Saturday March 24, 2012 Day 29 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan 2 - 1 AS Roma

  • Ibrahimovic 53’ (pen.), 83’
  • Osvaldo 44’

  1. Ibra at the double as Milan sink Roma

    Ibra at the double as Milan sink Roma

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in the second half as Milan came from behind to defeat Roma 2-1 at the San Siro in Serie A. More

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    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • AS Roma
    • 90+4' Speculative effort for Roma goes nowhere near the target... and there's the full-time whistle! Second-half turnaround from Milan keeps them in the Serie A driver's seat! Thanks for joining us today, follow me on Twitter @liamhappe
    • 90+2' That earned him a yellow card.
    • 90+1' Muntari goes steamrolling into Marquinho in the middle of the park.
    • 90' Four minutes of added time at the end here. Time for late drama?
    • 89' What could have been a big weekend for Juve looks to be leading to early frustration. Had Roma kept hold of the lead here, the second-placed side could have clawed to within one point of the top.
    • 88' Milan win their ninth corner to Roma's four, but are again unable to create a shot from this one.
    • 86' Alberto Aquilani replaces El Shaarawy in the final sub of the match.
    • 85' Almost another for Milan in quick succession, but Boateng was offside receiving the cross from the right by Muntari.
    • 84' Was a raking ball upfield from Mexes which led to what could be a crucial goal in the title race.
    • 83' Ibrahimovic is through at the other end! Lobs Stekelenburg, but it's not going in on its own... he holds off the challenge of Kjaer and heads over the line! Milan lead!
    • 82' Boateng fouls De Rossi near the half-way line.
    • 80' Lamela immediately wins Roma a free-kick with potential out on the right, but the in-swinging delivery is cleared from goal.
    • 79' Gago is replaced by Erik Lamela in Roma's final available change.
    • 78' Milan have another corner, but are unable to create a potential winner from it.
    • 77' Osvaldo is flagged offside. Otherwise a good intention from that Taddei ball.
    • 76' It is indeed, and though it appears Bonera may have had the last touch, it's a goal kick.
    • 75' Roma win a free-kick 30+ yards from goal which looks like it'll be whipped into the danger zone.
    • 74' Ibra's headed flick-on and hesitant defending from Rosi led to the midfielder squeezing in to half-volley against the upright.
    • 73' Muntari! Hits the bar! Milan turning the screw now!
    • 72' It's put out for a corner, which ends with a Roma free-kick for pushing in the box.
    • 71' Ibrahimovic is put through on the right-hand side of the box! Great block by Stekelenburg as the striker tries to send it across him!
    • 69' Mesbah concedes a Roma corner, which again comes to nothing.
    • 68' This one is wasted, though Ibra soon wins them another (somehow) - De Rossi this time penalised for a 'high foot' when the striker had stooped amazingly low to head it!
    • 67' Kjaer on Ibra now and Milan will have another 20-ish-yard free-kick.
    • 65' Roma break from it and Pjanic has a shot closed down.
    • 64' Kjaer almost finds himself in a spot of bother trying to see a low cross from the right out for a goal kick. When El Shaarawy breathes down his neck, he has to put it out himself for a corner.
    • 63' Ambrosini catches Rosi and Roma have the free-kick in their own half.
    • 62' Roma ride the pressure out on this occasion, but that penalty has certainly buoyed a Milan side who looked likely to concede a second before levelling.
    • 61' Mesbah! Shot blocked. Another corner coming up.
    • 60' Another Milan corner comes to nothing.
    • 58' Mesbah is booked for a late challenge.
    • 57' Make that two: Here comes Bojan, with Borini sacrificed.
    • 56' Roma also make a change, with Totti the man coming off for Miralem Pjanic.
    • 55' Emanuelson makes way for Kevin-Prince Boateng as the hosts look to turn this one around.
    • 53' Ibrahimovic... sends Stekelenburg the wrong way! 1-1
    • 52' Penalty Milan! Heinze booked for a handball as Ambrosini crossed into the danger zone!
    • 51' Marquinho! Shot from the left saved by Abbiati!
    • 50' Kjaer receives treatment, but will carry on.
    • 49' El Shaarawy fires straight at Stekelenburg at the other end.
    • 48' Abbiati almost drops his side right in it with a poor kick-out straight to Totti, unmarked 30 yards from goal. He brings the ball down, strides forward and tries to chip the keeper, to no avail. Wasted opportunity there.
    • 47' Early corner for Milan, but Ibra has an attempt closed down abruptly.
    • 46' Milan get us back underway for the second half.
    • 45+2' And that's half-time. Roma timed their peak perfectly to lead at the interval by a goal to nil. Will Milan turn this around? Or can Roma do Juventus a favour while boosting their own European hopes? Let me know what you think on Twitter: @liamhappe
    • 45+1' One minute of added time at the end of the first half.
    • 45' Roma's best spell of the half pays off as Milan fail to clear their lines, leading to a De Rossi first-time strike from the 'D' being toe-poked beyond Abbiati by the striker.
