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Coppa Italia

  • 21 April 2011
  • • 00:15
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: A. De Marco
  • • Attendance: 20022

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 3'
    Gattuso gets booked for a foul on Ilicic. It means he will miss the return leg on May 10 in Palermo.
  • 90' + 1'
    Gattuso gets booked for a foul on Ilicic. It means he will miss the return leg on May 10 in Palermo.
  • 90'
    Yellow Card G. Gattuso
  • 90'
    There will be three minutes of added time at San Siro.
  • 88'
    Both teams looking for a winner as Miccoli tries to dictate the play for Palermo.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionJavier Pastore Fabrizio Miccoli
  • 86'
    Less than five minutes remain at San Siro and the game is delicately poised as Sirigu saves from Pirlo.
  • 84'
    Great save from Amelia on Ilicic who shoots from an impossible angle and almost scores.
  • 82'
    Yellow Card Sokratis Papastathopoulos
  • 82'
    Gattuso comes on for Milan, suggesting Allegri will settle for a draw.
  • 81'
    SubstitutionKevin-Prince Boateng G. Gattuso
  • 80'
    Ibrahimovic goes down in the box and Milan demand a penalty, but the referee tells him to get up following Cassani's challenge.
  • 78'
    Just when Milan seemed on the back foot, substitute Emanuelson, who came on earlier for Seedorf, has got his side going again. It's game on now as both teams race towards the finish.
  • 76'
    Goal Urby Emanuelson
  • 76'
    GOAL! Milan equalise with Emanuelson who finds a loose ball at his feet and fires home from close range following good work from Ibrahimovic.
  • 75'
    Allegri is not happy as he comes off the bench. He is asking Boateng if he is tired, but the player doesn't answer clearly. He does look a little worn as Milan continue to labour.
  • 73'
    Ohhhh! What a break by Palermo which ends with Bovo volleying just wide of the mark. Milan escape once again. Allegri's men are just unable to deal with the speed of Palermo on the counter.
  • 71'
    Flamini looks up and shoots with his right from outside the box, but he drags his effort way wide of goal as Ibrahimovic looks at him in frustration as he was free ahead.
  • 69'
    Oddo does well under pressure as he wins the ball from Pastore to start a Milan break, but the move fizzles out.
  • 67'
    Migliaccio brings down Antonini; free kick to Milan on the edge of the box. Pirlo finds Oddo who goes for the volley, but he hits it into the stands. A terrible effort from the defender.
  • 65'
    Robinho's introduction for Cassano appears to have injected some hope into Milan as Ibrahimovic heads wide from a corner.
  • 63'
    SubstitutionAntonio Cassano Robinho
  • 63'
    Good closing down from Oddo on Pastore after Pirlo gives away possession. Palermo happy to soak up and hit Milan on the break.
  • 61'
    Pirlo tries to spark Milan into life, but there is no pace in their play compared to a vibrant Palermo.
  • 59'
    Hernandez and Pastore are causing all types of trouble for Milan as Palermo grow in stature. They are in command and in control. The homeside are offering very little. Cassano is struggling.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionC. Seedorf Urby Emanuelson
  • 57'
    Ohhh! Far too casual from Milan as Hernandez is in again, but only a great challenge from Thiago Silva saves the day.
  • 55'
    Allegri is furious as Seedorf comes off for Emanuelson. The Milan coach is shaking his head with the way his side have gone downhill.
  • 53'
    Goal Abel Hernández
  • 53'
    GOAL! Palermo take the lead through Hernandez. Palermo break with Pastore who leads the charge and plays the ball into Hernandez who beats Amelia brilliantly with a fierce diagonal strike into the top corner. What a goal!
  • 51'
    Ohhh! Good save from Sirigu on Antonini who shoots first time from Ibrahimovic's pass, but the Italian goalkeeper does well to get down to his right post.
  • 49'
    Miccoli warms up down on the touchline as he looks for some action as Rossi suggests more changes are in line.
  • 47'
    Free kick to Milan as Ilicic fouls Cassano. Pirlo takes it, the Rossoneri continue to press their opponents. Palermo break with Hernandez who clears.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionM. Pinilla Josip Iličič
  • 45'
    Milan get the game back under way. Ilicic has come on for Palermo in place of Pinilla.
