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62% Ball Possession AC MILAN and 38% Ball Possession TORINO
AC Milan 1 – 1 Torino
49′ Adil Rami 17′ Ciro Immobile
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
AC Milan, 9th position with 28 points and a positive goal difference of +3
Torino, 8th position with 32 points and a positive goal difference of +7
AC Milan failing to win this home game hoping to climb the Serie A table while Torino causing an upset in San Siro with this draw. Milan were looking for the third consecutive win with Seedorf. On Week 3 the game at the Olimpico di Torino Stadium ended: Torino 2 – 2 AC Milan
Cold water in San Siro in the 17th minute! Following a fast break, Torino opening the score following a fast break seeing defender Emiliano Moretti making the assist towards the left side to forward Ciro Immobile defeating AC Milan goalkeeper with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner.
Immediately, AC Milan reacting in the 19th minute with a goal opportunity! First the action started by Kaka passsing the ball to Robinho who attempts a right footed shot seeing it blocked. The action still going with forward Giampaolo Pazzini attempting an overhead kick with a right footed shot and is miraculously saved by Torino goalkeeper Daniele Padelli in the center.
First half ends 68% ball possession AC Milan and 38% ball possession Torino
Second half starts without changes…
There you go…. the equalizer goal in the 49th minute. The assist by midfielder Sulley Muntari to French defender Adil Rami defeating Torino goalkeeper Padelli with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner… though it seems there is a slight deviation by Torino defender Kamil Glik. Rami running towards the bench to celebrate with defender Philippe Mexes. French power in action.
Torino making a substitution in the 53rd minute with midfielder Omar El Kaddouri replacing midfielder Alexander Farnerud
Milan scoring in the 59th minute with forward Robinho getting the assist by Kaka. Yet, immediately, Referee Damato ruled out the goal for offside. Robinho cannot believe his luck!
AC Milan making a substitution in the 63rd minute. Midfielder Nigel De Jong replacing midfielder Sulley Muntari
De Jong seeing his right footed shot saved in the 64th minute by Torino goalkeeper Padelli in the center.
Torino with a substitution in the 69th minute. Midfielder Jasmin Kurtic replacing Migjen Basha.
In the 75th minute, forward Riccardo Saponara replacing forward Robinho
In the 77th minute, a clear chance for Milan and it is wasted. Free kick by midfielder Riccardo Montolivo missing the target not by much!!!
Four minutes added time….
In the 89th minute, the last change for AC Milan. It seems a desperate move by coach Seedorf to find the winner goal. Substitution for fresh energy in the attack. Forward Andrea Petagna replacing forward Keisuke Honda.
Torino with the last substitution in the 93rd minute. Forward Riccardo Meggiorini replacing Alessio Cerci.
Nothing to do… the changes did not work and the game ending with a 1-1 draw.
Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Clarence Seedorf:
AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Abbiati; De Sciglio, Bonera, Rami, Emanuelson; Muntari, Montolivo; Robinho, Honda, Kakà; Pazzini.
Here is TORINO official starting lineup by coach Giampiero Ventura:
Torino (3-5-2): Padelli; Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti; Darmian, Basha, Vives, Farnerud, Masiello; Ciro Immobile, Cerci.
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Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for AC MILAN: Forward Mario Balotelli with 9 goals
Top scorer for TORINO: Forwards Alessio Cerci and Ciro Immobile with 10 goals each
|Balotelli, Mario||9||10||Cerci, Alessio|
|Muntari, Sulley||4||3||Farnerud, Alexander|
|Robinho||3||2||El Kaddouri, Omar|
|Montolivo, Riccardo||2||2||Brighi, Matteo|
Disciplinary Situation: 1 suspended player for AC MILAN: Mario Balotelli
1 suspended player for TORINO: Gillet (until 16/8/2014)
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of AC MILAN: 2 wins, 1 lost
Here are the last 3 games of TORINO: 2 wins, 1 draw
Click the video to watch the highlights of the game, AC MILAN vs TORINO on Saturday 1 February 2014 at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy for the Serie A Week 22
Click the video to watch the commentaries from DIRETTA STADIO by Tiziano Crudelli on the game Milan – Torino
AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf applauds and encourages the team to keep moving
Photo LaPresse, torinofc.it
Torino coach Giampiero Ventura maybe wondering that they had it so close, yet, Milan managing to equalize.
AC Milan defender Adil Rami with a right footed shot while Torino midfielder Giuseppe Vives attempts to clear
Adil Rami running to celebrate after scoring the equalizer goal
AC Milan 1 – 1 Torino
Week 22, Twenty Second Round
Saturday 1 February 2014
San Siro Stadium
Assistants: VUOTO – TASSO
Fourth Official: GRILLI
Goals: 17′ Ciro Immobile (T), 49′ Adil Rami (M)
Official formations – lineups:
Abbiati; De Sciglio, Bonera, Rami, Emanuelson; Muntari (63′ De
Jong), Montolivo; Honda (89′ Petagna), Kakà, Robinho (75′ Saponara); Pazzini.
Subs not used: (Amelia, Gabriel, Mexes, Abate, Zaccardo,
Constant, Cristante, Essien).
Coach: Clarence Seedorf.
Padelli; Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti; Darmian, Basha (69′ Kurtic), Farnerud (53′ El Kaddouri), Vives, Masiello; Cerci
(93′ Meggiorini), Immobile.
Subs not used: (Berni, Gomis, Rodriguez, Bovo,
Pasquale, Tachtsidis, Barreto).
Coach: Giampiero Ventura
AC Milan 1 – 1 Torino
| AC Milan
|| Match Stats
|23(6)||Shots (on goal)||6(2)|
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