    • 44' Osvaldo! The away side lead!
    • 43' Borini has a low cross from the right put behind by a sliding Bonera, and a corner awaits Roma. Good spell for them, this. Totti takes, and it needs a punch clear from Abbiati.
    • 42' Now Borini headers across goal from the right-hand byline, but there's too much on it for Osvaldo to meet it at the far post for the simplest of finishes.
    • 41' El Shaarawy drives one from outside the area - and it smacks the far post! The rebound surprises both Nocerino and Ibrahimovic, with neither able to react sharp enough to score on the rebound.
    • 40' Borini fires off-target from the visitors after a decent turn. Shot came central from around 20 yards.
    • 38' Floated delivery is comfortably headed clear and Roma are forced all the way back to their own final third to keep the ball.
    • 37' Now Roma win their second corner. Two each thus far.
    • 36' Ibrahimovic beats Rosi for pace, but being offside also appeared to have helped him there. Flag is up.
    • 35' May take something special to breathe life into this game. Very plodding so far, a few close calls separated by a load of fouls and throws.
    • 33' Stekelenburg catches a ball into the box just before Ibra can get there.
    • 32' Milan keep asking questions and win a corner here off Heinze.
    • 31' Continuing his trend for attempts from distance, Ibrahimovic fires low and well wide from 25 yards.
    • 30' Now the Swede collects a card of his own, catching Marquinho from behind.
    • 29' Osvaldo is booked for a foul on Mexes, from which Ibra fires over the bar.
    • 28' Defensive mis-communication allows Milan to pounce in numbers, but instead of playing the obvious through pass to Ambrosini on the left, Ibrahimovic tries to hold up play just inside the box until enough contact is made for him to fall to the floor. The referee is not impressed.
    • 27' The ball soon comes back to the visitors, but they're unable to breach that back line and find a chance at goal.
    • 26' Poor. An attempt to take it short is read immediately by Zambrotta and it goes to waste.
    • 25' Gago's cross-cum-shot takes a deflection en route to going behind, and Roma have their first corner.
    • 24' Muntari fouls Rosi now. Very stop-start so far.
    • 23' Another sustained Milan attack ends with a needless foul by Ambrosini on Rosi.
    • 22' El Shaarawy is caught offside latching into a Nocerino pass.
    • 21' Gago surges down the centre, but his short pass is errant and Milan cut the move out.
    • 20' Milan edging the early stages, possession-wise, with 60% to Roma's 40%.
    • 18' Zambrotta is fouled by Marquinho.
    • 17' Emanuelson blazes a speculative effort over the bar.
    • 16' No, it's worked short and the ball is lost in short order. Now Milan are forward and El Shaarawy strikes... but it goes wide.
    • 15' Now Roma look set to pump one into the Milan box as Bonera fouls Marquinho just inside the Milan half.
    • 13' Muntari with a half-volley from outside the effort, which Stekelenburg safely catches.
    • 12' The corner is headed clear by Rosi, but Milan aren't finished. Ibra's almost put through but the keeper gets there first.
    • 11' Milan free-kick now, central and 25 yards out. Ibra drives at goal... Stekelenburg tips it over the bar!
    • 10' Thiago Silva has pulled up early and cannot continue. Gianluca Zambrotta comes on in his place.
    • 9' Bonera fouls Rosi in the Roma half.
    • 8' Now Ibrahimovic goes for goal from 25 yards, but his bobbling low effort rides tamly wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 7' Emanuelson cuts inside Taddei to fire a low shot straight to the Dutch keeper from the right flank.
    • 6' Now a long ball may put El Shaarawy through, but Stekelenburg rushes out of his area to punt it away from danger first.
    • 5' Taddei is fouled by Nocerino in the middle of the park.
    • 4' Roma finally starting to move the ball around in the Milan half.
    • 3' Now Kjaer snuffs out an attack with a back pass to his keeper Stekelenburg.
    • 2' El Shaarawy has an early cross attempt from the left closed down.
    • 1' Roma kick off the first half.
    • 17:00 Minute's silence observed well, and kick-off is coming up next.
    • 16:55 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva both suffered knocks in the midweek Coppa Italia defeat to Juventus but do start. Alessandro Nesta and Kevin-Prince Boateng return to the bench for Milan, who can go seven points clear of Juventus ahead of their title rivals' game against Inter on Sunday.
    • 16:50 Teams: Milan: Abbiati, Silva, Mexes, Mesbah, Bonera, Ambrosini, Emanuelson, Muntari, Nocerino, Ibrahimovic, El Shaarawy. Subs: Amelia, Zambrotta, Nesta, Gattuso, Seedorf, Boateng, Aquilani. /// Roma: Stekelenburg, Heinze, Kjaer, Rosi, De Rossi, Marquinho, Gago, Osvaldo, Totti, Borini. Subs: Curci, Cicinho, Angel, Simplicio, Pjanic, Lamela, Bojan.
    • 16:45 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Serie A tie between leaders AC Milan and sixth-placed Roma, who have ambitions of Champions League qualification for next season.
  • Summary

