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Thursday November 27, 2008 Finished Fratton Park

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Portsmouth

  • Kaboul 62’
  • Kanu 73’

AC Milan

  • Ronaldinho 84’
  • Inzaghi 90’

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    Milan late show denies Portsmouth

    Milan scored two late goals to deny Portsmouth a UEFA Cup Group E win in a 2-2 draw at Fratton Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Portsmouth
    • AC Milan
    • 90+3 And there's the final whistle! Pompey concede late again and Milan scrape a point! Portsmouth were the better side but to be fair to Milan, Inzaghi hit the woodwork thrice. What a cracking game and while the home fans are distraught they should know that they have seen an all-time UEFA Cup classic.
    • 90+2 Hopeful ball over the top and Pompey don't deal with it AND INZAGHI TAKES IT WITH A BRILLIANT FIRST TOUCH AND POKES IT PAST JAMES FOR 2-2! Incredible from Inzaghi, he ALWAYS does that! Well well well, Pompey throw it away at the death.
    • 90+1 Great throw out by James and Johnson is in on the right, he's brought down by Antonini and Pompey can eat away some more seconds.
    • 90' Safe hands from James after Flamini's up and under causes problems. Three minutes injury time being played.
    • 88' Pompey have gone from being in total control to having their backs against the wall but eventually they bring the ball clear.
    • 87' Pato wriggles into the box after what looked like a foul throw from Milan and he goes down but no penalty! A long-range shot comes in, deflected wide for a corner! Pompey fail to clear it and Atonini with a low zipping drive that goes just wide! Corner, it took a touch en route!
    • 86' Let's see if Pompey can respond in kind... taken short to Kaboul, who stumbles and Pato nicks the ball off him for Milan to counter!
    • 85' Pompey playing keep-ball in the Milan half and Diop is brought down by Zambrotta for a free-kick on the edge of the box.
    • 74' Ronaldinho to take... a sidestep and he curls it over the wall and it dips ferociously and nestles in the top right! What a free-kick! James flew towards the corner but not even he could get that! That was incredible from Ronaldinho and Milan right back in it!
    • 83' Free-kick to Milan around 25 yards out to the left of the D. Ronaldinho to take...
    • 81' Davis on for Kanu as Pompey tighten it up at the back.
    • 79' Milan with a little spell of pressure here, as Crouch has to head away for a corner.
    • 77' Seedorf on the left, he cuts inside and sends over a delightful ball AND INZAGHI WITH A DIAGONAL RUN AGAIN AND HE HEADS IT ACROSS JAMES AND INTO THE BOTTOM LEFT BUT OFF THE POST AGAIN! That's three times the Italian has hit the woodwork.
    • 74' MILAN DOUBLE SUB: Ronaldinho and Pato on for Shevchenko and Kaka.
    • 73' Johnson on the ball, he drifts past one man, then cuts inside the next before knocking it forward, this is a great run from Johnson AND JOHNSON GETS IN ON THE RIGHT AGAIN AND HE DRILLS IT LOW FOR KANUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! 2-0 TO POMPEY!! Kanu had the easiest finish and smashed it into the roof of the net as he slid in at the far post! What a game for Pompey, their fans can't believe it.
    • 72' Diop gets a chance to shoot from the edge of the box but the wardrobe sends a week effort harmlessly wide.
    • 71' Pompey fans somewhat prematurely 'ole'ing every pass...
    • 70' Mvuemba with a cross, headed on goal by Diop but cleared, Kanu with a skilful touch and Diop again to HUGHES but he lashes at it and the shot is well wide.
    • 68' Kanu almost threads Crouch through one-on-one but Senderos slides across to intercept and put it out for a throw.
    • 67' More good wingplay by Pompey as Belhadj knocks a cross in for Crouch after some one-touch passing. Headed clear by Senderos though.
    • 66' MILAN SUB: Seedorf on for Gattuso. PORTSMOUTH SUB: Little off for Mvuemba. An almost hilarious contrast.
    • 64' Little in for Kanu who goes down in the box under pressure from Favalli but the referee waves him up!
    • 62' Free-kick hoisted in by Little but it's cleared before Kanu can get onto it... Kanu gets it on the goal-line and knocks it back to Johnson who sends a superb cross over AND KABOUL ON THE EDGE OF THE SIX-YARD BOX HEADS PAST DIDA FOR 1-0! Pompey score against Milan.
    • 61' Antonini booked for a pretty crude challenge on Little.
    • 60' A rare forwar forward for Milan now and Emerson has a pop but it goes well wide.
    • 58' Johnson takes on Antonini and whips in a cross but blocked and Milan clear.
    • 54' Traore gets in down the left again and he whips over a testing ball that Milan deal with this time. Portsmouth really taking the game to Milan!
    • 53' Diop plays in Traora but he can't get the cross in... it's back to Belhadj but he makes a mess of the delivery and it flies out for a goal kick.
