Sunday January 16, 2011 Day 20 Finished Stadio Via del mare

Lecce 1 - 1 AC Milan

  • Olivera 82’
  • Ibrahimovic 49’

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  1. Nervy Milan held at Lecce

    Nervy Milan held at Lecce

    Serie A leaders AC Milan nervously responded to four title rivals winning by drawing 1-1 at Lecce to cut their lead to four points. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lecce
    • AC Milan
    • 90+3 The referee blows the full time whistle. Milan have failed to open up a six point lead at the top, and will have to settle for just a four point lead. The game finally got going after Ibrahimovic's wonder strike. Lecce just about deserved their point, and will certainly be the happier of the two sides.
    • 90+2 Cassano's outswinging cross from the right does find Ibrahimovic's head, but he can't quite angle his body so he can keep his header down, and it goes a couple yards over the bar.
    • 90+1 Abate runs down the right and is then taken out by a rash challenge from Mesbah. Who is booked. Dangerous free kick position for Milan though....
    • 89' Olivera plays Piatti down the right, but Bosera comes across to intercept and play it out for a throw.
    • 87' Lecce still look dangerous on the break though. Seedorf has a free kick on the right. He plays it to the far post but Ibrahimovic can't get on the end of it, and its cleared by Tomovic.
    • 86' The game has come to life, with Milan now surging forward looking for a winner.
    • 85' Cassano's cross finds Ibrahimovic in the area, who turns and shoots, but Rosati pulls off a fine save, low to his left to deny the Swede his second goal of the game.
    • 84' Flamini's cut back from the right by line finds Seedorf who's shot from just 12 yards out looks certain to find the net, but it's blocked on the line by Gustavo.
    • 83' GOAL FOR LECCE! Substitute Giacomazzi steps over Munari's near post corner as it falls to Olivera who smashes it in on the volley. Amelia had no chance.
    • 82' The corner is only cleared as far as Di Michele, who's shot takes a deflection off Nesta which spins in the air and then hits the outside of the post with the keeper beaten. It goes out for another corner.....
    • 81' Vives comes off for Piatti for Lecce
    • 80' Di Michele wins another corner for Lecce, as they crank up the pressure on Milan.
    • 79' Lecce win a corner but it is over hit and Abate can clear at the far post.
    • 78' Milan still having much of the possession.
    • 77' Gattuso gets a yellow card for a late and rash challenge on Olivera.
    • 75' Gattuso wins a corner for Milan. But Seedorf's kick doesn't clear the first man.
    • 73' From the free kick Lecce win a corner which is easily cleared by Milan, who then break. But Cassano is crowded out by Lecce defenders when on the edge of the Lecce area, he has to turn and hold up possession for Milan.
    • 72' Nesta dallies on the ball at the back, and is tackled by Olivera, knowing his side are in trouble, the Italian centre back cynically pulls back the Lecce midfielder. He goes into the ref's book.
    • 71' Cassano comes on for Pato for Milan, as both sides make forward changes.
    • 70' Corvia comes on for Jeda for Lecce.
    • 68' Milan win a couple of corners on the left, the second is worked short well, and Gattuso is played in on the left, but his chip to the far post is over hit and lands on the roof of the net.
    • 66' Olivera sets Di Michele racing down the left, the striker cuts into the penalty area and goes down under a challenge from Nesta, but the Italian centre back won the ball, despite Di Michele's penalty shouts.
    • 65' Bonera surges down the left for Milan before checking his run and being tripped by Vives. From the free kick Pato is set free down the left but his low cross into the six yard box is well cut out by Gustavo.
    • 64' The inswinging cross to the far post is scrappily cleared by Milan.
    • 63' Di Michele is tripped by Ambrosini on the right side of the area, right on the edge.
    • 61' That’s the closest Lecce have come to scoring. Giacomazzi gets in between a couple of Milan defenders and is able to stick his foot out at a bouncing ball, but Amelia makes a fantastic one handed reflex save from just 5 yards away.
    • 59' Ibrahimovic is in the mood tonight, as he goes direct for goal from the free kick, fiercely curling it low around the wall. Rosati gets down well to make a smart save.
    • 58' Gattuso is fouled in a central position, about 30 yards out.
    • 57' Tomovic surges down the right, but again is well tackled by Bonera.
    • 56' Giacomazzi replaces Grossmüller for Lecce, as they search for the equaliser.
    • 55' Lecce beginning to enjoy more of the midfield possession.
    • 54' Fabiano's free kick is straight into the Milan wall.
    • 53' Tomovic’s exquisite long pass is delightfully back heeled first time by Di Michele into the path of Jeda, who is bundled over by Gattuso right on the edge of the Milan area.
    • 51' Flamini gets to the Lecce by line on the left, but his attempted dink onto Seedorf's head is well intercepted by Rosati in the Lecce goal.
    • 50' The game needed a goal of that magnitude to break the deadlock. Lecce will have to be more adventurous now.
