Tuesday October 19, 2010 Group Stage: Group G Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 2 - 0 AC Milan

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    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • AC Milan
    • 90+3' It is all over! Amelia saves from Ronaldo and there goes the final whistle. Comfortable win for the home side. Real with one foot in the last 16 already.
    • 90+1' Robinho runs into Alonso before Granero tries, but fails to find Benzema. These teams will meet again in few weeks at the San Siro.
    • 89' Going to be an additional three minutes to the 90 minutes.
    • 88' Still quite shocked this remains at 2-0, but there we go. Funny old game, as they say. The other score in the group remains 2-1 in favour of Ajax against Auxerre.
    • 87' Benzema arrives to take over from Higuain, who has been a bit off colour this evening.
    • 86' Ibrahimovic fouls Diarra and Real have a free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 85' Decent cross by Boateng, but Inzaghi can't quite get on the end of it. Chance for Real to break, but move is broken up by Pirlo.
    • 84' Granero takes over from Di Maria. Real facing Racing Santander this weekend in La Liga.
    • 83' Pirlo fires it in, but like so many tonight....it can't get past the first man. Poor delivery really. Going to be another change here.
    • 82' Milan have won a free-kick. Arbeloa fouls Robinho, who goes down like he has been taken out by a sniper.
    • 81' Casillas has had virtually nothing to do, but he had to look sharp to smother a powerful shot by Robinho from the edge of the area.
    • 80' Diarra is on for Ozil. A goal for Milan would make this a nervy finish for the home side.
    • 79' Di Maria is booked for a late one on Pirlo seconds after Arbeloa makes a fine tackle to deny Ibrahimovic.
    • 78' Antonini clatters Arbeloa and he joins the list of bookings.
    • 77' Real with an incredible 21 shots at the Milan goal.
    • 76' An 80th appearance for Pipo Inzaghi in the Champions League as he replaces Pato. He hardly deserves a pat on the back for doing little or nothing.
    • 75' Ronaldo fairly smacked that shot into the wall. Seemed to hit Bonera, but no Real shirt could stab the loose ball home. We continue with Real holding a 2-0 lead and numerous attempts on the home goal.
    • 74' Another booking. This time for Boateng after he whacks Ozil on the edge of the box.
    • 73' Boateng heads behind his own goal from Ozil's delivery before Nesta gets a header on Ozil's delivery. Real have another corner.
    • 72' Bonera is the first man to be booked for a little push on Higuain. Free-kick to Real.
    • 71' Well, Ronaldo should have scored there. Nice touch there as Robinho replaces Ronaldinho with Mourinho giving the former Barca star a hug. Not done much this evening and is hooked.
    • 70' More superb play by Marcelo as he steams into the home area, but his pass is knocked wide of the goal by Ronaldo from seven yards.
    • 69' Ozil's delivery is mediocre and Pirlo nods that out the box.
    • 68' Ozil's cross to the back post is headed out of the box by Antonini before Real win another corner, their fifth of the night.
    • 67' Ronaldo getting wound up. Tackles Prince Boateng and is late.
    • 66' Ronaldo claiming he received a knee in the back by Prince Boateng. Referee asking him if he needs treatment, which he declines.
    • 65' Pato rises in the box. Gets his head on the ball, but it loops high in the air and an easy catch for Casillas.
    • 64' Ronaldinho just dropping off the pace of the match. He seems to be lost in this company. Easy save for Amelia from Higuain's effort from seven yards.
    • 63' Not quite. Ronaldo straight into the wall. Pity it was not as solid for the opening goal. Milan will need to look at that for the rest of the season.
    • 62' Real really should be out of sight in this match. Ronaldo goes down from Pirlo's late tackle. Free-kick to Real from 30 yards out. Ronaldo special probably!
    • 61' Khedira slips the ball over the bar. He leans back after decent play by Marcelo and Di Maria.
    • 60' Real speed forward with Marcelo down their left flank before Di Maria's shot is blocked by Bonera. Too predictable that time.
    • 59' Ronaldo is involved again in winning a free-kick. Zambrotta blocks him that time.
    • 58' The other game in this group sees Ajax lead Auxerre 2-1 at home. Milan might a be bit more interested in that result than Real, who are poised to stay top with three wins from three.
