By Anna Italia
Follow me in Twitter @ItalianSerieA,
Facebook: Anna Italia Page
51% Ball Possession HELLAS VERONA and 49% Ball Possession AC MILAN
Hellas Verona 1 – 3 AC Milan
87′ Nicolas Lopez 21′ Rafael Marques (own goal)
27′ Keisuke Honda
56′ Keisuke Honda
Serie A Standing AFTER the game:
Hellas Verona, 7th position with 11 points and a negative goal difference of -1
AC Milan, 4th position with 14 points and a positive goal difference of +6
Hellas Verona failing to celebrate another victory against AC Milan at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium. It’s a precious away victory for AC Milan not only to climb the Serie A Standing, but also breaking the tabu. Last season, Verona had a party celebrating their return to Serie A after 11 years and defeating AC Milan in Week 1 with a 2 -1 thanks to the goals by forward Luca Toni while for Milan the goal by Poli.
This season, things starting bad for Verona with the own goal by defender Rafael Marques in the 21st minute while attempting to clear the cross by AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate and instead hits the ball badly scoring against his own goalkeeper! Making matters worst for Verona, ending in a bad way after Referee Paolo Valeri gives a Red Card to defender Rafael Marquez for a second yellow card in the 93rd minute after a foul on midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura.
The last time AC Milan defeated Hellas Verona in Verona was back in the 2001-2002 season with a 1-2 seeing the goals by Muti, Filippo Inzaghi, and Andrea Pirlo. Milan now jumping to the 4th position.
In the 27th minute, the party for AC Milan gaining momentum with forward Keisuke Honda! Yep, there it is the combo El Shaarawy-Honda doing wonders for coach Filippo Inzaghi. El Shaarawy providing the assist to Honda defeating Hellas Verona goalkeeper with a left footed shot in the bottom left corner. It’s the 5th goal this season for Honda.
Let the party continues…. Keisuke Honda after his goal against Hellas Verona to lead the Rossoneri for the victory.
In the 56th minute, another jewel by Keisuke Honda freezing Hellas Verona. This time the assist is by defender Adil Rami following a fast break to Honda towards the center. Honda seeing his golden moment smacking a left footed shot defeating Verona goalkeeper in the bottom left corner. Honda becoming now top scorer along Juventus forward Carlos Tevez with 6 goals each. Way to go for Honda gaining fans almost in every game by showing his worth to those who criticized him before labeling him as just a “marketing player.” Say no more, Honda scoring 6 goals in 7 games……. and counting…
AC Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi congratulating forward Keisuke Honda after the goal against Hellas Verona… golden goal… worth 3 points…
Precedents are even… Out of the 24 games at the Bentegodi Stadium, 8 wins for Hellas Verona, 8 wins for AC Milan and 8 draws. 67 goals scored with 33 goals by Hellas and 34 by AC Milan.
Here is HELLAS VERONA official starting lineup by coach Andrea Mandorlini:
HELLAS VERONA (4-3-3): Rafael; Moras, Marquez, Marques, Agostini; Ionita, Tachtsidis, Hallfredsson; J. Gomez, LucaToni, Jankovic
Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Filippo Inzaghi:
AC MILAN (4-3-3): Christian Abbiati; Ignazio Abate, Alex, Rami, De Sciglio; Poli, Essien, Sulley Muntari; Keisuke Honda, Fernando Torres, Stephan El Shaarawy
Click the video to watch Hellas Verona defender Ragael Marques own goal against AC Milan.
Before the game. Disciplinary Situation. No suspended player for HELLAS VERONA.
1 suspended player for AC MILAN: De Jong (1)
After the game. Here is the top scorer for HELLAS VERONA: Tachtsidis and Ionita with 2 goals each
Top scorer for AC MILAN: Keisuke Honda with 6 goals
|Hellas Verona||Goals||Goals||AC Milan|
|Tachtsidis, Panagiotis||2||6||Honda, Keisuke|
|Ionita, Artur||2||3||Menez, Jeremy|
|Toni, Luca||1||2||Muntari, Sulley|
Here are the last 3 games of HELLAS VERONA: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loat
|04/10/14||SA||Verona – Cagliari||1:0||Round 6|
|27/09/14||SA||Roma – Verona||2:0||Round 5|
|24/09/14||SA||Verona – Genoa||2:2||Round 4|
Here are the last 3 games of AC MILAN: 1 win, 2 draws
|04/10/14||SA||Milan – Chievo||2:0||Round 6|
|28/09/14||SA||Cesena – Milan||1:1||Round 5|
|23/09/14||SA||Empoli – Milan||2:2||Round 4|
Click the video to watch the highlights of the match Hellas Verona vs AC Milan on Sunday 19 October 2014, Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium, Verona, Italy
Click the video to watch the commentaries from DIRETTA STADIO by Tiziano Crudelli on Hellas Verona – AC Milan
Photos of the game Hellas Verona vs AC Milan courtesy of acmilan.com
AC Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi running to congratulate forward Keisuke Honda after scoring
AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy providing the assist for Keisuke Honda’s goal
AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez in action….
AC Milan players celebrating ater the game the victory claiming 3 points at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium
2014 – 2015 Italian Serie A Week 7
Hellas Verona – AC Milan
Sunday 19 October 2014
Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium
Referee: Paolo VALERI
Assistants: GIALLATINI – MARRAZZO
Fourth Official: MARZALONI
Official formations – lineups:
Sent off: 93′ Marquez (V) after 2 yellow cards.
Booked: Agostini (V), Honda (M) e Tachtsidis (V)
|Hellas Verona||Match Stats||AC Milan|
|22(8)||Shots (on goal)||12(5)|