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Key Events

90' + 2'
J. Iličić
Assist
90' + 2'
A. Masiello
Goal
90'
G. Donnarumma
Yellow Card
87'
F. Borini
Yellow Card
86'
J. Iličić
Yellow Card
83'
F. Borini
G. Bonaventura
79'
H. Hateboer
T. Castagne
78'
M. Locatelli
Suso
75'
R. Montolivo
Red Card
73'
R. Gosens
Yellow Card
70'
N. Haas
B. Cristante
69'
A. Romagnoli
Yellow Card
66'
H. Çalhanoğlu
Yellow Card
64'
Rafael Tolói
Red Card
64'
Rafael Tolói
Yellow Card
60'
F. Kessié
Goal
55'
J. Iličić
M. Barrow
46'
R. Montolivo
L. Biglia
33'
N. Kalinić
Yellow Card
28'
M. de Roon
Yellow Card
17'
I. Abate
Yellow Card
13'
A. Masiello
Yellow Card
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
11
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 441 454

Commentary

Well, that’s all for now. Until next time, goodbye!
Atalanta are now three points clear of eighth-placed Fiorentina, and will take the final qualification place should they secure at least a point against Cagliari on the final day.
Milan’s position in the Europa League spots is now secure, but they will need to beat Fiorentina next time out to guarantee a place in the group stages.
FULL TIME! Drama right at the end in Bergamo, as Masiello’s equaliser secured a vital point for Atalanta against Milan.
J. Iličić
Assist
Atalanta
90' + 2' It was superb play from Ilicic, who whipped in a delightful cross. He has looked sharp since his introduction.
A. Masiello
Goal
Atalanta
90' + 2' GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL!!! ATALANTA ARE LEVEL! A deserved equaliser for the hosts, as Ilicic finds space and delivers a quite brilliant cross to the back post, where Masiello is waiting to power a header goalwards, and Donnarumma failed to keep it out.
90' + 1' Milan have an attempt to counter, but Borini elects to play the ball back to Kalinic rather than threading a pass over the top and into Calhanoglu, who had made a decent run.
G. Donnarumma
Yellow Card
Milan
90' A booking now for Donnarumma, for time wasting.
89' CLOSE! Gosens races in behind Milan’s ranks and meets a lofted pass on the volley. Donnarumma was beaten, but the ball flashes across the face of goal and out of play.
F. Borini
Yellow Card
Milan
87' Borini has only been on the pitch a matter of minutes, but he too has picked up a booking.
J. Iličić
Yellow Card
Atalanta
86' Ilicic goes down under pressure from Milan defenders but, instead of awarding a free-kick, the referee - rightly - books Atalanta’s forward for simulation.
85' Milan are looking to take any sting out of this match now, slowing their play down whenever possible in an attempt to wind down the clock.
F. Borini
G. Bonaventura
Milan
83' Atalanta are applying all of the pressure now that the numbers have been evened up, and Milan will respond with a final change. Fabio Borini will add some energy up top, with the former Liverpool forward having replaced Giacomo Bonaventura.
H. Hateboer
T. Castagne
Atalanta
79' Another switch for Atalanta. Timothy Castagne is making way, with Hans Hateboer coming on.
M. Locatelli
Suso
Milan
78' A change now for Milan, as they look to hold onto this lead. Suso is off, with Manuel Locatelli coming on.
R. Montolivo
Red Card
Milan
75' RED CARD! Marco Guida has just evened things up, with Montolivo, who only came on at the start of the second half, having received a straight red for a lunge on Gomez. It wasn’t the worst tackle, but the referee has seemed to lose all control of this one, and is simply dishing out cards at will.
R. Gosens
Yellow Card
Atalanta
73' Yet another card! Gosens becomes the next player to go into the referee’s book, having dived in late on Abate.
N. Haas
B. Cristante
Atalanta
70' That miss was Bryan Cristante’s last involvement. He has been taken off, with Nicolas Haas coming on.
A. Romagnoli
Yellow Card
Milan
69' Another yellow card now, and it is Romagnoli who has received it, seemingly for complaining that the referee had allowed play on in the build up to Cristante’s opportunity.
68' CHANCE! That’s another miss from Atalanta! The ball fell to Cristante 10 yards out, but the midfielder - who was under pressure from some Milan defenders - skewed his effort wide.
