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Patrick Jennings

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  1. Post update

    Well, that's all from me for tonight.

    See y'all tomorrow, same place, for Champions League coverage in the evening, and much more throughout the day with Sportsday from 08:00 GMT.


    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    It's all over - Roma are beaten at home for the first time since May, when Juventus came away 1-0 winners.

    This year, it'll be a fourth title in a row for Juve, surely. Their lead on Roma is 14 points.


    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    Vasco Regini just edges wide, when Sampdoria had three to Roma's two.

    Eder then makes way. Pawel Wszolek is on. The final substitution, and Samp will be seeing it out from here, you feel.

  4. CLOSE!

    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    Angelo Palombo heads off the line - Roma haven't given up yet, but here come Samp on the break!


    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    Four minutes, for Roma to score three.

    Enough time for another substitution though?

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    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    How long will be added on? Surely there's not enough time, no matter how long.

    Samuel Eto'o is going against the grain to demand the ball - he wants to take a quick free-kick but his team-mates are strolling.

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    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    Sampdoria have shut up for the night now. Slow it down and sit back, is the word.

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    Getafe 0-1 Real Sociedad

    Spanish La Liga

    It's all over at Getafe - David Moyes's Sociedad have won their first away match under the former Manchester United manager.

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    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    In all the confusion there, the corner was held up, but once Roma do take it it's poor - Sampdoria clear and hold possession, Samuel Eto'o dropping deep to exchange passes in midfield before Emiliano Viviano gets a touch. Sliced, but collected safely.

  11. RED CARD

    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria - Seydou Keita

    Seydou Keita is off - two yellow cards in about 20 seconds for the midfielder. Boy is he not happy! His hands go to his head in disbelief. Now he trundles off, incredulous, despondent, after seemingly being booked first for clashing with a Sampdoria man at a corner, and then for his reaction to the decision.

    When it rains in Rome, it pours.

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    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria

    10 minutes for Roma to save their season. Juventus are 14 points clear as it stands.

  13. GOAL

    Roma 0-2 Sampdoria - Luis Muriel

    It's only his third goal for the club but that one will do to win the game, surely.

    Luis Muriel burns into the box, beats his man, curls one against the post, and once Eder finds him again, Muriel makes no mistake with a second bite, flashing one hard and low into the corner. Sampdoria clinical on the break.


    Roma 0-1 Sampdoria

    There really should be a rule whereby you can only make a substitution after an exciting bit of play. An equal exchange. All of these subs have slowed the game up no end.

    But it's Luis Muriel coming on for Sampdoria, with Stefano Okaka coming off. I saw Muriel play at Udinese last season, and he looked excellent.


    Roma 0-1 Sampdoria

    And that's his last bit of play - and maybe why he was so keen to have pop - Vasilis Torosidis is the man coming off to make way for Adam Ljalic.

  16. CLOSE!

    Roma 0-1 Sampdoria

    Vasilis Torosidis, the Roma right wing-back, flashes one high and fast over the net. On his left foot, from outside the box, you would never have backed him, but was a decent effort.

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    Getafe 0-1 Real Sociedad

    Spanish La Liga

    Centre-back Inigo Martinez has given David Moyes's Real Sociedad the lead away to Getafe.

    Sociedad are yet to win away under Moyes. Under 10 minutes to play in Madrid.


    Roma 0-1 Sampdoria

    Here's a man who could change things. Ivory Coast international striker Seydou Doumbia is coming on for Roma, with Juan Iturbe coming off.


    Roma 0-1 Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti hasn't played well tonight. He's off for Daniele Verde - the 18-year-old's seventh senior appearance. Totti is 20 years older than him.

    Pedro Obiang is off for Sampdoria, with Alfred Duncan on in his place, a Ghanaian on loan from Inter Milan.

  20. GOAL

    Roma 0-1 Sampdoria - Lorenzo De Silvestri

    Pedro Obiang gets to the bye-line far too easily, cuts the ball back and Lorenzo De Silvestri is there to poke it it in, despite there being about five Roma players around him! A very scrappy goal, and against the run of play, just about. Roma, are you awake now?