  • 45'
    Ohhh! Great save from Sirigu who gets down low to his left to save a shot from Ibrahimovic following Oddo's cross from the right. And that's where the half ends.
  • 43'
    Milan maintain possession towards the end of the half.
  • 41'
    Great run by Pastore who beats two defenders and shoots across goal to bring out a fingertip save from Amelia. Great effort from 'El Flaco' as Milan get away with it again.
  • 39'
    Flamini rifles one from distance, but Sirigu gets down well to save to his left post.
  • 37'
    Allegri disagrees with an offiside decision on Ibrahimovic following Pirlo's long ball, but the call is the right one.
  • 35'
    Ohhh! Pinilla fires just wide from inside the box following great play by Palermo. Milan escape.
  • 31'
    Hernandez turns and tries the left-foot shot from outside the box, but it's weak and easy for Amelia who makes the save.
  • 29'
    Great skills by Cassano who tees up Boateng. He smashes the ball with his right foot. Powerful, but over the bar.
  • 27'
    Corner to Milan. It's taken short, great cross from Seedorf, but Sokratis cannot get to the ball.
  • 25'
    Penalty appeals from Milan are waved on as Antonini goes down in the box under his own momentum after racing for the ball with Cassani. Good decision.
  • 23'
    Ohhh! great move by Milan as Ibrahimovic plays it over the top first time for Cassano, but he is just offside. It was close, but he is off.
  • 21'
    Allegri tells his players to move the ball faster as they are predictable when they slow down. He is not happy.
  • 19'
    Palermo attack with Cassani, but Pirlo intercepts and brings the ball away from danger. Cassano wants the ball, but he drifts offside, allowing the Rosanero to recover.
  • 17'
    Palermo are giving Milan trouble now after getting themselves back in contention. The game's tempo has settled slightly as Milan try to find a way to lead.
  • 15'
    Sokratis clearly at fault for Palermo's goal as he failed to follow the runner, in this case Pastore. Allegri is furious as he had warned the defender before.
  • 14'
    Goal Javier Pastore
  • 14'
    GOAL! Pastore gets Palermo back in it with a great finish from Pinilla's through ball over Milan's static defence.
  • 13'
    Excellent movement from Cassano who exchanges passes with Ibrahimovic, but the return ball is sloppy, leaving Sirigu to gather for Palermo.
  • 11'
    Great cross from Pastore on the right as he feeds Pinilla, but his header is straight at Amelia. Allegri annoyed with Sokratis who fails to mark his man.
  • 9'
    Free kick Milan. Pirlo chips it towards Ibrahimovic who makes the run and tries the overhead kick, but he misses completely.
  • 7'
    Pastore plays it to Pinilla, but he gives the ball away as Milan dominate. It's the worst possible start for Palermo who are struggling against Allegri's men who are moving the ball around well.
  • 5'
    It's Ibrahimovic's first goal in three months. His last was against Catania. What a start by the Rossoneri.
  • 4'
    Goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • 3'
    GOAL! Milan take the lead through Ibrahimovic. Oddo crosses deep, and the striker tucks in behind Goian to finish well at the far post.
  • 1'
    Palermo get the game underway at San Siro and try to maintain possession early on. Pressure from both teams as the first touches of the ball are exchanged.
  • Milan are in their red and black home kit. Palermo all in white as the Italian national anthem is played before kick off.
  • The stadium is less than a quarter full with just 20,000 fans expected tonight.
  • Palermo line up in 4-3-1-2: Sirigu; Cassani, Goian, Bovo, Balzaretti; Migliaccio,Acquah, Nocerino; Pastore; Pinilla, Hernandez.
  • Here is the official starting XI for Milan: 4-3-1-2: Amelia; Oddo, Thiago Silva, Papastathopoulos, Antonini; Seedorf, Pirlo, Flamini; Boateng; Ibrahimovic, Cassano.
  • Hello and welcome to's live commentary of the Coppa Italia semi final, first-leg between Milan and Palermo at San Siro.