Friday December 21, 2012 Day 18 Stadio Olimpico

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  1. Serie A - Lamela hits double as Roma floor listless Milan

    Serie A - Lamela hits double as Roma floor listless Milan

    Erik Lamela scored twice as Roma completed a 4-2 win over AC Milan in the final Serie A match of the year at the Stadio Olimpico. More

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    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 4-2 win for Roma. A decent performance from the home side, who manage to pick up three points from their final match of the year in Serie A.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Milan trying to crank up the tension in these closing moments against the 10 men of Roma.
    • 87' GOAL! Bojan tucks the ball into the net after Goicoechea has saved from Pazzini's header. Lovely cross by El Shaarawy. It is 4-2.
    • 86' GOAL! Pazzini sticks the ball down the middle after Goicoechea had been booked. Should perhaps have been sent off. 4-1.
    • 85' PENALTY TO MILAN! Goicoechea brings down Pazzini after Goicoechea had failed to hold the Muntari shot.
    • 84' Milan trying to grab a consolation goal with Bojan looking very bright.
    • 83' Muntari takes the free-kick by Pjanic straight in the face. Needing a bit of treatment after that.
    • 82' Bojan cuts the ball across the face of goal, but Goicoechea is alert to grasp it.
    • 81' Mexes forced to challenge De Rossi after Muntari had needleesly bled possession.
    • 80' Mexes has been booked for a silly late foul on Destro.
    • 79' Totti is replaced by teenager Alessio Romagnoli to a standing ovation.
    • 78' Sulley Muntari with a high looping free-kick. All a bit aimless and that will be a goalkick to the home side.
    • 77' Marquinhos with a deliberate red card for halting a goalscoring opportunity with his hand. Not sure El Shaarawy would have scored.
    • 76' Totti with a corner, but headed clear by Yepes as Milan try to break.
    • 74' Sulley Muntari replaces Ambrosini, who is perhaps not the midfield force he once was on such nights.
    • 73' Here is the report from Inter's match with Genoa earlier today. Serie A - Genoa dent Inter’s title hopes
    • 72' Goicoechea having an easier time off it to save from Pazzini after he tried his luck from distance.
    • 71' Goicoechea also saving from Montolivo after Boateng had hit the post with his effort.
    • 70' Goicoechea again equal to the task as he brings off a fine diving save to divert a Bojan effort wide of goal.
    • 69' Boateng sees a header clawed out by Goicoechea from Bojan's cross before he slams the rebound off a post. So close, but we remain at 4-0.
    • 68' Milan decide to shuffle their park with Bojan Krkic taking over from Robinho.
    • 67' Osvaldo also heads for a rest with Mattia Destro introduced for him.
    • 66' Lamela departs to be replaced by Alessandro Florenzi for Roma.
    • 65' Mexes falling on the ball under pressure from Balzaretti.
    • 64' Miralem Pjanic drags a volley wide of the Milan goal. Once again, the visiting side nowhere to be seen at the back.
    • 63' Robinho fires a shot at goal, but decent stop by Goicoechea. He halts the rebound seconds later. Milan continue to toil.
    • 62' Roma could easily grab a fifth goal if they put their minds to it.
    • 61' Milan have started this second half well, but their inability to deal with basic cross balls has been horrendous.
    • 60' Balzaretti picks out Lamela, who rises above Constant to power a header into the corner of the net. It is 4-0 now.
    • 59' Constant almost robbed of the ball out wide by Lamela. This Milan defence a shambles.
    • 58' Ambrosini is the latest man to be booked for a late challenge.
    • 57' De Sciglio throws an early cross into the box, but easy take for Goicoechea in the Roma goal.
    • 56' Mexes penalised for a late challenge on Bradley. Roma with the ball in the middle of the park.
    • 55' Giampaolo Pazzini has replaced Nocerino for the visting side.
