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1 vs 1
Played
October 31, 2013 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ A. Damato‎
Attendance:‬ 30212‎
 
54′ Kaká
Top of the Match
Kaká
Kaká
Milan
Kaká
Kaká
Milan
Flop of the Match
Hernanes
Hernanes
Lazio
Massimiliano Allegri
Massimiliano Allegri

AC Milan 1-1 Lazio: Ciani denies hosts victory

Kaka scored an excellent opener for the Rossoneri, but the hosts were unable to hold on and they dropped points again by conceding in the second half

Miroslav Klose Cristian Zapata Milan Lazio Serie A
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AC Milan poor run of results continued as Lazio held them to a 1-1 draw at San Siro on Wednesday.

The Brazilian combined with Mario Balotelli nine minutes after the interval, sending a sumptuous curling effort into the top right corner in a true moment of quality in an otherwise dour affair.

It was Kaka's first goal of the season, and one incredibly similar to a strike he netted against the same opponents in a 4-1 win back in September 2008.

But it was not enough for Milan to seal three points as Michael Ciani headed home from an Antonio Candreva cross with 18 minutes to go to secure his side a point.

Kaka was given just his second league start of the season as Massimiliano Allegri made four changes from Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Parma, while Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic also rotated heavily.

Just five Lazio players who started the club's 2-0 win over Cagliari survived, with German striker Miroslav Klose – who came off the bench to score on Sunday – among the new inclusions.

Balotelli, who came in for criticism from Allegri after his performance on Sunday, tested Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti as early as the second minute, driving into space before unleashing a shot from 25 yards which the goalkeeper parried low to his right.

Kaka was next to threaten for the hosts, fizzing an effort narrowly over the bar from 20 yards in the 14th minute following a swift counter-attack.

The Brazilian went even closer four minutes later, dragging his shot just wide of the left post after being found inside the box by Sulley Muntari.

As the half wore on the home side assumed total control, but Milan's Riccardo Montolivo saw two thumping drives easily handled by Marchetti.

Klose wasted Lazio's first real chance of the game five minutes after the break, with the veteran's touch letting him down when better control would have seen him with just Milan goalkeeper Gabriel to beat from eight yards.

Four minutes later Kaka put Milan in front, receiving Balotelli's pass from the left before curling an unstoppable shot beyond a helpless Marchetti from 20 yards.

It was not enough to stop the visitors though, who despite showing little attacking threat, equalised with 18 minutes to go.

French defender Caini was the scorer, rising unchallenged to glance home Candreva's cross from the right from six yards.

Klose, with eight minutes to go, had a chance to secure Lazio's first away league win against Milan since August 1989, but his tame effort was straight at Gabriel, as both sides shared the spoils.



Milan

59
Gabriel
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
2.50
17
Cristian Zapata
Defender
3.00
20
Ignazio Abate
Defender
2.00
81
2.50
4
Sulley Muntari
Midfielder
32′ 75′
2.50
14
Valter Birsa
Midfielder
75′
2.50
18
Riccardo Montolivo
Midfielder
57′
3.00
34
Nigel De Jong
Midfielder
3.00
22
Kaká
Midfielder
54′ 84′
4.00
45
2.50

Lazio

3.00
22
4.00
2
3.00
26
Stefan Radu
Defender
34′
3.00
39
1.50
-
Hernanes
Midfielder
46′
3.00
15
3.00
24
3.00
27
Lorik Cana
Midfielder
62′
3.00
87
2.00
11
2.00
34

Substitutes

1
Marco Amelia
Goalkeeper
 - 
35
 - 
21
Kevin Constant
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
8
 - 
16
Andrea Poli
Midfielder
75′
3.00
24
 - 
28
 - 
7
Robinho
Striker
84′
 - 
32
2.50
9
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Etrit Berisha
Goalkeeper
 - 
95
 - 
-
Josip Elez
Defender
 - 
7
 - 
10
Ederson
Midfielder
 - 
17
3.00
23
Ogenyi Onazi
Midfielder
46′
 - 
14
 - 
45
3.00
99

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0