    • 49' FANTASTIC GOAL FOR AC MILAN!!! A long ball is played up field to Ibrahimovic, the Swede has two defenders on him, but he is able to chest the ball down and unleash an incredible looping volley into the top left hand corner from about 25 yards out.
    • 48' Olivera is set free down the right, but his low attempted cross hits Bonera and goes out for a corner. His corner is over hit and Milan can break.
    • 47' Secon half has begun in the same fashion as the first, Milan probing down the wings but unable to find the final ball to open up the Lecce defence.
    • 46' AC Milan get the second half underway, can the Rossoneri get find a winner in this second half, creating a few chances would be a start.
    • 45' The referee brings to a close a first half where Milan have had much of the possession, but created very little. Lecce will definitely be the happier of the two sides going in at the break.
    • 44' Pato shoots five yards over from 25 yards out.
    • 42' The game’s suddenly come to life as Ibrahimovic weaves past three Lecce defenders inside their area. But with the goal at his mercy, Mesbah gets back to make a vital sliding block.
    • 40' Grossmuller’s long range free kick goes just inches over the bar, although Amelia probably had it covered.
    • 39' Arguably the best chance of the half (although there hasn’t been many), Seedorf whips a dangerous ball in from the left, Pato rises unmarked at the far post but can only head five yards wide.
    • 38' Abate gets to the Lecce by line and whips in a cross from the right, but it doesn't clear the first man and Lecce can easily clear again.
    • 37' The attack comes to nothing after Jeda is penalised for fouling Thiago Silva.
    • 36' Pato and Ibrahimovic link up well on the edge of the area, but Gustavo makes a crucial interception and Lecce break....
    • 35' Pato whips in a cross from the right but its headed away by Fabiano, it only goes as far as Gattuso though, and he whips in a right footed cross, but it's too close to goal keeper Rosati who catches under no pressure.
    • 34' Ambrosini clearly pulls back Jeda as Lecce look to break. From the free kick Tomovic strides down the right, but his low cross is cut out by Flamini.
    • 33' Ibrahimovic is punnished for a high foot against Fabiano on the edge of the Lecce box. No booking though.
    • 32' Plenty of commitment from the Giallorossi, who are penned into their own half.
    • 30' Milan playing lots of probing balls into the Lecce box, but so far Lecce are standing firm.
    • 29' Seedorf recieves the ball on the left and curls in a right footed ball, which is niether a cross or a shot and harmlessly goes out of play for a goal kick.
    • 28' Game has fallen a little flat, niether side creating any chances at the moment.
    • 26' After a couple of step overs, Pato puts in a low cross from the left, but Gustavo is alert to it and clears first time.
    • 25' Grossmüller cuts in from the right onto his left foot but ends up lashing at the ball wildly and it almost goes for a throw in. Comical shot from the midfielder.
    • 24' Ambrosini’s cross on the left is deflected out for a corner. Seedorf’s corner is too close to the keeper and Rosati collects with ease.
    • 23' Abate plays a simple pass infield to Pato who turns and loses his marker, but the Brazilian lashes his shot a couple of yards over the bar from the edge of the area.
    • 22' Still Milan doing all the pressing but yet to carve out any clear cut chances.
    • 21' Flamini and Pato link up down the left before the latter is hacked down by Olivera. The free kick is poor and easily cleared by Lecce.
    • 20' Gattuso runs onto a Flamini pass on the edge of the area, he releases a powerful low shot which goes a couple of yards wide of Rosati's goal.
    • 18' Milan play it forward from the back. Bonera finds Flamini, who cuts in from the left and unleashes a powerful shot from the edge of the area, it deflects off Seedorf though and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 16' Not much goal mouth action of yet, although Lecce have got a foothold in the game now.
    • 15' Grossmuller’s pass finds Tomovic down the right, but he is expertly tackled by Bonera.
    • 14' Lecce string some midfield passes together before Grossmuller’s ball over the top to Munari is hit too strong, and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 13' Watching a reply of the penalty shout, Flamini really did go down easily under minimal contact.
    • 12 Great weaving run by Abate down the left. He gets to the Lecce by line, but his centre is well collected by Rosati.
    • 11' Would have been very soft.
    • 10' Ibrahimovic threads a neat short pass to Flamini, who goes down under a challeng from Mesbah. But the referee waves away the penalty appeals.
    • 9' Milan passing the ball around without any great urgency on the half way line.
    • 8' Milan having much of the possession at the moment and in control of the game. Although after a long passing move Flamini miss controls the ball and gives away a free kick.
    • 7' Abate wins a throw in down the right. It's taken quickly, but Abate's cross is just over the head of Seedorf who had made a late run into the area.
    • 5' Lecce mount there first attack down the left, but Munari’s cross isn’t strong enough and it’s easily cleared by the feet of Nesta.
    • 4' Bright start by Milan as Thiago Silva, Gattuso and Flamini link up well in midfield, before the latter is eventually crowded out on the edge of the area.
