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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
 Full Time
AC Milan
0
 
1
Atlético Madrid
 0-1D. Costa  83'
HT: 0-0
San Siro (Attendance: 65,890)
Referee: Pedro Proenca
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AC Milan vs. Atlético Madrid
Minute Commentary
90' FULL TIME
That's it! Atletico return to Spain with a crucial win, and even more crucially, an away goal! Final score AC Milan 0 - 1 Atletico Madrid.
90' BOOKING
It's like a competition here. Adrian is the man in the book for a trip on Adel Taarabt.
90' SOLID
Gabi 's free kick is straight into the Milan wall.
90' YET ANOTHER BOOKING
Adil Rami trips the onrushing Diego Costa on the very edge of the area. This could be crucial.
90' ADDED TIME
A minimum of three minutes are given as added time.
87' CLOSE
With Mario Balotelli off the pitch, Urby Emanuelson lays a free kick off to Adil Rami who thunders it just past the post with Thibaut Courtois well beaten.
86' MILAN CHANGE
Kevin Constant replaces Andrea Poli for the final few minutes.
84' POOR DEFENDING
Wow. I did not see this coming. Gabi swings in a corner from the right and Ignazio Abate manages to head it straight up in the air. Diego Costa is unmarked at the back post and powers the ball home with his head. AC Milan 0 - 1 Atletico Madrid.
83' GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL
ATLETICO MADRID ARE IN THE LEAD!!
80' ATLETICO CHANGE
Adrian comes on for Raul Garcia, in a surprise move as many would have expected to see David Villa.
77' MILAN CHANGE
Mario Balotelli is limping off the field, having injured his shoulder in that earlier challenge with Diego Costa. It doesn't look good for him as Giampaolo Pazzini comes on.
74' CHANGE FOR BOTH TEAMS
Cristian Rodriguez replaces Arda Turan, whilst Giampaolo Pazzini is warming up and will replace Mario Balotelli who is struggling.
73' NICE TRY
The ball is played through to Raul Garcia and he tries a delicate little chip into the path of Diego Costa, but Daniele Bonera clears with ease.
69' BOOKING
This match was billed as a head-to-head between Mario Balotelli and Diego Costa, and they finally meet as the latter pulls out a proper striker's challenge on the former. Yellow card.
68' NOTHING TO REPORT
After an exciting first period, this half is a bit flat. Neither side can find a way through the opposition defence and the niggly fouls are starting to creep in.
66' CLOSE!
Michael Essien rises highest to head the ball goalwards, but it rolls just past the post. The best chance of this half.
65' AMBITIOUS
Mario Balotelli tries to power in a free kick from 35 yards, and it takes a deflection to go out for a corner. Ambitious, to say the least.
61' BOOKING
Daniele Bonera is the next man in the book for a foul on Diego Costa.
59' HALF-CHANCE
Kaka makes a yard of space and sends in a low shot, which rolls harmlessly wide.
57' SCRAPPY
Neither side is able to produce a clear chance and the fans are getting frustrated. Atletico are getting in the faces of their hosts and it means that they aren't able to get the shots away that they did in the first half.
54' UNLUCKY
Diego Costa absolutely busts a gut to chase the ball down and try to keep it in play, but it rolls out. He looks frustrated.
51' WASTE
Diego Costa finds himself with time and space in the box, but chooses to go for a spectacular overhead kick instead of chesting it down and shooting. A poor choice.
50' PRESSING
Atletico have come out in this second half with a different attitude - they are being more patient with their passes and are looking to play through the middle, instead of relying on the wings like they did in the first period.
48' GOOD VOLUME
The home fans are in good form tonight, but as well they might be. Their side have looked dominant so far but need a goal to take to Spain with them.
46' KICK OFF
Atletico get the second period underway. No changes for either side.