H. Çalhanoğlu
Yellow Card
Milan
66' A booking now for Calhanoglu, who scythed Gomez down.
Rafael Tolói
Red Card
Atalanta
64' RED CARD! It goes from bad to worse for Atalanta, as Toloi - who has been brilliant defensively for the hosts today - is sent off for ironically applauding the referee.
Rafael Tolói
Yellow Card
Atalanta
64' It seems that Toloi picked up his first booking for a late tackle, and then his display of disagreement has seen him sent off.
64' As it stands, Milan are on 63 points, and that would guarantee them a Europa League qualification spot. Atalanta would be six points behind on 57, while Fiorentina would also be unable to catch the Rossoneri.
62' NO PENALTY! Ilicic goes down under pressure from Romagnoli, but the referee dismisses the appeals for a spot-kick from Atalanta’s players.
F. Kessié
Goal
Milan
60' KESSIE SCORES! Well, it had been Atalanta applying the pressure, but it is Milan who have the lead thanks to Kessie, who has thumped home a brilliant first-time finish from the edge of the area. The youngster did not celebrate against his former club, but that could be a huge goal for the visitors!
59' Ilicic has injected some real power and craft to Atalanta’s play in the final third. He has been involved in 18 goals this term - 11 goals, seven assists - equalling his record in a single Serie A season, in 2015/16.
57' Brilliant play from Ilicic, who manages to dispossess Rodriguez down on the right touchline. The former Palermo man squares it to Cristante, who had pushed up onto the edge of the area, but his curling strike sails inches wide of the upright.
56' CHANCE! Ilicic is immediately involved, as he gets on the end of a cross from the left and tries to hook a volley goalwards, but the forward can’t keep his effort down.
J. Iličić
M. Barrow
Atalanta
55' Here’s a first change for the home side. Musa Barrow goes off, with Josip Ilicic coming on.
54' Great defending from Toloi, who lunges across to block Calhanoglu’s effort after the Turkey international had found space in Atalanta's box on the counter.
53' MISS! Cristante’s header forces Donnarumma into action, and although the youngster makes the save, he only manages to put the ball back into the path of Caldara, who is somehow unable to turn the ball home.
52' CLOSE! Cristante finds space and quickly drives a strike at goal. The snapshot takes a wicked deflection off Bonucci, and nestles in the side-netting.
51' Freuler looks to set Gomez away with a long ball, but the Swiss midfielder puts far too much on his pass, and Atalanta’s captain can’t get there.
48' Atalanta are applying the pressure at the moment - Cristante skipping around a few attempted challenges before delivering a dipping cross to the front post. Donnarumma looked set to take it in, but instead elected to punch the ball clear, and very nearly sent it directly into the path of an Atalanta attacker.
R. Montolivo
L. Biglia
Milan
46' We're back up and running. There will be a change for Milan for the second half. Lucas Biglia has made way for the experienced Riccardo Montolivo.
A draw would not particularly suit either side, although it would mean that Fiorentina - who lost to Cagliari earlier - would be out of the race for the Europa League spot.
It would be hard to pick a winner based on that first half, with both sides finding plenty of space in the centre of the pitch, but failing to create too many gilt-edged chances in the final third.
That’s the end of the first half in Bergamo, where it remains 0-0.
45' A heart-in-the-mouth moment for Berisha, who spills the slippy ball following Suso’s free-kick. Fortunately for Atalanta, Kessie wasn’t able to capitalise.
44' Atalanta won the reverse fixture against AC Milan 2-0 earlier this season. They have won both meetings against the Rossoneri in the same Serie A season only twice, in 1940-41 and 2007-08.
41' How has that not gone in!? Desperate defending from Milan, as Cristante, Castagne and Freuler have a series of close-range efforts blocked by a crowd of red-and-black shirts.
40' The home crowd are furious with the referee, and rightly so, after he deemed that Castagne had handled in the Milan area, despite the fact the ball clearly touched the Atalanta man’s chest.
38' Kessie drives forward, powerfully running through the heart of Atalanta’s midfield but, as soon as he gets into the area, the youngster is swiftly crowded out by the home side’s defence.
36' After that flurry of action, this game has settled down somewhat now, though there are plenty of niggly fouls being committed by both sides.
