Italian Serie A
AC Milan1Fiorentina1

Milan 1-1 Fiorentina

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong heads his side into the lead against Fiorentina
Nigel De Jong has scored two league goals for AC Milan so far this season

AC Milan had to settle for a point against Fiorentina as they were held to a draw at the San Siro.

The home side could have moved up to third with a win and their prospects looked promising when Nigel de Jong headed them in front.

A corner to the far post was nodded across goal by Cristian Zapata and De Jong was on hand to nod in.

However, Josip Ilicic was allowed too much space in the second half and equalised with a low 20-yard shot.

Meanwhile, Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick in a 6-2 win over Verona to help ease the pressure on manager Rafael Benitez.

The Napoli bus had been attacked by their fans after a 2-0 defeat by Young Boys in Bern in the Europa League in midweek.

And, when Benitez's side fell behind after 26 seconds to a Emil Hallfredsson goal, it did not bode well for Napoli.

But Higuain's treble, along with two goals from Marek Hamsik and one from Jose Callejon, gave Napoli a big win.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 32Abbiati
  • 20Abate
  • 33Alex
  • 17Zapata
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 16PoliSubstituted forBonaventuraat 68'minutes
  • 34de JongBooked at 78mins
  • 4MuntariBooked at 61mins
  • 10Honda
  • 7MenezSubstituted forTorresat 80'minutes
  • 92El Shaarawy

Substitutes

  • 1Agazzi
  • 8Saponara
  • 9Torres
  • 11Pazzini
  • 13Rami
  • 15Essien
  • 19Niang
  • 21Van Ginkel
  • 23López
  • 25Bonera
  • 27Armero
  • 28Bonaventura

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 40Tomovic
  • 2RodríguezBooked at 88mins
  • 15Savic
  • 28Alonso
  • 16KurticSubstituted forIlicicat 54'minutes
  • 10Aquilani
  • 20Valero Iglesias
  • 14FernándezSubstituted forVargasat 70'minutes
  • 11CuadradoBooked at 40mins
  • 30BabacarSubstituted forBadeljat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Richards
  • 5Badelj
  • 6Vargas
  • 8Marin
  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 17Joaquín
  • 19Basanta
  • 21Lupatelli
  • 23Pasqual
  • 29Bernardeschi
  • 32Lazzari
  • 72Ilicic
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
38,384

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 1, Fiorentina 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 1, Fiorentina 1.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

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

Attempt missed. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

Ignazio Abate (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

Booking

Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ignazio Abate (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura.

Attempt missed. Fernando Torres (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a cross.

Attempt missed. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alberto Aquilani.

Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).

Cristian Zapata (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Juan Vargas (Fiorentina).

Ignazio Abate (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Milan Badelj replaces Khouma Babacar.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Fernando Torres replaces Jérémy Menez.

Attempt missed. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josip Ilicic following a corner.

Booking

Nigel de Jong (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Alex.

Attempt blocked. Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nenad Tomovic.

Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex (Milan).

Attempt blocked. Jérémy Menez (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura.

Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura.

Attempt blocked. Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jérémy Menez.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Gonzalo Rodríguez.

Attempt blocked. Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Juan Vargas replaces Matías Fernández.

Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jérémy Menez (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Giacomo Bonaventura replaces Andrea Poli.

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

Goal!

Goal! Milan 1, Fiorentina 1. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).

goal

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