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3 vs 0
Played
October 15, 2011 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ P. Valeri‎
Attendance:‬ 53000‎
 
 
55′ Robinho
 
 
Top of the Match
Robinho
Robinho
AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
AC Milan
Flop of the Match
Edgar Barreto
Edgar Barreto
Palermo
Fabrizio Miccoli
Fabrizio Miccoli
Palermo

AC Milan 3-0 Palermo: Robinho and Cassano on target as champions pick up much-needed victory

A convincing performance from Massimiliano Allegri's side secured a vital win over the Sicilians, who never looked like picking up a point

By Enis Koylu

AC Milan got their Serie A campaign back on track thanks to a 3-0 victory over a disappointing Palermo side at San Siro.

Antonio Nocerino scored his first goal for the champions against the side he departed on deadline day, before second half strikes from Robinho and Antonio Cassano rounded off a much-needed win for Massimiliano Allegri’s men.

The hosts started the match in impressive fashion. Antonio Cassano had two early sights of the goal, but a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Alexandros Tzorvas prevented the Italy international from putting his side into the lead.

As the match went on, Palermo managed to subdue Milan’s attacking play, but the hosts seemed determined to get their season back on track. Robinho produced a marvellous double save from Tzorvas by following up his own volley, before the deadlock was finally broken.

Ibrahimovic, whose passing was superb all night, sprayed a ball out to Alberto Aquilani at the far post, who headed the ball across the face of goal for Nocerino to net.

Palermo began the second half in just as uninspiring fashion as the first, and they were soon punished for it. Ibrahimovic slotted a perfectly-weighted through ball between Matias Silvestre and Giulio Miglaccio into Robinho’s path, and the Brazilian kept his cool to double his side’s lead.

Cassano finally got the goal his good play deserved 10 minutes later, arriving late in the box to slot Ignazio Abate’s cut-back home, and from that point onwards, Milan were in cruise control.

Aquilani spurned a simple opportunity after catching Giulio Migliaccio is possession, electing to shoot straight at Tzorvas, before Stephan El Shaarawy forced a fine stop from the Greek international.

Ibrahimovic almost netted a well-earned goal with two powerful free-kicks from distance which Tzorvas did well to parry, but in the end Milan were made to settle for a 3-0 win.

The hosts’ second victory of the season sees them move into 10th place in Serie A, two points behind Palermo, who sit in fifth, and are still yet to score a goal outside Stadio Renzo Barbara this season.



AC Milan

32
Christian Abbiati
Goalkeeper
3.00
20
Ignazio Abate
Defender
64′
3.00
13
3.00
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
34′
2.50
3
Luca Antonini
Defender
3.00
-
Antonio Nocerino
Midfielder
40′
0.00
17
Mark van Bommel
Midfielder
0.00
10
Alberto Aquilani
Midfielder
40′
3.00
7
Robinho
Striker
29′ 55′ 66′
0.00
10
4.00
99
3.00

Palermo

0.00
30
0.00
3
Eros Pisano
Defender
0.00
26
0.00
22
0.00
8
0.00
8
0.00
8
Edgar Barreto
Midfielder
41′
0.00
72
Josip Iličič
Midfielder
0.00
11
0.00
10

Substitutes

1
Marco Amelia
Goalkeeper
0.00
3
Taye Taiwo
Defender
0.00
25
3.00
2
0.00
-
 - 
93
Mattia Valoti
Midfielder
0.00
28
0.00
92
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
99
0.00
-
Mauro Cetto
Defender
0.00
4
0.00
16
0.00
30
Afriyie Acquah
Midfielder
74′
0.00
-
E. Álvarez
Midfielder
46′
0.00
51

Coach/Manager

Coach/Manager

 
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  • Penalty Shootout Miss
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  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
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  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
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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