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Italian Serie A

Sunday, 31 August 2014,

AC Milan
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Lazio
  • Kickoff: 17:00 BST
  • Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
  • Attendance: -
  • 7' Keisuke Honda
  • 56' Sulley Muntari
  • 64' Jérémy Menez - pen
  • 67' Alex - og

AC Milan

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Lazio

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AC Milan kick off their Serie A campaign against Lazio at the San Siro on Sunday afternoon still adjusting to life without Mario Balotelli.

The Italy forward, who was the team's top scorer last season with 14 goals, joined Liverpool in a £16million transfer deal earlier this month.

The Rossoneri look to have already secured a replacement, having agreed a two-year loan deal for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

As Torres finalises his move from Stamford Bridge, Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is likely to field Jeremy Menez alongside Giampaolo Pazzini and Stephan El Shaarawy in a three-man attack.

Inzaghi, who was promoted from the club's youth team at the end of last season after Clarence Seedorf's dismissal, faces a challenging task to restore Milan's pride.

The Rossoneri endured a dismal Serie A campaign, finishing eighth, 45 points behind champions Juventus, and missing out on European competition for the first time in 16 years.

Full-back Ignazio Abate is confident his team can make amends.

``We have a great coach and there is a positive feeling in the group,'' he said.

``We start a new season convinced that we can do well. We want to bring back the fans to the San Siro.

``We expect a battle against Lazio but we are confident we can start on the right foot.''

Lazio also have a new coach with former Bologna tactician Stefano Pioli having replaced Edy Reja this summer.

The Biancoceleste finished ninth last season and have brought in nine reinforcements, including Holland defender Stefan de Vrij.

De Vrij played in all seven of Holland's matches at the World Cup and will make his Serie A debut on Sunday.

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91'+5

End Regular Time

91'+4

Attempt missed. Antonio Candreva (Lazio) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Felipe Anderson with a cross.

91'+4

Felipe Anderson (Lazio) Assists Shot at 95'

91'+4

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Alex.

91'+4

Filip Djordjevic (Lazio) Corner Kick at 94'

91'+3

Penalty saved! Antonio Candreva (Lazio) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

91'+3

Penalty conceded by Ignazio Abate (Milan) after a foul in the penalty area.

91'+1

Diego Lopez (AC Milan) Free Kick at 92'

91'+1

Handball

91'+1

Hand ball by Antonio Candreva (Lazio).

91'

Attempt missed. Lucas Biglia (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.

91'

Felipe Anderson (Lazio) Assists Shot at 91'

89'

Attempt missed. Filip Djordjevic (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stefano Mauri with a through ball.

89'

Stefano Mauri (Lazio) Assists Shot at 89'

88'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Free Kick at 88'

87'

M'Baye Niang (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87'

Lorik Cana (Lazio) Free Kick at 87'

87'

Offside, Milan. M'Baye Niang tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

87'

Cristián Zapata (AC Milan) Free Kick at 87'

86'

M'Baye Niang (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Corner Kick at 86'

86'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Diego López.

86'

Attempt saved. Antonio Candreva (Lazio) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marco Parolo with a headed pass.

86'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Assists Shot at 86'

86'

Attempt blocked. Stefano Mauri (Lazio) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan de Vrij.

85'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Andrea Poli.

85'

Attempt blocked. Dusan Basta (Lazio) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Parolo.

85'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Assists Shot at 85'

85'

Attempt missed. Pablo Armero (Milan) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

83'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

83'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Corner Kick at 83'

83'

Attempt saved. M'Baye Niang (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.

83'

Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan) Assists Shot at 83'

82'

Pablo Armero (AC Milan) Throw In at 82'

82'

Substitution, Milan. M'Baye Niang replaces Jérémy Menez.

81'

Attempt missed. Stefano Mauri (Lazio) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

81'

Lucas Biglia (Lazio) Free Kick at 81'

81'

Foul by Pablo Armero (Milan).

80'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 80'

80'

Felipe Anderson (Lazio) Throw In at 80'

80'

Attempt missed. Stefan Radu (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Parolo.

80'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Assists Shot at 80'

80'

Cristián Zapata (AC Milan) Free Kick at 80'

79'

Foul by Filip Djordjevic (Lazio).

79'

Pablo Armero (AC Milan) Throw In at 79'

77'

Substitution, Milan. Pablo Armero replaces Keisuke Honda.

76'

Attempt missed. Stefan de Vrij (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Antonio Candreva with a cross.

76'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Assists Shot at 76'

76'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Corner Kick at 76'

76'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

75'

Cristián Zapata (AC Milan) Free Kick at 75'

74'

Jérémy Menez (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74'

Michael Essien (AC Milan) Blocked Pass at 74'

73'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 73'

73'

Substitution, Lazio. Stefano Mauri replaces Senad Lulic.

