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Genoa vs AC Milan Report

Genoa versus Milan
March 8, 2013
Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italia

Genoa 0 AC Milan 2

Pazzini 22′

90′ +4 – AC Milan defeat Genoa 2-0

90′ +2 – Deep cross is tipped out for a corner by Abbiati. Milan looking to keep a clean sheet in an important away win

90′ – Four minutes added on

82′ – Jankovic sees his cross blocked and Genoa reset

77′ – Jankovic cuts inside on to his left foot and sends a tame effort wide of the near post

70′ – Genoa win a corner and find Granqvist but he heads right to Abbiati

65′Red CardAC Milan – Kevin Constant

65′ – Yellow CardGenoaBovo – foul on Constant as the left back was breaking in towards goal. Constant has been sent off after the fact

61′ – Balotelli is played in by Zapata and finishes near post with a low, driven effort

61′ – GOAL – AC Milan – Mario Balotelli

59′ – SubstitutionGenoaMattia Cassani off Cero Immobile on

56′ – Yellow CardAC Milan – Mathieu Flamini

55′ – Flamini is played on via a wonderful through ball, he rounds the keeper and falls to the ground. Yellow card awarded for simulation

49′ – A beautifully struck free kick from Bovo hits Abbiati’s far post and cannons out, close call for the Rossoneri

46′ – Substitution – AC Milan – Philippe Mexes off, Mario Yepes on

Second half has kicked off

45′ +2 – That’s it for the first half, Pazzini’s strike separates the two sides at the break. Genoa 0 AC Milan 1

45′ – There will be two minutes added on

42′ – Genoa continue to apply pressure on Milan. Their finding most of their success out wide left, on Milan’s right

38′ – Granqvist falls dramatically from a challenge during a set piece but nothing is awarded

36′ – Milan struggling to clear their lines, but Genoa are not decisive enough in the final third. Corner from Genoa comes to nothing

32′ – Yellow CardAC Milan – Kevin Constant – booked for dragging a player back

28′ – Vargas over-dribbles, fires hopefully from distance and finds row Z

26′ – Yellow CardAC Milan – Mario Balotelli –  a late challenge from behind

24′ – SubstitutionAC Milan – Giampaolo Pazzini off, Mario Balotelli on

22′ – GOAL – AC Milan – Giampaolo Pazzini

22′ – Niang finds more space out wide, whips in a low cross, clearance is not good enough as it falls to Pazzini who strikes it first time, off the crossbar and in! 1-0 to Milan as Pazzini continues his fine patch of form! The former Samp hitman now has 13 goals on the campaign

20′ – Niang exits a Milan triangle and fires a curling effort from the edge of the box,well saved by Frey. Great left footed strike by the young Frenchman

16′ – The corner is too deep and Milan reset. Ball is worked around to Muntari whose cross is blocked and Genoa counter but Borriello loses possession out of bounds

15′ – A clumsy looking tackle from Zapata allows Milan to counter. De Sciglio’s cross is cut out however. Flamini tries to whip one in and earns a corner.

12′ – It’s been a slow start from Milan. This is an important match and the red and blacks will do well to focus on the task at hand. With Barcelona just around the corner, it could be easy to get complacent on the road to Genoa.

8′ – Christian Abbiati makes a routine save

Genoa versus AC Milan is live!

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