Italian Serie A
AC MilanAC Milan1BolognaBologna0

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
  • 22Dos Santos LeiteSubstituted 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 1, Bologna 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 1, Bologna 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Mantovani (Bologna).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Erik Friberg (Bologna).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Erik Friberg (Bologna).

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Archimede Morleo.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Mantovani (Bologna).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bologna. Erik Friberg replaces Diego Pérez.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bologna. Davide Moscardelli replaces György Garics.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 14th February 2014

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