Saturday March 3, 2012 Day 26 Finished Stadio Renzo Barbera

Palermo 0 - 4 AC Milan

  • Ibrahimovic 21’, 31’, 35’
  • Thiago Silva 58’

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  1. Ibrahimovic hat-trick sinks Palermo

    Ibrahimovic hat-trick sinks Palermo

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck a sublime 15-minute hat-trick as Milan demolished Palermo 4-0 to go four points clear at the top of Serie A. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Palermo
    • AC Milan
    • 90' FULL TIME. It ends Palermo 0-4 Milan. An emphatic win for the Rossoneri.
    • 90' We are into two minutes of stoppage time as Miccoli slams a left-foot shot into the stands.
    • 89' A late test of Milan's clean sheet as Miccoli drives another free-kick into the box that Bonera heads away.
    • 87' buzzsaw on Twitter: Ibrahimovich is making up for the games he missed. Please don't suspend him again the he will bag like six goals
    • 85' Palermo sub: Zahavi on, Ilicic off.
    • 82' Milan sub: Inzaghi on, Robinho off.
    • 80' Ibrahimovic throws himself to the floor under a challenge by Munoz. Somehow he gets the free-kick.
    • 77' But Miccoli's free-kick is too deep and Milan are able to clear.
    • 75' Milan are faffing about with the ball at the back and Muntari eventually gives away a foul in a good position for Palermo, wide on the right.
    • 73' Palermo have the ball again, though, and have just forced their fifth corner of the game - one which Mesbah flicks clear.
    • 71' Milan are just stroking the ball around at the moment as Massimiliano Allegri appears to preparing another substitute.
    • 68' It remains an incredibly open game at the Stadio Renzo Barbera, with both sides looking to score. Palermo seeing more of the ball now, but still doing little with it.
    • 65' Milan are getting slightly complacent in attack and are overcooking it when they get close to goal.
    • 64' Lovely play by Robinho, who bursts forward from midfield and feeds Mesbah wide left, and he forces a Milan corner.
    • 62' Tunde Olatunji on Twitter: Zlatan Ibrahimovic was banned for 3 matches, now 3 anger goals on PALERMO..
    • 60' Barreto hits the post for Palermo with a sweeping left foot effort. Abbiati was beaten, but that sums up Palermo's evening. Still 4-0.
    • 58' GOAL! It's 4-0 and Thiago Silva has the goal. El Shaarawy swings a cross in from the left and Silva, still part of the attack for a corner moments ago, powers in the header.
    • 57' Chance for Milan! And it falls to the man that has just come on - El Shaarawy. Ibra does very well again, this time winning the ball on the edge of the Palermo box. El Shaarawy runs onto the loose ball, but his shot is saved.
    • 56' Milan sub: El Shaarawy on, Emanuelson off.
    • 55' Milan still doing all the attacking as Palermo struggle to believe that they can overturn this deficit.
    • 54' Otto Rock on Twitter: Ibra was world class in that 45 mins, simple as that. Robinho perfect team-mate.
    • 53' Palermo sub: Aguirregaray on, Bertolo off
    • 52' Milan win another corner that finds the crouching Robinho at the near post, but his improvised header goes just over the bar. Interesting effort by the diminutive Brazilian.
    • 51' Let me know your thoughts on the game on Twitter
    • 50' Emanuelson has been injured and is receiving treatment. Meanwhile Milan have a free-kick 25 yards out, that Silva slams just wide.
    • 49' Dan Nicholson on Twitter: Can see Ibra easily getting 5 here he's been incredible
    • 48' The corner comes in from the right and finds you-know-who (yes, Ibra) and his solid header is tipped just over.
    • 47' Milan are on the attack again. This time Ibrahimovic rolls the ball to his right to Abate, who fires a good effort at goal, forcing Viviano into tipping it over.
    • 46' Milan HT sub: Mesbah on, Antonini off.
    • 46' Second half is underway.
    • 45' Milan have been excellent, Ibrahimovic has been devastating. Agreed? Let me know on Twitter
    • 45' HALF TIME. The whistle sounds and Milan lead Palermo 3-0 at the break.
    • 44' Milan are zipping the ball about with real class at the moment - it's been a pleasure to watch at times.
    • 43' It's fired into the near post by Miccoli, but Abate heads away.
    • 42' Barreto threads a pass through to Donati, who forces a Palermo corner.
    • 40' Whistles are ringing out inside the Stadio Renzo Barbera. But the scoreline is harsh on Palermo, who haven't been as bad as 3-0 suggests.
    • 39' Viviano pulls off a world class save to prevent Ibrahimovic from getting his fourth! Milan launch another counter-attack after Palermo make a mess of a corner, Emanuelson crosses for Robinho, who heads down to Ibra, whose snap shot is saved by Viviano's foot.
    • 37' Palermo are really missing Silvestre at the back tonight.
    • 35' GOAL! Ibrahimovic has his hat-trick! Collecting the ball 20 yards out, he nonchalently curls it into the top corner with his right foot. Great goal, and that is one of the best hat-tricks you'll see.
