Sunday April 22, 2012 Day 34 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan 1 - 1 Bologna

  • Ibrahimovic 90’
  • Ramirez 26’

  1. Late Ibrahimovic strike salvages draw

    Late Ibrahimovic strike salvages draw

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a stoppage-time equaliser as ten-man Milan drew 1-1 with Bologna. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • Bologna
    • 90+4 And that's it from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
    • 90+3 Robinho flashes a diving header past the post. Barnstorming finish.
    • 90+2 A wonderful, wonderful goal to claim a point.
    • 90+1' Ibra is called offside as he breaks free and charges towards goal.
    • 90' Ibra makes it 1-1. The ball is worked down the left and Urby Emanuelson crosses to the back post where Ibra rises to volley past Agliardi from just inside the six yard box.
    • 89' Ibra with almost a wonder goal but his overhead kick goes just wide.
    • 87' Ibra again goes down under the challenge in the box. No penalty.
    • 85' Ten men Milan are still camped in their visitors half but they are getting more and more ragged as they chase at least a draw.
    • 83' It is getting a little feisty out there as Muntari is hacked down.
    • 81' Bonera is horribly late on Acquafresca, and having been already booked he is sent off. The resulting free-kick is clipped to the far post and Acquafresca almost volleys it in from the most impossible of angles. Goal-kick.
    • 80' Ramirez wins a free-kick from Muntari and the visitors have some much needed respite.
    • 79' Ibrahimovic is crowded out on the edge of the box but Robinho manages to reclaim the ball. His centre is cleared, however.
    • 78' A bit of respite for the visiting defence comes to an end when Bonera wins a challenge on the edge of the box and Milan break but they are again restricted from a strike from distance and it is always rising from Ibrahimovic.
    • 76' Milan continue to work the ball well in front of the Rossoblù defence but are struggling to pick them off with very little space in behind.
    • 75' Acquafresca for Di Vaio from the team for Bologna.
    • 74' Milan's pursuit of an equaliser gets a little more desperate as they begin to commit more fouls. They need to remain composed and pick off their visitors.
    • 72' Another change for Milan: Aquilani replaces Aquilani .
    • 70' Emanuelson for Antonini for the hosts.
    • 68' Surely it is only a matter of time now.
    • 67' Ibra lifts the ball over the defence for Cassano, who gets something to it before the defender or Agliardi but somehow they manage to clear.
    • 66' Nocerino slips the ball through to Ibra but he went a fraction too soon.
    • 65' This is now becoming relentless. Van Bommel lifts the ball over the Bologna defence for Ibra, who looks to take it on his chest when he really should have shot.
    • 63' Milan are really cranking up the pressure with Robinho now stinging the palms Agliardi from distance.
    • 61' The introduction of Cassano has reinvigorated the home side and he finds Ibra with a slide rule pass but Agliardi comes out and closed the angle.
    • 60' Ibra appears to break the offisde trap and exquisitely lift the ball over Agliardi for the equaliser but he is called back for being offside - not a chance. Should have been a goal!!
    • 59' Ibra has a shout a penalty but it is turned down - there were hands all over his back there.
    • 57' The hosts are now really uppiing the pressure as they continue to monopolise the ball but the Bologna defence appear very confortable with balls in from the wing.
    • 55' Sub for Milan. Seedorf off for Cassano.
    • 54' Robinho looks for Ibra at the back post with a whipped cross but it is easily cut out - Milan are struggling to break down this defence.
    • 52' This is a far more open half as Bologna offer more of an attacking threat.
    • 51' Milan clear.
    • 50' Nocerino gives away a free-kick just inside his own half following a late challenge. Lucky not to be booked.
    • 48' Robinho shows some great feet before finding Nocerino, who thrashes an effort wide of goal.
    • 47' Milan have two quick chances but both Ibra and Robinho fires over the bar.
    • 46' Milan get the second half underway.
    • 45' And that's it from the first half.
    • 44' Bologna press very well and force Milan all the way back to Abbiati, who launches clear.
    • 43' Milan are struggling to break them down now. Nocerino clips a ball over the defence but it carries through to the keeper.
    • 42' Bologna dropping very deep now to protect the lead.
    • 41' Seedorf's corner has too much on it.
    • 40' Milan finishing the half in the ascendancy and Ibra works the ball wide to Abate but his cross is charged down for a corner.
    • 39' Milan work the ball well down the left until a heavy touch from Seedorf allows Bologna to break. Mudingayi breaks the offside trap and holds off the retreating Milan defender before flashing an effort across the face of Abbiati's goal.
    • 37' Seedorf is felled and Milan have another free-kick but the delivery is flat and the visiting defence clear.
    • 36' Ibra looks to get on to a ball over the top but there is just a littlle too much it.
    • 35' Chance for a second but with the delivery just behind him Di Vaio can't quite arch his head far enough to direct the ball on target.
    • 34' Diamanti is working tirelessly up front for the visiting side.
    • 33' Abate exchanges passes with Robinho but has his shot smothered by Agliardi at a pretty tight angle.
