Sunday December 11, 2011 Day 15 Finished Stadio Dall'Ara

Bologna 2 - 2 AC Milan

  • Di Vaio 11’
  • Diamanti 72’
  • Seedorf 16’
  • Ibrahimovic 71’ (pen.)

  1. Milan draw with Bologna

    Milan draw with Bologna

    Milan passed up the opportunity to go top of Serie A after a thrilling 2-2 draw with Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bologna
    • AC Milan
    • FT There goes the final whistle to bring a thrilling encounter to a close. It's finished Bologna 2-2 Milan.
    • 90+4' It's all Bologna and Di Vaio has the opportunity to carve out one final opportunity but doesn't have the legs to take the ball past his man.
    • 90+3' Antonini is booked after losing control of the ball and making a rash sliding challenge in an attempt to win it back.
    • 90+2' Silva puts his goalkeeper under pressure with a sloppy back pass and Bologna almost take advantage but Amelia is on his toes and gets the ball clear.
    • 90+1' There will be five minutes of added time.
    • 90' Silva heads the free-kick clear to the edge of the box before Van Bommel hacks the ball away.
    • 89' Di Vaio looks to wriggle past Bonera on the left wing and wins a free-kick in the process. Can Bologna proift in the dying seconds?
    • 88' Di Vaio breaks forward as Bologna look to snatch a late winner and sees his shot blocked by Bonera.
    • 87' Abate fires in a low cross which Gillet gathers at the second attempt with Ibrahimovic lurking and looking to pounce on the loose ball.
    • 85' That move, a defender coming on for an attacker, signals that Bologna boss Stefano Pioli is happy to settle for a well-deserved point.
    • 84' BOLOGNA SUB: Diamanti is replaced by Cherubin as the hosts look to tighten up at the back.
    • 83' A clinical Milan move ends with Abate played in on the right side of the box but there's no Milan player in the middle to meet his cut-back.
    • 81' Milan break with pace and Robinho finds himself with the ball on the right wing, cutting in and shooting just wide of the far post from 25 yards.
    • 80' Milan have a half-hearted penalty appeal waved away after Ibrahimovic looked to play the ball across goal but saw his cross blocked by Morleo's hand at point-blank range.
    • 79' Can either team find a winner heading into the final 10 minutes?!
    • 78' Boateng goes for goal with an ambitious shot from distance but scuffs his effort well wide.
    • 77' MILAN SUB: The visitors make their final change, with Robinho, in search of his 100th league goal, coming on in a straight swap for Pato.
    • 76' BOLOGNA SUB: Ramirez, who took a knock about 15 minutes ago, is replaced by Taider, who makes his league debut.
    • 75' Bologna sub Perez is shown a yellow card for dissent after a foul on Antonini on the left wing.
    • 74' Morleo goes down clutching his leg after a challenge but he's soon back to his feet.
    • 73' GOAL! Bologna equalise within 60 seconds! Unbelieveable! Diamanti picks up the ball 30 yards from goal, beats a man and fires home from just outside the box!
    • 72' GOAL! Ibrahimovic dusts himself off and slams the penalty home, sending Gillet the wrong way! Milan are heading to the top of Serie A.
    • 70' PENALTY TO MILAN! Raggi challenges Ibrahimovic and the referee has no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Was there any contact there?!
    • 68' Udinese have taken the lead against Chievo so, as it stands, they're top of the league.
    • 67' MILAN SUB: That's Seedorf's last contribution, with the Dutchman replaced by compatriot Emanuelson.
    • 66' Milan corner. Seedorf whips it in and the unmarked Aquilani sends his diving header well wide from six yards! He really should have scored there...
    • 65' Kone expertly brings the ball down in the box and turns but can't pick out a team-mate with his pass.
    • 64' Boateng shapes to shot from 25 yards but instead plays a neat ball through to Ibrahimovic but the Swede had drifted offside.
    • 63' MILAN SUB: Yepes makes way for Bonera. Bologna are temporarily down to ten men while Ramirez receives treatment.
    • 62' Ramizres is down on the turf clutching his calf and will require treatment.
    • 61' Pato brings the ball down in the box and slides a pass to Aquilani, who lets it run on when a shot would have been a better option. Bologna clear.
    • 60' Diamanti goes into the book after commiting a second foul in as many minutes.
    • 59' Seedorf plays the corner short and quickly receives the ball back but he's flagged for offside.
    • 58' Seedorf plays the free-kick in towards the near post but Ramirez is there to clear for a corner.
    • 57' Diamanti unneccessarily fouls Pato to give Milan a free-kick on the left wing and an opportunity to whip in a cross.
    • 56' The linesman was closest to that incident and make the decision not to award a penalty to Bologna. Looks like it was the right call.
    • 55' Bologna have a second penalty appeal waved away after Ramirez broke clear and was eased off the ball in the box by Yepes. The Milan done just enough to put off Ramirez, who then missed the ball when attempting to shoot.
    • 54' Diamanti charges in from the right and unleashes a left-footed shot which flies just wide of the upright!
    • 53' Yepes is the second Milan player to go into the box.
    • 51' Bologna win their first corner of the game but it fails to get past the near post and Ibrahimovic heads clear.
    • 50' Three other Serie A games kicked off at the same time as this one. You can keep tabs on the scores here.
    • 49' Yes it can! Di Vaio picks up the ball on the left corner of the box and moves it onto his right foot before curling a shot which hits the outside of the post!
    • 48' Can the second half match what was a superb opening 45 minutes?
    • 47' BOLOGNA SUB: The hosts made a change at the break, with Casarini replaced by Perez.
    • 46' We're back underway.
    • HT The referee blows up for half-time and it's Bologna 0-0 Milan at the break.
    • 45+1' Kone is booked for discent in the aftermath of that Bologna penalty appeal.
    • 45' The free-kick's whipped in and Seedorf handles with his arm! Is that a penalty? The referee says no and the Bologna players are furious, surrounding the ref to remonstrate.