    • 33' That's a real sucker punch for Palermo, who have been on top for much of this game - but have been a little naive it must be said.
    • 32' GOAL! Ibrahimovic makes it 2-0! A classic counter-attack goal as Robinho bursts forward and finds the big Swede, who shifts the ball onto his left foot and drills the ball under Viviano. Superb goal.
    • 31' And it causes chaos! The ball to the far post isn't cleared and Milan aventually hack it away.
    • 30' Ambrosini gets away with a late tackle on Miccoli - and then fouls Budan wide left. Milan will have to defend another Miccoli free-kick...
    • 29' Those two are really linking well tonight.
    • 28' Robinho almost threads a pass through to Ibra, who would have been through on goal.
    • 26' Miccoli drives in a free-kick from the right and it finds Budan, who climbs high but puts his header just the wrong side of the far post. Good effort.
    • 24' Bertolo drives into the box and has his shot deflected out for a Palermo corner, but Ibra does his defensive work with a solid header away.
    • 22' GOAL! Ibrahimovic gives Milan the lead. It's a superb finish but a goal out of nothing - Muntari wins the ball 25 yards from the Palermo goal, the ball comes to Robinho, who puts it into the path of Ibra, who curls it in with his left foot. Lovely finish. 1-0 Milan.
    • 21' Miccoli drives into the box and tries to exchange passes with Budan, but Budan's return pass in cut out.
    • 20' After that strong start, Milan are having to repel plenty of Palermo pressure at the moment.
    • 18' Ilicic sends a cross into the box from the right towards Miccoli, but Abbiati is alert and punches clear.
    • 17' Budan looks to be clear, with Miccoli ahead of him, but Budan takes a heavy touch and Silva clears.
    • 15' The ball comes in from the right for Palermo but Miccoli slips and the ball hits him on the head without him realising! Barreto looks to reach the loose ball but he clashes with Abate in the box, and Abate goes down holding his throat. All a bit of a mess, but it ends with a Milan free-kick.
    • 14' Muntari receives the ball 25 yards out and drills a decent effort just wide.
    • 12' Abate spots the run of Nocerino, who fires his shot against Barreto for a corner.
    • 11' Superb play by Barreto, who jinks past Ambrosini but fires his shot straight at Abbiati. Great chance for Palermo, just a shame it fell to a defender.
    • 10' Muntari fires a couple of shots over the bar from distance in the space of a couple of minutes.
    • 8' Budan drives into lots of space in front of the Milan defence, but delays his shot and Muntari gets back to make a challenge.
    • 7' Ibrahimovic's cross from the right is stabbed back by Muntari to Emanuelson, who drives a good effort straight at goalkeeper Viviano, who only just holds on.
    • 5' The corner is cleared only as far as Emanuelson, who cuts in from the right and drives his left-footed shot into the side-netting from a good position in the box.
    • 4' Milan causing Palermo all kinds of problems early on. Abate forces a corner with a driven cross from the right.
    • 2' Milan are on the offensive immediately, with Robinho feeding Abate down the right. His cross is cleared to Nocerino, who fires over from 20 yards.
    • 1' KICK OFF. Milan, in all white tonight, get us underway.
    • 16:55 Milan have the most points (26), and the most goals scored (24) away from home. The Rossoneri have won just two of their last five games, drawing two and losing one. Away from home though, Massimiliano Allegri’s side have won five of their last six games, losing only against Lazio.
    • 16:50 Stat from Opta: Palermo and Milan have not drawn any of their last nine meetings in the league: Palermo lead by five wins to four. The Sicilians are unbeaten in their last five meetings at the Barbera against AC Milan: a goalless draw, followed by four consecutive wins. Taking into account the Coppa Italia game played last May, Palermo are on a run of five consecutive wins at home against the Rossoneri.
    • 16:45 Crisis is never far away for eighth place Palermo. President Maurizio Zamparini is already on his third coach of the season, and Bortolo Mutti is starting to come under a little pressure after defeats to Cagliari and Siena, which have stalled their assault on the European places.
    • 16:40 Milan come into this game a point clear of Juventus following their 1-1 draw against the Bianconeri last weekend.
    • 16:35 TEAMS - PALERMO: Viviano, Munoz, Migliaccio, Mantovani, Pisano, Barreto, Donati, Bertolo, Ilicic, Budan, Miccoli... MILAN: Abbiati, Abate, Bonera, Thiago Silva, Antonini, Nocerino, Ambrosini, Muntari, Emanuelson, Ibrahimovic, Robinho.
    • 16:30 Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Serie A game between Palermo and Milan at Stadio Renzo Barbera.
  • Summary

