Serie A

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01/03/2015
Serie A
Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      That's all we have time for tonight, though. Thanks a lot for joining me, Tom Webber, and have a great evening.
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      FULL TIME - Chievo 0-0 Milan: The spoils are shared at the Bentegodi, meaning the Rossoneri could return to the bottom half of the table if Torino and Palermo win this weekend. Chances were at a premium, with Honda's effort that hit the bar the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock. The
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      The teams are back out on the pitch but they're having to wait while the referee helps one of his officials with hooking up his communication system.
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      HALF TIME - Chievo 0-0 Milan: It's been a low-key first half with very little in the way of goal-scoring chances. Pellissier had the hosts' best effort but, after it was saved by Lopez, Antonelli hooked it off the line. The Rossoneri have lacked focus up top all evening, and Destro's wayward header
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      It appears the Bonaventura will start in behind Destro and Menez despite the worries during the warm-up. Honda will remain on the bench.
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      Milan have won 15 of their last 16 matches against Chievo in all competitions. If the Gialloblu are to move away from the relegation zone, they'll want to start scoring more goals at the Bentegodi - starting tonight.
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      Reports have emerged that Bonaventura has injured himself during the warm-up, so Keisuke Honda may be called into the starting line-up. More information when we have it.
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      Furthermore, Chievo have not beaten Milan for just over nine years, with their last victory coming in December 2005. Sergio Pellissier, who starts in attack tonight, was among the goals for the Verona outfit in a 2-1 victory over a Rossoneri side including the likes of Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nest
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      Chievo have only managed two wins against the Rossoneri, who have defeated the Gialloblu 19 times, in their 25 meetings in Serie A.
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      Milan substitutes: Gori, Abbiati, Mexes, Paletta, Calabria, Essien, Muntari, Suso, Van Ginkel, Honda, Cerci, Pazzini.
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      Milan (4-3-1-2): Diego Lopez; Bonera, Alex, Bocchetti, Antonelli; Poli, De Jong, Montolivo; Bonaventura; Menez, Destro.
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      Chievo substitutes: Bardi, Seculin, Gamberini, Radovanovic, Pozzi, Christiansen, Vajushi, Cofie, Fetfatzidis, Sardo, Biraghi, Paloschi.
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      Chievo (4-4-2): Bizzarri; Schelotto, Cesar, Dainelli, Zukanovic; Birsa, Mattiello, Izco, Hemetaj; Meggiorini, Pellissier.
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      MILAN TEAM NEWS: Diego Lopez is available once again after serving his suspension, and he replaces Christian Abbiati between the posts. Philippe Mexes is also back from suspension, but he has to settle for a spot on the bench with Alex selected to take the place of the injured Adil Rami.
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      CHIEVO TEAM NEWS: Ruben Botta is suspended so veteran Sergio Pellissier replaces the Argentine up front. The two other changes from Rolando Maran see Alessandro Gamberini and Ivan Radovanovic make way for Bostjan Cesar and Federico Mattiello.
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      The Gialloblu’s survival hopes took a blow when they were defeated 3-0 by fellow relegation candidates Empoli last weekend. Winning points at home becomes ever more important with each passing week, and they may fancy their chances against a Milan side who have failed to win any of their seven most-
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      Hello and welcome to this evening's LIVE commentary on the Serie A meeting between struggling Chievo and European hopefuls AC Milan at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. My name is Tom Webber, and I will be guiding you through all the action tonight.
    • 1'
      We are underway! Milan, in white tonight, get the ball rolling at Chievo, who are in yellow.
    • 2'
      Birsa, on loan at Chievo from Milan, is found by Meggiorini out on the left, and his cross into the box is headed behind by Bocchetti. The Slovenian goes across to the other side to swing the corner in, but his first delivery is cleared and his second attempt is no better.
    • 4'
      After a bright start from the hosts Milan are beginning to see a little more of the ball. They push down the left and win a corner, but Bonaventura's delivery is hooked away by Birsa. The Rossoneri attempt to reset but eventually cede possession and invite Schelotto to stride forward.
