Serie A

  • C. Bacca 24’
  • C. Bacca 70’
  • C. Bacca 70’
  • G. Lapadula 82’
1 Half Time 1
05/03/2017
Serie A
Giuseppe Meazza
Attendance 27,357

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • HALF TIME
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      Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
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      It was a bizarre game, full of strange decisions and incidents, but Vincenzo Montella will not care about it too much now. Rolando Maran on the other hand will look back on Milan's second penalty decision and Fabrizio Cacciatore's shocking late miss with regret.
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      A brace from Carlos Bacca and a strike from the penalty spot from Gianluca Lapadula secure the win for AC Milan this evening, moving the club into fifth place in Serie A.
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      FULL-TIME: AC MILAN 3-1 CHIEVO
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      Bacca had the opportunity to fire his side in front again as the referee was once again in the action, awarding his second penalty of the game. However, the Colombian lost his nerve and blasted his strike over the bar.
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      It's level at the break between AC Milan and Chievo. It's been a strange half to say the least as the visitors were on top in the early stages, but fell behind to Carlos Bacca's opener in the 23rd minute. However, Rolando Maran's men were awarded a controversial penalty when Mattia De Sciglio was ad
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      HALF-TIME: AC MILAN 1-1 CHIEVO
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      The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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      STAT ATTACK! Chievo have failed to beat Milan in any Serie A fixture since 2005.
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      STAT ATTACK! Milan are unbeaten in their 11 home matches against Chievo.
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      Serge Gakpe, Ivan Radovanovic and Bostjan Cesar all come into the fold for Chievo, despite their comfortable win over Pescara last time out.
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      Milan have made three changes from their win over Sassuolo last time out. Manuel Locatelli, Mattia De Sciglio and Alessio Romagnoli come back into the side this evening.
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      Chievo subs: Seculin, Confente, Frey, Gamberini, Spolli, Sardo, Rigoni, Izco, Kiyine, Bastien, Inglese, Pellissier.
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      CHIEVO (4-3-1-2): Sorrentino; Cacciatore, Dainelli, Cesar, Gobbi; Castro, Radovanovic, De Guzman; Birsa; Gakpe, Meggiorini.
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      Milan subs: Storari, Plizzari, Calabria, Gomez, Paletta, Mati Fernandez, Honda, Kucka, Poli, Pasalic, Lapadula, Ocampos.
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      MILAN (4-3-3): Donnarumma; De Sciglio, Zapata, Romagnoli, Vangioni; Sosa, Locatelli, Bertolacci; Suso, Bacca, Deulofeu.
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      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
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      Chievo have been solid throughout the campaign and are currently sitting in 11th place. Rolando Maran's men bounced back from their defeat to Napoli with a win over Pescara last time out and will be determined to maintain their form this evening.
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      Milan are in need of a victory tonight to keep themselves in the hunt for a Champions League place. Vincenzo Montella's men are currently 10 points off the pace of third-place Napoli and they can not afford for that gap to widen as we approach the final throes of the campaign.
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      Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Serie A clash between Milan and Chievo at the San Siro.
    • 1'
      We're underway at the San Siro.
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      Deulofeu makes a raid down the left flank, but the Chievo defence hold their shape and keep the Spaniard at bay.
    • 3'
      Bertolacci makes a run into the left inside channel, but a decent challenge from Dainelli stops his progress, although the home side win a corner.
    • 4'
      Deulofeu whips the resulting corner in from the left and Sorrentino attempts to punch the ball clear. It's not the best clearance in the world, but the visitors manage to scramble the ball away.
    • 6'
      Milan are just trying to build a rhythm in their play in the early stages of the contest. Montella's men have not had the quickest of starts with their attacking play.
    • 8'
      Chievo are putting the press on the home side in possession at the back, which is making life hard for them to push out of their own half.
    • 10'
      Cacciatore is demanding a corner from the official behind the goal, but his protests are in vain. The full-back gets a talking to from the referee following his outburst.
    • 11'
      Cacciatore runs forward from the back yet again and Deulofeu is forced to act to turn the ball behind for a corner.
    • 12'
      Castro sends the ball into the box, but Donnarumma meets the ball with his fists to clear the danger away from the six-yard box.
    • 13'
      Milan have not got going yet and groans echo around the San Siro as Zapata puts the ball out of play when attempting to find De Sciglio.
    • 15'
      CHANCE! Gobbi tees up Gakpe in the final third and the Frenchman takes a touch to get the ball on his right foot before firing at goal. However, he pulls his strike wide of the target.
    • 16'
      Suso breaks into the right inside channel and he does well to win a corner off the legs of Cesar. An opportunity for the Rossoneri to send men into the box.
    • 18'
      Sosa has two chances to send a threatening delivery into the box, but he fails on both occasions. The game is just lacking quality at the moment.
    • 19'
      WIDE! De Guzman has space to raid into in the Milan half and he goes for goal with his left foot from 30 yards, only to put his effort well wide of the post.
