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August 22, 2009 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Franchi - Siena
Referee:‬ Tagliavento di Terni‎
90′ +2
Tagliavento blows his whistle among chaotic scenes at the Artemio Franchi as Brandao and Ambrosini go after each other. Pato's brace powers Milan past Siena and gives Leonardo his first Serie A coaching victory.
Milan take the ball to the corner flag to waste time as three points are on the cards for the Rossoneri.
Ghezzal gives the ball away cheaply and Jankulovski pounces on it but he is forced backwards and can't take advantage of the Siena man's miscue.
Yellow Card Alexandre Pato
OH!!! Ronaldinho sends Pato clear through on goal but his shot hits the side netting! He could have picked up his hat-trick there!
Ronaldinho finds Jankulovski on the overlap and he floats in a cross that is out of Borriello's reach and the chance goes begging.
Reginaldo finds Ghezzal who hoists a cross into the area and Storari makes a comfortable catch.
OH!!! Maccarone sprints past Flamini and Zambrotta and sends in a low cross that Storari snaps up.
Substitution Lukas Jarolim Reginaldo
Ghezzal tries to play Maccarone clear through on goal but Storari rushes off his line and clears the danger.
Siena push men forward looking for the equaliser and Ficagna's header almost sneaks in under the crossbar but Storari punches the ball away!
Ronaldinho stands over the ball and his ensuing delivery deflects off the wall and out of play much to the relief of Curci who was rooted to the spot.
Ekdal takes down Pilro and is shown a yellow card for his troubles.
Yellow Card Albin Ekdal
Pato takes on his marker and sends in a curling cross that runs out of play.
OH!!!!! Borriello heads the ball to Ronaldinho whose audacious overhead kick forces Curci to tip the ball over the bar.
Rossettini and Borriello jostle for possession inside of the penalty area but the big Milan forward cannot direct his header on goal.
Zambrotta hacks down Maccarone from behind and is lucky to escape a booking.
Jarolim tires his luck from distance but Storari makes an easy save.
Leonardo makes his first change of the match as Gattuso makes way for Ambrosini.
Substitution Gennaro Ivan Gattuso Massimo Ambrosini
OH!!! Nesta and Thiago Silva cross wires and let Maccarone latch onto a long pass but the Siena's striker sends his shot wide from 12 yards away!!
Substitution Michele Fini Michele Paolucci
Substitution Paul Costantin Codrea Albin Ekdal
Flamini finds Gattuso in space but he rushes his pass intended for Pato and it rolls harmlessly to Curci.
It looks as if Giampaolo is ready to make the first change of the match as there is activity on the Siena touchline.
OH!!! Pato pounces on a loose ball but he is caught in two minds as his weak shot is easily scooped up by Curci.
The Artemio Franchi is rocking at the moment but it's the travelling Rossoneri supporters who are making all of the noise!
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Ronaldinho plays a lovely angled ball into Flamini's path and he plays a pass across the face of goal and leaves Pato with the easiest of finishes! Milan take the lead through Pato's second goal of the evening!
Goal Alexandre Pato
Tagliavento blows his whistle to end an entertaining first half as Milan took the lead through Pato only to have Siena equalise five minutes later.
45′ +1
Tagliavento gets the second half underway with all three points still very much up for grabs.
Jarolim plays a ball over the top looking for Maccarone but his pass is over-hit and runs out of play.
Thiago Silva launches the ball up the field looking for Pato who is fouled once again.
Pato is hacked down by Vergassola who is quickly shown the first yellow card of the match.
Yellow Card Simone Vergassola
The pace of the match has slowed thanks to a rash of fouls by both teams.
Siena are growing in confidence now as Del Grosso runs at the Milan defence and lets a low shot go from 30 yards that fails to hit the target.
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Siena find a quick fire equaliser as Jarolim's rather harmless shot is saved by Storari who parries the ball straight into the path of Ghezzal who makes smashes the rebound home!!!
Goal Abdel Kader Ghezzal
Ficagna gives the ball sway cheaply to Pirlo but he is forced backwards and the attack fizzles out.
Goal Alexandre Pato
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!! Ronadinho plays a lovely through ball to Pato who is clear through on goal and he makes no mistake as he slides the ball past Curci to give Milan a deserved lead!!!
Ronaldinho finds Pato in space but he shows too much of the ball to Codrea who clears the danger.
Pato does well to keep the ball in play and he spots Ronaldinho at the top of the box and he unleashes a shot that is straight at Curci who makes a routine save.
Jarolim tries to pick out Maccarone and Nesta intercepts but his back pass intended for Storari runs out of play.
Pato is taken down on the edge of the box by Rossettini who is lucky to escape a booking. OH!!! Ronaldinho stands over the ball and whips in a cross that Pato heads into the back of the net but once again the flag is up for offside!
OH!!! Jankulovski and Ronaldinho play a wonderful one-two and the Milan defender is in the clear but he can't push the ball past Curci! Great save by the Siena keeper!
Flamini does well to win a free kick deep in Siena territory. Pirlo stands over the ball but his delivery to the far post is out of Borriello's reach and runs out of play.
Pato dances around two defenders and spots Jankulovski all alone on the right hand side but the linesman has his flag up for offside much to the chagrin of the Czech defender.
Milan win a corner and Pirlo's delivery is punched away by Curci and the danger passes.
OH!!! Pato tries his luck from 20 yards and his volley takes a deflection and whizzes past the post!
Ficagna gives the ball away cheaply to Borriello who finds Gattuso at the top of the area and he unleashes a drive that is blocked by Brandao.
Jankulovski receives the ball on the left hand side and he pumps a cross into the Siena penalty area but once again Borriello is caught offside.
Zambrotta concedes a free kick deep in his own territory. Jarolim stands over the ball and taps it to Maccarone whose shot is blocked by the hard charging Gattuso.
Jankulovski charges forward and finds Pato who slips a pass into Borriello's path but the linesman's flag is up for offside.
Paolo Tagliavento gets the match underway with Marco Giampaolo starting Maccarone and Ghezzal upfront while Leonardo counters with Pato and Borriello.
Welcome to Goal.com's live coverage of Serie A Calcio. Tonight's match comes to you from picturesque Tuscany where Siena will lock horns with Milan in what should be an entertaining affair. The home side are keen to grab a positive result while Milan look to put their disappointing pre-season behind them and snag all three points this evening. It should be an action packed affair so stay tuned for all of the action!
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