 1’, 62’
  • Cassano 90’ (pen.)

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  1. Pato the hero in Milan derby

    Pato the hero in Milan derby

    Milan moved five points clear at the top of Serie A with a dominant 3-0 win over city rivals Internazionale at the San Siro. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • Internazionale
    • 90+3' The final whistle goes, and Milan take a huge step towards ending Inter's five-year grip on the Serie a title!
    • 90+2' CASSANO OFF!! Just moments after getting booked for taking his shirt off, Cassano gets a second yellow for a foul on Cordoba! Incredible! That's Cassano in a nutshell, from the sublime to the ridiculous in the blink of an eye.
    • 90+1' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90' Cassano celebrates by whipping off his shirt and throwing it into the air! That's a booking for the maverick forward. Bet he couldn't care less!
    • 89' GOAL!! Cassano rolls the ball intot he net and puts the gloss on this victory!
    • 88' PENALTY!! Zanetti clumsily bundles into Cassano and concedes a spot-kick! The veteran is booked, and Milan have a spot-kick. Cassano will take the penalty, while Pato looks on from the sidelines...
    • 87' Cassano slips a down through for Zambrotta, who is caught in two minds between shooting and crossing but he can do neither as the flag is up for offside.
    • 85' Pato is mobbed by the whole Milan bench. Hugs and kisses all around for the derby hero.
    • 84' Milan Substitution: Pato gets a standing ovation as he goes off to be replaced by Urby Emanuelson.
    • 82' After something as close to a good attacking spell as Inter can hope for now they are down to 10-men, Milan resume their dominance of the possession. Inter have at least reorganised now, so Milan are not getting an extra man free as often in the final third.
    • 81' Maicon shields the ball inside the Milan area and fires it across the box, but no one is able to turn it past Abbiati.
    • 79' Milan substitution: Antonio Cassano replaces Robinho, who has played very well this evening.
    • 77' Sneijder gives the ball away in midfield and Seedorf slips it through to Robinho, who is again denied by a save from Julio Cesar!
    • 76' Flamini is one-on-one with Julio Cesar and slots the ball past him with ease, but he had strayed just slightly offside when the pass to him was made.
    • 74' Julio Cesar comes out of his area to clear a long ball forward. Inter's defence is being sliced up whenever Milan feel like it at the moment.
    • 72' Ranocchia looses the ball too easily to Seedorf and now Robinho has it inside the area. He has time to stop and pick his spot, but Julio Cesar does well to close down the angles and makes the save!
    • 72' Pato is on course to be the first player to score a hat-trick in a Milan derby since 1960.
    • 71' Inter substitution: Dejan Stankovic replaces Cambiasso. Leonardo has no choice but to go for broke.
    • 69' Eto'o makes a good run to chase a long ball down the channel, but he just strayed offside.
    • 68' Flamini drags a shot wide from range. Inter are being overrun now. If it stays like this then they will surely concede again. We still have a quarter of this match to go.
    • 67' Boateng is played in inside the box and shoots on the turn... Ranocchia slides in to block the shot at the expense of a corner.
    • 66' Milan making the extra man count again as Robinho is found in acres of space on the right. The Brazilian gets intot he box but is swamred upon by two defenders, and Julio Cesar makes the save.
    • 64' Assuming Milan hold on to claim the win here, they will go five points clear of Inter at the top of the table with seven games remaining. That changes the complexion of the title race once again. Serie A table
    • 63' Inter's defenders are claiming offside, but the flag stayed down and rightly so. Pato was in line with the last defender when Abate hit his shot.
    • 62' GOAL!! Two for Milan, two for Pato! Seedorf picks out Abate in space with a sumptuous flick. The right-back's shot is way off target but Pato pounces to head the ball past Julio Cesar!
    • 61' Milan are beginning to dominate again now. Inter are seeing less and less of the ball.
    • 59' Chivu's red card means that seven players have been sent off in the last six Milan derbies. Someone has gone for an early bath in each of the last three games between these two teams.
    • 58' Milan win a corner, but Inter deal with that with a minimum of fuss.
    • 57' Cambiasso trips Van Bommel. The battle between those two has become even more key now Inter are down to 10 men.
    • 56' It will be Thiago Silva to strike... He blasts it right at Julio Cesar, who beats it away. Boateng tries to shoot on the rebound, but there is too much pace on the ball and he slices his strike way off target.
    • 55' inter substitution: Ivan Cordboa replaces Pandev as Inter prepare to face a Milan free-kick right on the edge of the box.
