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Coppa Italia

  • May 10, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 33414

Palermo win Aggregate 4 - 3

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 6'
    It's over! Palermo are through to the Coppa Italia final!
  • 90' + 4'
    Goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • 90' + 4'
    GOAL! Ibrahimovic scores for Milan as he places his shot into the bottom corner following the assist by Cassano.
  • 90' + 2'
    Corner to Milan, but things are looking desperate as they need to score tow goals to take the game into extra time.
  • 90'
    Good sportsmanship by Cassano who doesn't take advantage on the break after seeing Pinilla go down under a hard challenge by Pirlo.
  • 89'
    The crowd is on its feet as they encourage the Sicilian side. Milan still unorganised and out of both time and ideas as the clock ticks down.
  • 87'
    Yellow Card Mattia Cassani
  • 87'
    Cassani's challenge on Cassano is a poor one and he gets a yellow card. Pirlo goes wide in search of Abate, but the defender does not make a run for it.
  • 85'
    Into the final five minutes as Palermo defend their two-goal lead against a Milan side who have performed below standard, not just in this game, but in both legs.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionAbel Hernández M. Pinilla
  • 83'
    Pato tries to play Abate in behind. However, the defender is caught offside. Milan trying a late surge forward, but it seems too little, too late.
  • 81'
    Flamini tries from distance, but Sirigu is there to make a good save from the Frenchman.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionAlessandro Nesta Antonio Cassano
  • 80'
    Ohh! Ibrahimovic hits the post with a right-foot shot following a good assist by Pirlo. Milan are unlucky.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionJavier Pastore Ezequiel Muñoz
  • 75'
    Red Card Cesare Bovo
  • 74'
    Crazy by Bovo as he is sent off for a woeful tackle on Pato. From hero to zero after leaving the striker needing treatment. Palermo go down to 10 men as well.
  • 74'
    Crazy by Bovo as he is sent off for a woeful tackle on Pato. From hero to zero after leaving the striker needing treatment. Palermo go down to 10 men as well.
  • 72'
    Penalty Goal Cesare Bovo
  • 72'
    Red Card Mark van Bommel
  • 72'
    Van Bommel madness as he brings down Illicic when he was one-on-one with Abbiati. The midfield is off and it's a penalty to Palermo! GOAL! Bovo steps up and scores. Palermo are surely in the final.
  • 71'
    Another great chance for Migliaccio who fires wide when he should have made it 2-0 to Palermo. Milan are all over the place.
  • 70'
    Ohhh! Great shot from Hernandez on Pastore's assist. Silva's block is enough to ensure Palermo fail to double their lead. The game is fast and furious now as things begin to open up.
  • 69'
    Yellow Card Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • 68'
    Milan are stunned as Flamini fouls Bovo. The Rossoneri's Coppa Italia aims will not be helped at all by pitched fouls.
  • 66'
    Allegri throws on his weapons as Ibrahimovic comes into the fray.
  • 65'
    SubstitutionC. Seedorf Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • 64'
    GOAL! Palermo take the lead through Migliaccio who heads home powerfully from an Illicic corner. It seems like the Sicilians are going through to the final.
  • 63'
    Goal Giulio Migliaccio
  • 62'
    Poor football again from Robinho. This time he is caught offside on Van Bommel's pass. Palermo can move forward and they do so well on the break. They win a corner, but it's cleared by the Rossoneri.
  • 61'
    Ohhh! Balzaretti gets booked for a very poorly timed challenge on Abate. That's unlike the Palermo winger. Frustration is starting to kick in.
  • 60'
    Yellow Card Federico Balzaretti
  • 59'
    That is poor from Robinho. His corner is cut out easily, but he tries a second time with a cross which is inaccurate for his standards. Not his best game tonight.
  • 57'
    Good play by Seedorf who crosses hard and low, but there are no finishers present for Milan who can mop up.
  • 55'
    Milan are eager to hold onto the ball as Palermo continue making mistakes. It's tight and tense. Bovo wins it back for the Rosanero and plays Pastore, but he is caught offside.
  • 53'
    Palermo are playing aggressive football now. They clearly want a goal, but a 0-0 would still take them through to the final. Ibrahimovic and Cassano warm up.
  • 51'
    Great run by Pato who makes a run and smashes a diagonal shot across the face of goal; ohhh! Just wide of the mark. Good play from both teams in this second half thus far.
  • 49'
    Good play from Palermo as Hernandez latches onto the ball. He composes himself, but sees his shot fly high and over.
  • 47'
    Following the earlier incident which saw Antonini leave the field with a knee injury, news from the Berbera is that he has been taken to hospital.
  • 45'
    And we are back underway at the Barbera as referee Rocchi restarts the game.
  • 45' + 3'
    Half-time in Sicily. 0-0 at the interval. With this result, Palermo would be in the final.