    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Roma's Juan Iturbe and Gervinho have sensational pace down the wing but we've so rarely seen them at full pelt - here Iturbe plays in Gervinho, who runs 30 yards down the left flank before going down in the box. Does he want a penalty for that? Not going to happen, even if he does.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    They were knocking on the door towards the end of the opening 45 though, Roma. Very loudly indeed.

    Sampdoria's first bit of adventure going forward is called back, with Pedro Obiang having dozed into an offside position, despite a full view of the entire Roma back-line.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Very disappointingly Roma seem to have started this half in the same way they did the first - very, very slowly. The home fans are in fine voice though.


    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Now he's in the book, Angelo Palombo, for another very silly foul - a trip on Gervinho. The former Arsenal man had already motored way past him.

  25. CLOSE!

    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Straight out of the starting blocks, quick as a flash, Angelo Palombo commits a very silly foul on Miralem Pjanic. Just, why did you do that?

    And from the free-kick, Sampdoria should be behind. Francesco Totti headed one into his own thigh in the first half, and this time, as Pjanic's ball reaches him with the whole goal to aim at, the ball bounces into his groin. Ten years ago that would have been 1-0, an angled volley into the corner. Five even.

  26. KICK-OFF

    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Back under way. No changes from either side.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Here they come now. It's only a bit of rain lads.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Morgan De Sanctis is out for Roma, but there's little sign of any of the other 21 players we're hoping will turn up for the second half soon.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

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  30. Who is this Dybala fella?

    Paulo Dybala

    In case you didn't know, Argentinian 21-year-old striker Paulo Dybala has been causing a bit of a stir in Serie A this season, scoring 12 goals for Palermo. And some of them have been pretty, pretty good.

    Even Dybala couldn't help his side beat Juventus on Saturday however. The Serie A champions, chasing a fourth successive league title, narrowly beat the Sicilians 1-0, in just the second home defeat of Palermo's season.

  31. Get your gossip

    Paul Pogba

    Is there a better way to warm the soul on a chilly winter's Monday evening than with a bit of transfer gossip?

    Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta doesn't think so. He's been giving Italian radio station Radio Deejay a double dose of it - first dropping the bombshell that key Juve midfielder Paul Pogba is going nowhere this summer, before feeding us a juicy dangler about a certain prolific Palermo striker.

    "There are many suitors for Pogba, but we do not want to open negotiations and we want him to stay with us," Marotta said.

    "Paulo Dybala is a very interesting youngster", he added. "We are looking to see what is out there in order to form a strong attacking line."

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Speaking of points, as it stands there are 13 of them separating Roma from Serie A leaders Juventus. Anyone else get the feeling there's going to be a fourth successive Scudetto heading to Turin this year?


    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    All square. But Roma ahead on points.

  34. CLOSE!

    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Emiliano Viviano again! He denies Gervinho, whose paces takes him clear on goal to shoot with the outside of his right boot. Tipped wide. How crucial with those two moments prove to be.

  35. CLOSE!

    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Emiliano Viviano to the rescue as Gervinho's cross is almost turned in for an own goal by a Sampdoria defender! Vasco Regini apologies, and there are two minutes added on.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Sampdoria are hanging on here, but Roma seem reluctant to go for that killer ball, over the top or through the back line, Francesco Totti instead elects to shoot from range.

  37. CLOSE!

    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti and a free header at the back post, what's the usual answer to that equation? Instead, the 38-year-old nods the ball into his own thigh. Best chance of the half really, apart from the disallowed goal.

    Moments before, Gervinho was almost played in after a sloppy back pass. Nervy stuff from Sampdoria. About five to go before the break.


    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    One minute of madness. Matias Silvestre goes in the book after a passage of play that bore absolutely no relation to the 35 minutes or so before - everybody was just pinging the ball around with no regard for the consequences.

    Silvestre, caught up and carried off in the enthusiasm of it all, is harshly booked for a challenge on Juan Iturrbe, who went down rather easily.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    There's a nice rhythm to Roma's play, but you couldn't say it's quick. The passing is slick, but with Sampdoria defending so deep the home side are having to be patient with the ball.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Samuel Eto'o is loving it back in Italy, seemingly. He's all smiles despite being bundled to the ground in a challenge with Juan Iturbe. Did you see him tying the Cagliari goalkeeper's shoe laces the other day?

