Italian Serie A
CesenaCesena1AC MilanAC Milan1

Cesena 1-1 Milan

AC Milan celebrate Adil Rami's equaliser at Cesena
French defender Adil Rami's first goal of the season earned a point for Milan

AC Milan's mixed start to the Serie A season continued as they survived a numerical disadvantage to draw 1-1 at newly promoted Cesena.

Cesena took an early lead when Milan keeper Christian Abbiati - replacing the injured Diego Lopez - fumbled a simple save for Davide Succi to tap in.

Milan levelled shortly after when Adil Rami headed in Keisuke Honda's corner.

Cristian Zapata saw red for denying Gregoire Defrel a clear scoring chance but Milan held on for a point.

Cesena's Stefano Lucchini thought he had snatched a last-gasp victory for the home side, but the referee had already stopped play for Emmanuel Cascione's push on Mattia De Sciglio.

Milan are sixth having won two and drawn two under club legend Filippo Inzaghi, who took charge in the summer.

But the 18-time Italian champions are already seven points adrift of leaders Juventus and Roma after their 100% winning starts.

Line-ups

Cesena

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Leali
  • 25CapelliSubstituted forPericoat 72'minutes
  • 14Volta
  • 6Lucchini
  • 33RenzettiBooked at 57mins
  • 34CascioneBooked at 21mins
  • 77Eduardo de AraujoSubstituted forDe Feudisat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10CoppolaBooked at 17mins
  • 11Brienza
  • 89Marilungo
  • 19SucciSubstituted forDefrelat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mazzotta
  • 5Giorgi
  • 7Carbonero
  • 8De Feudis
  • 9Rodriguez
  • 15Krajnc
  • 18Djuric
  • 24Perico
  • 30Agliardi
  • 61Garritano
  • 81Bressan
  • 92Defrel

AC Milan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Abbiati
  • 20Abate
  • 13Rami
  • 17ZapataBooked at 73mins
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 34de JongBooked at 69mins
  • 16PoliSubstituted forEssienat 72'minutes
  • 10HondaSubstituted forDias da Costaat 75'minutes
  • 7Menez
  • 28BonaventuraBooked at 44mins
  • 9TorresSubstituted forPazziniat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Agazzi
  • 4Muntari
  • 5Mexes
  • 11Pazzini
  • 14Albertazzi
  • 15Essien
  • 19Niang
  • 25Bonera
  • 27Armero
  • 33Dias da Costa
  • 66Gori
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Marco Guida
Attendance:
22,027

Match Stats

Home TeamCesenaAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cesena 1, Milan 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cesena 1, Milan 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Alex (Milan).

  4. Post update

    Massimo Volta (Cesena) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Giuseppe De Feudis (Cesena) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe De Feudis (Cesena).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Franco Brienza (Cesena) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gabriele Perico.

  9. Post update

    Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Cascione (Cesena).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Cesena. Conceded by Giacomo Bonaventura.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gregoire Defrel (Cesena).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura with a cross.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Manuel Coppola (Cesena).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Franco Brienza (Cesena) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

  19. Post update

    Stefano Lucchini (Cesena) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Alex replaces Keisuke Honda.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 28th September 2014

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