Sunday February 5, 2012 Day 22 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

  1. Matchpack: Milan v Napoli

    Matchpack: Milan v Napoli

    Team news, manager quotes and match facts ahead of the weekend's Serie A clash between Milan and Napoli at the San Siro. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • Napoli
    • FT The full-time whistle goes in Milan and the Rossoneri are forced to settle for a point.
    • 87' There's chaos in the Milan box, with the ball pin-balling around but no Napoli player can get a shot away.
    • 85' Milan counter attack with pace and it's two on two, with the ball breaking to Robinho, whose powerful shot forcing a smart save from De Sanctis!
    • 84' Ambrosini goes down in the box but that looked like a clean challenge and the referee agrees.
    • 79' Napoli make a key substitution, withdrawing Aronica, a defender, and introducing Pandev, a forward, in order to try and make their numerical advantage count.
    • 76' Emanuelson goes into the referee's notebook for a clumsy challenge.
    • 75' Cannavaro has sight of goal but sees his poor shot blocked.
    • 72' That really was a great opportunity for Napoli to break the deadlock.
    • 71' Cavani makes a super run round the back of the Milan defence to meet a chipped cross but sends his header high and wide!
    • 67' If banned for three games, Ibrahimovic will miss Milan's games with leaders Juventus, third place Udinese and strugglers Cesana.
    • 65' The referee consultants the linesman and Ibrahimovic has been sent off for slapping Aronica!
    • 63' There's chaos in the Napoli box after Emanuelson's foul, with Ibrahimovic involved in some after with Aronica. Napoli keeper De Sanctis is furious and is booked for his protests to the linesman.
    • 61' Milan are beginning to work through the gear, piling more pressure on the Napoli defence.
    • 58' Aronica does well to slide in with a perfectly-timed challenge to halt a Milan attack.
    • 54' Ibrahimovic looks to beat the offside trap but the linesman's flag is quickly raised.
    • 52' Napoli win the first corner of the second half but Lavezzi's cross is headed clear.
    • 49' Robinho misses a great opportunity for Milan! The Brazilian breaks free and rolls his shot wide with only De Sanctis to beat!
    • 41' Seedorf drives into the box and is challenged but the loose ball falls to Nocerino, who sees his shot blocked for a corner.
    • 39' Seedorf catches Gargano with a high boot. Yellow card.
    • 38' Emanuelson whips in a low cross-cum-shot which De Sanctis does well to hang on to.
    • 35' Robinho works a yard of space in the box but Dzemaili recovers well to block the Brazilian's shot.
    • 33' Milan win a free-kick in a dangerous position, 25 yards from goal in the left channel but Ibrahimovic sends his effort crashing straight into the wall.
    • 32' Milan are the highest scoring club in Serie A this season, having netted 43 times in 21 games, but there's been a real lack of chances for the hosts so far this afternoon.
    • 29' Emanuelson snatches at a speculative effort which comfortably clears the crossbar.
    • 25' van Bommel has just enough pace in his 34-year-old legs to get ahead of Cavani to roll the ball back to Abbiati.
    • 23' Two Milan defenders miss the ball at the back post, allowing Lavezzi to sneak in but the Napoli striker selfishlessly decides to shoot instead of rolling the ball square for a tap-in.
    • 20' Milan are controlling possession but Napoli still look dangerous on the counter attack.
    • 19' Hamsik is given acres of space, moving away from van Bommel before shooting but Abbiati is equal to the effort, producing a smart save to keep the ball out.
    • 16' Lavezzi fires in a low corner which Cavani attempts to redirect at the near post but it's cleared for another corner.
    • 13' van Bommel is shown the first yellow card of the game after catching Cavani with a late challenge. That's the Dutchman's seventh booking of the season and he'll miss the trip to Udinese.
    • 9' Milan have settled down after a nervy opening spell. van Bommel fires in a cross from the right but it's eventually hooked clear by Cannavaro.
    • 8' Milan break quickly, working the ball to Seedorf but his shot is straight at De Sanctis.
    • 4 Ibrahimovic takes a tumble in the penalty area after clashing shoulder-to-shoulder with Campagnaro but the referee's having none of it.
    • 3' Napoli win an early corner. Lavezzi's cross is a poor one but the visitors earn a second corner, which Milan keeper Abbiati collects.
    • 2' Milan v Napoli is our European Game of the Week. It promises to be one of the most exciting matches of the season in Italy - you can find out why here.
    • 1' We're underway at the San Siro - and at games up and down the country, for that matter...
  • Summary

    • 85' Milan counter attack with pace and it's two on two, with the ball breaking to Robinho, whose powerful shot forcing a smart save from De Sanctis!
    • 71' Cavani makes a super run round the back of the Milan defence to meet a chipped cross but sends his header high and wide!
    • 65' The referee consultants the linesman and Ibrahimovic has been sent off for slapping Aronica!
    • 49' Robinho misses a great opportunity for Milan! The Brazilian breaks free and rolls his shot wide with only De Sanctis to beat!
    • 35' Robinho works a yard of space in the box but Dzemaili recovers well to block the Brazilian's shot.
    • 23' Two Milan defenders miss the ball at the back post, allowing Lavezzi to sneak in but the Napoli striker selfishlessly decides to shoot instead of rolling the ball square for a tap-in.
    • 19' Hamsik is given acres of space, moving away from van Bommel before shooting but Abbiati is equal to the effort, producing a smart save to keep the ball out.
    • 4 Ibrahimovic takes a tumble in the penalty area after clashing shoulder-to-shoulder with Campagnaro but the referee's having none of it.

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