    • 6'
      Chievo absorb pressure from the visitors by sitting deep, before intercepting the ball and looking to push forward quickly. Hetemaj goes to ground as he tries to race past De Jong, but the referee clearly feels he made the most of it and refuses to award a free kick to the hosts.
    • 8'
      Poli clips a fantastic pass over the top of the defence from deep, and Destro runs in behind to connect with it. It drops over his head from behind him and he can only stick out a leg to help it on. His contact isn't good enough to beat Bizzarri in the Chievo goal, though.
    • 10'
      A mistake from Alex enables Meggiorini to get a cross in from the left, and Pellissier darts to the near post to try and get on the end of it. He clips the heels of Bochetti in the process, though, and the referee awards the visitors a free kick.
    • 12'
      Alex has looked rather shaky at the back so far tonight. Moments ago the Brazilian was outpaced and overpaced by Pellissier as he raced onto a pass over the top. Fortunately for the Brazilian, though, his delivery into the box was poor.
    • 14'
      Bonera moves forward into space on the right and brings the ball forward before passing inside to Poli. The midfielder is clattered from behind, resulting in a free kick in a dangerous area for the hosts. Can they capitalise?
    • 16'
      The free kick is rifled forwards by Alex, but Poli ends up getting in the way of it as he spins into the box off the wall. He cannot sort his feet out to get a shot away, and the ball rolls back to Bonera. The right-back stabs an effort towards the target which is held capably by Bizzarri.
    • 18'
      There is very little width for Milan in the opening stages, with Antonelli and Bonera rather reluctant to push forward. Menez and Destro are also fairly static in the centre of the attack, meaning Bonaventura is having to cover a lot of ground to try and link the play.
    • 19'
      Once more Meggiorini finds Birsa out on the left, and the Slovenian bends a cross towards the back post. Schelotto surges forward from deep to try and get his head to it but Lopez is quick off his line to pluck it out of the sky.
    • 20'
      Another loose pass inside the Milan half is pounced upon by Birsa, but the on-loan midfielder is unable to beat De Jong and burst into the box.
    • 22'
      Zukanovic strides forward down the left and he picks out Meggiorini at the top of the box with a pass along the deck. The striker takes a touch before releasing a volley on the spin. He fails to keep it down, though, and sprays his effort far high, and wide, of the target.
    • 24'
      Mattiello comes inside from the right but is blocked in the act of shooting by Poli. Birsa keeps the ball alive on the left, rolling it back to Zukanovic who sees his attempted cross deflected out of play for a corner. The set-piece comes to nothing, and Bonaventura releases Destro on the break befo
    • 25'
      SO CLOSE! Pellissier beats Bocchetti far to easily outside the box on the right win, and the striker then surges towards the goal. His shot is saved by Lopez but the rebound hits the recovering Antonelli, who just about manages to avoid inadvertently putting the ball into the back of his own net.
    • 27'
      STAT: Chievo have scored fewer goals at home than any other side in Serie A this season, hitting the back of the net just 10 times at the Bentegodi so far.
    • 29'
      Milan look aimless when they attack. Bonera fizzes a pass to Menez from the right, and the Frenchman takes it on his chest. There is so much pace behind the ball, though, that it loops up and enables Hetemaj to intercept. The former PSG man chases his opponent back to try and recover possession but
    • 31'
      Finally the Rossoneri get a cross in from the right, and Destro controls it on his chest. He lets the ball get too far away from him and Cesar nips in to send it clear.
    • 32'
      J. Ménez is yellow-carded.
    • 32'
      Menez receives the games first yellow card as he fouls Pellissier while chasing back to help protect against a counterattack. He can't believe it.
    • 34'
      The Flying Donkeys look threatening on the break once more, but the final ball lets them down as Schelotto angles his cross straight into the arms of Diego Lopez.
    • 36'
      STAT: Milan have kept a clean sheet in their last four league games against Chievo.
