Italian Serie A
AC Milan1Bologna0

Milan 1-0 Bologna

AC Milan v Bologna
AC Milan players celebrate with Mario Balotelli after the striker scored a late winner against Bologna

Mario Balotelli hit a sublime late winner against Bologna to secure AC Milan their third Serie A win in five games under Clarence Seedorf.

The hosts were heading for a frustrating draw when Balotelli scored from 25-yards four minutes from time.

It was the former Manchester City striker's 10th goal in 18 Serie A outings this season, and lifted Milan into the top half of Serie A.

Bologna remain in 16th place, four points above the relegation zone.

Balotelli's goal lit up a dull game, with the Italy forward producing a delightful looping finish from an angle.

Bologna should have been ahead before then, Jonathan Cristaldo spurning one of several great chances for the visitors.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 32Abbiati
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 21Constant
  • 18Montolivo
  • 81ZaccardoBooked at 85mins
  • 13Rami
  • 10HondaSubstituted forPazziniat 66'minutes
  • 34de JongSubstituted forMuntariat 63'minutes
  • 45Balotelli
  • 22KakáSubstituted forPoliat 80'minutes
  • 23Taarabt

Substitutes

  • 1Amelia
  • 4Muntari
  • 5Mexes
  • 8Saponara
  • 11Pazzini
  • 15Essien
  • 16Poli
  • 17Zapata
  • 20Abate
  • 59Vasconcellos Ferreira

Bologna

  • 1Curci
  • 8GaricsSubstituted forMoscardelliat 88'minutes
  • 3Morleo
  • 22Mantovani
  • 14NataliBooked at 48mins
  • 5Antonsson
  • 15PérezBooked at 87minsSubstituted forFribergat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Krhin
  • 9Bianchi
  • 99CristaldoSubstituted forLaxaltat 84'minutes
  • 19Christodoulopoulos

Substitutes

  • 6Sorensen
  • 10Moscardelli
  • 11Friberg
  • 13Laxalt
  • 16Malagoli
  • 20Barreto da Silva
  • 21Cherubin
  • 32Stojanovic
  • 33Kone
  • 35Cech
  • 75Crespo
  • 88Paponi
Referee:
Mauro Bergonzi

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamBologna
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 1, Bologna 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 1, Bologna 0.

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Mantovani (Bologna).

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Erik Friberg (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Erik Friberg (Bologna).

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Erik Friberg (Bologna).

Attempt missed. Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Archimede Morleo.

Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Mantovani (Bologna).

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Erik Friberg replaces Diego Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Davide Moscardelli replaces György Garics.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

Diego Pérez (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Diego Pérez (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Pérez (Bologna).

Goal!

Goal! Milan 1, Bologna 0. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

Attempt missed. René Krhin (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cristian Zaccardo (Milan).

Diego Laxalt (Bologna) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Adel Taarabt (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Diego Laxalt replaces Jonathan Cristaldo.

Hand ball by Rolando Bianchi (Bologna).

Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rolando Bianchi (Bologna).

Attempt missed. Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Andrea Poli replaces Kaká.

Delay in match Gianluca Curci (Bologna) because of an injury.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Mikael Antonsson.

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kaká (Milan) because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 14th February 2014

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