    • 54' CHIVU SENT OFF!! Pato sprints past the defneder and bears down on goal, but he gets his heels clipped and goes tumbling. That has to be a red card for the Romanian!
    • 53' Van Bommel is drawn into making a foul on Pazzini after being fooled by the striker's drag-back. The Dutchman gets a yellow card. That's his fifth in nine Serie A appearances since joining Milan.
    • 52' Pazzini gets his head to the corner, but it goes wide. Thiago Silva got the last touch, but the referee gives a goal kick.
    • 51' Milan substitution: Flamini replaces Gattuso as Milan prepare to defend a corner.
    • 50' Gattuso has stayed down after a good challenge on Sniejder. It looks like that could be it for him. Mathieu Flamini is getting ready to come on.
    • 49' Meanwhile, here's a thought from Serie A columnist Paolo Bandini: "The last time Milan won both derbies was in 2003-04: the last time they won the title."
    • 48' This stat from Opta should give inter fans some hope: Inter have won the most games this season in Serie A from trailing situations (five). Follow OptaPaolo on Twitter
    • 47' Great tackle from Van Bommel on his fellow Dutchman Sneijder, who stays down clutching his ankle. Van Bommel kicks the ball out of play, and Sneijder is back up on his feet in no time!
    • 46' Inter get the second half underway!
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle blows, and it brings to an end a cracking 45 minutes of football. Let's hope for more of the same after the break!
    • 45' Seedorf instigates a promising Milan attack which culminates in Pato firing over the bar.
    • 44' That could be a huge moment in this game. Eto'o, who has scored 19 goals in 27 league appearances this season, has missed a golden opportunity to bring Inter level.
    • 43' WHAT A MISS FROM ETO'O!! Pandev floats a cross in and Cambiasso glances it on to Eto'o, who is unmarked at the far post, but he somehow skews his shot wide from eight yards out!
    • 40' An announcement over the PA system at the ground has said that if there are any more laser pens shone in the players' eyes then the game will be halted. Let's hope those words are heeded.
    • 38' Inter have won a corner at the other end. Sneijder's delivery is headed goalwards by Motta and Abbiati makes a stunning reaction save! Inter try to claim the ball had crossed the line but no chance of that.
    • 37' Mark van Bommel has the time and space to line up a strike from distance. It clips off Chivu's boot and loops over Julio Cesar and off the bar! So nearly 2-0 for Milan!
    • 36' Pandev is dropping deep and helping link up the play very well. IMilan counter but Pato is sent away fromg oal by his marker.
    • 35' Some pretty risky play from Inter inside their own penalty area, but somehow they get away with it and come forward once more.
    • 34' Sneijder goes down on the edge of the box after some neat footwork, but the referee tells him to get back up! Sneijder beats the ground in frustration. He is adamant he was fouled by Nesta.
    • 33' Alessendro Nesta stays down after a rough challenge from Motta. Milan's players want it kicked out of play, but as soon as the veteran defender sees Inter on the attack he is back on his feet again!
    • 31' Milan have only conceded five goals in their last 11 league games going into this match.
    • 30' Sneijder pings a lovely ball out wide to Eto'o, but Milan are keeping Inter at bay. Pazzini tries a little flick into the path of Pandev inside the box, but it has a little too much weight on it and the Macedonian forward can't bring it under his control.
    • 28' Seedorf manages to hold off the attentions of Motta, but the ball just runs out of play as he escapes his clutches.
    • 27' In the last five derbies alone there have been six red cards.
    • 26' Robinho exploits the space and charges towards goal. He goes down inside the area after Ranocchia stuck a leg out... NO PENALTY!! The referee books Robinho for diving!
    • 25' Pato chases a long ball over the top and Ranocchia does well to deal with it and clear.
    • 25' Robinho plays the ball back out to Zambrotta, who unleashes a well-struck shot from range, but it flies over the bar.
    • 24' Pato twists and turns on the edge of the box as he tries to wrok the space for a shot, eventually seein ghis effort deflected behind for a corner.
    • 23' Midway through the first half, and Inter are beginning to find their way into this match at last.
    • 22' Sneijder's corner is headed right back to him. The Dutchman uses his sublime control to send the ball back into the box, but he overhits the second delivery.
    • 21' Maicon goes tearing down the right flank and Zambrotta makes a good tackle on him. Corner to Inter.
    • 20' Four of last the five victories for Milan against Inter in Serie A have been 1-0 (the other 2-1).
    • 19' Here come inter now, and Giampaolo Pazzini bundles his way past Zambrotta and gets his shot away... Abbiati saves! Pazzini had to rush his effort and just prodded it right at the keeper.
