By Anna Italia
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49% Ball Possession AC MILAN and 51% Ball Possession PARMA
AC Milan 2 – 4 Parma
56′ Adil Rami 9′ A. Cassano (pen)
76′ Mario Balotelli (pen) 51′ A. Cassano
95′ Jonathan Biabiany
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Serie A Standing AFTER the game:
AC Milan, 11th position with 35 points and a positive goal difference of -1
Parma, 6th position with 46 points and a positive goal difference of +14
It’s a black crisis, a turmoil, a disaster season for AC Milan falling from grace. There are only 10 more games to play. Milan not only eliminated from the Champions League, but not even able to redeem themselves and instead of defeating Parma at the San Siro Stadium, BAM! A slap with 4 goals!
AC Milan won’t be in the Champions League next season, not even Europa League….. this defeat brings down Milan from the 10th to the 11th position while Parma are rocking big time towards a spot in Europa League.
AC Milan starting with the wrong foot. Imagine, in the 5th minute, Referee Domenico Celi grants a penalty to Parma conceded by Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati for a foul on Parma forward Ezequiel Schelotto. Problems starting for Milan coach Clarence Seedorf not having enough time to see second goalkeeper Marco Amelia warm up and readjust his lineup. The sacrificed was midfielder Michael Essien to make space for Amelia. Taking the penalty spot is the “ex” Antonio Cassano and you bet he must had pray to convert it, and yes, he did! Cassano defeating goalkeeper Amelia with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner in the 9th minute.
Milan equalizing in the 56th minute following a corner with assist by Kaka to midfielder Adil Rami for the headed goal in the bottom right corner.
Milan shortening the distance in the 76th minute when Referee Celi granting a penalty conceded by Parma midfielder Joel Obi for a foul on Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo. Taking the penalty spot is forward Mario Balotelli defeating Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner.
Also, a memorable moment for forward Amauri with a brilliant right footed goal in the 78th minute with assist by Schelotto. Parma again taking the lead.
Adding more pain to the injury, Jonathan Biabiany scoring the 4th goal in the 95th minute! Biabiany defeating goalkeeper Amelia with a headed shot to the center…. by now, a black curtain falling in San Siro. Simply put, only praises for Parma and whistles for Milan….
What else to say for this chaotic Milan? Do I blame Seedorf? Not at
all, this “poor” Milan is a result of former coach Massimiliano
Allegri and cannot even understand how in the world Allegri thought
midfielder Andrea Pirlo was not good for Milan…. mamma mia!!!
it was the time for redemption for the ex AC Milan player forward
Antonio Cassano. Yep, Cassano slapping his ex team scoring 2 goals! A
joyous moment for him, and for Coach Roberto Donadoni.
Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Clarence Seedorf:
AC MILAN (4-2-3-1):
Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Bonera, Emanuelson; Essien, De Jong; Poli,
Montolivo, Kakà; Balotelli.
Here is PARMA official starting lineup by coach Roberto Donadoni:
Mirante; Cassani, Felipe, Lucarelli, Molinaro; Acquah, Marchionni, Parolo; Biabiany, Cassano, Schelotto.
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Disciplinary Situation before the match: 1 suspended player for AC MILAN: De Sciglio (1)
1 suspended player for PARMA: Paletta (1)
Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for AC MILAN: Forward Mario Balotelli with 11 goals
Top scorer for PARMA: Forward Antonio Cassano with 11 goals
|Balotelli, Mario||11||11||Cassano, Antonio|
|Birsa, Valter||2||2||Palladino, Raffaele|
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of AC MILAN: 3 lost
Here are the last 3 games of PARMA: 2 wins, 1 draw
Click the video to watch the highlights of the match, AC Milan vs Parma, Sunday 16 March 2014, San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy, Serie A Week 28
Click the video to watch the commentaries from Diretta Stadio by Tiziano Crudelli on Milan – Parma
Obi committing a foul on Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo conceding the penalty.
Assistants: CRISPO – SCHENONE
Fourth Official: POSADO
Goals: 9′ A. Cassano (pen) (P), 51′ A. Cassano (P), 56′ Adil Rami (M), 76′ Mario Balotelli (pen) (M), 78′ Amauri (P), 95′ Jonathan Biabiany (P)
Official formations – starting lineups:
AC MILAN (4-2-3-1):
Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Bonera (66′ Pazzini), Emanuelson
(53′ Rami); Essien (8′ Amelia), De Jong; Poli,
Montolivo, Kakà; Balotelli.
Subs not used: Amelia, Zaccardo, Zapata,
Silvestre, Mexes, Constant, Muntari, Taarabt, Honda, Saponara, Robinho.
Coach: Clarence Seedorf.
Mirante; Cassani, Felipe, Lucarelli, Molinaro; Acquah (80′
Munari), Marchionni (72′. Obi), Parolo; Biabiany, Cassano (63′ Amauri), Schelotto.
Subs not used: Bajza, Pavarini, Galloppa,
Gobbi, Sall, Rossini, Nyantakyi, Palladino, Cerri.
Booked: – Bonera,
Mexes, Marchionni, Obi, Rami. 6th minute AC Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati got a red card leaving the team with 10 players.
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|| Match Stats
|13(3)||Shots (on goal)||20(6)|
What do you think of the results? Which players surprised you or disappointed you and why?