Friday November 30, 2012 Day 15 Finished Stadio Angelo Massimino

Catania 1 - 3 AC Milan

  • Legrottaglie 11’
  • El Shaarawy 53’, 90’
  • Boateng 56’

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  1. Serie A - El Shaarawy double helps Milan sink 10-man Catania

    Serie A - El Shaarawy double helps Milan sink 10-man Catania

    AC Milan moved up to seventh spot in Serie A with a 3-1 win over 10-man Catania at the Stadio Angelo Massimino. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Catania
    • AC Milan
    • 90+5' There goes the final whistle! A 3-1 win for Milan. Comfortable in the end for the visiting side.
    • 90+3' Alexis Rolín is shown the yellow card for a late foul.
    • 90+2' Massimo Ambrosini replaces Robinho for Milan. The travelling fans enjoying this win.
    • 89' We are into five minutes of time added on. Not that it will matter much now.
    • 88' GOAL! El Shaarawy with a clinical finish from inside the Catania area. A 3-1 lead now. And this match is all over now. Lovely goal.
    • 87' Both teams down to 10 men now for these closing moments. Perhaps life in this match yet.
    • 85' RED CARD! Prince Boateng has been sent off for a late challenge on Castro. Two-footed challenge. He is off.
    • 83' Another chance for Milan to kill off the match, but Emanuelson hits the post in acres of space. Should have been the killer goal.
    • 81' Catania continue to chase shadows around their own half with De Jong and Constant working some neat angles.
    • 79' A booking for Bellusci after he brought down El Shaarawy.
    • 78' Paglialunga brings down Emanuelson with a late tackle. Free-kick to the visitors around the halfway line.
    • 77' Glorious chance for Robinto to finish off Catania, but he thumps the ball miles over the bar. What an astonishing miss with only Andujar to beat from 12 yards out.
    • 76' Marco Amelia attempts a through ball, but Kevin-Prince Boateng is just offside.
    • 75' Milan with over 70 percent of possession as Acerbi makes a timely clearing header.
    • 73' Kevin-Prince Boateng has scored his first goal of the season with his 44th shot in this Serie A season.
    • 72' Pitch becoming heavier and heavier, but Milan continue to keep the ball with little or no hassle.
    • 71' Giuseppe Bellusci takes over from Sergio Almirón, who has failed to recover from his earlier knock.
    • 70' Change coming for Catania as Mario Paglialunga replaces Amidu Salifu.
    • 69' Sergio Almirón suffers an injury and is needing a spot of treatment. Bit of a delay in the match.
    • 68' Urby Emanuelson takes over from Riccardo Montolivo for Milan.
    • 67' Catania being ripped apart on the break. Milan back in possession making the home side do a lot of running around without much end product.
    • 66' El Shaarawy with the chance to finish off the match, but Andújar is equal to the task as he sticks out a paw to prevent the ball from hitting the net.
    • 65' Milan content to keep the ball. All very patient. In no hurry to search for a third goal.
    • 64' Bergessio continues to looke threatening whenever he darts forward. Which is not enough at the moment for 10-man Catania.
    • 63' Nocerino plays in Robinho, who is caught narrowly offside as he scampered clear.
    • 61' That looked to be a late tackle. Referee gave the home player the benefit of the doubt there.
    • 60' Chance for Nocerino to finish off the business at hand, but he hesitates as he prepared to pull the trigger as Alvarez dashed back to make a timely tackle.
    • 59' Milan will go above Catania and Parma into seventh in the table with a win here.
    • 58' Was a lovely ball from El Shaarawy to play in Prince Boateng for that second goal. This game suddenly Milan's to lose.
    • 57' Legrottaglie scored his first goal in Serie A this season – his previous league goal came last April vs Palermo. Means little now.
    • 55' All going horribly wrong for Catania in this half. A man down and suddenly a goal down. Looks a long way back for them from here.
    • 54' GOAL! Prince Boateng thumps a swerving shot into the net from 25 yards out. Brilliant effort and Milan lead 2-1.
    • 53' El Shaarawy takes a tumble inches inside the Catania box. Looked a bit theatrical. The referee didn't want to know.
    • 52' El Shaarawy celebrates with a quick gulp from a bottle of water. The 10 men of Catania will have to regroup.
    • 51' GOAL! El Shaarawy arrives in the middle to prod the ball into the home net. Looked to be offside from Robinho's cross, but the flag stayed down. Milan level at 1-1.
