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Key Events

J. Kucka
Assist
K. Boateng
Goal
M. Balotelli
C. Bacca
K. Babacar
J. Iličić
K. Boateng
M. Niang
M. Pasqual
Marcos Alonso
A. Bertolacci
Yellow Card
J. Kucka
R. Montolivo
C. Bacca
Yellow Card
N. Tomović
Yellow Card
G. Rossi
Mario Suárez
M. Vecino
Yellow Card
N. Kalinić
Yellow Card
Mario Suárez
Yellow Card
C. Bacca
Goal
G. Bonaventura
Assist
3
2
3
4

Stats

Possession
% %
1
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 1
Total Passes 284 620

Commentary

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Milan move up to sixth in Serie A following just their second win over Fiorentina in 10 attempts. Goals from Carlos Bacca and substitute Kevin-Prince Boateng put the game beyond the Viola and eased the pressure on manager Sinisa Mihajlovic.
FULL TIME: AC MILAN 2-0 FIORENTINA
The referee blows the final whistle and Milan have the victory!
BALOTELLI MUST SCORE! He peels away at the far post to meet a drilled cross from the right. He is unable to steer the ball inside the post, however, as he sends it flying into the side netting.
The fourth official raises his board to indicate that there will be five additional minutes at the end of this game.
That was beautifully taken by the Ghanaian. He was brought back to San Siro because he is capable of producing moments like that.
J. Kucka
Assist
Milan
Kucka showed fantastic vision to pick out Boateng.
K. Boateng
Goal
Milan
BOATENG PUTS THE GAME TO BED!!! He beats the offside trap to latch onto Kucka's long ball, before rounding Tatarusanu and slotting home his first goal since returning to the Rossoneri.
M. Balotelli
C. Bacca
Milan
The final change of the game sees Bacca make way to a generous reception from the crowd. He is replaced by Mario Balotelli.
Boubacar almost latches onto Kalinic's knockdown from a long ball forward, but Donnarumma is alert and quick out of goal to collect.
Milan remain firm at the back as another Fiorentina attack comes to nothing, with an ambitious shot drifting wide of the far post.
K. Babacar
J. Iličić
Fiorentina
A final throw of the dice from Sousa sees Iličić sacrificed in place of El Hadji Babacar.
Fiorentina put pressure on Milan as they try to break them down, but are unable to find a way through the stubborn defence.
K. Boateng
M. Niang
Milan
Another change for Milan sees Niang given a well deserved rest, as he is replaced by Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Milan are looking comfortable to hang on for the three points at the moment. It would be just the second time they have overcome Fiorentina in 10 attempts.
M. Pasqual
Marcos Alonso
Fiorentina
Alonso eventually leaves the field on a stretcher and is replaced by Manuel Pasqual.
CLOSE! Bacca almost gets in behind the defence but Tatarusanu is quick out of goal to clear. Seconds later, Honda works some space for himself and is not too far away with an ambitious long-range attempt.
A. Bertolacci
Yellow Card
Milan
Bertolacci has his name taken by the referee for a foul on Alonso.
Only Napoli and Juventus have beaten Fiorentina in their last eight matches on the road, but they need a goal to prevent Milan adding themselves to that list.
J. Kucka
R. Montolivo
Milan
Milan make their first change, as Montolivo makes way for Juraj Kucka.
Milan remain tight at the back and Valero is forced to try his luck from distance. His effort is well wide, however, and not troubling Donnarumma.
C. Bacca
Yellow Card
Milan
Bacca now has his name taken after a late challenge on Valero.
N. Tomović
Yellow Card
Fiorentina
Tomović goes into the book following a late challenge on Bacca.
G. Rossi
Mario Suárez
Fiorentina
There is that change and Rossi comes on in place of Suarez.
Niang embarks on a good run down the left and almost catches the keeper out at his near post from a tight angle, but a last-ditch block just takes the ball wide of the target.
It is looking like Fiorentina will make the first change of this evening. Rossi is getting stripped off as his side search for an equaliser.
WHAT A CHANCE! Antonelli is unmarked as he receives the ball in the area. He sidefoots it straight at Tatrausanu, tough, and a good chance for 2-0 goes begging.
M. Vecino
Yellow Card
Fiorentina
Vecino has his name taken by the referee after taking out Bonaventura, who was looking to break down the left flank.
The visitors continue to look good on the ball in all areas of the pitch. They must turn up the pressure near the Milan penalty area, though, and test Donnarumma a lot more.
WASTE! Fiorentina launch a quick counter with Kalinic chasing a long ball. He gets a shot away, but pulls it horribly wide of the target.
ALMOST! Milan put a neat spell of play together, starting with some crisp link-up play between Abate and Honda down the right flank. Subsequently, Bertolacci looks to thread the ball through for Niang, but Tatarusanu is quickly out of goal to collect.
NERVY! A very tentative moment for Milan as Donnarumma flaps at a cross. Valero squares the ball across the area, but Alex is reacts quickly to clear the danger.
The free kick comes to nothing as it is easily gathered by Donnarumma. There is activity on the visitors' bench, as Giuseppe Rossi is sent to warm up.
This is a good opportunity for Fiorentina. They are awarded a free kick deep inside the Milan half after Romagnoli brings down Kalinic.
Just like in the first half, Milan have made a strong start to the second. They are enjoying a lot of the ball and Fiorentina have hardly had a touch so far.
KICK OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Fiorentina get the ball rolling once more.
The players are making their way back out onto the field and the second half is about to get underway.
Bacca's goal is the difference between the two sides as Milan came flying out of the blocks at San Siro. Fiorentina have arguably been the better of the two sides for the majority of the half, however.
HALF TIME: AC MILAN 1-0 FIORENTINA