    • 31' Milan had some subdued calls for a penalty for a foul on Ibra during Robinho's run but the referee was unmoved.
    • 30' Robinho makes a good surge down the left and looks to cut the ball back deep in Bologna territory and although he gets it across the box it is a Bologna foot that gets it clear.
    • 28' Nesta gives away a free-kick in a dangerous looking area on the edge of the area and Diamanti shoots from a pretty acute angle but Abbiati has it covered.
    • 27' That was very much against the run of play but Bologna have had one chance and were clinical.
    • 26' Diamanti is two on two, he holds the ball just long enough before playing it square to Ramirez, who takes it in his stride before toe poking beyond Abbiati just as the retreating Milan defence look to make a challenge. 0-1.
    • 24' Nocerino commits his man and skips past him. He is hauled down and Seedorf stands over the free-kick. He looks for Ibra but the visitors clear and break with Diamanti...
    • 23' The Milan back four look so comfortable and it is they who set much of the home side's attacks in action.
    • 22' Bologna now enjoy a period of concerted possession.
    • 21' Robinho looks for Ibrahimovic at the back post but a Bologna defender gets his head to it. Corner. The visitors clear.
    • 19' Di Vaio works the channel well before finding Diamanti, who is clipped by van Bommel. Ramirez takes it and instead of knocking it into the box he goes for goal but his effort is tame.
    • 17' Bologna win a free-kick down the left and Abbiati makes a hash of the clearance but recovers. That could have been a lot worse.
    • 15' Milan work a corner short between Robinho and Seedorf, the Dutchman drops his shoulder and beats his man before clipping a ball to the back post for an unmarked Ibra. He takes it down and looks certain to score but some how pushes the ball wide of the post from just outside the six yard box.
    • 13' Bologna are coming into the game now and having a lot of possession in the middle of the pitch but are struggling to make it stick.
    • 12' Free-kick down the right. Seedorf clips it in but it is cleared. Milan come again.
    • 11' Milan have had the majority of the possession but bar that Ibra shot have not made the most of it.
    • 10' We have a slight hiatus for head injuries to Nesta and Di Vaio.
    • 8' Milan are playing a very, very high line as they look to press their visitors.
    • 6' Milan are knocking the ball around with the confidence of a team knowing that a win will see them to the top of the table.
    • 5' Milan have a free-kick twenty-five yards out and left of centre. Ibra taps it to Seedorf but he drags the effort wide.
    • 4' Ibrahimovic with a good sleight of feet on the edge of the area but his through ball fail to find its intended target.
    • 3' Robinho finds Ibrahimovic who stings the palms of Agliardi from just outside the box.
    • 2' The San Siro is basked in sunshine as both sides look to stamp their authority on the match. Muntari with a late challenge brings about the first free-kick of the half.
    • 1' Having won the toss the hosts elect Bologna to kick off.
    • 13:55 FACT: AC Milan have already scored 200 goals in Serie A against Bologna, only Inter (201) have scored more against the Felsinei in this competition; Milan are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Bologna (four wins and two draws).
    • 13:55 FACT: This will be the 130th meeting between AC Milan and Bologna in Serie A: the Rossoneri lead by 57 wins to 37, with 35 draws.
    • 13:50 Stefano Pioli (Bologna): “It has never happened before that the season ends with six games crammed into 20 days. Each team still has an objective to achieve. It's the first of six finals for both Bologna and Milan, as they have shown strength to fight for the Scudetto with Juventus and know they must always win, while we need points to stay in Serie A."
    • 13:50 Massimiliano Allegri (AC Milan): "We must face this match with our heads and do better than in recent outings. There are six games to go and the next two could be decisive. We know how important this moment is and must face Bologna with the right determination. Our objective is to win the title. Milan can and must win all the remaining games. We must not end the season with regrets that we failed to take advantage of a Juventus slip-up."
    • 13:45 Thiago Silva, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Massimo Ambrosini and Alexandre Pato are all missing for Milan due to injury. Robinho is preferred to Stepan El-Shaarawy alongside Ibra up front. Jose Crespo, Mikael Antonsson, Jean Francois Gillet, Rene Krhin and Federico Casarini are injured and miss out for Bologna.
    • 13:40 TEAMS - MILAN: Abbiati, Abate, Nesta, Bonera, Antonini, Nocerino, Van Bommel, Muntari, Seedorf, Ibrahimovic, Robinho /// Bologna: Agliardi, Raggi, Portanova, Cherubin, Garics, Perez, Mudingayi, Morleo, Ramirez, Diamanti, Di Vaio
    • 13:35 Milan are one point behind leaders Juventus with six games remaining. A win would take Milan top, with Juve hosting Roma in the 7.45pm evening kick-off. Bologna, meanwhile, are relatively safe in mid-table, having reached the 40-point mark and six points clea of third-bottom Lecce. They could get dragged into it though as, discounting Novara and already-down Cesena, it's pretty tight down there! Serie A standings
    • 13:30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of AC Milan's Serie A clash with Bologna at the San Siro. Kick-off at 2pm UK time, and also live scoring from the four other afternoon kick-offs in Italy's top flight. Serie A scorecentre
  • Summary