  • 45' + 2'
    Palermo work a move on the left, but Abate charges the cross down. It's still with the Rosanero, but Goian hits his effort wide following an assist by Pastore.
  • 45' + 1'
    SubstitutionLuca Antonini Daniele Bonera
  • 45'
    Antonini looks in trouble as he goes down after clashing with Silva. The 28-year-old defender is carried off with ice on his knee. Bonera gets ready to come on.
  • 44'
    What a chance! Right place, wrong player, and even worse a shot as Antonini drags his weak left-footer wide of the mark. Robinho is not impressed.
  • 42'
    Yellow Card Armin Bačinovič
  • 42'
    Bacinovic brings down Pato and goes into the book for his efforts. Milan continue to build from midfield.
  • 40'
    Fives minutes until half time and it's all Milan as they search for a lead. Allegri is off his seat and talks tactics with Tassotti.
  • 38'
    What a waste by Balzaretti. He wins the ball in midfield and races towards goal. He cuts inside onto his right foot, but hits the ball into a wall of Milan players. He should have done better.
  • 36'
    Cassani forced to clear under pressure from Seedorf. Milan corner. Pirlo swings it in from the right, cleared by Balzaretti.
  • 34'
    SubstitutionAfriyie Acquah Armin Bačinovič
  • 34'
    Acquah comes off for Palermo with a problem and he is replaced by Bacinovic.
  • 32'
    The Rossoneri are patient in their play. They appear in no rush to get forward. Robinho props up on the edge of the area and tries a shot, but it's dragged poorly across goal.
  • 30'
    Half an hour played and its still level at 0-0 in Palermo. Chances at both ends continue to be carved, but neither side has been ruthless enough under goal.
  • 28'
    Acquah cuts inside for Palermo and goes for glory with a strong shot, but he scuffs the effort and sees the ball fly towards the corner flag.
  • 26'
    Palermo break with Pastore and Hernandez, but Silva comes across and makes a good challenge to conceed the throw in.
  • 25'
    Allegri looks on anxiously as Antonini has a problem and receives treatment for a knock to the chest. He seems ok though.
  • 23'
    Ibrahimovic watches on from the bench. He will be happy with his team's efforts thus far, especially Thiago Silva's who clears the danger from Migliaccio.
  • 21'
    That's awful as Migliaccio blazes the ball over from outside the area. Palermo claim Antonini's challenge is dangerous but the referee disagrees.
  • 19'
    Free kick to Milan as Hernandez gives away another foul. Pirlo goes for goal, but swings his effort at Sirigu who needs to attempts to make the ball his.
  • 17'
    Both sides playing well as Hernandez gives away a free kick to Milan. Plenty of midfield action as Seedorf spreads to the right, but Abate's cross is cleared.
  • 15'
    Great move by Palermo. Ilicic's cross is knocked down for Pastore who smashes the volley just wide of goal. Unlucky. Milan escape.
  • 13'
    Over-zealous play from Ilicic on Pirlo sees the Milan man win a free kick for his side as he gives them some breathing space. It's played long and Milan get the corner. Delivered in from the right; Seedorf volleys it over.
  • 11'
    With nothing much on for his side, Pastore shoots on the turn from range. However, Abbiati sees the ball and gets down well to make the save. Frantic stuff at the Barbera early on.
  • 9'
    Post! Flamini goes for a right-foot shot from the edge of the area, but sees his effort come back off the upright. Milan continue to attack, but in the end Abate's low cross is saved by Sirigu.
  • 7'
    Milan enjoy the lions share of possession. Allegri's side hold onto the ball well as they try to build something up. A series of good passing sees Robinho find Abate, but his cross attempt is blocked. It's all Milan for now.
  • 5'
    Migliaccio finds Cassani who crosses it for Palermo. Pastore is there with his head, but Abbiati sees it go harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 3'
    Ohh! What a chance for Robinho. Pirlo plays the long ball over the top, the Brazilian beats the offside trap, but he fails to score as he smashes over from outside the box under no pressure.
  • 1'
    Milan get the game started. They are all in white as a packed Barbera whistles every touch.
  • Munoz comes on for Pastore as Delio Rossi tries to play it safe, but it's far from it at the Barbera as the game continues at high speed.
  • Milan: Abbiati; Abate, T. Silva, Nesta, Antonini; Flamini, Van Bommel, Pirlo; Seedorf; Pato, Robinho. Subs: Amelia, Yepes, Bonera, Ambrosini, Boateng, Cassano, Ibrahimovic.
  • Here are the confirmed line ups for the game: Palermo: Sirigu; Cassani, Goian, Bovo, Balzaretti; Migliaccio, Acquah, Nocerino; Pastore, Ilicic; Hernandez. Subs: Benussi, Munoz, Darmian, Bacinovic, Liverani, Hernandez, Miccoli.
  • Things are finely balanced following the 2-2 aggregate score from last month's first-leg at San Siro. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored in that match, is on the bench tonight. He suffered a knock against Roma on Saturday and has been left out of Massimiliano Allegri's starting XI.
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