45' EXCITING HALF
This has been a thoroughly entertaining half of football between two attacking sides. The hosts have been the more dominant side, with Kaka having two glorious chances to score and narrowly missing both of them. Mattia De Sciglio had to leave the field with an injury whilst Mario Balotelli and Arda Turan both received treatment for knocks of their own. Let's hope to see more goals and less injuries in the second period.
45' HALF TIME
The referee ends the half. AC Milan 0 - 0 Atletico Madrid.
45' ADDED TIME
One minute is signalled by the fourth official.
44' ANOTHER BOOKING
Ignazio Abate is the next man in the book, penalised for a late trip on Mario Suarez.
41' BOOKING
Atletico Madrid attack and Milan contain them, before Kaka releases Mario Balotelli with a long ball. Miranda tries to police Balotelli but eventually hauls him down. Yellow card.
39' INJURY?
Arda Turan goes down under a heavy challenge from Michael Essien, but after a couple of moments' treatment he returns to the pitch. Diego could come on in his place if he has to come off.
37' APPEAL
Adel Taarabt finds the overlapping Ignazio Abate, who tries to pick out Andrea Poli with a cross. The midfielder goes over and appeals for the penalty, but the referee says no.
36' CLOSE!
Raul Garcia bursts into the box and fires a low cross towards Diego Costa, but Ignazio Abate cuts it out. He was inches away from an own goal there.
35' BACK ON
Never fear, the lively Balotelli is back on the pitch.
33' WORRYING
Mario Balotelli and Miranda chase the same loose ball down and the Milan striker appears to catch a stray arm in the face. Completely accidental and initially he seems ok, but suddenly signals to the bench and leaves the field for treatment.
30' GREAT PLAY
Super passage of play here from AC Milan. Adel Taarabt chips the ball over the top to Mario Balotelli, who holds it up before backheeling it into the path of Kaka. The Brazilian tries to curl it in but it whistles over the bar.
28' USING THE WING
Juanfran is getting up and down the right flank well, and his latest cross causes some problems for the AC Milan defence, who finally clear for a corner.
26' AC MILAN CHANGE
A blow here to Clarence Seedorf and his team. Mattia De Sciglio has not been able to recover after that earlier challenge from Emiliano Insua, and is replaced by Ignazio Abate.
25' CHANCE
Arda Turan and Juanfran combine well on the right for Atletico, and the latter crosses for Raul Garcia to head goalwards. Christian Abbiati saves well.
23' POOR CROSS
Diego Godin fouls Mario Balotelli outside the box, and this time Urby Emanuelson tries to cross for one of his team-mates. Godin is the man to clear the ball.
21' BOOKING
Emiliano Insua is the only man to go into the book. Arda Turan was penalised for a foul on Nigel De Jong, but as the referee blew his whistle Insua dived in two-footed on Mattia De Sciglio. All of the outfield players get into a bit of a ruck but it seems to be a something and a nothing.
20' BRAWL
Things just got exciting here. A mass brawl has erupted on the pitch.
18' SUPERB SAVE
Thibaut Courtois, take a bow. Adel Taarabt bends a cross into the box and Andrea Poli gets up well to head it goalwards. Courtois pulls off a magnificent diving save, tipping the ball onto the post.
15' OFF THE BAR
Wow. How close is this? Milan build the play down the right and Mattia De Sciglio plays it to Kaka, who lets the ball run across his body before curling a left-foot shot against the bar.
12' GOOD TO SEE
Mario Balotelli gets a cheer from the crowd, playing the ball off the corner flag and back to himself.
10' WASTED
Miranda fouls Mario Balotelli out on the right, 25 yards from goal. After a delay, the former Man City striker takes the free kick himself but bends it well wide of the goal.
9' BATTLERS
Atletico have a lot of creative and technical players in their ranks, but their midfield are struggling against the steel and guile of Nigel De Jong and Michael Essien.