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Milan have taken just 10 points from a possible last 33 now. Inzaghi's certainly going to have a few questions to answer, but his team weren't terrible tonight. At least, they were about as terrible as Fiorentina, who only turned up for the last seven minutes. Is there such a thing as luck in football management?

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    Fiorentina 2-1 Milan

    Josh Pain: Filippo Inzaghi has to go. Yes he's a legend but its time Milan hired an experienced manager if they're going to stop their freefall.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Juan Iturbe turbos his way across the static Sampdoria defence and reaches Franceso Totti, free on the far right side. His shot is smashed straight at the 'keeper though. Looking back on it Totti was offside, but there was no flag. Why couldn't you let the goal stand instead lino?

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Roma are having plenty of the ball, 63% of it to be precise. Not a lot is incisive or adventurous though so far. Francesco Totti - what an incredible player - gets involved in the middle of the park but he can't find Gervinho with his pass.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Sampdoria seem to have been jolted into life by that close call, Stefano Okaka bullies his way into the Roma penalty box but can only fire into the legs of Morgan De Sanctis.


    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria - Seydou Keita

    A Roma free-kick is swung in expertly by Alessandro Florenzi - he's an exciting prospect - and Seydou Keita is on hand to hammer it home, unmarked, but it won't count.

    Why referee? Why?! Offside, that's why.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Now, I thought Fiorentina's start at home to Milan was slow but this one is running it a very close second. And it's tipping it down in Rome as well! Surely we won't have to wait until the last seven minutes to see this one finally warm up too?

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Miralem Pjanic tests Emiliano Viviano with a stinging low shot from inside the box as Roma enjoy a corner of their own. Well held though by the Sampdoria goalkeeper.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Samuel Eto'o and Roberto Soriano are up to something. Sampdoria have a corner and Eto'o goes over to take it, but dummies the ball, allowing Soriano to take it instead. A lot of fuss about nothing really, as Roma clear the box easily.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Former Chelsea and Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole is on the bench for second-placed Roma, who trail Juventus by 11 points at the top of of the Serie A table.

    Samuel Eto'o is up top for Sampdoria. They're sixth in the table, and now trail Fiorentina in fifth by three points after their win over Milan.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    It's been a quiet start at the Stadio Olimpico too, so let's bring you the teams to start with.

    Roma XI: De Sanctis; Torosidis, Mapou, Astori, Cholevas; Pjanic, Keita, Florenzi; Gervinho, Totti, Iturbe.

    Sampdoria XI: Viviano; De Silvestri, Silvestre, Romagnoli, Regini; Soriano, Palombo, Obiang; Eder, Okaka, Eto'o.

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    Roma 0-0 Sampdoria

    Well there's no time for us to hang about after all the delays at Fiorentina - we are heading straight over to the capital, where Roma are looking to narrow the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus.


    Fiorentina 2-1 Milan

    Neto claims a cross, Fiorentina hang on to the ball when it counts, and the referee blows up. This one is done.


    Fiorentina 2-1 Milan

    Milan throw everybody forward and Fiorentina, for a moment, have five on three in attack, but they go back and lose the ball. Just one minute to play and Milan have the ball. Can they do it?


    Joaquin is almost in again as he tears down the Milan right. He's been inspired in these last 15 minutes. The away side clear but to nobody. Fiorentina are slowing this right down now.


    Fiorentina 2-1 Milan

    Fiorentina are playing the canny game now, keeping the ball moving quickly amongst their players and holding it up when they can.


    Fiorentina 2-1 Milan

    Six minutes of added time. Surely after what happed to Milan last weekend they're due a late equaliser of their own?

  59. GOAL

    Fiorentina 2-1 Milan - Joaquin

    Well what a substitution! We can say that now as Joaquin adds a lovely headed goal to his assist for the equaliser. But for the majority of this second half he was terrible! Filippo Inzaghi is deflated on the touchline. He throws on Giampaolo Pazzini to find a leveller.

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    Fiorentina 1-1 Milan

    We've had a delay here, as the referee seems to have a bit of an injury - he's swapped with one of his extra officials on the line, but the players aren't waiting for him! They want to play on!

    Hilarious scenes as the new ref soon stamps his authority on matters. Back under way.