71'

Diego Lopez

70'

Attempt missed. Senad Lulic (Lazio) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Parolo with a cross.

70'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Assists Shot at 70'

70'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Throw In at 70'

69'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Ignazio Abate.

69'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Corner Kick at 69'

69'

Attempt blocked. Felipe Anderson (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Throw In at 68'

67'

Substitution, Milan. Michael Essien replaces Sulley Ali Muntari because of an injury.

67'

3 - 1

Own Goal by Alex, Milan. Milan 3, Lazio 1.

66'

Attempt missed. Marco Parolo (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

65'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Stephan El Shaarawy.

65'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Corner Kick at 65'

64'

3 - 0

Goal! Milan 3, Lazio 0. Jérémy Menez (Milan) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

63'

Penalty conceded by Stefan de Vrij (Lazio) after a foul in the penalty area.

62'

Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan) Free Kick at 62'

62'

Stefan de Vrij

62'

Jérémy Menez (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 61'

60'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 60'

60'

Attempt saved. Filip Djordjevic (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Biglia.

60'

Lucas Biglia (Lazio) Assists Shot at 60'

60'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Free Kick at 60'

60'

Substitution, Lazio. Felipe Anderson replaces Keita.

59'

Substitution, Lazio. Filip Djordjevic replaces Miroslav Klose.

59'

Jérémy Menez (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Blocked Pass at 59'

56'

2 - 0

Goal! Milan 2, Lazio 0. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ignazio Abate with a cross.

56'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Assists Shot at 56'

55'

Attempt missed. Stefan de Vrij (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Senad Lulic.

55'

Senad Lulic (Lazio) Assists Shot at 55'

54'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 54'

53'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 53'

53'

Senad Lulic (Lazio) Blocked Pass at 53'

51'

Attempt blocked. Miroslav Klose (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Parolo.

51'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Assists Shot at 51'

50'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 50'

50'

Attempt missed. Andrea Poli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

49'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 49'

49'

Cristián Zapata (AC Milan) Free Kick at 49'

48'

Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

Attempt missed. Lucas Biglia (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

48'

Keita (Lazio) Corner Kick at 48'

47'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Throw In at 47'

47'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 47'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+1

Halftime

46'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Free Kick at 46'

46'

Offside, Milan. Alex tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

46'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 46'

46'

Keisuke Honda (AC Milan) Free Kick at 46'

45'

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44'

Lucas Biglia (Lazio) Free Kick at 44'

44'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44'

Attempt missed. Dusan Basta (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Antonio Candreva with a cross following a corner.

44'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Assists Shot at 44'

43'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Corner Kick at 43'

43'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Daniele Bonera.

43'

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Blocked Pass at 43'

43'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 43'

43'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 43'

42'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 42'

41'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 41'

41'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 41'

41'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Blocked Pass at 41'

40'

Keisuke Honda (AC Milan) Free Kick at 40'

39'

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 39'

38'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Blocked Pass at 38'

38'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Blocked Pass at 38'

38'

Cristián Zapata (AC Milan) Free Kick at 37'

37'

Senad Lulic

37'

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 36'

36'

Nigel de Jong (AC Milan) Free Kick at 36'

35'

Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 33'

33'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 33'

32'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Throw In at 32'

29'

Attempt saved. Antonio Candreva (Lazio) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Keita.

29'

Keita (Lazio) Assists Shot at 29'

29'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Corner Kick at 29'

29'

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

28'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 28'

27'

Attempt missed. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jérémy Menez.

27'

Jérémy Menez (AC Milan) Assists Shot at 27'

27'

Nigel de Jong (AC Milan) Blocked Pass at 26'

26'

Stefan de Vrij (Lazio) Free Kick at 26'

26'

Stefan de Vrij (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

Nigel de Jong (AC Milan) Free Kick at 25'

25'

Stefan Radu

25'

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 24'

23'

Daniele Bonera (AC Milan) Throw In at 23'

23'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) Blocked Pass at 23'

21'

Nigel de Jong (AC Milan) Free Kick at 21'

21'

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 21'

20'

Lorik Cana (Lazio) Free Kick at 20'

20'

Nigel de Jong

20'

Senad Lulic (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

Keisuke Honda (AC Milan) Blocked Pass at 19'

18'

Nigel de Jong (AC Milan) Free Kick at 18'

18'

Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18'

Lucas Biglia (Lazio) Free Kick at 18'

18'

Foul by Andrea Poli (Milan).

18'

Stefan de Vrij (Lazio) Free Kick at 18'

17'

Lucas Biglia (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16'

Andrea Poli (AC Milan) Free Kick at 16'

16'

Jérémy Menez (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16'

Alex (AC Milan) Free Kick at 16'

16'

Foul by Lucas Biglia (Lazio).