    • 57' Gattuso is off and on comes Kevin-Prince Boateng. Perhaps he will freshen things up for the visiting team.
    • 56' Real on cruise control. Happy to hit on the break almost at will. Think the visitors are going to make a change, which is hardly surprising. They have Robinho on the bench.
    • 55' Again Real head backwards to keep the ball, before Di Maria is released. Crosses to the back post, but just too deep for Higuain to convert.
    • 54' Milan getting plenty of encouragement to keep going. As long as this stays at two, Milan have a chance.
    • 53' Real really should be a few goals ahead by now. Chances coming thick and fast. Di Maria misses the target from Higuain's cross. Mourinho not happy.
    • 52' Superb chance for Higuain again! Free header from Di Maria's cross, but Amelia dives to make the stop. Wasted opportunity.
    • 51' Handball by Pato on the edge of the home area, and Real have a free-kick.
    • 50' Ronaldo is caught by Ronaldinho. Late, late tackle by the Brazilian. Lucky to get away with that.
    • 49' Higuain plays a neat little backheel. Meanwhile, Gattuso is late again on Ronaldo. Must be close to a booking now.
    • 48' Marcelo trying to build a bit of momentum from the back, but Real happy to go backwards to retain the ball. Don't need to chase this game, obviously.
    • 47' Immediately Gattuso is late on Ronaldo. Crunching tackle by the Italian midfielder, but we have become used to that over the years. Real have the ball.
    • 46' Real get us off and running for this second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the half-time whistle! Real well on top. The dominant side and they hold a 2-0 lead. Looks a mountain to climb for Milan, even at this early stage.
    • 44' Going to be a minute added to what has been a fine half for Real Madrid.
    • 43' Di Maria seemed to connect with the referee accidentally, who tumbles to the ground.
    • 42' Amelia out quickly to prevent Di Maria getting to the ball. Despite the goals, he has had a fine first match.
    • 41' Fine stop by Amelia. Brilliant little shot by Ozil with his sidefoot, but the keeper repelled it.
    • 40' Ibrahimovic tumbles under pressure from Carvalho. Was outside the box, but no foul given.
    • 39' Heading for the break and Milan must be ruing that early collapse. Di Maria saw a third goal. Should have fed Ronaldo, but Amelia is over to collect the ball from the young Real player.
    • 38' Real with seven shots on goal to Milan's five. Ibrahimovic penalised for a late foul on Carvalho.
    • 37' Ronaldo crosses, but Gattuso scrambles across the box to hammer the ball off Di Maria and over. That was a tap-in if Gatusso never made that tackle.
    • 36' Higuain racing through, but he hesitates and Bonera is back to concede another corner. Alonso takes, but Milan head it out of the danger area.
    • 35' Solid strike from Ronaldo. Super skill from 22 yards out, but Amelia dives to his right to nudge the ball behind. Marcelo then wallops over moments later and Milan have a goalkick.
    • 34' Pirlo is going to come across to take a corner for the visitors. Slides that into the box, but nothing doing as Real get the ball up the park.
    • 33' No bookings as yet, but Milan have already picked up seven yellows in this tournament. More than any other side.
    • 32' Chance wasted by Seedorf. Was picked out by Ronaldinho, but bad first touch and he hammers high over the bar from 18 yards.
    • 31' Strong defending by Bonera, who bounded back to make a fine tackle on Ronaldo.
    • 30' The Real fans are singing Jose Mourinho's name. As long as he keeps winning, they'll keep singing. A win tonight would more or less assure Real a spot in the last 16.
    • 29' Ibrahimovic is flagged for offside with a few other red and black shirts.
    • 28' If Milan lose this match tonight, it will be their 50th defeat in the European Cup in their history. Some record I'm sure you would agree. That defeat seems likely tonight.
    • 27' So unlucky for Milan! Pirlo has a crack from 25 yards. Think Casillas tipped that on to the bar. Some strike and some save. Super technique by Pirlo.
    • 26' Alonso fouls Zambrotta and Milan have a free-kick. Chance for Milan.
    • 25' Madrid are one of six teams yet to concede a goal after two games of this year's group stages.
    • 24' Zambrotta fires a volley wide of the target after the ball broke to him from Pirlo's cross. Better move by Milan.