    Fiorentina 1-1 Milan

    Milan Badelj blasts a shot from outside the box - it's deflected for a corner which is quickly taken and Fiorentina want a penalty! Gonzalo Rodriguez is claiming a trip off Ignacio Abate as the ball span past the back post. The ref is not convinced. And nor am I to be frank.

    But much better from the home side - some urgency at last!

  62. GOAL

    Fiorentina 1-1 Milan - Gonzalo Rodriguez

    Fiorentina finally come good. Joaquin crosses to the back post - his first of quality since coming on - and Gonzalo Rodriguez is there to thump a header home. Is there time for a winner now?


    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    Here's the change - striker Khouma Babacar is on and midfielder Aleandro Rosi is off.

    For Milan, Keisuke Honda makes way for Alessio Cerci - formerly of Fiorentina.

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    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    Under 10 minutes to find a goal. Milan are beginning to play a little bit cannily now, holding up play when they can.

    Khouma Babacar is warming up for Fiorentina- they have one change to make, but the the two they made at half-time fell very flat indeed.

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    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    Almost for Fiorentina! Joaquin lifts the ball in towards Alberto Gilardino but Philippe Mexes crowds him out. The ball falls to Milan Badelj on the edge of the box - it's perfect for him - but the first-time shot is wild and very wide.


    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    Josip Ilicic is looking tired - he goes into a challenge with Michael Essien, with little hope of winning the ball, and is shown a yellow. Can Fiorentina find something more? They need to.

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    Torino 0-2 Lazio

    More bad news for Fiorentina - Felipe Anderson has scored two quickfire goals to give his side the lead in Turin. About 10 minutes to play there. As it stands, Fiorentina are falling seven points behind Lazio.

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    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    Right place, right time, wrong decision. Again. Joaquin jinks into a bit of space down the Fiorentina right, leaving Jeremy Menez for dead, but his next move is to try, and fail, with an audacious chip, lifting the ball comfortably over the far corner.

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    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    Milan have got everybody back now, but Fiorentina give the ball away by the half-way line and Mattia Destro scampers down the right wing. He crosses and Jeremy Menez has a clear sight of goal... but no! Aleandro Rosi is there to get back, just in time. The home side exposed again as they search for the equaliser.


    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    Gonzalo Rodriguez goes into the book for a cynical trip. Keisuke Honda with the free-kick, but it's a poor one. Doesn't beat the first man. Fiorentina were stretched as Milan countered there.

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    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan

    It's Mattia Destro's second goal for Milan since joining on loan from Roma in January. And how crucial could it be for Filippo Inzaghi? The Milan boss is more animated on the touchline now, sporting a very informal baseball cap. There's no way to relax though, Fiorentina will come at them strong.

  72. GOAL

    Fiorentina 0-1 Milan - Mattia Destro

    It's a really, really fortunate goal but boy did the game need this. Giacomo Bonaventura's low shot from the edge of the box is terrible, but Mattia Destro is there to make it into a good cross and turn the ball in, with Neto stranded.

    One nil and game on.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Josip Ilicic! Just stop it! With players lining up to turn the ball in the Slovenian fires the ball wildly across the face of goal. Finally a bit of space had opened up after Borja Valero's blocked shot.

    Was it a shot from Ilicic? Or just a terrible cross?


    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    This is far more frustrating though. Manuel Pasqual shows decision making skills of 3/20 and blasts a shot from the edge of the box way, way over the bar after a corner. Just play it back in there, surely?

    It's a funny few minutes for the Fiorentina captain as he then goes into the book for a lazy trip on Keisuke Honda, who'd left him about a week ago.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    A chance for the home side as Josip Ilicic drifts into the box, but he takes too long with the ball and Gabriel Paletta steals in. Alberto Gilardino was begging for the pass across - he was in acres of space. Pass it man! More frustrating play from Ilicic.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    It was only Micah Richards' seventh game of the league season, and he looked a bit rusty. There were a couple of decent runs he made down the right, but in defence he was exposed a couple of times tonight.

  77. KICK-OFF

    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    We are back under way. At last. And there's two changes to tell you about - Micah Richards has been taken off, with Joaquin coming on, while Alberto Aquilani makes way for Milan Badelj.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    No sign of the two teams yet, and there are some pretty grim faces in the stands. The rain has started up again. With a vengeance - sheets and sheets of it.

