Serie A

  • V. Birsa 76’
  • 45’ J. Kucka
  • 46’ M. Niang
  • 90’ D. Dainelli (OG)
0 Extra Time 0
1 Full Time 3
0 Half Time 1
17/10/2016
Serie A
Marc'Antonio Bentegodi

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Kucka shoots from range once again, this time on his right foot, but the Milan goalscorer drags the ball narrowly beyond the post! Almost a double salvo.
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME! Milan win 3-1 away from home, which takes the Rossoneri into joint-second place in the Serie A table, courtesy of goals from Kucka, Niang and Dainelli in his own net. Birsa scored a consolation against his former club, but it is Montella's men who take home the three points despite a slow
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME! Milan head into the break with a narrow 1-0 lead, but the scoreline doesn't show how this game has gone at all. Chievo have squandered a lot of good half-chances and possession, with Kucka's goal something of a smash-and-grab.
    • 0'
      Milan substitutes: Gabriel, Ely, Adriano, Gomez, Poli, Vangioni, Sosa, Plizzari, Bacca, Pasalic.
    • 0'
      Milan starting line-up (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Abate, Paletta, Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Kucka, Locatelli, Bonaventura; Suso, Lapadula, Niang.
    • 0'
      Chievo substitutes: De Guzman, Spolli, Rigoni, Frey, Parigini, Bastien, Pellisier, Costa, Meggiorini, Seculin, Confente.
    • 0'
      Chievo starting line-up (4-3-1-2): Sorrentino; Cacciatore, Dainelli, Gamberini, Gobbi; Izco, Radovanovic, Castro; Birsa; Inglese, Floro Flores.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Riccardo Montolivo's long-term injury means that Manuel Locatelli gets his second ever league start for the away side, with Gianluca Lapadula similarly getting a rare chance to feature from the off. There are no other surprising changes, with Carlos Bacca taking a seat on the bench.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Ex-Milan midfielder Valter Birsa will look to keep up his good form in the number 10 role, with Antonio Floro Flores and Roberto Inglese featuring up top. Hetemaj and Cesar were doubts, and as a result fail to even make the bench.
    • 0'
      Chievo have won three of their last four games in the Italian top-flight, but come up against a Milan side who have lost merely one of their last four away games in the division. In competitive action, the hosts have taken seven points from the last available nine at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Milan's away trip to face Chievo in Serie A, as the visitors look to keep going with some excellent recent form. The Rossoneri are unbeaten in four games and most recently completed a heroic 4-3 comeback against Sassuolo.
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half! Milan are in search of more Serie A points, but will have it tough against a Chievo side who have sprung into life in recent weeks.
    • 2'
      Floro Flores scampers into the penalty area, but is robbed of possession after jinking infield from the right, before a fierce cross-cum-shot from the same flank forces Donnarumma to parry half-clear. Chievo bare their teeth first!
    • 3'
      Gobbi races down the left and drills a low pass towards the edge of the penalty area, but a sliding intervention from De Sciglio ensures that Floro Flores can't nip into the box. Finally, after a frantic start, Milan are able to get their foot on the ball and calm things down.
    • 5'
      Birsa is found on the right flank, but Romagnoli comes across to tackle the Slovenian and put the ball behind for a corner. The resulting set-piece is whipped in, but Castro and Floro Flores both fail to make goalscoring contact, with a defensive deflection takes the ball to safety. Lapadula clears
    • 7'
      Gobbi races down the left flank, but Abate and Locatelli combine to ensure that the danger is snuffed out on the edge of the box following a low cross. Chievo are putting on all of the early pressure. Birsa shoots from range, but drags his effort well wide.
    • 9'
      Chievo see another corner cleared at the near post, with Niang then able to lead a break for the away side. The Rossoneri are just happy to take the sting out out of the match, as they've been sent reeling by a quick start from the hosts.