    • 54' Milan trying to press this game up the park, and earn a number of free-kicks.
    • 53' Robinho sticks his boot through the ball, but the free-kick is high and wide of the home goal.
    • 52' Montolivo with another ball looking for Nocerino before Burdisso is booked for a late tackle on El Shaarawy.
    • 51' Surely going to be more goals in this for Roma. Yepes heads over the bar from Montolivo's cross.
    • 50' Great ball through the middle by Osvaldo, but the finish wasn't there. Milan trying to steady themselves, but have been doing that all night long.
    • 49' Glorious chance for Totti to add the fourth, but he knocks the ball inches wide. Should have been four. Mexes and Constant all over the place.
    • 48' El Shaarawy sees cross cut out by the left-back Marquinhos. Fine run, but couldn't find a team-mate with the pass.
    • 47' Can Milan find some momentum in this second half? A big ask for them.
    • 46' We are off and running then in the second period.
    • 45' There goe the whistle for half-time. A 3-0 lead for Roma at the break.
    • 44' Roma deal easily enough with the outswinging corner. Should be the end of the action in the first half.
    • 43' Totti forced to flick the ball behind for a corner to Milan in the death throes of the first half.
    • 42' Milan have really laboured to get anything of note going in this first half. Wonder what Allegri will say to his side at the break?
    • 41' De Rossi tries to outfox Amelia with the free-kick, but easy enough take for Amelia.
    • 40' Constant back to head clear De Rossi's pass. This is far from easy for Milan, who continue to feel some serious heat.
    • 39' Constant can't keep the ball in play out wide. And that will be a goalkick to the home team.
    • 38' Massimiliano Allegri is spotted on the edge of his technical area. Probably feeling a bit confused by what has gone on here.
    • 37' Burdisso with a calm piece of defending. Roma seeming to be a lot more settled at the back themselves here.
    • 36' Robinho comes across to produce a late challenge on Piris. Clear shoulder challenge.
    • 35' Osvaldo has a swing at a shot from the edge of the Roma box, but he lifts the volley well over the bar.
    • 34' Roma have scored the most headed goals in Serie A this term - 10, AC Milan have conceded the most - 9.
    • 33' Osvaldo just offside after setting off too early. Game continues to be very open.
    • 32' Totti races back to help out his side with some fine defending. Roma really warming to this one. So much space.
    • 31' AC Milan have won 71 Serie A games against Roma, more than against any other side. But not tonight.
    • 30' Not really sure what was happening in that Milan defence at that goal. Constant and De Sciglio very, very sloppy.
    • 29' GOAL! Erik Lamela strides onto the ball from De Rossi before slamming the shot into the net. Fine finish. A 3-0 lead now for Roma.
    • 28' Constant guilty of some horrid play after winning the ball from Osvaldo. Risky passing. Milan again in trouble.
    • 27' Bradley deemed to be guilty of a late tackle on Montolivo. Didn't really have to make that challenge. Milan handed time to clear the danger.
    • 26' Marquinhos doing some fine defensive work, before Totti is fouled by Ambrosini.
    • 25' Montolivo trying to close down the space, but Goicoechea keeps his cool to make the clearance.
    • 24' The Roma fans in a party mood. Totti sending a free-kick over to the other side of the park.
    • 23' Roma can sit back and play on the break now. Under no strain to throw bodies up the park.
    • 22' GOAL! Osvaldo adds the second from Totti's cross. Fine header from five years out. Superb goal from Roma and they lead 2-0 in this match.
    • 21' Zdenek Zeman looking fairly studious on that bench. Must be quietly content with what has gone on so far this evening.
    • 20' Roma with everybody behind the ball at the moment. De Sciglio throws over the cross, but Burdisso is on hand to head over his own bar.
