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Played
October 4, 2009 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia - Bergamo
Referee:‬ Rocchi‎
 
90′ +6
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90′ +5
With seconds left, Milan move forward with Favalli's long ball, Ambrosini scuffs his shot and the referee blow the final whistle. Ten-man Atalanta hold Milan to a 1-1 draw.
 
90′ +3
Pato makes inroads into the area and goes to ground a bit too easily after a challenge. The referee waves play on.
 
90′ +2
Yellow Card Simone Padoin
 
90′ +2
Milan are looking for an opening. Everyone but Storari is in the Atalanta half.
 
89′
Atalanta go on the counter again, Garics beats two men and lays off for Padoin. The midfielder goes down after Zambrotta's challenge! NO PENALTY! Milan go on the counter and Seedorf has space in the box, but Consigli is there again! An exciting ending to this match.
 
86′
Atalanta try to respond through Ceravolo. However, his strike from around 30 yards is well over the bar. Milan go back the other way, but Ambrosini is halted for an offside.
 
84′
Curse of the commentator! Nesta chips a ball over the top and Ronaldinho chests down and dispatches the ball past Consigli, who is finally beaten.
 
83′
Goal Ronaldinho
 
83′
Seedorf once again tries from long range, but it does not trouble Consigli. Milan need more ingenuity and to attack with more pace!
 
81′
Zambrotta slips sending Atalanta on the counter. They eventually slow things down and keep the ball, getting it all the way back to their goalkeeper and wasting precious time for Milan.
 
79′
Good performances tonight from Consigli and Doni, before he was subbed, for Atalanta. The best of the lot for Milan has probably been Clarence Seedorf.
 
77′
Milan are applying loads of pressure in search of an equaliser and Seedorf collects in the area and his effort is deflected just past the post. The corner comes to nothing as Atalanta continue to camp out in their own half.
 
74′
Madness! Ronaldinho's low drive is parried by Consigli and Pato's followup comes back off the bar!
 
73′
Substitution Jaime Valdes Federico Peluso
 
72′
Another decent save by Consigli. Nesta plays through Seedorf, but the Dutchman's toe-poke is too close to the goalkeeper and it's a missed chance for the Rossoneri. Time is running out for them and likely Leonardo.
 
71′
Ronaldinho is certainly not in vintage form. He waits too long on the ball and then fouls when he is dispossessed.
 
70′
Yellow Card Ronaldinho
 
69′
Dangerous delivery from Guarente on a freekick, Ambrosini misses the clearance, but Manfredini misses the connection and the chance goes begging!
 
67′
Nesta makes a professional foul to stop the counter and earns a booking for his efforts.
 
66′
Substitution Gennaro Ivan Gattuso Massimo Ambrosini
 
66′
Consigli makes another stop! He's earning his wage today. Ronaldinho's whips in a freekick and the shot stopper palms it away.
 
65′
Yellow Card Alessandro Nesta
 
64′
Nesta's cross from the right almost accidently finds the top of the net, but Consigli tips it over the bar.
 
64′
Yellow Card Gyorgy Garics
 
64′
Milan cannot break down Atalanta's organised defence and Gattuso resorts to a shot from distance. Suffice to say, that isn't his specialty.
 
61′
A long ball finds Valdes alone on the edge of the box, but Abate rushes back to make a decisive challenge.
 
60′
Substitution Cristiano Doni Fabio Caserta
 
58′
Another fairly disappointing night for Huntelaar, as he is replaced by Inzaghi. Surely with a man advantage, Milan should go for broke.
 
57′
Substitution Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Filippo Inzaghi
 
57′
Gattuso earns a yellow after trying to steal the ball from Doni in midfield. The Atalanta veteran looks in quite a bit of pain as he limps to the sidelines.
 
56′
Yellow Card Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
 
56′
Substitution Simone Tiribocchi Fabio Ceravolo
 
53′
The match is picking up pace and Seedorf tries one of his trademark long range efforts from 25 yards away, but it was always rising and sails over the bar.
 
