Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Torino, 15th position with 18 points and a negative goal difference of -6
AC Milan, 8th position with 25 points and a positive goal difference of +6
AC Milan failing to win the away game against Torino after losing the home game last week against Sassuolo last week in San Siro. Torino never backed down and at the ended managed to equalize in the 81st minute. Simply put, AC Milan looking their chances to grab the 3rd position disappearing. Milan played in the last 45 minutes with 10 players.
Things started bad for Torino as Referee Gianluca Rocchi gives a penalty to AC Milan in the 3rd minute conceded by Torino defender Kamil Glik after a foul on AC Milan forward Jérémy Menez inside the penalty area. Jeremy converting the penalty defeating Torino goalkeeper with a right footed shot in the high center. It’s the 9th goal this season by Menez.
In the 16th minute, Referee Rocchi giving a yellow card to Torino defender Kamil Glik after a foul on AC Milan forward Jérémy Menez.
Referee Rocchi giving a yellow card in the 42nd minute to AC Milan forward M’baye Niang after a foul on Torino defender Emiliano Moretti.
Not a good way to end the first half. Problems now for AC Milan as Referee Rocchi giving the second yellow card to defender Mattia De Sciglio after a foul on Torino midfielder Matteo Darmian. Milan will play the second half with 10 players.
A move by coach Filippo Inzaghi to adjust the team after the sent out of De Sciglio is to make a substitution before ending the first half in the 45th minute. Defender Ignazio Abate replacing forward M’baye Niang.
Torino making a substitution in the 81st minute replacing midfielder Matteo Darmian with Facundo Lescano.
Torino equalizing the score in the 81st minute. It’s a redemption goal by defender Kamil Glik after he had conceded the penalty in the 3rd minute. Now, Torino fans applauding Glik who defeated AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez with a headed shot in the bottom left corner. The assist is by Bruno Peres. This is the 5th goal for Glik in this season.
The awaited debut and pressure for the ex Torino forward Alessio Cerci who joined Milan on loan from Atletico de Madrid this month to lead his new team. Cerci played for Torino from 2012 to 2014 making 71 appearances and scoring 21 goals. Other ex Torino players include defender Ignazio Abate (at Torino during the 2008-09 season), goalkeeper Christian Abbiati (at Torino in the 2006-07 season).
Ex AC Milan players now with Torino include Matteo Darmian (came through the AC Milan Youth Sector. At Milan until 2009), Antonio Nocerino (at Milan from the 2011-12 season until the 2013-14 season).
Here is TORINO official starting lineup by coach Giampiero Ventura:
Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Filippo Inzaghi:
AC MILAN (4-3-3): Diego Lopez; De Sciglio, Mexes, Rami, Armero; Montolivo, De Jong, Muntari; Niang, Menez, Bonaventura.
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LAST 5 MATCHES IN THE FIRST PART OF THE SEASON:
Season 2013/2014: Torino-Milan 2-2, Round 3.
Season 2012/2013: Torino-Milan 2-4, Round 16.
Season 2008/2009: Torino-Milan 2-2, Round 13.
Season 2001/2002: Torino-Milan 1-0, Round 10.
Season 1994/1995: Torino-Milan 0-0, Round 11.
Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for TORINO Kamil Glik with 5goals
Top scorer for AC MILAN: Forward Jeremy Menez with 9 goals
|Glik, Kamil||5||9||Menez, Jeremy|
|Quagliarella, Fabio||4||6||Honda, Keisuke|
|Peres, Bruno||1||3||Bonaventura, Giacomo|
|Martinez, Josef||1||2||Muntari, Sulley|
|Darmian, Matteo||1||2||de Jong, Nigel|
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of TORINO: 1 win, 2 draws
|06/01/15||SA||Chievo – Turin||0:0||Round Round 17|
|21/12/14||SA||Turin – Genoa||2:1||Round Round 16|
|15/12/14||SA||Empoli – Turin||0:0||Round Round 15|
Here are the last 3 games of AC MILAN: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
|06/01/15||SA||Milan – Sassuolo||1:2||Round 17|
|30/12/14||CFG||Real Madrid – Milan||2:4||Friendly|
|20/12/14||SA||Roma – Milan||0:0||Round 16|
Click the video to watch the highlight of the game TORINO vs AC MILAN, Saturday 10 January 2015, Serie A Week 18
Photos Torino vs AC Milan courtesy of acmilan.com
AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez celebrating after converting the penalty against Torino
Torino forward Fabio Quagliariella challenging AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo
One on one to control the ball here AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes with Torino forward Fabio Quagliarella
Torino midfielder Alexander Farnerud controlling the ball on a fast run
AC Milan forward M’baye Niang challenged by 2 Torino players
AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi giving instructions to his players … move forward…..
AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez punching the ball away
Torino 1 – 1 AC Milan
Saturday 10 January 2015
Olimpico di Torino Stadium
Asssistants: POSADO – STALLONE
Fourth Official: CRISPO
Goals: 3′ Jérémy Menez (pen)(M), 81′ Kamil Glik (T)
Official formations – lineups:
|Torino||Match Stats||AC Milan|
|26(5)||Shots (on goal)||8(1)|