    • 3' Ibrahimovic threads a ball through towards Gattuso, but Tomovic gets back to clear just ahead of the Italian midfielder.
    • 2' Seedorf plays a short corner to Gattuso, but his right footed inswinging cross from the left is headed clear by Gustavo.
    • 1' Lecce get the game underway and play a long ball forward. A spot of head tennis ensues between the Milan defence and Lecce midfield.
    • 19.44 Milan make three changes to the side that was held 4-4 by Udinese last week. Strasser, Antonini and Robinho drop to the bench as Ambrosini, Flamini and Nesta come in. Milan also line up in a 4-4-2 diamond formation.
    • 19.40 Lecce line up in a 4-4-2 formation with a diamond shape midfield. They make just one change from their win against Lazio, with former West Ham striker David Di Michele coming in for the injured Edward Ofere.
    • 19.35 Team news from Stadio Via del mare. Lecce: A.Rosati, Mesbah, Fabiano, Gustavo, Tomovic, Vives, Grossmüller, Bertolacci, Munari, Jeda, Di Michele. Subs: G. Giacomazzi, Olivera, Corvia, Piatti, Donati, Ferrario, Benassi./// AC Milan: Amelia, Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Bonera, Ambrosini, Gattuso, Flamini, Seedorf, Pato, Ibrahimovic. Subs: Cassano, Roma, Yepes, Antonini, Robinho, Strasser, Merkel.
    • 19.25 AC Milan have only lost one of their last nine Serie A games. Lecce will be looking to build on their surprise win away to Lazio last week, before that victory, Lecce had won just one game in eleven.
    • 19.20 It's top against second from bottom, as league leaders AC Milan take on Lecce at the Stadio Via del mare. Milan are looking to extend their lead at the top to six points, where as Lecce would climb to 17th with a win.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Cassano's outswinging cross from the right does find Ibrahimovic's head, but he can't quite angle his body so he can keep his header down, and it goes a couple yards over the bar.
    • 85' Cassano's cross finds Ibrahimovic in the area, who turns and shoots, but Rosati pulls off a fine save, low to his left to deny the Swede his second goal of the game.
    • 84' Flamini's cut back from the right by line finds Seedorf who's shot from just 12 yards out looks certain to find the net, but it's blocked on the line by Gustavo.
    • 83' GOAL FOR LECCE! Substitute Giacomazzi steps over Munari's near post corner as it falls to Olivera who smashes it in on the volley. Amelia had no chance.
    • 82' The corner is only cleared as far as Di Michele, who's shot takes a deflection off Nesta which spins in the air and then hits the outside of the post with the keeper beaten. It goes out for another corner.....
    • 61' That’s the closest Lecce have come to scoring. Giacomazzi gets in between a couple of Milan defenders and is able to stick his foot out at a bouncing ball, but Amelia makes a fantastic one handed reflex save from just 5 yards away.
    • 59' Ibrahimovic is in the mood tonight, as he goes direct for goal from the free kick, fiercely curling it low around the wall. Rosati gets down well to make a smart save.
    • 49' FANTASTIC GOAL FOR AC MILAN!!! A long ball is played up field to Ibrahimovic, the Swede has two defenders on him, but he is able to chest the ball down and unleash an incredible looping volley into the top left hand corner from about 25 yards out.
    • 42' The game’s suddenly come to life as Ibrahimovic weaves past three Lecce defenders inside their area. But with the goal at his mercy, Mesbah gets back to make a vital sliding block.
    • 40' Grossmuller’s long range free kick goes just inches over the bar, although Amelia probably had it covered.
    • 39' Arguably the best chance of the half (although there hasn’t been many), Seedorf whips a dangerous ball in from the left, Pato rises unmarked at the far post but can only head five yards wide.
    • 23' Abate plays a simple pass infield to Pato who turns and loses his marker, but the Brazilian lashes his shot a couple of yards over the bar from the edge of the area.
    • 20' Gattuso runs onto a Flamini pass on the edge of the area, he releases a powerful low shot which goes a couple of yards wide of Rosati's goal.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Lecce

    Manager: Luigi De Canio

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Rosati
      • N. Tomovic
      • Gustavo
      • Fabiano
      • D. Mesbah Yellow Card
      • G. Vives Substitution Out (81′)
      • G. Munari Yellow Card
      • C. Grossmüller Substitution Out (57′)
      • R. Olivera Goal
      • D. Di Michele
      • Jeda Substitution Out (68′)

      Subs

      • G. Giacomazzi Substitution In57′
      • D. Corvia Substitution In68′
      • I. Piatti Substitution In81′
      • A. Bertolacci
      • G. Donati
      • S. Ferrario
      • M. Benassi
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Amelia
      • I. Abate
      • A. Nesta Yellow Card
      • Thiago Silva
      • D. Bonera
      • M. Ambrosini
      • G. Gattuso Yellow Card
      • M. Flamini Substitution Out (90′)
      • C. Seedorf
      • A. Pato Substitution Out (72′)
      • Z. Ibrahimovic Goal

      Subs

      • A. Cassano Substitution In72′
      • M. Oddo
      • F. Roma
      • M. Yepes Substitution In90′
      • L. Antonini
      • R. Strasser
      • A. Merkel
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