7' NICE TRY
Juanfran whips in a cross from the right and Raul Garcia throws himself at the ball, but Daniele Bonera stands his ground and wins it.
5' NOT MUCH TO REPORT
The two teams are feeling each other out at the moment. AC Milan are used to European success, but on this season's form they are well behind their visitors tonight.
1' TEMPREMENTAL
Adel Taarabt and Mario Balotelli are notoriously difficult characters, each with a very storied history. However, if there is one man who can keep them in check it is Clarence Seedorf. Let's see how they get on tonight on Europe's biggest stage.
1' KICK OFF
AC Milan get us underway, kicking from left to right.
0' BREAKING ATLETICO TEAM NEWS
The only change for the visitors is Miranda returning to the side, and he will be a steady presence in the centre of defence.
0' BREAKING MILAN TEAM NEWS
Daniele Bonera and Urby Emanuelson come into the Milan defence, whilst Michael Essien and Andrea Poli replace Montolivo and Honda.
0' PREVIEW
Hello and welcome to coverage of tonight's game between AC Milan and Atletico Madrid. These sides are having contrasting seasons, with Milan well off the pace in Serie A, whilst Atletico are very much in the hunt for the La Liga title. However, none of that matters on the European stage, and both sides will be going all out to win. My name is Peter Moloney and I will be guiding you through this one, stay with me for team news and previews.
0' AC MILAN TEAM NEWS
Sulley Muntari and Riccardo Montolivo are both suspended for the hosts, leaving them light in midfield, whilst Robinho and Stephan El Shaarawy both look set to miss out through injury. Adel Taarabt, on loan from QPR, could make his Champions League debut, whilst former Chelsea man Michael Essien is also eligible to feature. Kaka has an ankle problem and Christian Zapata is struggling with a thigh knock, and both will be monitored right until kick off.
0' ATLETICO MADRID TEAM NEWS
Tiago, Filipe Luis and Javi Manquillo are missing for the visitors with wrist, groin and back problems respectively. Apart from that, boss Diego Simeone has a fully-fit squad to choose from.
0' FORM GUIDE
Milan head into this tie in mixed form, having won three, drawn one and lost two of their last six games. Whilst they won at the weekend against Bologna, their previous match was a 3-1 loss away to Napoli. Atletico are also in unsteady form, having won three and lost three of their last six. Two of those losses were against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, those fixtures sandwiching a league loss to Almeria. However, they avenged those defeats with a 3- 0 victory against Valladolid at the weekend.
0' FACTS AND STATS
Much of the build-up to this match has focussed on strikers Mario Balotelli and Diego Costa, both of whom could prove to be pivotal for their teams. Balotelli has five goals in his last six fixtures, and Costa has four in his last three European ties, so both men head into this tie in form. Atletico have only won three of their eight visits to Italy, but they have never faced AC Milan in any competition. AC Milan have only ever won two of their eight games against La Liga opposition, so could that indicate a shut-out for both sides?
