Italian Serie A
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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
  • 33Dias da Costa
  • 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
  • 11Ju CuadradoBooked at 40mins
  • 30BabacarSubstituted forBadeljat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Richards
  • 5Badelj
  • 6Vargas
  • 8Marin
  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 17Sánchez Rodríguez
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 1, Fiorentina 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 1, Fiorentina 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Juan Vargas (Fiorentina).

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th October 2014

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