    • 50' Chance for Prince Boateng out wide, but he ends up dropping the ball straight out of play. Poor, poor delivery.
    • 49' The home side with a 1-0 lead, but down to 10 men. Off he goes. Barrientos looks utterly crestfallen.
    • 48' RED CARD! Barrientos has been sent off for a late challenge on Nocerino. Don't understand that decision. Looked a fair challenge.
    • 47' Milan not going anywhere with the ball at any speed. Plenty of possession at the back, but no real penetration.
    • 46' And off we go for the second period with Milan attempting to recover.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break! A 1-0 lead for Catania at half-time.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added on.
    • 43' Mattia De Sciglio tries a through ball, but Kevin-Prince Boateng is deemed to be offside. Not for the first time this evening.
    • 42' Milan have now gone out to 9/2 to win this match if you fancy a flutter at the moment.
    • 41' Pablo Barrientos has been booked for a spot of diving.
    • 39' Salifu fouled by Prince Boateng as Catania earn another free-kick. All going according to plan for them so far this evening.
    • 38' Nigel de Jong earns a free kick in the home half after being taken out late. Both sides with the one shot on target so far. But Catania have scored with theirs.
    • 37' De Sciglio sees a cross head out of the Catania box. Plenty of balls flying into that area, but nobody on hand to convert.
    • 36' Montolivo slips the ball across the face of the home goal, but nobody following in there to convert. On we go with Catania clinging to this 1-0 lead.
    • 35' Nocerino sends Prince-Boateng racing through the middle, but he is penalised for setting off too early and is offside.
    • 34' Barrientos dinks the ball into the middle of the box, but De Sciglio makes a vital challenge as Catania pushed for a second. Not sure what Constant was doing there.
    • 33' Nice headed flick on by Kevin-Prince Boateng, but Nocerino could not get the shot in under pressure.
    • 32' Robinho then penalised for taking out Rolin with a late challenge.
    • 31' Constant and Bergessio collide in the middle of the park. Constant goes down clutching his face, but was little or nothing in that.
    • 30' An almighty scramble in that box with Robinho and El Shaarawy challenging before Catania again get a boot on it to clear.
    • 29' Some real strong play by Marchese to get the cross in with De Sciglio beaten out wide, but Milan regroup to clear the danger.
    • 28' Constant with an inviting ball across the Catania box, but no takers on hard before Nocerino sees a headed flick arrive back in the palms of Andujar.
    • 26' Constant and Bergession collide in the midfield area of the park, but the visiting side get the nod that time. Free-kick to Milan in their own half.
    • 25' Boateng, El Shaarawy and Robinho operating in a three-man attack for Milan in this 4-3-3, but failing to discover much joy so far.
    • 24' Robinho throws in the corner. Mexes tries but fails to get his head on the delivery as Catania again hold firm.
    • 23' Catania owner Antonio Pulvirenti apparently watches every home match in the home technical area. He will see Milan earn a corner here.
    • 22' Catania earn a free-kick 35 yards from the visiting goal. But Almiron wallops the ball well over the bar. Never had the direction.
    • 21' Certainly a different Milan so far from the one that beat Juventus a week ago. Andujar has spent most of his night clasping hopeful passes.
    • 20' Boateng again frustrated attempting to latch onto a through ball as Andújar is quickly off his line to gather up the loose ball.
    • 19' Silvio Berlusconi apparently visited the Milan team before this match. Not sure he will be entirely comfortable with the goings on so far this evening.
    • 18' Rolin with another clearance after Nocerino and Robinho failed to combine.
    • 17' De Sciglio with a late tackle on Marchese as he tried to bound forward. Milan toiling to find space.
    • 16' Pablo Barrientos come up with a highful hopeful ball there. De Sciglio none too convincing.
    • 15' Almiron almost getting on the end of a high, hopeful ball into the Milan area. But just failing. Milan none too convincing at the back.
    • 14' Catania not hanging around in careering into some of these challenges. Milan being pressed all over the park.
    • 13' Robinho being fouled by a home player and that will be a free-kick to Milan that will ease the strain on them.
    • 12' Lodi with another free-kick chance out wide. Driven in with some pace, but De Jong is on hand to make the clearance.