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Team Stats
AC Milan Atlético Madrid
0 Goals 1
0 Assists 0
13 Shots 10
5 Shots on Goal 7
4 Saves 4
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
7 Crosses 14
3 Corner Kicks 6
0 Offside 3
15 Fouls Committed 20
3 Cautions/Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
AC Milan
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
32Christian Abbiati 90 - 0 0 1 3
2Mattia De Sciglio 26 0 0 0 - -
13Adil Rami 90 0 1 0 - -
15Michael Essien 90 0 0 0 - -
16Andrea Poli 85 0 0 0 - -
22Kaká 90 0 0 0 - -
25Daniele Bonera 90 0 1 0 - -
27Adel Taarabt 90 0 0 0 - -
28Urby Emanuelson 90 0 0 0 - -
34Nigel De Jong 90 0 0 0 - -
45Mario Balotelli 78 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
11Giampaolo Pazzini 12 0 0 0 - -
20Ignazio Abate 64 0 1 0 - -
21Kevin Constant 5 0 0 0 - -

Atlético Madrid
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
13Thibaut Courtois 90 - 0 0 0 2
2Diego Godín 90 0 0 0 - -
4Mario Suárez 90 0 1 0 - -
6Koke 90 0 0 0 - -
8Raúl García 80 0 0 0 - -
10Arda Turan 74 0 0 0 - -
14Gabi 90 0 0 0 - -
19Diego Costa 90 1 1 0 - -
20Juanfran 90 0 0 0 - -
22Emiliano Insúa 90 0 1 0 - -
23Miranda 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
7Adrián 10 0 1 0 - -
11Cristian Rodríguez 16 0 0 0 - -
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AC Milan vs. Atlético Madrid
Minute Event
90' Game Over  AC Milan 0-1 Atlético Madrid
90' Half Over  AC Milan 0-1 Atlético Madrid
90' Foul  Giampaolo Pazzini (AC Milan)
90' Yellow Card  Adrián (Atlético Madrid)
90' Foul  Emanuelson fouled by Adrián (Atlético Madrid)
90' Shot on Goal  Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
90' Free Kick  Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
90' Yellow Card  Adil Rami (AC Milan)
90' Foul  Costa fouled by Adil Rami (AC Milan)
90' Foul  De Jong fouled by Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
90' Foul  Costa fouled by Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
90' Goal Kick  Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid)
89' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
88' Foul  Emanuelson fouled by Adrián (Atlético Madrid)
87' Shot  Adil Rami (AC Milan)
87' Free Kick  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
86' Foul  Pazzini fouled by Miranda (Atlético Madrid)
86' Throw-In  Ignazio Abate (AC Milan)
85' Goal Kick  Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid)
85' Substitution  Kevin Constant (on). Poli (off). (AC Milan)
83' Goal  Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
83' Shot on Goal  Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
83' Corner Kick  Gabi (Atlético Madrid) - Headed Out - In Play
82' Corner Kick  Koke (Atlético Madrid) - Defended by Keeper
80' Goal Kick  Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)
80' Substitution  Adrián (on). García (off). (Atlético Madrid)
79' Shot  Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
79' Cross  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid) - Off Target
79' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
78' Foul  Giampaolo Pazzini (AC Milan)
78' Substitution  Giampaolo Pazzini (on). Balotelli (off). (AC Milan)
77' Foul  Balotelli fouled by Miranda (Atlético Madrid)
76' Cross  Gabi (Atlético Madrid) - Headed Out - In Play
76' Corner Kick  Gabi (Atlético Madrid) - Defended by Keeper
76' Shot on Goal  Koke (Atlético Madrid)
75' Shot on Goal  Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
74' Substitution  Cristian Rodríguez (on). Turan (off). (Atlético Madrid)
74' Cross  Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
72' Foul  Costa fouled by Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
72' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
71' Shot on Goal  Adel Taarabt (AC Milan)
71' Cross  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan) - On Target
70' Shot on Goal  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
70' Free Kick  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
69' Yellow Card  Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
69' Foul  Balotelli fouled by Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
68' Foul  Balotelli fouled by Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
67' Offside  Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
67' Cross  Gabi (Atlético Madrid) - Offside
67' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
66' Throw-In  Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
66' Goal Kick  Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid)
65' Shot  Michael Essien (AC Milan)
65' Corner Kick  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan) - Off Target
65' Shot on Goal  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
65' Free Kick  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
64' Foul  De Jong fouled by Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
63' Corner Kick  Koke (Atlético Madrid) - Headed Out - In Play
62' Cross  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
62' Offside  Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
61' Yellow Card  Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
61' Foul  Costa fouled by Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
59' Shot  Kaká (AC Milan)
59' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
58' Shot on Goal  Adel Taarabt (AC Milan)
57' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
55' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
55' Foul  Poli fouled by Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