    • 52' Mistake by Senderos lets Hughes in and he shoots but deflected wide and kept in by Dida.
    • 51' Good ball wide left to Kanu who almost hits the byline and digs out a great cross for Crouch but just over him and LITTLE WITH THE VOLLEY BUT SIDE NETTING!
    • 48' Shevchenko gets in behind Distin and has a drive which almost sneaks in but side netting!
    • 46' Second half underway!
    • 45+1 Half time and it's goalless at Fratton Park, not through lack of opportunity though with chances at both ends!
    • 44' Little is looking like a top drawer player here, as he takes another free-kick that is desperately blocked.
    • 42' Johnson down the right again, and he crosses high far post and CROUCH WITH THE BICYCLE KICK but he sends it over!
    • 40' Belhadk again with some good play but Crouch can't get the header on target.
    • 37' Again good interplay between Little and Johnson, and the England right back drills across another good centre for Kanu which he puts wide. Pompey are having the best of the play and creating chances, although Milan's two through Inzaghi have been the most clear-cut.
    • 35' Little on the right feeds it low to Kanu, who kills the ball with a great first touch and tries to shoot but two Rossoneri defenders hurl themselves at him and it spins out.
    • 33' Johnson on the right, he has a fair amount of space so flights over a great hanging cross that comes to Crouch at the far post who heads it back across goal but Dida gets there before Kanu! Great vision from Johnson.
    • 31' Johnson gets a clattering from Flamini and Pompey have a free kick. Joe Jordan is kicking off after that.
    • 28' Emerson with a chip that causes havoc in the Pompey box as Favalli flicks it on and Inzaghi again is in but he can't finish and Antonini flies in but he fires it wide.
    • 26' Ball over the top and Inzaghi with a great diagonal run latches onto it and James comes out so Inzaghi lobs him and this is going to be 1-0 but it dips just too late and comes off the top of the crossbar and over for a goal-kick! That's the second time the wily old striker has hit the woodwork in the first half!
    • 24' Belhadj with a great cross that Favalli mis-kicks and Little lofts it to the far post FOR CROUCH but Senderos blocks and Milan survive!
    • 22' Short corner which Milan manage to clear but Pompey have another bite at the cherry which again does not reap dividends.
    • 21' Little comes forward on the right but is forced out by Emerson. Short throw from Johson to Little, who tries to play in Kanu but a mistake by Favalli and a corner to Pompey!
    • 17' Kanu turns back away from goal and swings over an excellent ball for CROUCH AT THE FAR POST WITH THE VOLLEY but he doesn't quite get his foot round it and plays it into the ground and harmlessly into Dida's arms.
    • 16' Free-kick to Pompey on the left after Little is fouled. He will take it too, and it's a good delivery to Crouch at the far post but his headed across goal is straight at Dida, who was well-placed to get to that.
    • 15' Crouch gets a chance to have a pop from the edge of the box but his low drive is deflected wide for a corner.
    • 14' Milan attack now but Kaka's cross is way too deep, much to the amusement of the home fans.
    • 13' Belhadj comes forward and sends in a teasing cross but Crouch can't connect and Milan clear.
    • 11' Shevchenko drills the free-kick in, it's poor and doesn't clear the wall but the loose ball falls to INZAGHI WHO MUST SCORE AND HE BEATS JAMES WITH THE FINISH BUT OFF THE INSIDE OF THE POST AND ACROSS THE LINE BUT JAMES DIVES ONTO IT! Flamini was ready to pounce, should have been 1-0.
    • 10' Free-kick to Milan at some range but Shevchenko fancies a pop anyway....
    • 8' Hughes - who was raised in Italy - gets a yellow card against the club he supported as a boy.
    • 5' Belhadj down the left, he swings over a good cross but too deep for Crouch, knocked back by Little to Johnson who cuts inside and feeds Diop who shoots but well wide. Good pressure from Pompey.
    • 3' Clear foul on Diop, a tug on the shirt from Favalli, but play on says the ref. Portsmouth controlling the ball in the opening few minutes.
    • - So, Milan are fielding a reserve side, although their best player, Kaka, does start. Portsmouth are under-strength too, due to injury and flu.
    • - AC Milan: Dida, Zambrotta, Favalli, Senderos, Antonini, Gattuso, Emerson, Flamini, Kaka, Inzaghi, Shevchenko; Subs: Kalac, Kaladze, Alexandre Pato, Seedorf, Pirlo, Bonera, Ronaldinho
    • - Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Kaboul, Distin, Belhadj, Little, Diop, Hughes, Armand Traore, Crouch, Kanu; Subs: Ashdown, Hreidarsson, Pamarot, Mvuemba, Davis, Wilson
    • - Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s LIVE coverage of Portsmouth's historical UEFA Cup Group E tie at home to Italian giants Milan - from 20:05 UK time!
  • Team Stats