52′
Ronaldinho's deep corner is headed well wide by Giuseppe Favalli, who was off balance.
 
49′
GREAT SAVE BY CONSIGLI. Pato turned his man in the box and show low and hard, but it's a point black save from the shot stopper!
 
48′
A man down and a goal ahead, the home side have moved Doni back into midfield and left Tiribocchi to toil on his own up front.
 
46′
Milan look to get back into it and kick-off the second-half as Ronaldinho comes in for Flamini.
 
46′
Substitution Mathieu Flamini Ronaldinho
 
45′ +2
That's the end of the first-half. Ten-man Atalanta lead 1-0 after 45 minutes.
 
45′ +1
Great work by Doni, who flies down the right from his own end and earns a corner for the Bergamaschi.
 
44′
Yellow Card Maximiliano Pellegrino
 
43′
OH So close for the home side! Padoin makes Zambrotta look foolish in the right corner and his cross is perfect for Tiribocchi, but the striker shoots well over in space.
 
41′
Yellow Card Thomas Manfredini
 
40′
It was the second yellow for Radovanovic. Atalanta are starting to lose their temper as Manfredini picks up a yellow. Can Milan make their man advantage count?
 
39′
ITS A RED CARD! A very harsh call it seems. Radovanovic pulled down Pato at the half-way line and is immediately sent off. The player is distraught and the fans are letting the referee have it!
 
38′
Yellow/Red Ivan Radovanovic
 
36′
Zambrotta whips a ball into the area, Huntelaar controls beautifully and tries to turn, but Consigli just beat him to the ball and collects before the Dutchman can pounce.
 
35′
Atalanta had a promising counter attack with Valdes down the left, but Abate and Nesta recover and shut him down before he can reach the area.
 
32′
Doni gets away from two men in midfield and is then fouled. The veteran midfielder is on his game tonight.
 
29′
Pirlo finally delivers a good freekick, but Nesta tries going for glory rather than heading back across goal and it's well wide. He apologises to his team-mates.
 
27′
Wow! Doni dummies the ball and then gets the layoff from Tiribocchi, but his powerful effort flies over the bar.
 
26′
Pirlo's delivery from a freekick is poor again, as it is too low and cleared by the first man.
 
24′
Milan are really up against it now. Will Atalanta sit back? They seem content to play longer balls now.
 
23′
Yellow Card Ivan Radovanovic
 
21′
GOOOOOOOOALLLLLL!!!! Tirbocchi slams the ball past Storari after confusion in the area!
 
21′
Goal Simone Tiribocchi
 
19′
OFFSIDE! Now it's Milan's turn to have a goal called off. After god interchange in midfield, Seedorf chipped in for Huntelaar, but the Dutch striker was just offside as he headed past Consigli. It's still 0-0!
 
19′
The ball went in the back of the net...BUT Tiribocchi pushed over Nesta to win the ball, before rifling home. The goal will not stand.
 
16′
Milan have changed formation today from their recent matches, playing a flat midfield four in a 4-4-2. Seedorf is wide left and Flamini wide right, with Pirlo and Gattuso working in the centre.
 
14′
Nesta and Tiribocchi are involved in a physical battle, this time the Milan man holds him off and sees the ball out of play. Great effort from both players!
 
12′
Gattuso loses the ball cheaply in midfield, and following a throw-in, Radovanovic tries a long range effort that whizzes past the post.
 
9′
OH! The first real chance of the match! Doni played a great ball in from the right wing, but Valdes' volley was just wide with Storari beaten.
 
7′
Milan seem to have started more brightly and have a freekick about 35 yards out. Atalanta clear it from the danger zone.
 
5′
Zambrotta flies down the left and gets a receives a long ball in space, but his cross is plucked it out of the air by Consigli before it can reach Huntelaar.
 
3′
Milan are pressing high up the field and after the ball bounces around between headers, Seedorf is eventually halted for an offside on the left.
 
1′
And we have Kick-off! Atalanta start with the ball.
 
 
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