    • 20'
      SAVE! Milan are not closing down the Chievo midfielders fast enough and that allows Birsa to fire at goal from distance. His effort has power and the direction to threaten the back of the net, but Donnarumma is there to make a smart stop low to his left.
    • 21'
      CHANCE! The visitors are on top here and threaten once more as Milan again are lapse at the back. Meggiorini seizes on a loose ball and hammers a left-footed half-volley at goal, sending his strike narrowly past the post. Donnarumma was very concerned with that effort.
    • 23'
      There will be concerns for Montella on the sideline due to his side's start to the game. Chievo are well on top here and have looked dangerous in the final third.
    • 24'
      G C. Bacca Assist Deulofeu
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      GOALLLLL!!!! BACCA PUTS MILAN AHEAD! The home side take the lead completely against the run of play. Deulofeu releases Bacca down the left channel and he is allowed to cut back on his right foot before burying his effort past Sorrentino. The keeper attempted to stop the ball with his leg, but was un
    • 24'
      Deulofeu simply knocks the ball into the channel with an early pass, allowing the forward to do the rest.
    • 26'
      CHANCE! Chievo spurn a glorious opening to respond as Gakpe raids down the right and sends a low cross into the middle, but Birsa fails to connect at the vital moment.
    • 28'
      Maran will be furious with his team as they've dominated the contest thus far, but have not been ciinical in the final third, while they were cut open far too easily for Bacca's goal.
    • 29'
      WIDE! Locatelli latches on to Bertolacci's lay-off on the edge of the box and attempts to place his strike into the corner, only to send his effort inches past the post. Sorrentino was at full stretch and it didn't look like he was getting there.
    • 32'
      Deulofeu makes a weaving run into the box before he goes down under pressure from Dainelli. He wants a penalty, but the referee dismisses his appeal.
    • 33'
      Deulofeu goes into the book for protesting too much to the official for the spot-kick.
    • 35'
      SI L. Ocampos SO Deulofeu
    • 35'
      Ocampos replaces Suso, who appears to be struggling with an injury.
    • 36'
      WIDE! Deulofeu raids with menace into the final third, but opts to pass back to Sosa on the edge to strike rather than sending a cross to the back post. His team-mates blasts the ball wide of the target with his strike, wasting the opening.
    • 37'
      OFF THE LINE! Gobbi loses possession to Deulofeu who breaks to the edge of the box. He slides the ball to Bacca to fire at goal, but he cannot beat Sorrentino cleanly, although then ball still trickles towards the line. Radovanovic is on hand to clear the danger just in time to save his team.
    • 39'
      Milan are well and truly in the ascendency now and the visitors are in a battle to keep the deficit at one goal heading into the break.
    • 41'
      PENALTY TO CHIEVO! Gakpe is pulled down by De Sciglio in the box and the referee points to the spot.
    • 42'
      GOALLLL!!!! CHIEVO EQUALISE! De Guzman holds his nerve from the spot and calmly buries his strike into the bottom corner, sending Donnarumma the wrong way. Milan are still fuming with the decision, which did appear to be a soft one from the official.
    • 44'
      Bertolacci almost unlocks the Chievo defence with a surging run into the left inside channel, but the visitors get enough men back to block the ball in front of goal.
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 45'
      Sosa sends a teasing cross to the back post and Cacciatore does extremely well under pressure to clear his lines, with Romagnoli behind him waiting to pounce.
    • 46'
      We're back underway at the San Siro.
    • 47'
      Cesar is booked for blocking the ball with his arm.
    • 47'
      PENALTY TO MILAN! Locatelli hammers the ball at goal and the referee points to the spot as Cesar blocks his effort with his arm.
    • 48'
      The referee ends the first half.
    • 48'
      MISS! Bacca - who is usually so cool from the spot - blazes his effort over the bar. That wasn't even close. The forward spuns a huge opportunity to hand his side the lead once again before the break.
    • 49'
      CHANCE! Birsa sends a ball over the top for Gakpe's run and the Frenchman takes it in stride into the box. He goes for goal with a right-footed strike, but can only blast his effort well wide of the target.
    • 50'
      The referee has been extremely active this evening on his whistle. First he blows for a foul against Gakpe, but then from the resulting free-kick for the visitors he awards a set-piece in turn for the home side.
    • 52'
      OFFSIDE! Sosa sends the ball to the near post for Bacca's run, but the forward lifts his strike over the bar from close range. Bacca will be relieved to see the offside flag go up as it would have been another poor miss from the Colombian.
    • 53'
      CHANCE! De Guzman sends a deep cross to the back post and Meggiorini on the stretch manages to send it across the face of goal. However, Cesar does not expect his team-mate to win the ball and allows Donnarumma to beat him to gain posssession.
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      SI R. Inglese SO Deulofeu
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      Inglese replaces Meggiorini for the visitors.
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      SI R. Inglese SO R. Meggiorini
    • 56'
      WIDE! Milan win a corner down the left flank and Deulofeu swings the ball towards the near post where Ocampos attacks the ball. However, his headed effort drifts wide of the far post.
