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Serie A • Day 10
  • 2nd Half
  • AC Milan
  • Torino
  • Bakayoko
    90'
  • GiroudIbrahimovic
    87'
  • AinaZaza
    80'
  • SingoVojvoda
    75'
  • KrunicBennacer
    66'
  • TonaliBakayoko
    65'
  • Pobega
    57'
  • BelottiSanabria
    54'
  • LinettyPraet
    54'
  • 1/2 Time
  • AC Milan
  • Torino
  • BuongiornoRodríguez
    45'
  • KaluluHernandez
    45'
  • RomagnoliKjær
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • AC Milan
  • Torino
  • Kalulu
    34'
  • Singo
    24'
  • Giroud
    14'
  • Romagnoli
    10'
  • Buongiorno
    5'
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  • End of 2nd Half
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Full-time: AC Milan are mightily relieved to hear the referee's whistle. They've won on a night when they were below-par for much of the night. It matters little as Stefano Pioli's side are now top of the table, three points clear of Napoli! Thanks for tuning in, check out www.eurosport.co.uk for the match report.

90'+5

Close! Sanabria is presented with a chance almost identical to the one Giroud tucked away earlier in the game after Milinkovic-Savic flicks on the corner! However, the Torino forward can't adjust his feet and Milan survive!

90'+4 

Pobega's glancing header forces Tatarusanu into a save and he can't prevent the corner. Milinkovic-Savic is coming forward to contest the delivery!

  • Tiemoué Bakayoko
    Yellow cardTiemoué BakayokoAC MilanBakayoko is booked and, more importantly, Torino have a free-kick in a threatening area.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against2
90'+3

Bakayoko is booked and, more importantly, Torino have a free-kick in a threatening area.

90'+1 

Ibrahimovic hits the deck inside the box after slight contact from Rodriguez but the referee is unmoved.

90' 

Four minutes will be added on the San Siro. It has certainly not been one for the purists.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    OffOlivier GiroudAC MilanGiroud walks off to be replaced by Ibrahimovic - both player receive huge cheers from the home supporters. Milan have three minutes to hold on.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls2Fouls against2
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    OnZlatan IbrahimovicAC Milan
87'

Giroud walks off to be replaced by Ibrahimovic - both player receive huge cheers from the home supporters. Milan have three minutes to hold on.

85'

Crossbar! The ball sits up nicely for Praet to have a shot and he duly obliges. It takes a deflection and bounces off the crossbar! It's not going to be Torino's night, is it?

82'

Theo Hernandez really catches a shot but it's always rising and fails to trouble Torino goalkeeper Milinkovic-Savic.

  • Simone Zaza
    OffOla AinaTorinoDesperate for a goal, step forward former Italy international Simone Zaza. He comes on for Aina.
    TodayFouls against2
  • Simone Zaza
    OnSimone ZazaTorino
80'

Desperate for a goal, step forward former Italy international Simone Zaza. He comes on for Aina.

78' 

Milan have struggled to get into their groove tonight, but if they can hold on, it'll be a satisfying three points for Pioli, who wanted his side to win more games they didn't play well in last season.

76'

Torino chance! Sanaria is played through behind the Milan defence but instead of opting for power he goes for precision and his side-footed effort is parried away by Tatarusanu.

  • Mërgim Vojvoda
    OffWilfried SingoTorinoMergim Vojvoda comes on for Singo in Torino's latest switch in personnel. He has 15 minutes to make a difference.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against3
  • Mërgim Vojvoda
    OnMërgim VojvodaTorino
75'

Mergim Vojvoda comes on for Singo in Torino's latest switch in personnel. He has 15 minutes to make a difference.

73' 

Saelemaekers is determined to grab a rare goal but fails to come close to hitting the target. Milan have wrestled back control of this game.

72' 

The Milan players are queuing up to contest Theo Hernandez's cross Bremer comes to Torino's rescue with an intervening boot.

69' 

Milan win what I believe is their first corner of the second half. Kjaer flicks it on with his head at the near post, it looks to fall kindly for Leao, but it sneaks through his legs - and the chance is gone!

