Italian Serie A
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Milan 2-4 Parma

Mario Balotelli, Kaka and Clarence Seedorf for AC Milan

AC Milan lost a fourth match in a row in all competitions as they suffered defeat in a thrilling Serie A match at home to Parma.

After Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati was sent off, striker Antonio Cassano's penalty opened the scoring.

The former Milan striker doubled the lead after the break before Adil Rami's header and a penalty from Mario Balotelli saw the hosts level.

But late goals from Amauri and Jonathan Biabiany secured the win for Parma.

Clarence Seedorf's Milan were knocked out of the Champions League last-16 by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and Sunday's defeat leaves them 11th in Serie A and 12 points behind city rivals Inter.

Former Netherlands international Seedorf replaced Massimiliano Allegri as Milan manager in January and enjoyed an encouraging start to his reign, but three straight league defeats have left their season on the verge of collapse.

The Rossoneri were always facing an uphill task when Abbiati was sent off in the fifth minute for bringing down Ezequiel Schelotto.

The spot kick was converted by Cassano, who scored a second early in the second half when he fired in Afriyie Acquah's cross.

Rami headed Kaka's cross home from six yards to give Milan hope and Balotelli levelled from the penalty spot with 15 minutes remaining, after Riccardo Montolivo was fouled by Joel Obi.

Amauri back-heeled Parma back ahead just two minutes later, from Schelotto's cross, before Biabiany headed a fourth in injury time.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 32AbbiatiBooked at 5mins
  • 20Abate
  • 28EmanuelsonSubstituted forRamiat 53'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 34de Jong
  • 5MexesBooked at 39mins
  • 25BoneraBooked at 30minsSubstituted forPazziniat 66'minutes
  • 16Poli
  • 15EssienSubstituted forAmeliaat 8'minutes
  • 45Balotelli
  • 18Montolivo
  • 22Dos Santos Leite

Substitutes

  • 1Amelia
  • 4Muntari
  • 7de Souza
  • 8Saponara
  • 10Honda
  • 11Pazzini
  • 13Rami
  • 17Zapata
  • 21Constant
  • 23Taarabt
  • 26Silvestre
  • 81Zaccardo

Parma

  • 83Mirante
  • 2Cassani
  • 3Molinaro
  • 32MarchionniBooked at 67minsSubstituted forObiat 72'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 6Lucarelli
  • 19Da Silva Dal Belo
  • 30AcquahSubstituted forMunariat 80'minutes
  • 16Parolo
  • 99CassanoSubstituted forCarvalho De Oliveiraat 63'minutes
  • 23Schelotto
  • 7Biabiany

Substitutes

  • 1Pavarini
  • 8Galloppa
  • 9Cerri
  • 11Carvalho De Oliveira
  • 17Palladino
  • 18Gobbi
  • 20Obi
  • 24Munari
  • 35Rossini
  • 45Nyantakyi
  • 50Sall
  • 91Bajza
Referee:
Domenico Celi
Attendance:
39,249

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamParma
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 2, Parma 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 2, Parma 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Milan 2, Parma 4. Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Parma. Conceded by Marco Amelia.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cristian Molinaro.

  6. Post update

    Ignazio Abate went off injured after Milan had used all subs.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Amauri.

  8. Post update

    Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Amauri (Parma).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joel Obi (Parma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amauri.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Gianni Munari (Parma).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Molinaro (Parma).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nigel de Jong (Milan).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gianni Munari (Parma).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Amauri (Parma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joel Obi with a cross.