    • 11' Francesco Lodi threw over that corner. Milan's resolve set to be tested again here tonight. Allegri looking slightly stunned.
    • 10' GOAL! Legrottaglie rises to power home a header from a corner-kick and the home side have the lead. Brilliant header. No chance for Amelia. Catania one up.
    • 9' Nocerino comes up with an inviiting cross that fades across the face of the home goal, but Montolivo is just late in arriving.
    • 8' De Jong picks out Nocerino. Milan happy to go backwards to keep the ball. The opposition with plenty of bodies behind the ball.
    • 7' Catania have suffered only one home defeat so far (1-0 vs Juventus) this season. They have won five of their seven home games.
    • 6' Boateng with the first real attempt at goal as he drills the ball low and hard from the edge of the home box, but Andujar dives to make a solid stop.
    • 5' De Sciglio dinks a cute little ball into the heart of the home box. Causes more problems than it should before Catania eventually get it out of the danger area.
    • 4' Plenty of balls being played through the middle in the opening moments of this contest.
    • 3' Amelia needs to do likewise seconds later to come off his line and grab the loose ball with Bergessio threatening.
    • 2' Andújar forced to dive on the loose ball to make sure El Shaarawy can't cause any trouble early on.
    • 1' We are off and running then on a cold night. Catania get the action started.
    • 19.40 Teams: Catania: Andujar; Alvarez, Legrottaglie, Rolin, Marchese; Salifu, Lodi, Almiron; Castro, Bergessio, Barrientos////Milan: Amelia; De Sciglio, Mexes, Acerbi, Constant, Montolivo, De Jong, Nocerino, Robinho, Boateng, El Shaarawy
    • 19.35 Milan are unbeaten against Catania in the league since the former Champions League holders were promoted in 2006 – a run of 12 games with six wins and six draws.
    • 19.30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Catania v AC Milan in the first match of the weekend in Serie A. The visitors can leapfrog Catania into eighth spot in Serie A with a win over their rivals at the Stadio Angelo Massimino.
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL! El Shaarawy with a clinical finish from inside the Catania area. A 3-1 lead now. And this match is all over now. Lovely goal.
    • 85' RED CARD! Prince Boateng has been sent off for a late challenge on Castro. Two-footed challenge. He is off.
    • 83' Another chance for Milan to kill off the match, but Emanuelson hits the post in acres of space. Should have been the killer goal.
    • 77' Glorious chance for Robinto to finish off Catania, but he thumps the ball miles over the bar. What an astonishing miss with only Andujar to beat from 12 yards out.
    • 66' El Shaarawy with the chance to finish off the match, but Andújar is equal to the task as he sticks out a paw to prevent the ball from hitting the net.
    • 60' Chance for Nocerino to finish off the business at hand, but he hesitates as he prepared to pull the trigger as Alvarez dashed back to make a timely tackle.
    • 54' GOAL! Prince Boateng thumps a swerving shot into the net from 25 yards out. Brilliant effort and Milan lead 2-1.
    • 51' GOAL! El Shaarawy arrives in the middle to prod the ball into the home net. Looked to be offside from Robinho's cross, but the flag stayed down. Milan level at 1-1.
    • 48' RED CARD! Barrientos has been sent off for a late challenge on Nocerino. Don't understand that decision. Looked a fair challenge.
    • 34' Barrientos dinks the ball into the middle of the box, but De Sciglio makes a vital challenge as Catania pushed for a second. Not sure what Constant was doing there.
    • 10' GOAL! Legrottaglie rises to power home a header from a corner-kick and the home side have the lead. Brilliant header. No chance for Amelia. Catania one up.
    • 9' Nocerino comes up with an inviiting cross that fades across the face of the home goal, but Montolivo is just late in arriving.
    • 6' Boateng with the first real attempt at goal as he drills the ball low and hard from the edge of the home box, but Andujar dives to make a solid stop.
    • 19.40 Teams: Catania: Andujar; Alvarez, Legrottaglie, Rolin, Marchese; Salifu, Lodi, Almiron; Castro, Bergessio, Barrientos////Milan: Amelia; De Sciglio, Mexes, Acerbi, Constant, Montolivo, De Jong, Nocerino, Robinho, Boateng, El Shaarawy
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  • Catania

    Manager: Rolando Maran

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

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