    Portsmouth Stats AC Milan
    50% Possession 49%
    16 Shots 14
    4 Shots on target 5
    0 Saves 0
    4 Corners 8
    11 Fouls 10
    2 Offsides 3
    1 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0
    17 Tackles 19
    355 Accurate passes 340
    81 Bad passes 37
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Portsmouth
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 David James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
      3 Younes Kaboul 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 33 4 2
      39 Nadir Belhadj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 23 4
      5 Glen Johnson 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 41 3 2
      30 Armand Traore 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 28 21 0
      15 Sylvain Distin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 5 2
      8 Papa Bouba Diop 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 34 6 3
      22 Richard Hughes 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 44 7 2
      25 Glen Little 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 25 3 0
      9 Peter Crouch 0 5 0 2 2 0 0 25 2 1
      27 Nwankwo Kanu 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 18 5 0
      18 Arnold Mvuemba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 1
      16 Noe Pamarot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      35 Marc Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      7 Hermann Hreidarsson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      28 Sean Davis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0
      21 Jamie Ashdown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • AC Milan
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Nelson de Jesus Dida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
      24 Philippe Senderos 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 0 1
      77 Luca Antonini 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 27 10 1
      15 Gianluca Zambrotta 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 17 0 2
      19 Giuseppe Favalli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 6 5
      5 Emerson Emerson 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 55 2 3
      22 Ricardo Kakà 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 34 2 0
      8 Ivan Gennaro Gattuso 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 48 4 1
      84 Mathieu Flamini 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 41 5 3
      76 Andriy Shevchenko 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 15 1 1
      9 Filippo Inzaghi 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 7 0 0
      10 Clarence Seedorf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3 0
      80 Gaucho Ronaldinho 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 3 0
      7 Alexandre Rodrigues Da Silva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
      25 Daniele Bonera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      4 Kakha Kaladze 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      21 Andrea Pirlo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Zeljko Kalac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Hopeful ball over the top and Pompey don't deal with it AND INZAGHI TAKES IT WITH A BRILLIANT FIRST TOUCH AND POKES IT PAST JAMES FOR 2-2! Incredible from Inzaghi, he ALWAYS does that! Well well well, Pompey throw it away at the death.
    • 87' Pato wriggles into the box after what looked like a foul throw from Milan and he goes down but no penalty! A long-range shot comes in, deflected wide for a corner! Pompey fail to clear it and Atonini with a low zipping drive that goes just wide! Corner, it took a touch en route!
    • 74' Ronaldinho to take... a sidestep and he curls it over the wall and it dips ferociously and nestles in the top right! What a free-kick! James flew towards the corner but not even he could get that! That was incredible from Ronaldinho and Milan right back in it!