    • 90' Ibra makes it 1-1. The ball is worked down the left and Urby Emanuelson crosses to the back post where Ibra rises to volley past Agliardi from just inside the six yard box.
    • 81' Bonera is horribly late on Acquafresca, and having been already booked he is sent off. The resulting free-kick is clipped to the far post and Acquafresca almost volleys it in from the most impossible of angles. Goal-kick.
    • 78' A bit of respite for the visiting defence comes to an end when Bonera wins a challenge on the edge of the box and Milan break but they are again restricted from a strike from distance and it is always rising from Ibrahimovic.
    • 74' Milan's pursuit of an equaliser gets a little more desperate as they begin to commit more fouls. They need to remain composed and pick off their visitors.
    • 60' Ibra appears to break the offisde trap and exquisitely lift the ball over Agliardi for the equaliser but he is called back for being offside - not a chance. Should have been a goal!!
    • 59' Ibra has a shout a penalty but it is turned down - there were hands all over his back there.
    • 39' Milan work the ball well down the left until a heavy touch from Seedorf allows Bologna to break. Mudingayi breaks the offside trap and holds off the retreating Milan defender before flashing an effort across the face of Abbiati's goal.
    • 35' Chance for a second but with the delivery just behind him Di Vaio can't quite arch his head far enough to direct the ball on target.
    • 26' Diamanti is two on two, he holds the ball just long enough before playing it square to Ramirez, who takes it in his stride before toe poking beyond Abbiati just as the retreating Milan defence look to make a challenge. 0-1.
    • 19' Di Vaio works the channel well before finding Diamanti, who is clipped by van Bommel. Ramirez takes it and instead of knocking it into the box he goes for goal but his effort is tame.
    • 15' Milan work a corner short between Robinho and Seedorf, the Dutchman drops his shoulder and beats his man before clipping a ball to the back post for an unmarked Ibra. He takes it down and looks certain to score but some how pushes the ball wide of the post from just outside the six yard box.
    • 13:40 TEAMS - MILAN: Abbiati, Abate, Nesta, Bonera, Antonini, Nocerino, Van Bommel, Muntari, Seedorf, Ibrahimovic, Robinho /// Bologna: Agliardi, Raggi, Portanova, Cherubin, Garics, Perez, Mudingayi, Morleo, Ramirez, Diamanti, Di Vaio

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

  • Bologna

    Manager: Stefano Pioli

  • Line-up

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      Defenders
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      Red Card 3.7 -
      Substitution Out69′ 3.6 -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out73′ 3.6 -
      Yellow Card 4.4 -
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      Substitution Out56′ 4.2 -
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      Goal 4.4 -
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      Substitution In56′ 6 -
      Substitution In73′ 4.5 -
      Substitution In69′ 5.3 -
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      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out88′ 7.7 -
      Substitution Out65′ 6.8 -
      Substitution Out74′ 6.7 -
      Subs
      Substitution In74′ 5.3 -
      Substitution In88′ 3.8 -
      Substitution In65′ Yellow Card 6.7 -