FULL TIME. What a finish! It ends Milan 1-2 Fiorentina. What damage will that do to Milan's Serie A hopes?
- 2nd Half
- De Silvestri90'
- 1st Half
- Ibrahimovic (P)31'
AC Milan - Fiorentina
Serie A - 7 April 2012
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Cassano takes a tumble in the box and then goes into a rage when he is not awarded a penalty. It was a clear dive by the Italian.
GOAL! Amauri scores for Fiorentina! What a story as the former Juventus man does his old club a huge favour with a close range finish after Jovetic had picked him out. 2-1 Fiorentina!
Mexes clears with his head but Muntari doesn't use his - going for goal with a speculative effort from the halfway line.
Amauri makes a significant first contribution since coming on - a driving run down the right that results in a Fiorentina corner.
Milan sub: Cassano on, Zambrotta off
Abate concedes a corner as Fiorentina apply some pressure here.
Aquilani catches Behrami late and goes straight into the book.
Ibra lofts a free kick into the box from the right but Boruc claims it under pressure from Maxi.
Fiorentina sub: Amauri on, Ljajic off
Robinho skips past two despairing Fiorentina challenges but has the ball pinched off his toes by Behrami on the edge of the box as he is about to unleash a shot.
Desperate stuff from a Milan point of view.
Yet another chance for Fiorentina as De Silvestri bursts into the box from the right, but over runs the ball and allows Milan to hack it away.
Fiorentina sub: Felipe on, Camporese off
But at the other end Maxi gets ahead of Nastasic inside the six yard box but is denied by Boruc, who did well to smother the effort.
Fiorentina possess a real threat on the break and could easily be leading here.
Another chance for Fiorentina as Kharja makes a marauding run down the right before finding Jovetic, who forces Abbiati into a vital diving save.
He then impresses everyone (except his coach I imagine) with a 'Rabona' cross towards Robinho - which goes out of play.
More trickery from Ibra as he skips into a shooting position on the left, but is forced to settle for a corner.
Milan sub: Robinho on, Emanuelson off.
Wonderful low cross by Zambrotta from the left just misses Maxi in the box and Fiorentina can breathe again.
Milan opened right up by the visitors there, and that has to be a worry to Massimiliano Allegri.
Another great chance for Fiorentina as the outnumber Milan three-two on the counter-attack, but Jovetic can only find Abbiati with a low effort at the end of the move.
Milan sub: Aquilani on, Ambrosini off
Natali just threw himself into the path of the ball there. Great defending.
Milan throwing everything at Fiorentina like it's the last minute of the game! Ibra is picked out at the far post and his nod down picks out Emanuelson seven yards out, but his shot is superbly blocked by Natali.
Milan look to hit back through Abate, who receives the ball from Nocerino on the edge of the box - but Abate's effort is blocked at source.
That goal has stunned the San Siro into sillence.
GOAL! Jovetic scores for Fiorentina! The forward is level as the ball is played forward by De Silvestri and he keeps his head to slot a low shot beyond Abbiati.
SECOND HALF. We are underway again.
HALF TIME. The first half comes to an end and Milan lead Fiorentina 1-0.
Ibra collects Maxi's lay off and drives towards the edge of the box but, under pressure, hits his shot high over the bar.
Muntari is caught late by Behrami - and the Ghanaian has stayed down.
Maxi hits the post for Milan! A lofted ball over the defence finds the Argentine unmarked at the far post, who brings it down with his chest and fires a superb low shot against the inside of the far post.
Milan have been far from their best but are winning ugly at the moment.
Nastasic concedes a corner after a pacy Milan counter-attack had Fiorentina outnumbered at the back.
This game has been a little bad tempered at times, it must be said.
Camporese goes to ground holding his face - replays show Ibra seeming to catch him with his elbow.
Nastasic was shown a yellow card for the foul on Maxi, which looked a little soft to me. But there was contact, and the defender should know better.
GOAL! Ibrah makes it 1-0 from the spot, drilling the penalty low and hard into the bottom left corner. Boruc wasn't saving that.
PENALTY TO MILAN! Maxi is hauled down by Nastasic in the box.
Abate is beginning to make inroads on that right side, and is getting into some advanced positions on the wing.
Milan win another free-kick 25 yards from goal but this time Ibra hammers it straight into the wall.
Fiorentina continuing to push as Behrami fires a left-footed shot high and wide from 25 yards.
Chance for Emanuelson at the other end - but he too is thwarted.
Fiorentina break down the left through Pasqual, who picks out Kharja on the opposite side in the box - but Emanuelson gets back to make a crucial intervention.
Milan beginning to call the shots here as Ambrosini bursts forward down the left and forces a corner after his low cross was cut out.
Milan win a free kick 25 yards from goal and Ibra absolutely spanks it, forcing Boruc into a diving save to his right. Boruc can only parry it to Muntari, who blazes a volley over the bar from a couple of yards.
But Fiorentina clear the corner from Nocerino, and continue to look rather comfortable here.
Finally a spell of promising play from Milan as Ibra drives forward and plays the ball into the path of Emanuelson, whose effort from he left is deflected for a corner.
And Ljajic fires the resulting free-kick over the wall, but also over the bar.
The yellow cards are flying out of the referee's pocket at the moment. Bonera goes in the book for a cynical block on Jovetic on the edge of the Milan box,
Milan need to wake up though. Very sluggish start by the Serie A leaders.
Another chance for Fiorentina as Kharja finds some space on the edge of the box but fires a rising effort just over the bar.
And Pasqual also goes into the book.
Ambrosini sees yellow for his part in the fracas.
Ooh, handbags! Pasqual and Ambrosini clash and have to be separated after going nose to nose.
Fiorentina are dominating play at the moment as Milan struggle to get a foothold in the game.
Big chance for Fiorentina as Jovetic receives a through ball but drags his shot just wide of the far post.
Quick counter-attack from Fiorentina as Ljajic receives the ball wide on the left but his cross fizzes across the face of goal.
Milan are seeing more of the ball but it's been a rather tentative start from both sides.
KICK OFF. Milan get us underway.
Milan, who have handed Maxi a rare start in attack, can stretch their lead over Juventus to five points with victory over struggling Fiorentina today. But which way do you think it will go?
MILAN: Abbiati, Abate Bonera Mexes Zambrotta, Nocerino, Ambrosini, Muntari, Emanuelson, Ibrahimovic, Maxi /// FIORENTINA: Boruc, Camporese, Natali, Nastasic, De Silvestri, Behrami, Kharja, Lazzari, Pasqual, Jovetic, Ljajic.
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