    • 11'
      Floro Flores is caught narrowly offside, after being fed in behind the Milan back four, before the visitors counter. Abate tries to release Suso down the right flank, but the Spaniard is unable to keep the ball in play at the byline. Disappointing stuff.
    • 13'
      Lapadula is given the ball on the edge of the box, before shifting possession out to Bonaventura. The ex-Atalanta midfielder is forced backwards, before Milan break down the right instead. A cross is whipped in from out wide by Abate, but Cacciatore makes a vital block at the back post to deny Niang
    • 14'
      Dainelli gets the first yellow card of the evening, but he isn't very pleased at all, after pushing Lapadula to the ground.
    • 16'
      A Milan set-piece comes to nothing, as the delivery sails straight behind for a goal-kick. Montella's men haven't created much, save for that cross which drew the best out of Cacciatore. Half chances have mostly fallen the way of Chievo.
    • 18'
      Chievo earn themselves a free-kick, but quickly waste their opportunity as Dainelli is penalised for a shove on Kucka. Moments later, the visitors give away another foul, this time on Floro Flores, but a header from Dainelli is nodded to safety by Kucka. Inglese goes down in the box, but the referee
    • 20'
      Birsa lines up an effort from range, but drags his shot just wide of the left-hand post with Donnarumma at full stretch. The hosts continue to look high on confidence, with Milan struggling to get a foothold in the midfield battle.
    • 22'
      Floro Flores nods goalwards, but Donnarumma is able to make a comfortable catch at his near post. Milan respond with their own attack, which ends up being ponderous, where a low Niang cross is smothered by Sorrentino. Better from the away outfit.
    • 24'
      Castro plays a neat back-heel to the edge of the box, which ends up at the feet of Floro Flores after a low pass from Birsa. As Flores shoots, Paletta dives in to make a great block which deflects the ball over the crossbar. The resulting corner is curled in, but Kucka clears.
    • 26'
      Castro lifts a cross towards the back post, but Donnarumma claims, before the young Italian goalkeeper starts a quick break. The ball bounces over the top and Lapadula races forward on the hunt for an opening goal, but Sorrentino is alert and mops up.
    • 28'
      Locatelli tries to deliver a cross towards the back post, but the teenager slips and puts the ball into a poor area. Chievo manage to clear and counter, but a curling early ball from Cacciatore finds Inglese in an offside position.
    • 30'
      Chievo race down the right yet again, but a stray touch from Floro Flores surrenders the ball to Romagnoli. Milan are trying to break at pace too, but the hosts look well-versed and organised. Without Bacca, the Rossoneri are struggling a bit.
    • 32'
      The opening half an hour have seen Milan pegged back into their own half, with Niang the only man to have a half-chance for the visitors. Chievo, meanwhile, are seeing much more possession and would be ahead but for a more refined touch from Floro Flores.
    • 34'
      With around 10 minutes left in the first half, Chievo will want to make their pressure count. They have enjoyed a lot of the ball and probably won't be playing against such a reluctant Milan outfit after the break. Lapadula releases Suso, who then shoots well wide of the left-hand post.
    • 35'
      Locatelli picks up a booking, before Lapadula is also penalised for bodychecking Dainelli.
    • 37'
      Birsa tries his luck! The former Milan midfielder is picked out on the edge of the penalty area, but can only send a controlled effort straight at Donnarumma. The hosts are getting closer.
    • 39'
      Milan open play out to the right-hand side, but a cross from Suso is nodded away easily by Gamberini. Moments later, Niang tries and fails with an over-head kick attempt, before Bonaventura sees a shot on the rebound blocked.
    • 41'
      Bonaventura curls in a free-kick from the left-hand side, but Sorrentino races out to punch clear among traffic. There is then a break in play, as Gobbi felt the full force of colliding with his goalkeeper.
    • 43'
      Cacciatore plays a lovely backheel into Birsa, but a through-ball from the Slovenia international is cut out by De Sciglio. Milan answer with a break, but a crossfield ball from Niang is headed away by Gobbi. Montella's men are still struggling to cause problems.