    • 18' Milan win their first corner. It is played short before Gattuso gets his cross in. The ball is headed clear as far as the edge of the area, and Seedorf blazes his volley high over the bar.
    • 16' Sneijder has a laser pen shone in his eyes as he prepares to take the free-kick. He goes for goal... over the bar!
    • 15' Goran Pandev is brought down by a clumsy, late challenge from Gianluca Zambrotta. The free-kick is on the right side of the area.
    • 14' It will be Pato who will strike... the free-kick rebounds off the wall, and then off a Milan player before going out for a goal kick.
    • 13' Andrea Ranocchia brings down Gattuso on the edge of the box, and Milan have a free-kick in the ideal place for a shot. Several candidates to take this one, and they all crowd around the dead ball.
    • 12' Wesley Sneijder puts in a good tackle and Inter make steady progress forward. Thiago Motta takes too long to pick out a pass down the left, and Milan defend it efficiently.
    • 11' Inter need to regroup here, they are being overrun. There are plenty of experienced heads and game-changers in this side - Eto'o, sneijder, Zanetti, Cambiasso - and Inter need those stars to lift their game now.
    • 9' Ignazio Abate jinks his way down the right and chips a cross over to Clarence Seedorf to volley... The strike rebounds off the hand of Maicon! The referee says no penalty! It was more ball-to-hand than the other way around.
    • 8' All the play is in the Inter half at the moment. Milan are certainly playing like the 'home' team.
    • 7' To date, Milan have scored 200 goals in derbies, while Inter have netted 215 times. (Opta)
    • 6' Robinho, wearing number 70, roves forward again. He drifts in from the right and finds Kevin-Prince Boateng, but the return pass rolls through to Julio Cesar.
    • 5' Inter right-back Maicon goes tumbling into the bench after colliding with fellow Brazilian Robinho! Maicon just lost his footing and ended up sat in the dugout!
    • 4' Inter make their first foray forward, but Samuel Eto'o's ball into the box is underhit.
    • 3' Incredibly, that is not even the fastest ever goal in a Milan derby. Milan once scored after just 13 seconds!
    • 2' That goal is Pato's 12th in the league this season. This is the Brazilian's 20th league appearance of the campaign, which he has missed a good chunk of through injury.
    • 1' GOAL!! A dream start for Milan, who score after just 44 seconds! Gennaro Gattuso plays a through ball into the box for Robinho. Julio cesar comes off his line to block the shot but Pato pounces to turn the loose ball in!
    • 1' The whistle blows and Milan kick off!
    • 19:45 The teams are walking out on to the San Siro pitch now. We'll be underway shortly. There is plenty of other top European action covered live every weekend here at Eurosport-Yahoo!, with live commentary of Napoli v Lazio, Lecce v Udinese and Roma v Juventus all coming tomorrow in Serie A, while later tongith we'll be bringing you Villarreal v Barcelona from La Liga.
    • 19:40 Both sides have key men missing this match through suspension. Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Inter defender Lucio are both banned for this one. Another Inter centre-back, has passed a lte fitness test, and will be partnered by left-back Cristian Chivu. Injury-prone striker Diego Milito makes the Inter bench.
    • 19:35 Internazionale coach Leonardo will have plenty of emotions when he faces former team Milan for the first time. The former Brazil international is desperate for success at Inter, but is equally determined not to become the centre of attention in the derby: "To say that this is my game is an exaggeration. t will not be my game because I don't feel as though I have to prove anything." Read more from Leonardo here
    • 19:30 It doesn't get much bigger than this in Serie A. At Christmas, Inter looked to have no hope of retaining their title, languishing by their standards outside of the top four while Milan were sitting proudly atop the table. Now, if the Nerazzurri win this evening, they will overtake their bitter local rivals by a point and retake the lead! Serie A table
    • 19:25 HEAD-TO-HEAD: This is the 154th Milan derby in Serie A. To date, Inter have won 56, Milan 48, and there have been 49 draws. When these two sides met in the reverse fixture back in November, Milan won 1-0 courtesy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fifth-minute penalty and Rossoneri midfielder Ignazio Abate was sent off. Match report: Milan pip Inter in feisty derby
    • 19:20 MILAN (4-3-1-2): Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Van Bommel, Seedorf; Boateng; Robinho, Pato /// INTER (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Maicon, Ranocchia, Chivu, Zanetti; Cambiasso, Thiago Motta; Pandev, Sneijder, Eto’o; Pazzini.
    • 19:15 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the huge table-topping Serie A clash between Milan and Internazionale at the San Siro!
  • Summary