  • Ismaël Bennacer
    OffRade KrunicAC MilanKrunic makes way for Ismael Bennacer.
    TodayAssists1Fouls1Fouls against1Wide2
  • Ismaël Bennacer
    OnIsmaël BennacerAC Milan
66'

Krunic makes way for Ismael Bennacer.

  • Tiemoué Bakayoko
    OffSandro TonaliAC MilanTiemoue Bakayoko comes on for Tonali, who has been excellent.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls3Fouls against1Free Kicks6
  • Tiemoué Bakayoko
    OnTiemoué BakayokoAC Milan
66'

Tiemoue Bakayoko comes on for Tonali, who has been excellent.

65' 

After doing the hard bit by carrying the ball forward and sending his marker for a coffee with a drop of the shoulder, Bremer's cross is pitiful. Torino could be accused of over complicating things tonight.

64' 

Bremer plays what we call a 'hospital ball' to Rodriguez but he does well to get away from the pressing Saelemaekers.

63' 

The visitors win a corner but again the quality is lacking as Rodriguez's delivery is overcooked.

61' 

Ibrahimovic is warming up for Milan.

59' 

Torino continue to push without reward. Bremer drives forward after robbing Giroud, it comes to Aina but his cross is over everyone.

57' 

Kessie looks in a great deal of pain following a collision with Pobega, but he should be OK to continue.

  • Dennis Praet
    OffKarol LinettyTorinoLinetty makes way for Dennis Praet as Torino reshuffle their attacking line.
    TodayFouls1Fouls against1
  • Dennis Praet
    OnDennis PraetTorino
54'

Linetty makes way for Dennis Praet as Torino reshuffle their attacking line.

  • Antonio Sanabria
    OffAndrea BelottiTorinoThat's the end of Belotti's involvement as he's replaced by Antonio Sanabria.
    TodayOn target1Fouls against1Offsides1
  • Antonio Sanabria
    OnAntonio SanabriaTorino
54'

That's the end of Belotti's involvement as he's replaced by Antonio Sanabria.

53'

Chance! Finally, Torino piece together a threatening attack as Linetty's through ball sets up Belotti, but he fails to connect with the shot and it trickles into the arms of Tatarusanu.

52' 

A cross is fizzed into the path of Belotti but the Torino forward is unable to get the ball under his control. Nevertheless, this has been a bright start to the second half from the visitors.

50' 

Torino, who once again have battled well against one of the so-called 'big clubs' but haven't had the quality to match their endeavour, are preparing a double substitution.

48' 

Torino corner. Pobega, moving away from goal, meets the delivery but it's a difficult header and he can't direct it on target.

  • 2nd Half
46'

Kick-off! We're underway in the second half!

  • Ricardo Rodríguez
    OffAlessandro BuongiornoTorinoRicardo Rodriguez comes on for Buongiorno, meaning only one of the four players booked in the first half remains on the pitch.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2
  • Ricardo Rodríguez
    OnRicardo RodríguezTorino
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Ricardo Rodriguez comes on for Buongiorno, meaning only one of the four players booked in the first half remains on the pitch.

  • Theo Hernandez
    OffPierre KaluluAC MilanKululu, who was also booked, is replaced by Theo Hernandez.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against1
  • Theo Hernandez
    OnTheo HernandezAC Milan
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Kululu, who was also booked, is replaced by Theo Hernandez.

  • Simon Kjær
    OffAlessio RomagnoliAC MilanRomagnoli, on a yellow card, makes way for Simon Kjaer in Milan's defence.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls against1Free Kicks2
  • Simon Kjær
    OnSimon KjærAC Milan
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Romagnoli, on a yellow card, makes way for Simon Kjaer in Milan's defence.

  • End of 1st Half
HT

Half-time: AC Milan lead Torino by a goal-to-nil, Olivier Giroud's 14th-minute goal the decisive moment in a scrappy first half.

Milan celebrate
45'

Close! Milan win a free-kick on the right flank after Saelemaekers is fouled by Buongiorno. Tonali's delivery is met by the glancing head of Krunic but it drops just wide of the far post he was searching for!