    • 77' Seedorf on the left, he cuts inside and sends over a delightful ball AND INZAGHI WITH A DIAGONAL RUN AGAIN AND HE HEADS IT ACROSS JAMES AND INTO THE BOTTOM LEFT BUT OFF THE POST AGAIN! That's three times the Italian has hit the woodwork.
    • 73' Johnson on the ball, he drifts past one man, then cuts inside the next before knocking it forward, this is a great run from Johnson AND JOHNSON GETS IN ON THE RIGHT AGAIN AND HE DRILLS IT LOW FOR KANUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! 2-0 TO POMPEY!! Kanu had the easiest finish and smashed it into the roof of the net as he slid in at the far post! What a game for Pompey, their fans can't believe it.
    • 64' Little in for Kanu who goes down in the box under pressure from Favalli but the referee waves him up!
    • 62' Free-kick hoisted in by Little but it's cleared before Kanu can get onto it... Kanu gets it on the goal-line and knocks it back to Johnson who sends a superb cross over AND KABOUL ON THE EDGE OF THE SIX-YARD BOX HEADS PAST DIDA FOR 1-0! Pompey score against Milan.
    • 51' Good ball wide left to Kanu who almost hits the byline and digs out a great cross for Crouch but just over him and LITTLE WITH THE VOLLEY BUT SIDE NETTING!
    • 48' Shevchenko gets in behind Distin and has a drive which almost sneaks in but side netting!
    • 42' Johnson down the right again, and he crosses high far post and CROUCH WITH THE BICYCLE KICK but he sends it over!
    • 37' Again good interplay between Little and Johnson, and the England right back drills across another good centre for Kanu which he puts wide. Pompey are having the best of the play and creating chances, although Milan's two through Inzaghi have been the most clear-cut.
    • 33' Johnson on the right, he has a fair amount of space so flights over a great hanging cross that comes to Crouch at the far post who heads it back across goal but Dida gets there before Kanu! Great vision from Johnson.
    • 26' Ball over the top and Inzaghi with a great diagonal run latches onto it and James comes out so Inzaghi lobs him and this is going to be 1-0 but it dips just too late and comes off the top of the crossbar and over for a goal-kick! That's the second time the wily old striker has hit the woodwork in the first half!
    • 24' Belhadj with a great cross that Favalli mis-kicks and Little lofts it to the far post FOR CROUCH but Senderos blocks and Milan survive!
    • 17' Kanu turns back away from goal and swings over an excellent ball for CROUCH AT THE FAR POST WITH THE VOLLEY but he doesn't quite get his foot round it and plays it into the ground and harmlessly into Dida's arms.
    • 11' Shevchenko drills the free-kick in, it's poor and doesn't clear the wall but the loose ball falls to INZAGHI WHO MUST SCORE AND HE BEATS JAMES WITH THE FINISH BUT OFF THE INSIDE OF THE POST AND ACROSS THE LINE BUT JAMES DIVES ONTO IT! Flamini was ready to pounce, should have been 1-0.
    • - Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s LIVE coverage of Portsmouth's historical UEFA Cup Group E tie at home to Italian giants Milan - from 20:05 UK time!

Live Team Line-Up

  • Portsmouth

    Captain: Sylvain Distin

    Starting line-up

    • D. James
    • G. Johnson
    • Y. Kaboul
    • S. Distin
    • N. Belhadj
    • P. Diop
    • R. Hughes Yellow Card
    • G. Little Substitution Out (66′)
    • A. Traoré
    • P. Crouch
    • N. Kanu Goal Substitution Out (80′)

    Subs

    • N. Pamarot
    • H. Hreidarsson
    • J. Ashdown
    • M. Wilson

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • AC Milan

    Starting line-up

    • Dida
    • G. Zambrotta
    • G. Favalli
    • P. Senderos
    • L. Antonini Yellow Card
    • Émerson
    • M. Flamini
    • G. Gattuso
    • Kaká
    • F. Inzaghi Goal
    • A. Shevchenko

    Subs

    • A. Pirlo
    • D. Bonera
    • K. Kaladze
    • Z. Kalac

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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