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November 20, 2010
• Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
Referee: A. Damato
• Attendance: 47549
Z. Ibrahimovic 45'
90' + 4'
Yellow/Red Per Billeskov Kroldrup
90' + 3'
Yellow Card Per Billeskov Kroldrup
90' + 3'
The whistle blows for FULLTIME...Milan secure another win and keep the momentum going at the top...Fiorentina can feel a little aggrieved after having created enough chances to level but they go home with nothing.
90' + 3'
The referee blows awards Kroldrup a straight red card as the stopper vents his anger following a foul.
90' + 2'
Yellow Card Zlatan Ibrahimovic
90' + 2'
Abbiati launches the ball forward from the back and Fiorentina have just 60 seconds left to attempt one last attack.
The fourth official signals three minutes for added time as Boateng fires wide from range.
The Viola are throwing everything forward now in a bid to find a late equaliser.
Seedorf makes way for Ronaldinho who enters the field to a rousing applause from the home crowd despite his late night antics of the last few days.
Comotto finds Santana from the right..The winger controls then shoots on the turn..Wide of the mark.
Gilardino finds Ljajic inside the box and the youngster smashes a first time shot towards the far post..ABBIATI comes up with a stunning save to keep his clean sheet in tact.
Seedorf looks to find Ibra with a wonderful flick into the box...Comotto blocks with expert timing.
Ibra knocks down to Boateng on the edge of the box...The Ghanaian controls then strikes towards the far post...Saved by Boruc.
Ibrahimovic controls a high ball and looks to turn two defenders inside the Viola third...Comotto keeps his cool and steps in to intervene.
Seedorf whips in a corner from the right but the ball is long...Zambrotta looks to find Robinho from the left but overcooks his cross which finishes out of play.
Ambrosini downs D'Agostino inside the Milan third and the Viola rightly win a free kick...Surprisingly the Rossoneri captain is spared a booking for what looked like a punishable offence.
Ljajic skips past Nesta inside the box but then runs into slow moving traffic in the form of Gattuso.
The Rossoneri are taking hold of possession and bringing down the tempo to a canter now.
Ibrahimovic nears the box with two defenders to beat...The hitman picks his head up and then fires a drive on goal..Wide of the far post.
Thiago Silva picks up a poorly cleared corner...The Brazilian shoots from range...JUST WIDE..Great effort.
Flamini knocks a cross in from the left and Donadel blocks on the deck with his arm...NO PENALTY...The Frenchman is outraged.
Pasqual again crosses from the left but Gilardino slips as he looks to latch on to the ball...The Viola are finding much joy down the flanks but seem to lack support in attack.
Seedorf cuts a square ball to Ibrahimovic who takes a poor first touch...The Viola clear the danger inside the box.
Cerci steals the ball off Zambrotta inside the box and then goes down following a late tackle...NO PENALTY...Brave call by the referee!!!
The Viola are looking more threatening now as they pick up the tempo...Milan have acres of space to counter attack but cannot seem to get hold of possession.
Ljajic crosses from deep towards the near post..Thiago Silva takes no chances and steps in to deny Gilardino.
Pasqual puts a great cross in from deep into the danger zone..Abbiati is forced off his line to punch clear and collides with Thiago Silva in the process.
The Viola are pushing down the left as Pasqual crosses from a wide area...Gilardino controls and turns in the box but the flag is up for offside.
We're back underway in Milan...Robinho knocks a great cross from the left into the box...Seedorf gets a touch on it but the ball sprays wide.
45' + 1'
Following added time the referee sends the sides in for HALFTIME...Milan have a precious lead thanks to their star man Ibrahimovic and the Viola will have to step it up now if they are to get something from this game.
Assist Thiago Silva
Goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ambrosini slides a ball through to Ibrahimovic in the box...The hitman flicks the ball up on the spot and the knocks an overhead kick towards the far post...Goooooooooooooool...Milan have the lead.
Seedorf threads through to Robinho inside the box...The Brazilian takes one touch and then slides the ball home..Goal!!! No, it's been ruled out for OFFSIDE.
Gilardino carries the ball towards the box from the right and looks to overlap Thiago Silva...The Brazilian stands his ground expertly and blocks to concede a throw.
Marchionni crosses from the left and finds Gilardino in the box...The hitman heads on but takes the pace off the ball making light work for Abbiati.
Nesta is in possession at the back but can't see any forward runs..The Rossoneri are looking rather stationary up top.
Yellow Card Mathieu Flamini
The game is opening up now as both sides leave more space at the back...Milan are pushing forward but are lacking the pass in the final third.
Donadel takes a risk at the back and Ibra nearly picks up the loose ball in front of goal...Boruc gets their first and blasts clear the ball.
Cerci dribbles into the box and knocks a clever cross towards the back post...Ljajic grazes it with his head but cannot steer the ball goalbound..Great chance.
D'Agostino looks to cross with men in numbers inside the box...Gattuso takes no chances and heads out for a corner.
Ibrahimovic carries the ball towards the box and then offloads a clever pass into the path of Seedorf...The Dutchman doesn't read the pass and Fiorentina scramble clear.
The Viola push forward down the left but Marchionni is easily dispossessed by Bonera.
Flamini looks to find Ibra with a floated pass into the box...Natali takes no chances and heads clear to deny the giant Swede.
The Viola take a corner from the left...Kroldrup gets a powerful head on the ball inside the box...Parried by ABBIATI...Great save by the Milan 'keeper.
Donadel knocks a ball over the top and into the box...The pass lacks precision and with too much pace finishes in the hands of Abbiati.
Gilardino comes crashing into Ambrosini on the halfway line...The Milan midfielder is awarded a free kick.
Marchionni knocks a great cross into the box for Cerci to head on....Abbiati comes flying off his line to punch clear but the flag is up for OFFSIDE.
Gilardino picks up a clever through ball and skins Nesta inside the box...The hitman then looks to shoot but misfires towards the back post...Cerci attempts to start another move but is quickly sounded out by a determined Flamini.
The Rossoneri are once again in attack...Robinho nears the box from the left and hits a low drive towards the far post...Just wide.
D'Agostino whips the ball over the wall and sends it flying towards the top corner..ABBIATI beats it clear with one hand...Great stop!!
Fiorentina take hold of possession and push down the middle...Ljajic looks to knock a delicate chip into the box...Blocked by Ambrosini with an outstretched arm...Free kick to the Viola.
We're underway at the San Siro...Milan push forward at pace and Ibrahimovic squares to Bonera outside the box...The full-back strikes from range...Saved by BORUC..Great stop by the glovesman.
The Rossoneri are looking to maintain their grip on the top of the charts and will settle for nothing less than a win with Lazio breathing down their necks. Sinisa Mihajlovic's Fiorentina seem to have overcome their early season blues and have the chance to move back into the upper realms of the standings if they can pull off a surprise win.
Good evening and welcome to a wet Stadio San Siro for Goal.com's LIVE play-by-play commentary of Milan-Fiorentina.
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