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    Torino 0-0 Lazio

    It's goalless in the night's other 18:00 GMT kick-off in Serie A too.

    As it stands, it's as you were in the race for third place. Fiorentina are four points Lazio, but could narrow that gap down to two points with a win, if Torino can hold on. Surely that's motivation enough to give us a goal?

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    That's a very good point Luke. But can you see any of the current Chelsea crop making the transition to gaffer?

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    Absolutely no stoppage time played from the referee. Let's hope for better finishing after the break eh?

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Maybe that was it actually. Fiorentina seemed to have some momentum going but again a move breaks down in the final third and Milan have a goal-kick.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    There's a bit of ping pong in the Milan box from a Fiorentina free-kick but still no finishing touch, as Borja Valero fires a volley on goal from the very corner of the box and Diego Lopez gathers.

    It's heating up a bit now! Three minutes to go until the break. Is there time?

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  86. Post update

    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    The rain has eased off but strangely it seems the players have eased off a bit too. I thought they'd become a bit more adventurous as the conditions improved. But not so. A lot of passing square so far.

    A goal before half-time yeah? Nice one.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Josip Ilicic - almost brilliant. He dummies the ball on the edge of the box to find room for a shot but again it just doesn't quite come off and he's shut out. He's a very skilled player, that much is clear, but I'd imagine watching a whole season of that would be quite frustrating.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Man we really needed that goal to spice things up. But it's coming - hang in there! The rain seems to have eased off a bit now, so we might even see some decent passing, too.

    Neto, in the Fiorentina goal, I have to say, I like the cut of his jib. Three times now he's torn of his line to claim a long ball played over the top. Brilliant judgment.


    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    A free-kick down the other end and Jose Basanta smashes a header against the bar for Fiorentina, from about five yards out. How did he miss?! The look on his face says he wishes he knew. So close to a goal! Josip Ilicic with a great delivery.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Here we go, a free-kick for Milan in a decent area and Keisuke Honda has got a decent delivery... he finds Phillippe Mexes but the Frenchman heads way over the bar. And was fouling his man anyway.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Assume you mean Cristiano Ronaldo, Peter?

    A shot on target to report! But it's straight at Diego Lopez from Borja Valero.

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  93. Post update

    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Here's Josip Ilicic in some space now - he drives towards goal from the centre of midfield but his disguised pass can't reach Alberto Gilardino in the Milan box. I'd say that's Gilardino being slow to it more than anything else.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    It's been a very frustrating watch so far. Both sides have been giving the ball away far too easily. Milan have had the chances, but their finishing hasn't been good enough to make Fiorentina's mistakes interesting.

  95. CLOSE!

    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Jeremy Menez now with a chance - he's one-on-one with Neto too, but Aleandro Rosi covers where Michah Richards probably should have been, making a determined block to knock it out for a corner.

    Milan are looking dangerous, but how did they break through so easily? One pass and Menez was in.

  96. CLOSE!

    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    A lovely flick from Mattia Desto finds Marco van Ginkel charging towards goal from midfield. His slick pass reaches Keisuake Honda - he's through on goal, but the Japan international's shot is blocked by Neto.

    It was straight at the Fiorentina goalkeeper, but Milan are picking it up. Very bright play.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Micah Richards, making just his seventh league appearance of the season, sees a bit of play now, but gives the ball away to Keisake Honda with a wayward cross-field pass.

    A bit rusty maybe?

  98. CLOSE!

    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Here's Josip Ilicic! He cuts inside onto his left foot from the right wing and powers a curled strike towards the back post - just wide, but Diego Lopez was beaten.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    The first bit of decent play. A cross towards Alberto Gilardino from the right wing zips across Diego Lopez's goal after Fiorentina stretch the play, making space with some quick passing in midfield.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    From the way the players' voices are carrying around the ground, I'd say this stadium is a long way from full.

    But of course right on cue, a brief chorus of home support chimes up. The ball is hardly carrying across the pitch it's so wet, and both teams have gone straight into playing it long.

  101. KICK-OFF

    Fiorentina 0-0 Milan

    Here go then, under way.

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    Fiorentina v AC Milan (18:00 GMT)

    Bit of a delay in getting under way here - quite possible it's because of all this rain. The referees look like they're ready for an amphibious assault, their jet black kit is already soaked.