    • 38'
      Menez is dispossessed by Cesar and the Gialloblu break down the right. Once more Schelotto's delivery isn't quite good enough, though, but the Milan players are not happy that the referee did not blow for a foul on their French striker.
    • 40'
      This match has really lacked tempo, with Chievo happy to sit back and let the impotent Rossoneri control possession for large periods. The Flying Donkeys' main threat is coming on the counterattack, but their final ball has been lacking so far.
    • 42'
      De Jong attempts to spread the play to Bonera on the right, but Chievo pounce on his loose pass and surge forward. They move the ball down the left but there is no room to get in a cross with Poli chasing back, so possession is worked over to the other flank. Eventually the momentum is lost and Lope
    • 44'
      Bonaventura has been getting on the ball in pockets of space throughout the first half, but nothing dangerous has been create yet. He picks out Destro just inside the box but again he cannot sort his feet out and loses possession.
    • 45'
      DESTRO! Montolivo releases a shot from the left corner of the box, which looks to be swerving off target. Destro darts towards the back post in an attempt to divert it into the back of the net, but he misses it with his head and sends it over the top off his shoulder.
    • 46'
      SI K. Honda SO R. Montolivo
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      K. Honda comes on for R. Montolivo.
    • 46'
      We are back underway! Inzaghi has made a change at the break, with Honda coming on in place of Montolivo. It could mean a change of shape for the Rossoneri.
    • 48'
      OFF THE BAR! Honda almost has the perfect impact on the game, coming inside from the right and releasing a thunderous shot from 20 yards. It swerves through the air before crashing off the frame of the goal and dropping well clear of the area.
    • 50'
      Mattiello pushes forward on the right before laying the ball off to Schelotto. The on-loan Inter man attempts to pick out a team-mate inside the box but he only finds Bocchetti, who heads clear.
    • 52'
      Bonaventura has dropped in to form a midfield three, with Honda operating on the right wing and Menez over on the left, leaving Destro to play through the middle.
    • 53'
      JUST WIDE! Lopez's poor kick is pounced upon by the hosts, and they break down the left through Pellissier. The striker attempts to fire a cross into the centre which Alex slides in and gets a touch on. It diverts the ball towards an open goal as Lopez moves off his line to anticipate the cross, but
    • 55'
      Bonera has been poor in the right-back position tonight. He's barely pushed forward and his passing has been extremely inaccurate, regularly going straight to the opposition.
    • 56'
      There's a break in play as the medical staff come on to supply some treatment to Hetemaj after a fairly innocuous coming together with De Jong. He hobbles off the pitch but is back on within moments of the restart.
    • 58'
      Bonaventura curls a lovely cross in from the right, directly into the path of Destro. As the former Roma striker attacks it, though, he goes flying to ground under pressure from Mattiello. The Rossoneri players claim for it, but the referee is unmoved.
    • 59'
      R. Meggiorini receives a yellow card.
    • 60'
      Meggiorini is the latest player to go into the book, and it's a fairly cheap one following a barge on Bocchetti. There was no intent to play the ball, though.
    • 62'
      Inzaghi shows a brilliant touch to flick the ball up to one of his charges after it flies into touch, encouraging them to restart the game quickly. There is barely any tempo to this game.
    • 64'
      GREAT SAVE! The Flying Donkeys soar forward on the counterattack, with Mattiello rolling a pass down the line and into the path of Schelotto. The midfielder lets fly with a thunderous effort that looks destined for the top corner until Lopez leaps to his left and turns it behind.
    • 65'
      SI G. Pazzini SO R. Montolivo
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      M. Destro is replaced with G. Pazzini.
    • 65'
      Inzaghi makes his second change with Destro making way for Pazzini.
    • 66'
      WHAT AN INTERCEPTION! Now it is Milan's turn to catch their opponents on the break, and Menez comes inside from the right and has options waiting in the centre. He attempts to play the ball to the near post for Pazzini, but Mattiello tracks his run all the way and makes a crucial intervention!