43' 

Giroud is dragged into a wide position and tries to whack the ball off a defender to win a corner but fails to do so. Torino goal-kick. Apart from his goal, I can't remember the Frenchman having a touch in the opposition penalty area tonight.

41' 

Saelemaekers has the chance to shoot from the resulting free-kick but doesn't connect properly with his half-volley. It's well wide.

40' 

Leao pounces on a loose ball in Torino's midfield and proceeds to play a poor through ball that runs through to the goalkeeper. However, he was caught by Lukic in the process and the referee gives Milan a free-kick.

37' 

How to describe the first half? Scrappy.

36' 

Oh dear, Leao will not want to watch this back. Milan break from Torino's inswinging free-kick delivery, the Milan forward can't resist having a pop from a ridiculous angle and to say the effort is wild would be an understatement.

  • Pierre Kalulu
    Yellow cardPierre KaluluAC MilanThe referee produces another yellow card; this time it's brandished to Milan wing-back Kalulu for hauling down Singo.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1
34'

The referee produces another yellow card; this time it's brandished to Milan wing-back Kalulu for hauling down Singo.

33' 

Despite their one-goal lead, Milan haven't got going just yet as evidenced by Leao's scuffed shot a moment ago.

32' 

A scrappy period in the game sees Tonali lose the ball to Singo, who overruns it and concedes possession.

30'

A clean strike from Saelemaekers is straight down the middle for Milinkovic-Savic and the Torino goalkeeper saves comfortably.

28' 

A sustained spell of possession from the visitors is greeted by whistles from the crowd.

26' 

Singo's cross into the Milan penalty area is dying to be finished but Belotti misses his connection and the hosts survive! This is another bright spell for Torino.

  • Wilfried Singo
    Yellow cardWilfried SingoTorinoKalulu goes down; Torino play on but Belotti takes a heavy touch and loses the ball. In a bid to retrieve possession, Singo commits a foul on Leao and is the third player to be booked this evening.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against1
24'

Kalulu goes down; Torino play on but Belotti takes a heavy touch and loses the ball. In a bid to retrieve possession, Singo commits a foul on Leao and is the third player to be booked this evening.

22' 

Leao leads a Milan counter-attack, driving through the middle before switching it to Saelemaekers. Giroud is his only option in the middle but his cross is tame and lands straight into the arms of Milinkovic-Savic.

20' 

Tonali, one of Milan's unsung heroes this season, tries a half-volley but it's blocked by Singo.

18' 

Torino win a free-kick. Brekalo races across the box to get in front of his marker and meet the delivery. But he can't control his header and it's well wide.

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Not a bad start to life in Milan!

15' 

Milan take the lead with their first shot on goal. How will Torino respond?

Alexis Saelemaekers abbraccia Olivier Giroud, Milan-Torino, Getty Images
  • Olivier Giroud
    GoalOlivier GiroudAC MilanGOAL! AC Milan 1-0 Torino (OIivier Giroud): And from nowhere Milan take the lead! Torino's defending is non-existent as Saelemaekers's out-swinger is flicked on by Krunic and Giroud is unmarked at the far post to slot it into an empty net! It's four goals in six games for the Frenchman!
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1
14'

GOAL! AC Milan 1-0 Torino (OIivier Giroud): And from nowhere Milan take the lead! Torino's defending is non-existent as Saelemaekers's out-swinger is flicked on by Krunic and Giroud is unmarked at the far post to slot it into an empty net! It's four goals in six games for the Frenchman!

13' 

After a slow start, Milan win their first corner of the game, Saelemaekers's cross blocked by Aina.

  • Alessio Romagnoli
    Yellow cardAlessio RomagnoliAC MilanAnd now Milan defender Romagnoli has the attention of the referee for a foul on Belotti, which the official deems to be enough for a booking.
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10'

And now Milan defender Romagnoli has the attention of the referee for a foul on Belotti, which the official deems to be enough for a booking.