    • 60' Barreto hits the post for Palermo with a sweeping left foot effort. Abbiati was beaten, but that sums up Palermo's evening. Still 4-0.
    • 58' GOAL! It's 4-0 and Thiago Silva has the goal. El Shaarawy swings a cross in from the left and Silva, still part of the attack for a corner moments ago, powers in the header.
    • 57' Chance for Milan! And it falls to the man that has just come on - El Shaarawy. Ibra does very well again, this time winning the ball on the edge of the Palermo box. El Shaarawy runs onto the loose ball, but his shot is saved.
    • 48' The corner comes in from the right and finds you-know-who (yes, Ibra) and his solid header is tipped just over.
    • 47' Milan are on the attack again. This time Ibrahimovic rolls the ball to his right to Abate, who fires a good effort at goal, forcing Viviano into tipping it over.
    • 39' Viviano pulls off a world class save to prevent Ibrahimovic from getting his fourth! Milan launch another counter-attack after Palermo make a mess of a corner, Emanuelson crosses for Robinho, who heads down to Ibra, whose snap shot is saved by Viviano's foot.
    • 35' GOAL! Ibrahimovic has his hat-trick! Collecting the ball 20 yards out, he nonchalently curls it into the top corner with his right foot. Great goal, and that is one of the best hat-tricks you'll see.
    • 32' GOAL! Ibrahimovic makes it 2-0! A classic counter-attack goal as Robinho bursts forward and finds the big Swede, who shifts the ball onto his left foot and drills the ball under Viviano. Superb goal.
    • 26' Miccoli drives in a free-kick from the right and it finds Budan, who climbs high but puts his header just the wrong side of the far post. Good effort.
    • 22' GOAL! Ibrahimovic gives Milan the lead. It's a superb finish but a goal out of nothing - Muntari wins the ball 25 yards from the Palermo goal, the ball comes to Robinho, who puts it into the path of Ibra, who curls it in with his left foot. Lovely finish. 1-0 Milan.
    • 11' Superb play by Barreto, who jinks past Ambrosini but fires his shot straight at Abbiati. Great chance for Palermo, just a shame it fell to a defender.
    • 7' Ibrahimovic's cross from the right is stabbed back by Muntari to Emanuelson, who drives a good effort straight at goalkeeper Viviano, who only just holds on.
    • 5' The corner is cleared only as far as Emanuelson, who cuts in from the right and drives his left-footed shot into the side-netting from a good position in the box.
    • 16:35 TEAMS - PALERMO: Viviano, Munoz, Migliaccio, Mantovani, Pisano, Barreto, Donati, Bertolo, Ilicic, Budan, Miccoli... MILAN: Abbiati, Abate, Bonera, Thiago Silva, Antonini, Nocerino, Ambrosini, Muntari, Emanuelson, Ibrahimovic, Robinho.

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  • Palermo

    Manager: Bortolo Mutti

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

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