    • 23' Poor, poor free-kick by Pirlo. Fails to beat the first man but he atones seconds later as he heads into the path of Ibrahimovic, who is stopped from getting to the ball by the Real defence. Corner to Milan.
    • 22' Six of the Milan team are over the age of 30, which maybe suggests they are not suited to a pressing game against this Real side.
    • 21' Marcelo picks the ball up from Ronaldo. Marcelo crosses from the left, but Higuain's header is over the bar. Another escape for Milan.
    • 20' Milan simply getting outpassed at the moment. Madrid is not a place where you want to chase the game.
    • 19' Di Maria fancies his chances from distance, but his shot is off target. Decent effort from the attacking midfielder.
    • 18' One minute and five seconds between the two goals. Looked winded by those turn of events. The home crowd making a fair bit of noise.
    • 17' Ronaldo attempts to dance beyond Nesta, but Gattuso helps out his teammate. All Real at the moment. Dangerous times for the Italians. One more goal for Real and this one is all over.
    • 16' Milan win a corner, but comes to nothing as Seedorf is tackled on the edge of the box. Don't forget Seedorf's record in the game winning the European Cup with Ajax, Real and Milan.
    • 15' Milan have yet to launch any attacks on the Real goal. It was Gattuso who was checking back on Ronaldo, but no foul. Ref got that spot on.
    • 14' Suddenly Real well on top. Here goes Ronaldo again down the left flank before he falls under pressure. Looking for a penalty in the Milan box, but referee says no.
    • 13' SECOND GOAL FOR REAL! Ronaldo run, passes to Ozil and his shot takes a wicked deflection before lobbing up into the air and over the keeper Amelia, who was diving to his left.
    • 12' An awful piece of defending it must be said. Horrific defending by Milan. Right through the wall. Ibrahimovic jumped and it went into the net. No chance for the keeper.
    • 11' GOAL FOR REAL MADRID! Ronaldo threw the wall from the free-kick. Right into the corner of the net. As easy as that. The home side lead.
    • 10' Marcelo crosses but Antonini knocks it behind for a corner before Pato clatters Alonso from behind on the edge of the box. Great chance for the home team from the free-kick.
    • 9' Mourinho bidding to become the first manager to win the Champions League with three different clubs.
    • 8' Patient play by the home side. Happy to knock it from side to side. Nice play by Ozil, but Di Maria just failed to flick the ball over the Milan defence.
    • 7' Ronaldinho tries to show off a few off his tricks, but he is easily robbed seconds after Ronaldo crashed to the ground under pressure from Pirlo.
    • 6' Nice play by Real. Alonso feeds Di Maria, but he is too high from 25 yards. That shot swerved off and AC Milan have a goalkick. Worth a bash.
    • 5' Offside flag goes up against Ibrahimovic. Remember he is on loan from Barcelona.
    • 4' Amelia punches away a corner before Di Maria is too long with a cross aimed at Higuain. Amelia making his debut in the Champions League for the visiting side.
    • 3' Ronaldo slumps to the ground in the visiting box under pressure from Gattuso, but referee tells him to get up and get on with it.
    • 2' Well...we have a fan on the pitch. He is rugby tackled by several security men and the game is ready to resume. Ibrahimovic knocks the ball to Real. All very sporting.
    • 1' Milan get us off and running in this match. Pitch looking immaculate out there tonight.
    • 19.40 Mourinho takes his place early in the dugout. Sporting a scarf tonight. Must be a 'cold one' for the 'Special One'. Casillas and Gattuso shake hands in the centre circle and we are almost ready for the off in Madrid.
    • 19.35 Madrid defeated Milan in the semi-finals of the inaugural European Cup in 1955/56 and in the 1963/64 quarter-finals. The teams met in the 1957/58 final, Madrid coming from behind twice to win 3-2 after extratime effort in Brussels. Milan also beat Madrid en route to their 1988/89 (semi-finals) and 1989/90 (second round) European Cup wins.
    • 19.30 Last term's defeat by Milan was Madrid's third successive home loss to visitors from Serie A. Their overall home record against Italian opposition is 20 wins, two draws and six losses. Milan's victory at the Bernabéu last October was their first in five visits to Spain. Their overall away record against Spanish sides is won four, drawn five and lost ten.