The referee swiftly blows for half time.
N. Kalinić
Yellow Card
Fiorentina
THAT WAS RIDICULOUS! The delivery is way beyond the reach of Kalinić, who looks to punch the ball beyond Donnarumma. The referee cannot get the yellow card out quickly enough.
This is a good opportunity for Fiorentina as Antonelli brings down Bernardeschi near the right corner flag. What a time to score this would be...
Milan cannot afford to sit off too much or Fiorentina will eventually punish them. Mihajlovic should look to get that message across to his players at half time.
Fiorentina force a corner which is swung into the Milan penalty area. Kalinic rises to meet the delivery, but cannot direct the ball towards goal.
Fiorentina continue to look solid in possession, but they are still to truly threaten their opponents where it really matters deep inside the final third.
Fiorentina quickly break from a Milan corner and Bernardeschi looks for Kalinic with a long ball. He outmuscles Abate but illegally according to the referee, who awards Milan a free kick much to their relief.
STAT ATTACK: It is a decade this year since Milan last scored more than once against Fiorentina at home. Another goal would settle them down this evening.
Mario Suárez
Yellow Card
Fiorentina
Mario Suárez receives the first yellow card of the game for a foul in the centre of the pitch.
Milan are still in front after 28 minutes at San Siro, but it is fair to say that Fiorentina are looking the stronger of the two sides in possession. The visitors are yet to really test Donnarumma, though.
Niang opens his legs as Milan deal with Valero's corner. He chases the ball deep into the Fiorentina half and forces a throw-in for his side. Milan have gained good teritory there.
Fiorentina look to get their rhythm going again as they put a neat move together. It comes to an end, though, when Mario Suarez looks for Bernardeschi, who is standing in an offside position.
Milan look to launch a counter attack after successfully dealing with a Fiorentina corner. Honda is on his own, though, and the visitors quickly crowd him out.
Bonaventura takes on his marker and darts into the penalty area, but the Fiorentina defence gather and snuff out the danger.
Milan are still struggling to get hold of the ball, as Fiorentina continue to build momentum. The visitors will move up to third in the Serie A table with a win tonight.
The visitors appear to be more interested in really establishing their authority in possession at the moment, as they opt to play it short rather than pump the ball into the box.
Abate fouls Marcos Alonso close to the near touchline and this a good opportunity for Fiorentina to get the ball in the box and really hammer home their advantage in possession.
La Viola are starting to settle into their rhythm slowly but surely following that blistering start from Milan.They are knocking the ball around nicely, but should look to threaten in the final third.
The home side are looking driven this evening. They do not have the best record against Fiorentina, but are looking like they will put it right on what we have seen so far.
ALMOST! Milan continue their strong start as Honda and Niang link up near the penalty area. The Japanese midfielder looks for team mates in the box, but Fiorentina clear the danger this time.
STAT ATTACK: A scintillating start from the hosts sees Bacca scored his ninth Serie A goal this season courtesy of Bonaventura's ninth assist of the campaign.
C. Bacca
Goal
Milan
WHAT A START FOR MILAN!!! Bacca chases Bonaventura's ball down the line and cut inside Tomovic, before firing into the bottom corner beyond the dive of Tatarusanu.
G. Bonaventura
Assist
Milan
Bonaventura sowed great vision to knock the ball down the line for Bacca to run onto.
Bonaventura sparks into life as he plays a quick one-two with Niang before looking for Bacca with a through ball. The Colombian just started his run too early, though, and is ruled offside.
KICK OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Milan get the game underway kicking from left to right.
The teams are making their way out onto the field and kick off is just moments away.
FIORENTINA SUBS: Gilberto Junior, Fernandez, Blaszczykowski, Verdu, Rossi, Pasqual, Lezzerini, Babacar, Sepe, Baez.
FIORENTINA (3-4-2-1): Tatarusanu; Tomovic, Roncaglia, Astori; Bernardeschi, Mario Suarez, Vecino, Marcos Alonso; Ilicic, Borja Valero; Kalinic.
Fiorentina were beaten 3-1 by Lazio last time out. Paulo Sousa makes four alterations from that game. Nenad Tomovic comes into the back three, while Mario Suarez and Federico Bernardeschi return in midfield. The other change sees Josip Ilicic back in his place just behind Nikola Kalinic up front.
MILAN SUBS: De Sciglio, Mauri, Poli, Zapata, Simic, Kucka, De Jong, Balotelli, Boateng, Calabria, Livieri, Abbiati.
MILAN (4-4-2): Donnarumma; Abate, Alex, Romagnoli, Antonelli; Honda, Montolivo, Bertolacci, Bonaventura; Niang, Bacca.
Milan overcame Carpi on Wednesday to progress to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia. Sinisa Mihajlovic makes four changes from that game as he prepares to face his former employers. Gianluigi Donnarumma returns in goal, Alex and Ignazio Abate come into the back four while Andrea Bertolacci is preferred in the centre of midfield. Christian Abbiati, Mattia de Scoglio, Cristian Zapata and Juraj Kucka all drop to the bench, alongside new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Fiorentina will be the more confident of the two sides coming into this contest. They have won five of their last nine meetings with Milan, including three of the last four at San Siro. They also won the reverse fixture 2-0 on the opening weekend of the Serie A season at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Good evening and welcome to LIVE text commentary of Serie A! We're at San Siro tonight, as eighth-placed AC Milan host fourth-placed Fiorentina.
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