    • 44' Abate is penalised for a foul on Diamanti to give Bologna a free-kick on the left wing in these dying moments.
    • 43' Boateng gets to the by-line but has to sretch to play in the cross and Bologna keeper Gillet catches with ease.
    • 42' Ramirez breaks with pace and does well to shrug off the attention of Antonini before shooting from distance and forcing Amelia into the save. That was a great piece of play by Ramirez but unfortunately there wasn't a great deal of support for him.
    • 41' Milan have had eight shots on target so far, to Bologna's four.
    • 40' Diamanti takes a tumble after what looked an innocuous challenge by Abate. The former West Ham hobbles off to receive more treatment but he'll be back on soon enough.
    • 39' Milan are beginning to dominate possession, with Bologna limited to rare counter-attacks. The home defence is standing up to the pressure for now, however.
    • 38' Pato works a yard of space on the right flank but his cross is a poor one and the move breaks down.
    • 36' Seedorf swings in the corner but the referee blows up for a foul and a Bologna free-kick.
    • 35' Ibrahimovic picks out Abate on the right side of the box but his cross is expertly cleared over the bar by Raggi. Great defensive clearance.
    • 34' That's a brave save from Gillet, who was quick off the mark to slide on top of the loose ball after the free-kick had been knocked down.
    • 33' Boateng is bundled over by Mudingayi to give Milan a free-kick on the right flank. Mudingayi's not happy with the decision but his protests are waved away by the ref.
    • 32' Kone floats in the free-kick but it's headed clear.
    • 31' Aquilani is booked for a late challenge. That'll give Bologna the chance to put the resulting free-kick into the box.
    • 30' Kone breaks clear with a great turn to beat Aquilani before slipping in Diamanti, who slides a low cross into the box which is hacked clear.
    • 29' Milan are the top scorers in Serie A with 39 goals from 13 games.
    • 28' Abate, who has never scored for Milan, makes an intelligent run forward and is found by Boateng before poking a quick-fire volley which Gillet palms away.
    • 27' Kone looks to chip an ambitious pass through to Di Vaio but it's overhit and goes out for a corner.
    • 26' Pato takes the free-kick this time but it's a tame effort which is deflected out for a corner.
    • 25' Ramirez is the first player to go into the referee's book after a challenge on Van Bommel but that's more than likely as a result of a succession of fouls.
    • 24' Gillet is quick off his line to smother an attempted through-ball.
    • 23' Bologna look to break quickly and, after a bit of pin-ball in the box, the ball falls to Di Vaio, whose snap-shot goes over.
    • 22' Aquilani whips in a corner which is cleared to just outside the box, where Boateng attempts an ambitious volley which is always going over.
    • 21' Bologna's home form leaves a lot to be desired, with Stefano Pioli's men winning two and losing four from their six games to date.
    • 19' The corner's half-cleared but only to Aquilani but the Liverpool loanne drags his shot wide.
    • 18' Milan break through Boateng, Pato and finally Ibrahimovic, who races towards the by-line and cuts a cross back which is tapped out for a corner.
    • 17' GOAL! Milan draw level and it's a screamer! Boateng embarks on a fine run, cutting in from the right and feeding Seedorf who unleashes an unstoppable shot from 20 yards which whistles past Gillet.
    • 16' Gillet rises well to cleanly catch the deep corner.
    • 15' Boateng advances but is forced to settle for a corner after a well-timed challenge from Raggi.
    • 14' Aquilani requires treatment after taking a knock but is soon back to his feet.
    • 13' That really was a super finish from Di Vaio, who had to quickly poke the ball past Amelia, who was quickly bearing down on the veteran.
    • 12' GOAL! Bologna lead! Di Vaio's sent clear and latches onto a superb through ball from Diamanti before chipping a first-time finish past the advancing Amelia.
    • 11' Di Vaio lets fly with an ambitious shot from 30 yards but it drifts wide of the upright.
    • 10' Credit to Bologna, they've responded well after coming under the cosh in the first few minutes.
    • 9' Diamanti plays a good ball in towards Di Vaio but it's headed clear before it reaches the Bologna hit man.
    • 8' The free-kick's cut short across the top of the box but Ramirez completely mis-cues his shot and Milan clear.
    • 7' Bologna break with pace and Di Vaio is pulled back. Was that in the box?! No, the referee gives a free-kick on the very edge of the right side of the box.
    • 6' Milan have raced out of the blocks in these opening minutes and Bologna are struggling to earn any time on the ball.
    • 5' Ramirez has got off to a feisty start and commits his third foul of the game to give Milan a free-kick near the halfway line.
    • 4' Milan win a free-kick 25 yards out in the left channel and Ibrahimovic sends his effort crashing against the crossbar!
    • 3' Ibrahimovic is sent clear in the right channel and sends a low ball into the box but it's cleared for the first corner of the game.
    • 2' Bologna are in their red and blue striped home kit, while Milan are wearing their white changed strip.
    • 1' And we're off! Milan get the game underway...
    • 13:55 TEAMS - Bologna: Gillet, Raggi, Crespo, Portanova, Morelo, Casarini, Kone, Mudingayi, Diamanti, Ramirez, Di Vaio... Subs: Agliardi, Perez, Garics, Gimenez, Acquafresca, Cherubin, Krhin /// Milan: Amelia, Abate, Yepes, Silva, Antonini, Van Bommel, Seedorf, Aquilani, Boateng, Pato, Ibrahimovic... Subs: Roma, Mexes, Bonera, Ambrosini, Emanuelson, Robinho, El Shaarawy
    • 13:50 Victory for the hosts will pull them clear away from the relegation zone, while three points for Milan will put them back on top of the league for 24 hours minimum, depending on Juventus' game against Roma on Monday. Serie A standings
    • 13:45 Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Serie A champions AC Milan's trip to Bologna!
  • Summary