    • 45'
      G J. Kucka Assist G. Bonaventura
    • 45'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! WHAT A STRIKE FROM KUCKA! The Milan midfielder takes aim from 30 yards out, taking a touch out of his feet, before lashing a thunderbolt into the top-left corner! Unbelievable effort, but Sorrentino isn't happy with his defenders.
    • 46'
      G M. Niang Assist G. Bonaventura
    • 46'
      Bonaventura slots a pass forward for Niang to chase.
    • 46'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! BEAUTIFUL FINISH FROM NIANG! Cacciatore makes an error, allowing for the Frenchman to race upfield. Niang lets fly from the edge of the box, burying a great stirke in the bottom-right corner. He runs over to his bench and holds Montolivo's shirt aloft!
    • 46'
      We are back underway in the second half at the Bentegodi! Milan hold a narrow lead, against the run of play, meaning that Chievo only have 45 minutes to turn this one around.
    • 48'
      Despite not being too impressive this evening, Milan have scored either side of the break to put themselves two goals to the good. Kucka feeds a pass into the box for Lapadula to chase, but Sorrentino comes off his line quickly to smother.
    • 50'
      Donnarumma is forced into action on the opposite end of the field, after a mistake from Niang. Chievo put some extended pressure on, but a cross from Cacciatore is headed clear by Romagnoli. Locatelli then makes a good block on the edge of his box.
    • 51'
      Big chance for Chievo! Birsa almost manages to head a low effort into the back of the net, but Paletta does brilliantly to steer a Cacciatore cross away from the head of the Slovenian midfielder. They won't get much closer than that, with the Milan defender earning a slap on the back from his goalke
    • 53'
      Milan are happy to slow things down and try and slow Chievo's momentum, as Montella's men are 2-0 up without getting out of first gear. Two bits of individual brilliance have the Rossoneri sitting pretty.
    • 55'
      Lapadula is denied by a great save from Sorrentino, before Niang can only manage to head over the bar following a Suso shot being parried. Chievo respond with a break, but Birsa curls a terrible cross straight over the danger zone. Radovanovic shoots from range, but Donnarumma pats the ball down com
    • 57'
      Suddenly, the away side look confident and are on top. Niang goes down on the edge of the box and earns a free-kick from Cacciatore, as Chievo continue to press the self-destruct button. Milan's flying Frenchman is causing all kinds of issues on the break.
    • 59'
      Bonaventura shoots a free-kick effort straight at the wall, as Chievo look to try and stop this scoreline from getting embarrassing. Suso and Lapadula combine once again, before the former shoots narrowly over the bar with the aid of a deflection.
    • 60'
      SI R. Meggiorini SO G. Bonaventura
    • 60'
      Inglese takes his leave, with Meggiorini added into the mix by Chievo.
    • 62'
      Meggiorini is the target of a long ball over the top, but Donnarumma is quick off his line to gather up the loose pass. Milan look comfortable, and are playing a little more on the front foot since making it 2-0.
    • 64'
      Bonaventura dances down the right after using a neat bit of skill, but a cross towards Niang from Lapadula is cut out. Milan maintain their pressure, but the Rossoneri striker can then only shoot into the side netting with the aid of a save from Sorrentino.
    • 65'
      SI J. de Guzmán SO G. Bonaventura
    • 65'
      De Guzman comes into the fray, with Izco taking his leave.
    • 65'
      Kucka earns a free-kick for the away side, but Niang sees a dipping effort parried clear of the right-hand post by Sorrentino. The Chievo goalkeeper is going ballistic at his defenders, who he clearly feels have let him down this evening.
    • 67'
      With narrowly over 20 minutes to left at the Bentegodi, Chievo don't look likely to turn this one around. The chances have dried up for the home side since the break, with Montella's defensive line having a much easier time of it.