    • 19.25 The clubs met at the same stage last year when Milan won 3-2 in Madrid courtesy of Pato's winner.
    • 19.20 Real with maximum points from their two games after wins over Ajax and Auxerre. Milan opened with a 2-0 win over Auxerre, but were held to a 1-1 draw at Ajax in their second Group G game. Group G details
    • 19.15 Thiago Silva damaged his left ankle against Chievo on Saturday and is out of the Milan side. Massimo Ambrosini has been out of action since hurting his left knee against AJ Auxerre and is missing along with Marek Jankulovski.
    • 19.10 Real coach Jose Mourinho is exited about coming up against Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who he managed during his time Internazionale. "A side that contains a player like Ibrahimovic is a special one," he said. "Every player who has played for me is always in my heart and 'Ibra' was a fundamental part of my team. Madrid are obviously different to the rest of my teams. We are continuing to improve and we believe we are creating positive vibes here."
    • 19.05 "We're going into this game on the back of three straight wins so we feel we're ready for Madrid. I hope this will be a special match – personally I think it will be fascinating – but the most important thing will be the points on offer," says Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri. "The game will be a fundamental in terms of forging ahead in the Champions League."
    • 19.00 The referee is Pedro Proenca of Portugal.
    • 18.55 Real Madrid will be without full-back Sergio Ramos for the visit of the Rossoneri to the Bernabeu. The Spain defender missed the weekend's 4-1 win at Malaga with a knee problem and, despite returning to training, has been ruled out. Midfielder Fernando Gago has been ruled out for a month with a knee injury of his own. Ezequiel Garay, Kaka (both knee) and Raul Albiol (ankle) are all yet to play this season.
    • 18.50 Teams: Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain AC Milan: Amelia, Zambrotta, Nesta, Bonera, Antonini, Pirlo, Gattuso, Seedorf, Pato, Ronaldinho, Ibrahimovic
    • 18.45 Good evening and welcome to tonight's Champions League Group G match between Real Madrid and AC Milan. Should be an interesting night.
  • Summary

    • 70' More superb play by Marcelo as he steams into the home area, but his pass is knocked wide of the goal by Ronaldo from seven yards.
    • 61' Khedira slips the ball over the bar. He leans back after decent play by Marcelo and Di Maria.
    • 55' Again Real head backwards to keep the ball, before Di Maria is released. Crosses to the back post, but just too deep for Higuain to convert.
    • 52' Superb chance for Higuain again! Free header from Di Maria's cross, but Amelia dives to make the stop. Wasted opportunity.
    • 50' Ronaldo is caught by Ronaldinho. Late, late tackle by the Brazilian. Lucky to get away with that.
    • 41' Fine stop by Amelia. Brilliant little shot by Ozil with his sidefoot, but the keeper repelled it.
    • 37' Ronaldo crosses, but Gattuso scrambles across the box to hammer the ball off Di Maria and over. That was a tap-in if Gatusso never made that tackle.
    • 35' Solid strike from Ronaldo. Super skill from 22 yards out, but Amelia dives to his right to nudge the ball behind. Marcelo then wallops over moments later and Milan have a goalkick.
    • 32' Chance wasted by Seedorf. Was picked out by Ronaldinho, but bad first touch and he hammers high over the bar from 18 yards.
    • 27' So unlucky for Milan! Pirlo has a crack from 25 yards. Think Casillas tipped that on to the bar. Some strike and some save. Super technique by Pirlo.
    • 13' SECOND GOAL FOR REAL! Ronaldo run, passes to Ozil and his shot takes a wicked deflection before lobbing up into the air and over the keeper Amelia, who was diving to his left.
    • 11' GOAL FOR REAL MADRID! Ronaldo threw the wall from the free-kick. Right into the corner of the net. As easy as that. The home side lead.
    • 6' Nice play by Real. Alonso feeds Di Maria, but he is too high from 25 yards. That shot swerved off and AC Milan have a goalkick. Worth a bash.
    • 18.50 Teams: Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain AC Milan: Amelia, Zambrotta, Nesta, Bonera, Antonini, Pirlo, Gattuso, Seedorf, Pato, Ronaldinho, Ibrahimovic

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