    • 90+2' CASSANO OFF!! Just moments after getting booked for taking his shirt off, Cassano gets a second yellow for a foul on Cordoba! Incredible! That's Cassano in a nutshell, from the sublime to the ridiculous in the blink of an eye.
    • 89' GOAL!! Cassano rolls the ball intot he net and puts the gloss on this victory!
    • 77' Sneijder gives the ball away in midfield and Seedorf slips it through to Robinho, who is again denied by a save from Julio Cesar!
    • 72' Ranocchia looses the ball too easily to Seedorf and now Robinho has it inside the area. He has time to stop and pick his spot, but Julio Cesar does well to close down the angles and makes the save!
    • 66' Milan making the extra man count again as Robinho is found in acres of space on the right. The Brazilian gets intot he box but is swamred upon by two defenders, and Julio Cesar makes the save.
    • 62' GOAL!! Two for Milan, two for Pato! Seedorf picks out Abate in space with a sumptuous flick. The right-back's shot is way off target but Pato pounces to head the ball past Julio Cesar!
    • 56' It will be Thiago Silva to strike... He blasts it right at Julio Cesar, who beats it away. Boateng tries to shoot on the rebound, but there is too much pace on the ball and he slices his strike way off target.
    • 54' CHIVU SENT OFF!! Pato sprints past the defneder and bears down on goal, but he gets his heels clipped and goes tumbling. That has to be a red card for the Romanian!
    • 43' WHAT A MISS FROM ETO'O!! Pandev floats a cross in and Cambiasso glances it on to Eto'o, who is unmarked at the far post, but he somehow skews his shot wide from eight yards out!
    • 38' Inter have won a corner at the other end. Sneijder's delivery is headed goalwards by Motta and Abbiati makes a stunning reaction save! Inter try to claim the ball had crossed the line but no chance of that.
    • 37' Mark van Bommel has the time and space to line up a strike from distance. It clips off Chivu's boot and loops over Julio Cesar and off the bar! So nearly 2-0 for Milan!
    • 19' Here come inter now, and Giampaolo Pazzini bundles his way past Zambrotta and gets his shot away... Abbiati saves! Pazzini had to rush his effort and just prodded it right at the keeper.
    • 16' Sneijder has a laser pen shone in his eyes as he prepares to take the free-kick. He goes for goal... over the bar!
    • 9' Ignazio Abate jinks his way down the right and chips a cross over to Clarence Seedorf to volley... The strike rebounds off the hand of Maicon! The referee says no penalty! It was more ball-to-hand than the other way around.
    • 1' GOAL!! A dream start for Milan, who score after just 44 seconds! Gennaro Gattuso plays a through ball into the box for Robinho. Julio cesar comes off his line to block the shot but Pato pounces to turn the loose ball in!
    • 19:20 MILAN (4-3-1-2): Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Van Bommel, Seedorf; Boateng; Robinho, Pato /// INTER (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Maicon, Ranocchia, Chivu, Zanetti; Cambiasso, Thiago Motta; Pandev, Sneijder, Eto’o; Pazzini.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Abbiati
      • I. Abate
      • A. Nesta
      • Thiago Silva
      • G. Zambrotta Yellow Card
      • M. van Bommel Yellow Card
      • G. Gattuso Substitution Out (51′)
      • C. Seedorf
      • K. Boateng
      • Robinho Yellow Card Substitution Out (80′)
      • A. Pato Goals×2 Substitution Out (84′)

      Subs

      • A. Cassano Substitution In80′ Red Card
      • M. Amelia
      • M. Yepes
      • L. Antonini
      • U. Emanuelson Substitution In84′
      • S. Papastathopoulos
      • M. Flamini Substitution In51′
    • Starting line-up

      • Júlio César
      • Maicon Yellow Card
      • A. Ranocchia
      • C. Chivu Red Card
      • J. Zanetti Yellow Card
      • T. Motta
      • E. Cambiasso Substitution Out (71′)
      • W. Sneijder
      • G. Pandev Substitution Out (55′)
      • S. Eto'o
      • G. Pazzini Substitution Out (63′)

      Subs

      • D. Stankovic Substitution In71′
      • L. Castellazzi
      • M. Materazzi
      • H. Kharja
      • Y. Nagatomo
      • I. Córdoba Substitution In55′
      • D. Milito Substitution In63′
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