54' Throw-In  Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
52' Foul  Taarabt fouled by Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
52' Goal Kick  Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)
51' Shot  Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
51' Cross  Gabi (Atlético Madrid) - Off Target
51' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
50' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
49' Goal Kick  Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)
48' Shot on Goal  Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
48' Shot  Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
48' Foul  Suárez fouled by Kaká (AC Milan)
47' Foul  De Jong fouled by Koke (Atlético Madrid)
47' Foul  Juanfran fouled by Michael Essien (AC Milan)
46' Throw-In  Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
46' Cross  Koke (Atlético Madrid) - Clearance In Play
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  AC Milan 0-0 Atlético Madrid
45' Offside  Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
45' Cross  Koke (Atlético Madrid) - Headed Out - In Play
45' Free Kick  Koke (Atlético Madrid)
44' Foul  Turan fouled by Ignazio Abate (AC Milan)
44' Yellow Card  Ignazio Abate (AC Milan)
43' Foul  Koke fouled by Ignazio Abate (AC Milan)
42' Shot  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
42' Cross  Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) - Headed Out - In Play
42' Corner Kick  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan) - Crossed In
42' Cross  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan) - Deflected - Out of Play
42' Free Kick  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
41' Throw-In  Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
41' Yellow Card  Mario Suárez (Atlético Madrid)
41' Foul  Balotelli fouled by Mario Suárez (Atlético Madrid)
40' Cross  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
40' Goal Kick  Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid)
39' Throw-In  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
37' Foul  Gabi fouled by Michael Essien (AC Milan)
37' Cross  Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) - Clearance In Play
36' Shot on Goal  Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
36' Corner Kick  Koke (Atlético Madrid) - On Target
35' Cross  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid) - Clearance Out of Play
35' Throw-In  Ignazio Abate (AC Milan)
34' Throw-In  Daniele Bonera (AC Milan)
34' Foul  Kaká fouled by Arda Turan (Atlético Madrid)
33' Goal Kick  Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)
33' Goal Kick  Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid)
32' Foul  Miranda fouled by Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
31' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
31' Foul  De Jong fouled by Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
31' Goal Kick  Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid)
30' Shot  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
29' Foul  Emanuelson fouled by Arda Turan (Atlético Madrid)
29' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
29' Corner Kick  Koke (Atlético Madrid) - Headed Out - In Play
27' Foul  Suárez fouled by Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
26' Substitution  Ignazio Abate (on). De Sciglio (off). (AC Milan)
24' Shot on Goal  Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
24' Cross  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid) - On Target
23' Cross  Michael Essien (AC Milan)
22' Cross  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan) - Headed Out - In Play
22' Free Kick  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
21' Foul  Balotelli fouled by Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
20' Yellow Card  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
19' Foul  De Sciglio fouled by Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
18' Foul  García fouled by Michael Essien (AC Milan)
18' Shot on Goal  Andrea Poli (AC Milan)
18' Cross  Adel Taarabt (AC Milan) - On Target
17' Foul  Bonera fouled by Raúl García (Atlético Madrid)
16' Foul  Suárez fouled by Adil Rami (AC Milan)
15' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
15' Corner Kick  Adel Taarabt (AC Milan)
14' Shot  Kaká (AC Milan)
13' Foul  Essien fouled by Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
12' Shot  Nigel De Jong (AC Milan)
11' Throw-In  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
11' Throw-In  Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan)
10' Shot  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
10' Free Kick  Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
9' Foul  Balotelli fouled by Miranda (Atlético Madrid)
9' Throw-In  Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan)
8' Throw-In  Adel Taarabt (AC Milan)
7' Cross  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
7' Throw-In  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
5' Throw-In  Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
4' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
4' Cross  Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
3' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
3' Throw-In  Emiliano Insúa (Atlético Madrid)
1' Goal Kick  Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)
1' Cross  Arda Turan (Atlético Madrid) - Clearance In Play
1' Start Half 
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