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  • Chievo 1-2 AC Milan: Robinho, Pato great-finish

    AC Milan's success to keep a distance from his pursuers, capitalized, 2-1 victory over Chievo. The victory itself was not easily achieved Milan.

    A visit to the Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Sunday (02/20/2011) , Milan closed the first half with a 1-0 advantage thanks to goals from Robinho.

    Gelson Fernandes then evened the score for Chievo in 61 minutes. Milan finally sealed victory goal by Alexandre Pato who signed a replacement player.

    Chievo this time not able to pursue, let alone they have to play with ten players after Bostjan Cesar sent-off on 84 minutes.

    The result left the Rossoneri are still firmly on top of the standings with 55 points from 26 matches results. Milan five points clear of Inter Milan in second place and six points from Naples, who has not played a giornata party 26, the top three.

    The game

    Chievo tried to spread counter-attack quickly at minute eight. However, the effort foundered because Sergio Pellissier is caught offside.

    Milan had the lead on 24 minutes. Antonio Cassano sent a cross toward the far post, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic directed header to Robinho . The Brazil striker controlled the ball and then sent to the wicket.

    Goal was Chievo protests from the players who assess Ibrahim been offside. But the referee did not agree and goals remain valid.

    Four minutes later Chievo tried to respond by Gelson Fernandes. But defender Luca Antonini was still able to block the opponent's kick.

    Two minutes before the break, Sergio Pelissier recorded a chance. However, the ball pass from Cyril Thereau that he could not finish.

    Ibra nearly double the Milan advantage on 55 minutes. Header is not appropriate to continue the free-kick towards goal.

    Chivo surprising Milan in the 61st minute. Gelson header nesting success in goalkeeper Christian Abbiati after a cross from Kevin Constant welcome.

    Milan hit the wing through Ignazio Abete on 77 minutes. He then fired a shot along the ground to the direction of Stefano Sorrentino. The goalkeeper did not catch the ball bonding but Andrea Mantovani successful Ibrahim swept the ball before passing.

    Eight minutes ahead of dispersal, Milan managed to lead again. From the counter-attack designed Gennaro Gattuso, Pato controlled the ball then got past defender opponent. He then successfully struck the ball to make the score finished 2-1.

    Chievo had another blow on 85 minutes after losing Cesar who red-carded due to handball. Chievo was minus one player must appear in the remaining time.

    Team Line-up:

    Chievo: Sorrentino; Frey, Morero, Cesar, Mantovani; Fernandes, Rigoni, Pulzetti (Bogliacino '45); Constant (Jokic '71); Thereau (Moscardelli '81), Pellissier.

    AC Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Antonini (Oddo '45), Gattuso, Van Bommel, Merkel (Boateng '75), Robinho, Cassano (Pato '64), Ibrahimovic.


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