Saturday November 17, 2012 Day 13 Stadio San Paolo

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  1. Serie A - Milan fightback claims spoils at Napoli

    Serie A - Milan fightback claims spoils at Napoli

    Stephan El Shaarawy inspired Milan to a stirring fightback as they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Napoli in Serie A. More

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    • 90+4 Nocerino to El-Shaaraway on the left but he has strayed offside says the linesman - and no-one can quite believe it as he was on. Strange way to end a strange game, 2-2 probably the fair result. Thanks for joining us and goodnight from Serie A!
    • 90+3 Both sides appear to have run out of steam now, dampening my over-enthusiastic predictions of a grandstand finish.
    • 90+1 Four minutes added time - more than enough to see a winner here.
    • 90+1 Vargas, who just came on for Maggio, to take this then, punched away by Abbiati.
    • 90' Mesto gets a free-kick just outside the Milan box on the right side. El-Shaarawy is booked for whinging at the ref.
    • 90' Great tackle by Acerbi on Cavani after Hamsik put him through, then the Uruguayan fouls the Italian and it's a Milan free-kick.
    • 89' Robinho on the run, wide to El-Shaarawy, it opens up for him but he elects to shoot, straight at De Sanctis but Pazzini was free and is not amused.
    • 88' NAPOLI SUB: Zuniga gives way for the more defensively-minded Dossena.
    • 87' Lovely touch by Robinho through the legs of Inler to release Nocerino, now Niang with a shot but easy for De Sanctis.
    • 86' Cavani is sure Constant fouled him but play-on says the ref! It's going to be a tetchy finish for sure!
    • 85' MILAN SUB: Niang comes on for Bojan.
    • 84' Napoli on the move now but Maggio smacks it high and wide after good play from Dzemaili.
    • 82' GOAL MILAN! AND IT'S EL-SHAARAWY AGAIN! Fantastic through-ball by Robinho to release El-Shaarawy, whose diagonal run leaves Gamberini for dead and a rifled low finish across the keeper into the bottom right for 2-2. Great comeback.
    • 80' Terrible clearance by Abbiati but De Jong slides in to make sure Cavani doesn't get there first.
    • 79' MILAN SUB: Boateng comes off for Robinho. Remember him?
    • 78' Hamsik on the run as it opens up for him but Mexes blocks the finish! Now Cavani on the right drills a low shot in but Abbiati bats it away with his feet!
    • 77' Terrible from the referee - Cavani fouled Bojan, should have been booked again and sent off.
    • 76' Bojan is pushed by Cavani on the edge of the box but is booked for a dive. Clear push.
    • 75' MILAN SUB: Pazzini comes on for Montolivo.
    • 73' Boateng tries to overhead kick into the net from the corner but well wide.
    • 72' Now Gamberini slices it over his own bar as Milan put extreme pressure on the hosts! Corner.
    • 71' Brilliant tackle by Campagnaro to deny Bojan as he raced through!
    • 70' De Jong picks up the loose ball and finds Constant. His cross is deep but probably a good thing with no-one central, and Boateng wins a corner on the right.
    • 69' Another counter by Napoli but it breaks down as Dzemaili fails to find Mesto, Milan able to clear through Constant.
    • 67' BIG MISS BY HAMSIK! Wild defending by Mexes as Cavani beats him to a dropping ball, Hamsik was clean through but put it over!
    • 66' Milan swarm forward now but solid defending sees Napoli ride that threat. Napoli take Insigne off for Mesto.
    • 65' Cannavaro is now booked as Napoli find themselves in trouble on the Milan break.
    • 64' Mexes with a mistake to let Cavani in AND HE FIRES A RASPING DRIVE ON GOAL but saved by the legs of Abbiati! Every time Milan look good they press self-destruct!
    • 63' Campagnaro enters the book for a cynical pull-back in his own half.
    • 62' Hamsik with a flashing low ball across the face of goal but agonisingly short of the sliding Insigne! That was started by a great Zuniga run past De Sciglio.