    • 83' A clinical Milan move ends with Abate played in on the right side of the box but there's no Milan player in the middle to meet his cut-back.
    • 81' Milan break with pace and Robinho finds himself with the ball on the right wing, cutting in and shooting just wide of the far post from 25 yards.
    • 73' GOAL! Bologna equalise within 60 seconds! Unbelieveable! Diamanti picks up the ball 30 yards from goal, beats a man and fires home from just outside the box!
    • 72' GOAL! Ibrahimovic dusts himself off and slams the penalty home, sending Gillet the wrong way! Milan are heading to the top of Serie A.
    • 70' PENALTY TO MILAN! Raggi challenges Ibrahimovic and the referee has no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Was there any contact there?!
    • 66' Milan corner. Seedorf whips it in and the unmarked Aquilani sends his diving header well wide from six yards! He really should have scored there...
    • 55' Bologna have a second penalty appeal waved away after Ramirez broke clear and was eased off the ball in the box by Yepes. The Milan done just enough to put off Ramirez, who then missed the ball when attempting to shoot.
    • 54' Diamanti charges in from the right and unleashes a left-footed shot which flies just wide of the upright!
    • 49' Yes it can! Di Vaio picks up the ball on the left corner of the box and moves it onto his right foot before curling a shot which hits the outside of the post!
    • 45' The free-kick's whipped in and Seedorf handles with his arm! Is that a penalty? The referee says no and the Bologna players are furious, surrounding the ref to remonstrate.
    • 42' Ramirez breaks with pace and does well to shrug off the attention of Antonini before shooting from distance and forcing Amelia into the save. That was a great piece of play by Ramirez but unfortunately there wasn't a great deal of support for him.
    • 19' The corner's half-cleared but only to Aquilani but the Liverpool loanne drags his shot wide.
    • 17' GOAL! Milan draw level and it's a screamer! Boateng embarks on a fine run, cutting in from the right and feeding Seedorf who unleashes an unstoppable shot from 20 yards which whistles past Gillet.
    • 12' GOAL! Bologna lead! Di Vaio's sent clear and latches onto a superb through ball from Diamanti before chipping a first-time finish past the advancing Amelia.
    • 11' Di Vaio lets fly with an ambitious shot from 30 yards but it drifts wide of the upright.
    • 7' Bologna break with pace and Di Vaio is pulled back. Was that in the box?! No, the referee gives a free-kick on the very edge of the right side of the box.
    • 4' Milan win a free-kick 25 yards out in the left channel and Ibrahimovic sends his effort crashing against the crossbar!
    • 13:55 TEAMS - Bologna: Gillet, Raggi, Crespo, Portanova, Morelo, Casarini, Kone, Mudingayi, Diamanti, Ramirez, Di Vaio... Subs: Agliardi, Perez, Garics, Gimenez, Acquafresca, Cherubin, Krhin /// Milan: Amelia, Abate, Yepes, Silva, Antonini, Van Bommel, Seedorf, Aquilani, Boateng, Pato, Ibrahimovic... Subs: Roma, Mexes, Bonera, Ambrosini, Emanuelson, Robinho, El Shaarawy

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Bologna

    Manager: Stefano Pioli

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

  • Line-up

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