Italian Serie A
AC Milan2Hellas Verona2

Milan 2-2 Verona

Nico Lopez
Nico Lopez struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give Verona a draw at Milan

AC Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi remains under pressure after Nico Lopez's 95th-minute equaliser gave Verona a 2-2 Serie A draw at the San Siro.

Inzaghi denied mid-week reports that, with the Rossoneri struggling in mid-table, he was set to be replaced by his assistant Mauro Tassotti.

Jeremy Menez levelled with a first-half penalty for the home side after Luca Toni's spot-kick had put Verona ahead.

A Panagiotis Tachtsidis own goal put Milan in front before Lopez struck.

The Uruguayan substitute ran on to Toni's flick to score and leave Milan 10th in Serie A.

Filippo Inzaghi
Filippo Inzaghi's AC Milan side have won two of their last 11 Serie A matches

The visitors had gone in front through Toni's cheeky penalty, chipped into the centre of the goal, after Sulley Muntari had fouled Artur Ionita.

Philippe Mexes, returning after a four-week ban imposed for grabbing Lazio's Stefano Mauri by the throat, was key to Milan's fightback.

He won the penalty from which Menez scored before hitting a shot from an acute angle that struck Eros Pisano and then Tachtsidis on its way into the net.

But Milan tried to sit on their lead and were punished with virtually the last kick of the match.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Samuel Eto'o scored his first goal since returning to Italy as Sampdoria beat Cagliari 2-0.

The former Inter Milan striker, who left Everton in January, found the net with an impressive shot on the turn after full-back Lorenzo De Silvestri had headed Sinisa Mihajlovic's side into a first-half lead.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 23López
  • 25Bonera
  • 29Paletta
  • 5Mexes
  • 31Antonelli
  • 16PoliBooked at 21mins
  • 4Muntari
  • 28Bonaventura
  • 7MenezSubstituted forDestroat 90+2'minutes
  • 22CerciSubstituted forHondaat 64'minutes
  • 11PazziniSubstituted forBocchettiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 9Destro
  • 10Honda
  • 19Bocchetti
  • 20Abate
  • 21Van Ginkel
  • 32Abbiati
  • 36Mastalli
  • 66Gori

Hellas Verona

  • 22Benussi
  • 26Sala
  • 18Moras
  • 25Marques PintoSubstituted forRodríguezat 50'minutes
  • 3Pisano
  • 77Tachtsidis
  • 11JankovicSubstituted forLópezat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23IonitaBooked at 31mins
  • 10HallfredssonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forObbadiat 62'minutes
  • 21Gómez Taleb
  • 9Toni

Substitutes

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 5Sorensen
  • 7Saviola
  • 8Obbadi
  • 17López
  • 19Greco
  • 20Christodoulopoulos
  • 30Campanharo
  • 33Agostini
  • 70Pereira da Silva
  • 71Martic
Referee:
Piero Giacomelli
Attendance:
29,510

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamHellas Verona
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 2, Verona 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 2, Verona 2.

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

Foul by Nico López (Verona).

Booking

Nico López (Verona) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Milan 2, Verona 2. Nico López (Verona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juanito Gómez with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Nico López (Verona).

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

Nico López (Verona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Mattia Destro replaces Jérémy Menez.

Hand ball by Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan).

Foul by Philippe Mexes (Milan).

Luca Toni (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

Artur Ionita (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Philippe Mexes (Milan) because of an injury.

Delay in match Guillermo Rodríguez (Verona) because of an injury.

Philippe Mexes (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Guillermo Rodríguez (Verona).

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Salvatore Bocchetti.

Attempt blocked. Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi.

Attempt missed. Andrea Poli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Vangelis Moras (Verona).

Offside, Milan. Salvatore Bocchetti tries a through ball, but Luca Antonelli is caught offside.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Eros Pisano.

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

Foul by Vangelis Moras (Verona).

Offside, Milan. Giacomo Bonaventura tries a through ball, but Keisuke Honda is caught offside.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Mounir Obbadi.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Eros Pisano.

Attempt blocked. Jérémy Menez (Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Paletta.

Substitution

Substitution, Verona. Nico López replaces Bosko Jankovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Salvatore Bocchetti replaces Giampaolo Pazzini.

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Luca Toni (Verona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacopo Sala.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th March 2015

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus25177152143858
2Roma251310238191949
3Napoli25136644311345
4Lazio25134843271643
5Fiorentina25119537241342
6Sampdoria26101243428642
7Genoa249963629736
8Torino259972825336
9Inter Milan259883932735
10AC Milan2681173732535
11Palermo2581073839-134
12Sassuolo2561182938-929
13Hellas Verona2678113146-1529
14Udinese2477102632-628
15Empoli2551372527-228
16Chievo2567121830-1225
17Atalanta2558122237-1523
18Cagliari2648143249-1720
19Cesena2547142447-2319
20Parma2332182047-2710
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