    • 67'
      Meggiorini gets away from the coltish Alex after a ball over the top, but he is unable to test Lopez as De Jong follows him back and makes a vital block.
    • 69'
      SI A. Paloschi SO R. Montolivo
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      S. Pellissier is replaced with A. Paloschi.
    • 69'
      Maran makes his first substitution of the night, replacing Pellissier with Alberto Paloschi.
    • 70'
      PALOSCHI! The striker almost has the perfect impact as he controls Birsa's cross and spins away from Bocchetti inside the box. His second touch provides a shot, which flicks off the centre-back before being parried over the top by Lopez.
    • 72'
      The referee gives Pazzini and Cesar a talking to after a confrontation in the box as they awaited a delivery from Menez. It didn't end up coming in as it was deflected behind, but the official tries to get a handle on things so they don't get out of control.
    • 74'
      Hetemaj does well to battle his way to the byline, but his eventual delivery is claimed out of the sky by Lopez. Time is running out for either of these sides to find a winner, though on the current performances neither would really deserve it. Honda has gone quiet after his explosive introduction.
    • 75'
      Alex is yellow-carded.
    • 76'
      SI I. Fetfatzidis SO R. Montolivo
    • 76'
      R. Meggiorini is done for the day. I. Fetfatzidis is his replacement.
    • 76'
      Chievo make their second change now, with Fetfatzidis coming on in place of Meggiorini.
    • 78'
      SI A. Cerci SO R. Montolivo
    • 78'
      A. Cerci enters play, replacing N. de Jong.
    • 78'
      Well, just as Inzaghi was about to make his final change with Cerci readied on the sidelines, De Jong pulls up with a hamstring injury. After sending the Atletico Madrid loanee back to the bench, he changes his mind and sends him on anyway. Another change of system for the Rossoneri, then.
    • 80'
      Antonelli breaks forward on the left and gets to the top of the box, where he squares to Cerci. He manages to roll a pass back for Menez, whose attempt to find the bottom corner is deflected out for a corner. The subsequent set-piece is taken by the most-recent substitute, but he swings it out of pl
    • 82'
      SI I. Radovanović SO R. Montolivo
    • 82'
      I. Radovanović enters the game and replaces V. Birsa.
    • 82'
      The final change from Maran sees Birsa make way for Radovanovic. There are less than 10 minutes remaining for a winning goal.
    • 84'
      No one has provided a spark for either team tonight. They've both been rather bereft of creativity, making for a rather dour meeting. Just one moment of brilliance from a single player could secure the three points for their side tonight.
    • 85'
      L. Antonelli receives a yellow card.
    • 85'
      Antonelli is shown a yellow card for almost hugging Fetfatzidis as he looked to break away on the right. He cannot complain about that.
    • 87'
      Cerci stretches his legs for the first time since coming on, using his pace to breeze past Radovanovic and get to the byline. He attempts to find a team-mate in the centre with a cutback but it's intercepted by Cesar.
    • 89'
      Menez hooks a pass out to the right which Cerci rushes onto. Cesar comes across to meet him as he cuts inside the box. He tries to take the shot too early, though, and sends a tame effort towards the near post which Bizzarri keeps out with ease.
    • 90'
      There is the final whistle! It ends all square!
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      The Flying Donkeys are pushing for the winner! Radovanovic finds Paloschi inside the box, but he fails to find enough space from which he can get a clear sight of goal and Milan clear.
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      Chievo work the ball down the right but fail to get a decent cross in from the wing. Eventually it's played back to Radovanovic, who helps it on to the left with a lofted pass. Hetemaj attempts to take it on the volley but he makes a hash of it under pressure and scuffs it wide.
    • 45'
      There is the half-time whistle!
    • 90'
      We are into the first of a minimum of four added minutes.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    spain
    Suso
    8

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Michele Marcolini
    italy
    Stefano Pioli

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 15 14
    Yellow Cards 1 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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