Italian Serie A
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Milan 3-2 Palermo

Carlos Bacca scores his first goal for AC Milan against Palermo
Carlos Bacca twice won the Europa League with Sevilla

Carlos Bacca scored twice for AC Milan as Palermo missed out on the chance to go top of Serie A with defeat at the San Siro Stadium.

Palermo forward Oscar Hiljemark also netted twice but could not prevent his side's first defeat of the season.

Bacca flicked Milan in front before Hiljemark headed Palmero level.

A superb Giacomo Bonaventura free-kick restored Milan's lead and after Hiljemark's second goal, Bacca headed Milan's winner three minutes later.

Oscar Hiljemark heads Palermo's first goal at Milan
Oscar Hiljemark headed home a corner from Robin Quaison to make it 1-1

Colombia Bacca, 29, has now scored three goals since his summer signing from Sevilla.

His first goal followed a clever lay-off from Bonaventura before he perfectly glanced home the winner from a Juraj Kucka cross 15 minutes from the end.

Sweden international Hiljemark, 23, has also scored three times for Palermo since signing from PSV Eindhoven in July.

It looked as though his cool finish from an Alberto Gilardino pass had secured a point as he cancelled out a free-kick from Bonaventura just before half-time which saw Palermo coach Giuseppe Iachini sent from the dug-out for disputing the decision.

Giacomo Bonaventura scores a free-kick against Palermo
Giacomo Bonaventura scored his first goal of the season

But Bacca's quick response saw Milan, who used on-loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli as a late substitute, successfully bounce back from their derby defeat to Inter in their previous match.

Elsewhere, Massimo Maccarone scored the winner as Empoli secured their first victory of the season at Udinese.

Udinese led through Duvan Zapata's first-half goal but then had Panagiotis Kone sent off for a second yellow card after 72 minutes and Leandro Paredes equalised a minute later.

Maacarone, 36, slotted home in injury time to claim his first goal of the season and complete a 2-1 victory.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 1López
  • 20AbateSubstituted forCalabriaat 18'minutes
  • 17Zapata
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 27Kucka
  • 18MontolivoBooked at 80mins
  • 28Bonaventura
  • 10HondaSubstituted forPoliat 79'minutes
  • 9De Souza da SilvaSubstituted forBalotelliat 70'minutes
  • 70Bacca

Substitutes

  • 4Mauri
  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 11Cerci
  • 15Ely
  • 16Poli
  • 23Nocerino
  • 32Abbiati
  • 33Dias da Costa
  • 34de Jong
  • 45Balotelli
  • 96Calabria
  • 99Donnarumma

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 23Struna
  • 12GonzalezBooked at 66mins
  • 34El Kaoutari
  • 7LazaarBooked at 45mins
  • 10HiljemarkSubstituted forRigoniat 89'minutes
  • 28Jajalo
  • 18Chochev
  • 20Vázquez
  • 99DjurdjevicSubstituted forGilardinoat 56'minutes
  • 21QuaisonSubstituted forTrajkovskiat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vitiello
  • 3Rispoli
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 6Goldaniga
  • 8Trajkovski
  • 9Cassini de Paula
  • 11Gilardino
  • 16Brugman
  • 25Maresca
  • 27Rigoni
  • 33Daprelà
  • 91Colombi
Referee:
Carmine Russo
Attendance:
33,689

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamPalermo
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 3, Palermo 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 3, Palermo 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Diego López.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Trajkovski (Palermo) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Franco Vázquez.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Palermo. Luca Rigoni replaces Oscar Hiljemark.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Juraj Kucka (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cristian Zapata.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Milan. Juraj Kucka tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Palermo. Aljaz Struna tries a through ball, but Franco Vázquez is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Trajkovski (Palermo) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mato Jajalo following a set piece situation.

  10. Booking

    Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Riccardo Montolivo (Milan).

  12. Post update

    Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Aljaz Struna (Palermo).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Andrea Poli replaces Keisuke Honda.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Franco Vázquez (Palermo) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Trajkovski.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oscar Hiljemark (Palermo) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Trajkovski.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

  19. Post update

    Achraf Lazaar (Palermo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Milan 3, Palermo 2. Carlos Bacca (Milan) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juraj Kucka with a cross.

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Saturday 19th September 2015

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