9' 

Buongiorno competes with Giroud for an aerial ball and the Milan forward falls awkwardly. He had his eye on the ball and the referee doesn't signal for a free-kick never mind produce a second yellow, but he does need to be careful.

8' 

Belotti drifts into a wide area to receive possession before lifting a dangerous cross into the penalty area, but it evades his team mates and Milan clear.

  • Alessandro Buongiorno
    Yellow cardAlessandro BuongiornoTorinoBuongiorno goes into the book for a silly foul on Saelemaekers and now the Torino defender is walking on eggshells for the remaining 85 minutes.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
6'

Buongiorno goes into the book for a silly foul on Saelemaekers and now the Torino defender is walking on eggshells for the remaining 85 minutes.

5' 

It has been a bright start from Torino. Pobega picks up a pocket of space and is invited to have a shot against his parent club, but it's blocked by a defender. You feel the midfielder has a point to prove tonight.

3' 

Linetty wins Torino an early free-kick, drawing the foul from Tonali. Milan stand firm to clear the resulting delivery.

  • 1st Half
1'

Kick-off! After a slight delay, Milan - in their black kit - get the ball rolling!

19:45 

We're running slightly behind in Milan as the players are only making their way onto the pitch just now. Not sure what the hold-up is, but we'll be underway soon.

19:40 

In the reverse fixture last season - back in May this year - Milan ran out 7-0 winners at the Olimpico, with Ante Rebic helping himself to a hat-trick.

19:30 

Kick-off is now just 15 minutes away! As stated below, tonight represents a golden opportunity for Milan to create a gap at the top of the table, if even temporarily. You would fancy them in front of their home supporters, wouldn't you? Torino are 11th but boasting the returning Belotti, they won't be easy opponents.

19:25 

Ivan Juric, Torino boss: "AC Milan are a complete and modern team, with many players perfect for today's football. They are a team that can score goals from anywhere on the pitch and are dangerous on the counterattack. We have to face them as we played against Napoli and Juventus, trying to be a little more concrete: there’s a lot to improve."

Ivan Juric in conferenza stampa alla vigilia di Torino-Genoa - Serie A 2021-22
19:20 

"Torino are a good side and are playing really well at the moment," Pioli is quoted on the official AC Milan website. [Ivan] Juric is doing a fantastic job, as he did with Verona, and it will be a tough game. I expect Torino to be combative and positive, as they have been in recent matches. We know what to expect; they have a strong squad and are doing well. We'll have to play well from a technical standpoint, and we can't let Torino have anything."

Stefano Pioli in conferenza stampa dopo Porto-Milan - Champions League 2021-22
19:15

Did you know? Milan have won each of their last three Serie A matches against Torino by an aggregate score of 10-0: only once have the Rossoneri won more games in a row against the Granata in the competition (five in the early 1950s).

19:00 

A huge boost for the visitors as Andrea Belotti is back to make his first start for two months in Torino's attack. In support are Karol Linetty and Josip Brekalo.

Andrea Belotti durante Fiorentina-Torino - Serie A 2021-22
18:55 

Olivier Giroud leads Milan's attack, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic having to make do with a place on the bench. He's supported in the front three by Rafael Leao and Alexis Saelemaekers. Franck Kessie returns to midfield and Theo Hernandez is back on the bench after recovering from Covid-19.

18:50

Teams - AC Milan XI: Tatarusanu, Kalulu, Tomori, A.Romagnoli, Calabria, Kessie, Tonali, Saelemaekers, Krunic, Leao, Giroud. /// Torino XI: Milinkovic-Savic, Djidji, Bremer, Buongiorno, Singo, Lukic, Pobega, Aina, Linetty, Brekalo, Belotti.

18:45 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of AC Milan's Serie A clash with Torino. Not since 2011 have Rossoneri won the Scudetto, but eight victories from their first nine games have their fans in high hopes. And, with leaders Napoli not in action until Thursday, tonight gives Stefano Pioli's side a chance to move three points clear at the top of the table. It's a big evening at San Siro, so let's grab the team news ahead of this 19:45 kick-off!