15'

Diego Lopez (AC Milan) Free Kick at 15'

15'

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 15'

14'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 14'

13'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 13'

12'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Throw In at 12'

11'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Throw In at 11'

10'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Free Kick at 10'

10'

Marco Parolo (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Free Kick at 10'

10'

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10'

Ignazio Abate (AC Milan) Throw In at 10'

9'

Lorik Cana (Lazio) Free Kick at 9'

9'

Keita (Lazio) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7'

1 - 0

Goal! Milan 1, Lazio 0. Keisuke Honda (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy following a fast break.

7'

Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan) Assists Shot at 7'

7'

Stefan Radu (Lazio) Throw In at 7'

7'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Throw In at 7'

6'

Etrit Berisha (Lazio) Free Kick at 6'

5'

Offside, Milan. Daniele Bonera tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

4'

Senad Lulic (Lazio) Free Kick at 4'

4'

Senad Lulic (Lazio) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1'

Dusan Basta (Lazio) Throw In at 1'

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

44%
56%
  • AC Milan
  • Lazio

Shots

7
19

Shots on target

4
4

Fouls

10
20

Corners

0
10

Yellow Cards

2
3

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

AC Milan3 - 1Lazio
Lazio1 - 1AC Milan
AC Milan1 - 1Lazio
AC Milan3 - 0Lazio
Lazio3 - 2AC Milan
Lazio2 - 0AC Milan

AC Milan

  • 23Diego Lopez
  • 20Ignazio Abate
  • 33Alex
  • 17Cristián Zapata
  • 25Daniele Bonera
  • 16Andrea Poli
  • 4Sulley Muntari
  • -> Michael Essien
  • 7Jérémy Menez
  • -> M'baye Niang
  • 92Stephan El Shaarawy
  • 10Keisuke Honda
  • -> Pablo Armero
  • 34Nigel de Jong
  • Subs
  • 13Adil Rami
  • 1Michael Agazzi
  • 8Riccardo Saponara
  • 24Bryan Cristante
  • 14Michelangelo Albertazzi
  • 98Hachim Mastour
  • 81Cristian Zaccardo
  • 32Christian Abbiati

Lazio

  • 1Etrit Berisha
  • 27Lorik Cana
  • 8Dusan Basta
  • 26Stefan Radu
  • 3Stefan de Vrij
  • 16Marco Parolo
  • 19Senad Lulic
  • -> Stefano Mauri
  • 11Miroslav Klose
  • -> Filip Djordjevic
  • 87Antonio Candreva
  • 20Lucas Biglia
  • 14Keita
  • -> Felipe Anderson
  • Subs
  • 32Danilo Cataldi
  • 77Thomas Strakosha
  • 55Guido Guerrieri
  • 13Abdoulay Konko
  • 24Cristian Ledesma
  • 5Edson Braafheid
  • 85Diego Novaretti
  • 15Álvaro González
  • 18Santiago Gentiletti

AC Milan 3-1 Lazio

Filippo Inzaghi enjoyed a dream Serie A coaching debut by guiding AC Milan to a 3-1 win against Lazio at the San Siro on Sunday afternoon.

Keisuke Honda put the hosts ahead in the seventh minute before Sulley Muntari doubled Milan's lead before the hour mark.

Summer signing Jeremy Menez then made it 3-0 when he earned and converted a penalty in the 64th minute.

Lazio reduced the arrears three minutes later when Milan defender Alex scored into his own goal.

The visitors should have made it 3-2 with seconds remaining but Antonio Candreva saw his penalty saved.

Inzaghi, who was promoted from his position in charge of the youth team at the end of last season, could not field latest signing Fernando Torres in his team's Serie A opener.

The Spanish striker, who joined Milan on a two-year loan from Chelsea this weekend, watched from the stands.

Milan, looking to make amends for last season's disappointing eighth-placed finish, started brightly and went ahead early on.

A fast counter-attack saw Stephan El Shaarawy serve Honda inside the area and his right-footed strike beat Lazio goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.

On the half-hour mark, Candreva tried his luck from long distance and his powerful attempt was saved by Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

Before the break, Dusan Basta wasted a good opportunity to equalise when he got behind Candreva's cross only to fire wide of the far post from a good position.

Milan looked more dangerous after the re-start and were rewarded in the 56th minute.

Muntari tapped in Ignazio Abate's cross from the right to beat Berisha.

The hosts made it 3-0 soon after when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Lazio's star summer signing Stefan de Vrij brought down Menez inside the area.

Menez converted the opportunity, sending Berisha the other way.

Lazio were then handed a lifeline when defender Alex blasted the ball into his own net in an attempt to clear Candreva's dangerous cross which was directed towards substitute Filip Djordjevic.

The capital side pressed forward more aggressively and were awarded a late penalty when Abate pulled down Candreva in the box.

Candreva stepped up to take the kick and struck the ball towards the bottom left corner, only to see his effort cleared by Lopez.

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