    • 83' Ibrahimovic is through at the other end! Lobs Stekelenburg, but it's not going in on its own... he holds off the challenge of Kjaer and heads over the line! Milan lead!
    • 73' Muntari! Hits the bar! Milan turning the screw now!
    • 71' Ibrahimovic is put through on the right-hand side of the box! Great block by Stekelenburg as the striker tries to send it across him!
    • 61' Mesbah! Shot blocked. Another corner coming up.
    • 53' Ibrahimovic... sends Stekelenburg the wrong way! 1-1
    • 51' Marquinho! Shot from the left saved by Abbiati!
    • 48' Abbiati almost drops his side right in it with a poor kick-out straight to Totti, unmarked 30 yards from goal. He brings the ball down, strides forward and tries to chip the keeper, to no avail. Wasted opportunity there.
    • 44' Osvaldo! The away side lead!
    • 41' El Shaarawy drives one from outside the area - and it smacks the far post! The rebound surprises both Nocerino and Ibrahimovic, with neither able to react sharp enough to score on the rebound.
    • 11' Milan free-kick now, central and 25 yards out. Ibra drives at goal... Stekelenburg tips it over the bar!
    • 16:50 Teams: Milan: Abbiati, Silva, Mexes, Mesbah, Bonera, Ambrosini, Emanuelson, Muntari, Nocerino, Ibrahimovic, El Shaarawy. Subs: Amelia, Zambrotta, Nesta, Gattuso, Seedorf, Boateng, Aquilani. /// Roma: Stekelenburg, Heinze, Kjaer, Rosi, De Rossi, Marquinho, Gago, Osvaldo, Totti, Borini. Subs: Curci, Cicinho, Angel, Simplicio, Pjanic, Lamela, Bojan.

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