Italian Serie A
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Parma 4-5 Milan

AC Milan

AC Milan edged a nine-goal thriller with Parma in a match that saw two sendings off, an outrageous own goal and a sublime back-heel finish.

Earlier in the day, their city rivals, Inter, beat Sassuolo 7-0, but Milan went above them to joint top of Serie A as they maintained their winning start.

New signing Jeremy Menez was on target twice, once from the penalty spot, in a game which saw both sides reduced to 10 men, with Daniele Bonera and Felipe both sent off.

Milan were never behind, but Parma refused to give up as they left the visitors hanging on to the victory by the end.

Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was made to wait for his Milan debut after injuring his ankle in training.

AC Milan beatr Parma
The last time AC Milan scored five goals away from home in a Serie A game was vs Siena in March 2009

Giacomo Bonaventura gave the visitors the lead with a low strike before former Milan striker Antonio Cassano levelled two minutes later with a header.

Keisuke Honda's header restored Milan's lead before Menez's penalty extended their advantage before the break.

Felipe's close-range finish gave Parma hope soon after and Milan's Daniele Bonera saw red to boost their hopes further.

Nigel de Jong's cool finish restored the visitor's two-goal cushion but Alessandro Lucarelli's header again brought Parma back into the game.

Parma's Felipe then saw red to even up the numbers as Menez's audacious back heel looked to have made the game safe for Milan.

But Mattia De Sciglio's bizarre own goal from outside the penalty area, after goalkeeper Diego Lopez missed the ball and injured himself in the process, made for a frantic finale.

Antonio Cassano
Antonio Cassano has netted four goals in his last three league games vs AC Milan
Keisuke Honda
The last time a Serie A game had seen 9 goals scored was back in April 2012 (Inter-Genoa 5-4)
Nigel de Jong
Three of Nigel de Jong's four goals in Serie A have come in his last five appearances in the league.

Line-ups

Parma

  • 83Mirante
  • 13Ristovski
  • 6LucarelliBooked at 44mins
  • 19FelipeBooked at 77mins
  • 11De CeglieBooked at 71mins
  • 30AcquahBooked at 85mins
  • 21Lodi
  • 80JorqueraSubstituted forCodaat 73'minutes
  • 5GhezzalSubstituted forPalladinoat 65'minutes
  • 99Cassano
  • 10BelfodilSubstituted forBidaouiat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cordaz
  • 4Teodósio Mendes
  • 8Mauri
  • 14Galloppa
  • 15Costa
  • 17Palladino
  • 18Gobbi
  • 20Bidaoui
  • 22Iacobucci
  • 33Rispoli
  • 70Vieira de Souza
  • 88Coda

AC Milan

  • 23López
  • 20Abate
  • 33AlexSubstituted forZapataat 62'minutes
  • 25BoneraBooked at 58mins
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 16Poli
  • 34de JongBooked at 60mins
  • 4Muntari
  • 10HondaSubstituted forRamiat 62'minutes
  • 7MenezSubstituted forNiangat 86'minutes
  • 28Bonaventura

Substitutes

  • 1Agazzi
  • 8Saponara
  • 11Pazzini
  • 13Rami
  • 14Albertazzi
  • 15Essien
  • 17Zapata
  • 19Niang
  • 21Van Ginkel
  • 27Armero
  • 32Abbiati
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
14,264

Match Stats

Home TeamParmaAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home24
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Parma 4, Milan 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Parma 4, Milan 5.

Attempt blocked. Francesco Lodi (Parma) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Antonio Cassano.

Attempt blocked. Massimo Coda (Parma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Soufiane Bidaoui with a cross.

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

Foul by Massimo Coda (Parma).

Adil Rami (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Soufiane Bidaoui (Parma).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Diego López (Milan) because of an injury.

Goal!

Own Goal by Mattia De Sciglio, Milan. Parma 4, Milan 5.

Foul by M'Baye Niang (Milan).

Afriyie Acquah (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

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

Booking

Afriyie Acquah (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Afriyie Acquah (Parma).

Foul by Jérémy Menez (Milan).

Alessandro Lucarelli (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raffaele Palladino (Parma).

Attempt missed. Afriyie Acquah (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jérémy Menez (Milan).

Francesco Lodi (Parma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Milan. Mattia De Sciglio tries a through ball, but Giacomo Bonaventura is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Parma 3, Milan 5. Jérémy Menez (Milan) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Soufiane Bidaoui replaces Ishak Belfodil.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Felipe (Parma) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Felipe (Parma).

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Raffaele Palladino (Parma).

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Antonio Mirante.

Attempt saved. Jérémy Menez (Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Afriyie Acquah (Parma).

Goal!

Goal! Parma 3, Milan 4. Alessandro Lucarelli (Parma) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Raffaele Palladino with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Massimo Coda replaces Cristóbal Jorquera.

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Adil Rami.

Attempt blocked. Cristóbal Jorquera (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Antonio Cassano.

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