    • 61' Boateng shoots well over from range as De Sciglio rolled a nice low ball to him 30 yards out. Better from Milan.
    • 60' Bojan with the delivery again AND BOATENG FLIES IN but he lands the low header a yard wide! Wouldn't have counted, he was climbing all over the defender.
    • 59' De Sciglio with a cross from the right that takes a big deflection to land behind for a corner.
    • 58' Terrible effort from Bojan, toe-poked miles wide after a lovely sweeping move led by him and Montolivo.
    • 57' It's a corner actually, which Bojan takes and Mexes meets it with a header but well wide in the end.
    • 56' Boateng shimmies and shuffles in down the right but Dzemaili closes him down and, with little support, the Ghanaian is happy with a throw.
    • 55' Maggio almost sends it in for Cavani but Abbiati is wise to it and claims.
    • 54' Hamsik almost bursts in to combine with Insigne, but Mexes smashes the ball clear.
    • 53' Cavani is booked for lunging in on Bojan in that move. The ref had played the advantage.
    • 52' Cavani with some great skill to take a high ball down and play in his team-mates. But Bojan nicks it and Milan are away, Montolivo now to NOCERINO but his rising drive is just over!
    • 51' All a bit scrappy now as a ball by Nocerino sails aimlessly into De Sanctis' arms.
    • 49' The free-kick leaves Dzemaili in a heap after ricocheting off Hamsik into his face.
    • 48 Inler fouls Bojan and Milan have a free-kick around 30 yards out.
    • 47' Boateng and Bojan combine as Nocerino loses out to Maggio, but he slips and Milan have it back. Nice cross from De Sciglio but De Sanctis flies out to claim.
    • 46' Napoli on the front foot as Hamsik surges forward but a tackle from Mexes sees Milan clear.
    • 46' The second half is underway in Naples.
    • 45+1 Half-time, Napoli lead 2-1 with an El-Shaarawy screamer giving Milan a lifeline before the break.
    • 45' One minute added on at the end of the half.
    • 44' That is El Shaarawy's ninth goal of the season for Milan. A lone bright spot in a poor campaign so far.
    • 43' WHAT A GOAL BY EL SHAARAWAY! Fantastic strike from range, a wonderful dipping effort with the inside of his right boot, top left from the edge of the box. 2-1.
    • 42' Boateng with some neat skills on the right but he goes down quite easily before fouling his marker.
    • 41' Zuniga on a run down the left and he goes down rather easily, the ref waving him up.
    • 40' Mexes pointlessly shoots from 40 yards and Gamberini kicks clear.
    • 38' Free-kick then, with some nonsense about Napoli's wall delaying things. Insigne was nowhere near 10 yards when it was struck. Now Boateng clips through a lovely ball but El Shaarawy just fails to get there and it spins wide!
    • 37' Bojan feeds Boateng, who Cannavaro takes out. The ref has a word but I don't think he'll card him.
    • 36' Good defending by Constant this time as he holds off Cavani running through.
    • 34' El Shaarawy fires a weak low drive from the edge of the box that's easy for De Sanctis.
    • 33' Milan are all over the place defensively - much has been made of the sale of Ibrahimovic, but El Shaarawy has scored plenty of goals and the real loss is Thiago Silva.
    • 32' SHOULD HAVE BEEN THREE! Total mess from Constant to let Insigne throughm he gets past Acerbi and had to score but the shot hit Mexes and Cavani couldn't get there.
    • 31' Took two deflections in the end as it came off Abbiati's ankle. Keeper not at fault there.
    • 30' GOAL NAPOLI! Another touch of fortune as Insigne latched on to Maggio's low cross, shooting but taking a massive deflection off Acerbi to fly through the keeper's legs and in. 2-0!
    • 29' Looks like Bojan needs some extra strapping on his ankle and he'll be okay to continue.
    • 28' Bojan is down injured, or possibly needing a boot change...