N. Kalinić
Yellow Card
Milan
33' Kalinic has now picked up a booking. The referee has certainly been keen to utilise his cars so far.
32' Atalanta have collected 59 points this term; in the three points per win era they have collected more in a complete campaign only once before, when they achieved 72 points in 2016/17.
30' Toloi again! Once more, Atalanta’s defender does brilliantly to prevent Kalinic bundling home from close range following Suso’s set-piece.
M. de Roon
Yellow Card
Atalanta
28' A booking for De Roon, who dived in late on Suso. The former Liverpool winger stands over the resulting free-kick...
27' Vital defending from Toloi, who gets up to prevent Calhanoglu’s free-kick finding its way all the way through to Berisha’s goal, with Atalanta’s goalkeeper blocked out by a crowd of players.
25' Barrow gets into the area and looks set to at least trouble Donnarumma, only for the youngster to fluff his lines, allowing Milan’s defence to recover. Moments later, Calhanoglu races into the area at the other end, but slipped as he was about to deliver a cross.
23' Bonaventura tries his luck with an effort from distance, but the former Atalanta star can’t keep his strike on target, and Berisha watches it safely wide.
21' Atalanta are starting to see a bit more of the ball now, as the rain continues to pour down in Bergamo. Gomez picks up some space and takes on Biglia before unleashing a shot at goal, but generates far too much power on his effort, sending it into the stands.
19' Milan have found the net in each of their last nine away games against Atalanta in Serie A, losing only two of last eight league meetings against the Bergamaschi on the road.
I. Abate
Yellow Card
Milan
17' Another booking now, this time for Milan stalwart Abate, who lunged in late on Gomez.
14' A great flick from Kalinic very nearly puts Kessie through on goal, but Masiello reacts to make a vital intervention, shrugging his former team-mate off the ball.
A. Masiello
Yellow Card
Atalanta
13' Andrea Masiello has picked up an early booking.
11' Milan are certainly seeing more of the ball now, with their midfielders finding plenty of space in between the Atalanta lines. However, their play is breaking down somewhat as soon as they reach the final third.
8' Atalanta are unbeaten in their last five meetings with AC Milan in Serie A. The Bergamaschi have never gone six consecutive league games against the Rossoneri without a defeat.
6' Suso finds space and drives a low effort towards goal from distance, but Berisha gets down to his left and makes the stop.
5' There’s a huge amount riding on this for both sides, and this game has started in a frantic fashion, with neither team able to assert any authority on proceedings so far.
3' An early bit of pressure from Milan, as Kessie swings in a cross that forces Caldara into a good defensive header. Atalanta break, but the visitors regroup to prevent the hosts making their way towards goal.
1' And we're off! Milan, wearing their famous black and white strip, get proceedings up and running.
While Milan are looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Juve, Atalanta have lost just one of their last nine Serie A matches, and come into this game following a six-match unbeaten run.
AC Milan substitutes: Davide Calabria, Jose Mauri, Andre Silva, Fabio Borini, Gustavo Gomez, Riccardo Montolivo, Mateo Musacchio, Marco Storari, Luca Antonelli, Patrick Cutrone, Antonio Donnarumma.
AC Milan (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Ignazio Abate, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessie, Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, Nikola Kalinic, Hakan Calhanoglu.
Atalanta substitutes: Jose Palomino, Gianluca Mancini, Francesco Rossi, Nicolas Haas, Hans Hateboer, Dejan Kulusevski, Lorenzo Peli, Josip Ilicic, Enrico Del Prato, Pierluigi Gollini, Alessandro Bastoni.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Etrit Berisha; Andrea Masiello, Mattia Caldara, Rafael Toloi; Timothy Castagne, Remo Freuler, Marten de Roon, Robin Gosens; Bryan Cristante; Musa Barrow, Alejandro Gomez.
A victory for Milan would take them onto 63 points, four clear of seventh-placed Atalanta. Fiorentina sit eighth, three points behind Milan as it stands, and they are the Rossoneri’s opponents on the final day.
It’s crunch time for Milan, who were well beaten by Juventus in the Coppa Italia final last time out. Gennaro Gattuso’s side can still salvage a Europa League place from this season, but desperately need a win today to consolidate their place in sixth.
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