    • 69'
      Dainelli releases the ball to Castro, who then plays a pass way too far ahead of Cacciatore. Chievo just look a little bit disjointed and low on confidence since Niang made it 2-0. Abate gives away a free-kick on the left, which is taken quickly to Meggiorini, but De Sciglio puts his cross behind fo
    • 70'
      SI J. Sosa SO G. Bonaventura
    • 70'
      Lapadula is replaced by Sosa, as Montella looks to stabilise his midfield.
    • 72'
      The away side are happy to retain possession and stroke the ball around, with Chievo being asked to do plenty of chasing. The more time spent harrying and pressing, the less energy the hosts will have to complete an unlikely comeback.
    • 74'
      Bonaventura is hacked down by Cacciatore, with the ex-Atalanta midfielder continuing to really show his quality on the ball. Chievo just can't seem to string more than 10 passes together, with their substitutes still unable to make a telling impact.
    • 75'
      Paletta is booked for giving away a free-kick around 20 yards from goal.
    • 76'
      G V. Birsa Assist G. Bonaventura
    • 76'
      GOOOOOOOAL! BIRSA MAKES IT 2-1! Unbelievable free-kick from the Chievo midfielder. He steps up and curls a beautiful finish into the top-right corner, beating Donnarumma all ends up. Perfection!
    • 76'
      Floro Flores bends in a cross, but Romagnoli hooks a clearance away, with Niang then being left to chase lost causes up front. Paletta then gives away a foul on the edge of the box.
    • 77'
      SI S. Pellissier SO G. Bonaventura
    • 77'
      As Chievo look for an equaliser, Pellissier replaces Floro Flores up top.
    • 78'
      Meggiorini picks up a late booking, as frustration levels continue to rise for the hosts.
    • 78'
      Suddenly, Milan don't look so comfortable! The goal has opened things right up. Castro shows some lovely footwork in the middle of the park, with Gobbi then releases down the left, but Kucka tracks back in to make a timely clearance.
    • 80'
      Chievo win themselves another free-kick, which Birsa bends into the area, but the hosts fail to create a chance, as Niang tracks back well at the back post. Only 10 minutes remain at the Bentegodi.
    • 81'
      SI A. Poli SO G. Bonaventura
    • 81'
      Poli comes into the game for Suso, to offer a little more industry.
    • 83'
      Milan earn themselves a free-kick on the periphery of the penalty box, but Sosa can only strike the wall with his shot. That is wasteful, given that the away side are merely one mistake away from drawing this match.
    • 85'
      Niang can't hit the target from another half-chance, but the Rossoneri are quickly on the offensive again. Sosa is robbed of the ball by Dainelli, with the hosts then racing forward in response. Meggiorini looks for De Guzman in behind with a flicked header, but Abate snuffs out the danger.
    • 87'
      Cacciatore bends in a cross from the right, but Romagnoli makes a great interception to concede a corner for the visitors. Birsa bends the set-piece in, but Kucka nods half-clear, before Cacciatore shoots a tame attempt straight at Donnarumma.
    • 88'
      SI C. Bacca SO G. Bonaventura
    • 88'
      Bacca is given the final few minutes for Milan, with Niang taking his leave.
    • 89'
      Milan are happy to try and retain the ball for the dying moments, with Bonaventura running the clock with a mazy dribble. Cacciatore fouls the Italy international, allowing for the Rossoneri to waste even more time.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! MILAN MAKE IT 3-1! Bacca shoots with the outside of right foot, with a wicked deflection taking the ball off Dainelli and into the bottom-right corner! Cruel on the hosts.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Bacca races into the clear, but Sorrentino comes off his line well to dribble beyond the Colombia international and knock the ball out of play.
    • 45'
      There are two minutes of stoppage time.
    • 90'
      After a catalogue of offences this evening, Cacciatore picks up a caution.
    • 90'
      There are four minutes of stoppage time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    spain
    Suso
    8
    81'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Domenico Di Carlo
    italy
    Gennaro Gattuso

    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 17 12
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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