    • 27' Bit of a lull in the match as both sides look to long balls.
    • 26' Boateng is okay to continue. Wasn't a foul as Cannavaro won the header first and the Milan man flew into him.
    • 25' Cannavaro and Boateng collide while rising for a cross from De Sciglio. Boateng comes off worse...
    • 24' Zuniga on the left meets a lovely Inler crossfield pass but De Sciglio is back defending to clear away from Hamsik.
    • 23' Boateng with a vital interception as Insigne's cut-back was set to land for Cavani.
    • 22' Corner to Napoli on the right, which is blocked behind for another.
    • 21' Nocerino unleashes a shot from range tha flies well over. Milan are having a go.
    • 20' Bojan and Boateng combine but the Ghana midfielder's return pass is poor and the keeper De Sanctis claims.
    • 19' Hamsik with a sloppy pass that De Jong intercepts. Milan counter with El Sharaaway, wide to Boateng but he fails to take it down and it goes out for a throw.
    • 18' Hamsik with a lovely run inside from the left and a deft through-ball but he slightly overhits it and Insigne can't keep it in.
    • 16' Maggio gives chase down the right but he can't get there. Milan goal kick.
    • 14' El-Sharaawy launches a long-range curling effort wide from the edge of the D. Decent effort.
    • 13' Hamsik skins Montolivo as he races down the Napoli left but De Sciglio gets back to tackle.
    • 12' Cavani works very hard when his side are defending, popping up as a DM as he clears from Boateng.
    • 11' Throw to Milan on the left as they pile men forward.
    • 10' Constant is left in a heap after a collision with Maggio.
    • 9' JUST WIDE BY MONTOLIVO! Boateng fed the Italian after skipping in down the right, and he took one touch with his right before dragging the finish wide with his left. Should have done better.
    • 8' Boateng's long ball almost sends El-Sharaawy through but blocked behind for a corner.
    • 7' Now Acerbi gets forward but De Sanctis is able to claim.
    • 6' Mexes strides forward and almost finds Bojan but Napoli clear.
    • 5' That is Inler's first Napoli goal, but a terrible mistake from Abbiati.
    • 4' GOAL NAPOLI! Blunder from Abbiati from a long shot from Inler, a daisy cutter really, and it goes through everyone's favourite fascist and in!
    • 4' Still Milan ball as Bojan slides Nocerino through, hoofed to touch for a corner by Campagnaro. Good move Milan, but the corner amounts to nothing.
    • 3' Given away by Napoli, who have stated scrappily, nice play by Milan now, one-touch passing but the hosts have men back...
    • 2' Long-range effort from Boateng but well off target.
    • 1' The first half is underway in Naples.
    • 19:40 Milan, meanwhile, have had a terrible season and their last match was a 3-1 defeat at home to Fiorentina. They lie 13th. Lots of changes as Acerbi comes in for Bonera at centre-back, Bojan replaces Pato up front, Nocerino replaces Emanuelson and De Jong is in for Ambrosini.
    • 19:35 Napoli are, as has been the way in recent years, in good form with that man Cavani the top scorer in Serie A, ably supported by Hamsik, Zuniga and co. Insigne is his strike partner tonight with Pandev on a strong bench. Behrami is suspended.
    • 19:30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Napoli's Serie A match at home to struggling Milan, kicking off at 7.4pm UK time.

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  1. Walter- teams are allowed 12 subs in Serie A.

    From Eurosport Journalists, on Sat 17 Nov 21:59
  2. I don't understand: are they allowed to have 11­ subs in the Italian league? Or is Eurosport just­ listing all the fit first team players.

    From Walter, on Sat 17 Nov 20:36
  3. Forza Napoli!

    From al, on Sat 17 Nov 17:26
  4. Forza Milan per sempre!!

    From Bsun, on Sat 17 Nov 9:50
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