    • 58'
      CHANCE! Bacca collects on the edge of the box and beats three Chievo defenders to open up space for a strike. He goes for the shot with the outside of his right boot, but can only send the ball over the bar. He's having a strange evening the Colombian.
    • 60'
      Bertolacci swings a cross in from the right and Romagnoli rises highest in the box to head his corner at goal, but Sorrentino is able to gather the tame effort with ease.
    • 61'
      SI G. Lapadula SO Deulofeu
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      Lapadula replaces Locatelli for the home side.
    • 61'
      Birsa has space in the Milan half as the home side back off the Chievo midfielder. However, he fails to provide a meaningful effort at goal or a quality cross into the box. He seemed to be caught in two minds.
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      SI G. Lapadula SO M. Locatelli
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      SI M. Izco SO Deulofeu
    • 63'
      Izco replaces Gakpe for the visitors.
    • 63'
      SI M. Izco SO S. Gakpé
    • 65'
      The home side win a corner down the right flank, but the visitors clear the initial cross. Vangioni goes for the strike as he collects the loose ball 25 yards from goal, only to hammer his effort into the stand behind the goal.
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      BLOCK! Lapadula collects from Deulofeu on the left and takes a touch before firing at goal with his left foot. However, the looming figure of Dainelli makes a vital block to keep his effort at bay.
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      Deulofeu makes a menancing run down the right, but a solid covering tackle from Cesar sends the ball behind for a corner.
    • 70'
      G C. Bacca Assist Deulofeu
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      Romagnoli rises highest at the near post to attack the ball and head it towards Bacca, who converts in the six-yard box.
    • 70'
      GOALLLLL!!! BACCA FIRES MILAN AHEAD AGAIN! The Colombian's bizarre evening takes another turn as he bundles the ball home from close range, displaying his predatory instincts after latching on to Romagnoli's flick-on from a corner.
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      G C. Bacca
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      CHANCE! Bacca has the opportunity to complete his hat-trick as he latches on to a ball over the top and escapes the attention of Cesar, only to hammer his effort over the bar. The Colombian could have had five goals this evening had he been at his best.
    • 73'
      Milan cannot afford any slip-ups like they did in the first half. Montella will be hopeful that his team can kill off the contest now.
    • 75'
      CHANCE! Bacca again fails to convert. This time it's a hard chance as he has to drag Lapadula's header from behind him and he cannot make contact with the ball leaning back, allowing Sorrentino to gather on the line.
    • 77'
      SAVE! Izco slides the ball to Birsa in the final third and he escapes Zapata's challenge to fire at goal, but Donnarumma flings himself to his left to palm the ball past the post.
    • 78'
      CLOSE! From the resulting corner, the ball from Birsa skims off the head of a Rossoneri player and drifts inches past the post and out for another set-piece. This contest has been intriguing to say the least.
    • 79'
      SI J. Kucka SO Deulofeu
    • 79'
      Bacca is done for the evening with two goals to his name. It could so easily have been more had he had his shooting boots on. Kucka replaces him.
    • 79'
      SI J. Kucka SO C. Bacca
    • 81'
      PENALTY TO MILAN! Oh dear the official has had a nightmare here. Ocampos kicks the boot of Izco and goes down, but the referee points to the spot.
    • 82'
      GOALLL!!! MILAN NOTCH THEIR THIRD! Lapadula puts the game beyond doubt as he hammers his effort into the bottom corner past Sorrentino. Chievo will feel hard done by with that decision from the referee.
    • 82'
      G G. Lapadula
    • 84'
      SI S. Kiyine SO Deulofeu
    • 84'
      Kiyine replaces De Guzman for the visitors.
    • 84'
      SHOCKING MISS! Cacciatore produces the miss of the season as he belts his effort off the bar from two yards out with the goal gaping. All he had to do was tap the ball into the net as Donnarumma was stranded following a corner, but the defender could not keep his composure. Incredible!
    • 84'
      SI Sofian Kiyine SO J. de Guzman
    • 86'
      Deulofeu raids forward ass Milan search for a fourth goal, but Cesar gets back to make the block to stop his cross.
    • 87'
      CHANCE! Deulofeu should notch a fourth goal for his time as Lapadula lays the ball to him on a plate, but he curls his effort past the post.
    • 89'
      Milan are going to see this game out by passing the ball around at the back, while Donnarumma takes a few more seconds off the clock with a lengthy clearance.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 92'
      Ocampos flies into a challenge with Cacciatore and gets a booking. 
    • 92'
      YC L. Ocampos
    • 93'
      Gobbi is a lucky man to remain on the field as Chievo botch their free-kick as Birsa gets his delivery all wrong. Deulofeu breaks away and looks to be through on goal, only for the left-back to stick out his arm to stop the winger. It's a clear sending off, but the referee chooses to ignore the inci
    • 94'
      The referee ends the contest.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    spain
    Suso
    8
    35'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Gennaro Gattuso
    italy
    Domenico Di Carlo

    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 15
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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