    • 19' AC Milan have now conceded eight goals from corners or indirect free kicks - the joint-most in this Serie A season.
    • 18' Totti with a late foul on Robinho, who is calling for a yellow card. But the referee doesn't want to know.
    • 17' Milan trying to steady themselves having fallen behind. Nocerino with some lovely passing skills at the heart of the visiting midfield.
    • 16' Mauro Goicoechea produces a fabulous stop to save at the feet of El Shaarawy. Looked a certain equaliser.
    • 15' Roma seem to have so much time and space. It was Pjanic who sent the corner in for that opening goal.
    • 14' Yepes is the first man into the book for a cynical late challenge on Totti at the halfway line.
    • 13' Milan looking very shaky at the back. Roma running them all over the park at the moment.
    • 12' GOAL! Burdisso rises to power a header into the net, and Roma have the lead. No chance for Amelia.
    • 11' Marco Amelia dives to swat the shot by Osvaldo over his bar. Brilliant stop by the visiting goalkeeper.
    • 10' Yepes forced to come across to make the challenge again on Osvaldo. Some fine build-up work by Rossi moments earlier.
    • 9' Stunning tackle by Yepes to deny Osvaldo a free shot at goal. That would have been a certain opener.
    • 8' Offside flag goes up against Nocerino. This game very open with play raging from end to end.
    • 7' Super run by De Rossi. Fires the shot at goal, but straight into the gloves of Amelia. Lovely run and shot.
    • 6' Roma keeping the ball well here as Bradley and Balzaretti combine out wide. Roma happy to retain the ball.
    • 5' Roma have not won this fixture since 2008. They have managed three draws and last season suffered a 3-2 defeat.
    • 4' Milan trying to get on the ball, but Robinho loses the ball quite needlessly. A real need for calm heads. But easier said than done.
    • 3' Yepes forced to come in behind Osvaldo. Looked like a certain goal, but the ball over the bar via a touch by Yepes. Chances at both ends.
    • 2' El Shaarawy sends a shot spinning past a post from 20 yards out. Decent hit, but just wide of the goal. Early warning for Roma.
    • 1' Milan get the action off and running. Milan in white, Roma in traditional purple and gold.
    • 19:42 Teams out on the park. Almost ready to go in one of Italian football's classic matches.
    • 19:40 Milan are on a four-game winning run heading into ths contest. Milan are without the injured Daniele Bonera, Alexandre Pato, Bakaye Traore and Nigel De Jong. Erik Lamela returns for his first start in a month after an ankle injury. Leandro Castan is suspended and Marquinhos remain out, but Daniele De Rossi is set to team up with Miralem Pjanic at the heart of the midfield.
    • 19:35 Teams: Roma: Goicoechea; Piris, Marquinhos, Burdisso, Balzaretti; Bradley, De Rossi, Pjanic; Lamela, Osvaldo, Totti////Milan: Amelia; De Sciglio, Mexes, Yepes, Constant; Montolivo, Nocerino, Ambrosini; Robinho, Boateng, El Shaarawy
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of AS Roma against AC Milan in the final match of the year in Serie A from the Stadio Olimpico.

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  1. milan.. milan.. milan... what's wrong with U?

    From Muya, on Wed 2 Jan 14:10
  2. I Hate italian Football

    From Ali reza, on Sun 23 Dec 4:46
  3. Jesus is Pato injured again?

    From Beltenebros, on Sat 22 Dec 22:42
  4. why is boateng striker

    From Armin, on Sat 22 Dec 21:30
  5. How stupid could Marquinhos be? a red card for stopping­ a goal 13 minutes from full time while his team is 4-0­ up.

    From Half A Brain, on Sat 22 Dec 21:26
  6. even can QPR beat milan

    From Armin, on Sat 22 Dec 21:19
  7. milan's defence is worst than man u's

    From Armin, on Sat 22 Dec 21:15
  8. 4-0 Lol Lol Lol

    From Marcel, on Sat 22 Dec 21:07
  9. Forza Rossonerri!!

    From Bsun, on Sat 22 Dec 17:50

    From RAM, on Fri 21 Dec 13:46
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