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  • September 9, 2011
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 55000
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Live Commentary

  • That'll do it here as the match ends 2-2. An exciting first half that featured all four goals led to a bid more subdued second half. I'm Seth Vertelney and I'll see you all soon.
  • 90' + 6'
    Yellow Card Antonio Cassano
  • 90' + 5'
    Oh my, Milan wins a corner with 10 seconds to go, and the referee blows his whistle at the exact five minute mark, not allowing the home side to get off one final corner kick. Cassano is not happy and gets a yellow for his troubles.
  • 90' + 3'
    Oh dear, the ball drops kindly for Pato, who blasts over from the top of the box. The Brazilian has been pretty much invisible since he came on
  • 90' + 2'
    Ledesma is nearly slipped through, but good defending from Thiago Silva prevents the Lazio man from getting a shot off
  • 90'
    Five minutes of injury time to go here
  • 85'
    SubstitutionHernanes Matuzalem
  • 85'
    Ibrahimovic is played behind the Lazio defense, but his low shot is well saved by Bizarri
  • 82'
    Ibra sends in a good cross from the left, but no Milan players attack it in the box and it's cleared easily
  • 80'
    SubstitutionStefano Mauri Senad Lulic
  • 80'
    Yellow Card Stefano Mauri
  • 80'
    Lazio's realized that it needed more men behind the ball this half or else it would be torn apart by Milan. Much less action in the second half.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionKevin-Prince Boateng Alexandre Pato
  • 73'
    Cassano slips Ibrahimovic through, but Brocchi tracks back well and is able to put the Swede off enough so that his shot flies wide
  • 68'
    SubstitutionMiroslav Klose Á. González
  • 68'
    SubstitutionAlberto Aquilani Antonio Nocerino
  • 66'
    Great chance for Lazio! Horrible giveaway by Van Bommel and Cisse is played through by a long pass. He gets by Abbiati, but Nesta tracks back to avoid a certain goal
  • 64'
    Then Boateng gets a shot off from a Cassano pass, but it's saved by Bizarri.
  • 63'
    Ibrahimovic chips the ball to Cassano in the box, who strikes off the base of the near post and out of play. Best chance of the half thus far
  • 60'
    Ibrahimovic is really pulling the strings in Milan's attack, but Lazio has committed more men behind the ball this half, looking to stifle the home side
  • 55'
    Stuttering start to the second half, with a few injuries and fouls robbing the match of any rhythm.
  • 51'
    The Ghanaian is able to continue
  • 50'
    Now Boateng is injured after diving for a header and landing hard on his shoulder.
  • 48'
    Yellow Card Andrè Dias
  • 47'
    Cassano JUST WIDE! Good right-footed strike almost finds the far post
  • 46'
    The second half is underway!
  • That's the half and what a half it's been! Milan has come back from 2-0 down to level the match at two. Not a lot of defense, but plenty of entertainment in this one.
  • 42'
    Both teams have not committed to getting men behind the ball in this one, leading to a very wide open affair thus far
  • 38'
    Yellow Card Mark van Bommel
  • 36'
    Lazio should have re-taken the lead there. Konko with a great run, centers for Hernanes who misses the goal completely from the penalty spot
  • 35'
    Crazy game, this one. More goals to come also, I'd think
  • 33'
    Assist Alberto Aquilani
  • 33'
    Goal Antonio Cassano
  • 33'
    THERE'S THE EQUALIZER! Cassano with a header off a corner and it's 2-2!
  • 30'
    Great interplay from Milan as Aquilani clips a ball over the Lazio defense for Cassano, who squares to Ibra for the simple tap-in. Game on
  • 29'
    Assist Antonio Cassano
  • 29'
    Goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • 29'
    GOAL MILAN! Ibrahimovic has got one back for the home side!
  • 23'
    Mauri is given space to curl in a cross with his left foot from the right side and Cisse runs through the Milan defense to glance a header past Abbiati. What a start for the visitors
  • 21'
    Assist Stefano Mauri
  • 21'
    Goal Djibril Cissé
  • 21'
    ANOTHER GOAL LAZIO! This time is Djibril Cisse with a header and it's 2-0!
  • 20'
    Gattuso has had to go off injured and Van Bommel is in to replace him
  • 19'
    SubstitutionG. Gattuso Mark van Bommel
  • 18'
    Good tracking back by Antonini saved a goal there
  • 17'
    Horrible mix-up from Gattuso and Nesta allows Cisse to have a great chance, his shot is spilled by Abbiati, but Klose can't quite steer the rebound home
  • 13'
    The German international shows fabulous control on a lifted through ball to get by Nesta and cracks a low, left-footed finish to open the scoring
  • 12'
    Assist Stefano Mauri
  • 12'
    Goal Miroslav Klose
  • 12'
    GOAL LAZIO and is the new boy Miroslav Klose!
  • 11'
    Cracking start to this match. End to end stuff
  • 8'
    CHANCE MILAN! Incredible blind through ball from Ibrahimovic finds Aquilani who is through on goal but gets too close to Lazio keeper Bizarri and his shot is saved
  • 7'
    Excellent determined play from Gattuso earns Milan a free-kick
  • 5'
    Ledesma gets off an early long-range strike which goes just over the bar. Decent start here for the visitors
  • 2'
    Lazio off to a flying start with Cisse down the left flank looking dangerous early
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • Afternoon ladies and gents, Seth Vertelney here to take you through the curtain-raiser of the 2011-12 Serie A season, Lazio at Milan