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    Fiorentina v AC Milan (18:00 GMT)

    Suso, the former Liverpool attacking midfielder, is on the bench for Milan - he could make his Serie A debut tonight.

    It's a very, very wet evening in Florence - the rain is absolutely tipping down.

  104. LINE-UPS

    Fiorentina v AC Milan (18:00 GMT)

    Let's have a look at the line-ups. Three particularly familiar faces for fans of Manchester City and Chelsea as Marco van Ginkel and Michael Essien start for Milan, and Micah Richards starts for Fiorentina.

    Josip Ilicic

    I'm a big fan of Josip Ilicic, the Slovenia attacking midfielder/forward up top for Fiorentina.

    Fiorentina XI: Neto, Basanta, Gonzalo, Richards, Pasqual, Kurtic, Aquilani, Borja Valero, Rosi, Ilicic, Gilardino.

    AC Milan XI: Diego Lopez; Abate, Paletta, Mexes, Antonelli; Van Ginkel, Essien, Bonaventura; Honda, Destro, Menez.

  105. Post update

    Fiorentina v AC Milan (18:00 GMT)

    Fiorentina are hovering outside the Champions League places in fifth place, four points off third-placed Lazio.

    Vincenzo Montella

    Their season took a tumble last weekend with a 4-0 defeat to the Rome club, and will be looking to bounce back to their best, having lost just once in the 14 games before.

    Montella led Fiorentina to fourth in the table last year - good enough for a place in this year's Europa League, but that's not where the men in violet want to be.

    Can Vincenzo get one over on his former Italy team-mate Filippo tonight? Judging by the photo above, he's well ahead in the fashion stakes at least. Very impressive matching.

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    Maybe there's a midfielder whose vision marks him out as a great reader of the game? Would it be a goalkeeper who's spent his years pondering all in front of him? Or will Jose Mourinho produce a host of managerial disciples, as Sir Alex Ferguson did at Manchester United?

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  107. Coming up

    So just to mark your card on what we've got coming up for you this evening then. Following on from the Fiorentina v Milan game there's more Italian football for you with Roma v Sampdoria.

    Roma trail leaders Juventus - who are chasing a fourth successive league title - by 14 points. Win today and that's only down to 11. Which is doable in 11 games. Right?

    Plus we'll also keep you updated on the best action from elsewhere, as David Moyes's Real Sociedad play at Getafe in La Liga.

  108. Post update

    Inter Milan 1-1 Cesena (Sunday)

    Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini

    Inter Milan drew 1-1 at home to 19th-placed Cesena on Sunday, and Roberto Mancini was not in a positive mood afterwards. The result leaves them nine points away from Lazio in third and the final Champions League qualification spot.

    "Now, finishing in third place is going to be difficult", the former Manchester City boss said. "There's no point in even talking about it. It would be unrealistic."

  109. Post update

    Fiorentina v AC Milan (18:00 GMT)

    And judging by their recent results, it'd be fair to say Milan haven't had the rub of the green. They were denied a vital win last weekend as Nico Lopez's 95th-minute equaliser gave Verona a 2-2 draw at the San Siro.

    In the picture below, well, you can imagine what Inzaghi's saying. And yes - that's (yet another) former Italy international Mauro Tassotti in the dugout next to him.


    Three points against Verona that one would at least have left them above city rivals Inter Milan, who have got problems of their own by the way...

  110. Inzaghi under pressure

    Filippo Inzaghi

    Former Milan striker Inzaghi stepped up from his role as a youth-team coach at the San Siro to take over from Clarence Seedorf as manager in June 2014.

    This season has not gone to plan for the 42-year-old however. The 2011 league champions are languishing down in 10th place, and have taken just 10 points from their last 10 matches.

    At least he's still decent on the training ground though...

  111. Post update

    Fiorentina v AC Milan (18:00 GMT)

    Filippo Inzaghi

    Filippo Inzaghi, AC Milan manager, here as a Milan player in 2001.

    Vincenzo Montella

    Vincenzo Montella, now manager at Fiorentina, here as a player with Roma, in 2001.

    Two of the finest goalscorers in Serie A history - Montella scored 191 goals and Inzaghi 197 - go head-to-head as managers this evening, and one could do with a win much more than the other...