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  • Date:23 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Abbe-Deschamps
  • Ibrahimovic (64) Ronaldinho (90)
Goal!

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92:31 +2.31

The referee cautions Rodney Strasser for time wasting.

91:51 +1.51

Rodney Strasser joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gennaro Gattuso.

90:20 +0.20

Gaucho Ronaldinho finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Auxerre 0-2 AC Milan.The assist for the goal came from De Souza Robinho.

89:42

Dariusz Dudka concedes a free kick for a foul on De Souza Robinho. Gennaro Gattuso takes the free kick.

88:44

Unfair challenge on Gaucho Ronaldinho by Adama Coulibaly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Massimo Ambrosini.

87:55

De Souza Robinho is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Olivier Sorin restarts play with the free kick.

86:45

The referee books Alessandro Nesta for time wasting.

84:47

Alain Traore concedes a free kick for a foul on Alessandro Nesta. Free kick taken by Alessandro Nesta. Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes off and Gaucho Ronaldinho comes on.

83:35

The ball is crossed by Kamel Chafni.

82:25

Dennis Oliech gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gianluca Zambrotta. Massimo Ambrosini restarts play with the free kick.

81:26

Alain Traore comes on in place of Roy Contout.

81:12

Benoit Pedretti produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

79:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Massimo Ambrosini on Dennis Oliech. Benoit Pedretti restarts play with the free kick.

76:56

Valter Birsa produces a cross.

75:34

Kevin-Prince Boateng comes on in place of Clarence Seedorf.

75:19

Julien Quercia takes a shot. Blocked by Gianluca Zambrotta.

74:56

The ball is crossed by Julien Quercia, Emiliano Thiago Silva manages to make a clearance.

74:28

The ball is swung over by Valter Birsa, clearance by Massimo Ambrosini.

72:35

Stephane Grichting has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

72:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Benoit Pedretti, Alessandro Nesta manages to make a clearance.

72:02

Julien Quercia sends in a cross, save by Christian Abbiati.

70:59

Unfair challenge on Emiliano Thiago Silva by Roy Contout results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Christian Abbiati.

66:56

Dennis Oliech takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

64:15

Julien Quercia replaces Frederic Sammaritano.

64:06

Zlatan Ibrahimovic finds the net with a brilliant goal from the edge of the area high into the middle of the goal. Auxerre 0-1 AC Milan.

62:57

Dennis Oliech has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

62:07

Effort from just outside the area by Delvin Ndinga goes over the target.

58:19

Cedric Hengbart goes off and Kamel Chafni comes on.

58:19

Kamel Chafni on for Cedric Hengbart.

57:28

A cross is delivered by Ignazio Abate, De Souza Robinho takes a shot. Blocked by Adama Coulibaly.

55:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oliech by Gianluca Zambrotta. Indirect free kick taken by Benoit Pedretti.

50:55

Benoit Pedretti takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Gianluca Zambrotta manages to make a clearance.

50:48

Cedric Hengbart sends in a cross, blocked by Gianluca Zambrotta.

48:57

Corner taken short by Clarence Seedorf, Emiliano Thiago Silva has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

48:02

Clarence Seedorf takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Stephane Grichting.

47:35

Dariusz Dudka crosses the ball, save made by Christian Abbiati.

44:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roy Contout by Massimo Ambrosini. Booking for Massimo Ambrosini for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Benoit Pedretti, Zlatan Ibrahimovic manages to make a clearance.

44:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against De Souza Robinho. Olivier Sorin takes the free kick.

44:04

De Souza Robinho is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.

43:19

Ignazio Abate crosses the ball, save by Olivier Sorin.

42:56

Cedric Hengbart crosses the ball, clearance made by Emiliano Thiago Silva.

42:15

Unfair challenge on Benoit Pedretti by Massimo Ambrosini results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Pedretti.

40:39

Adama Coulibaly concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathieu Flamini. Clarence Seedorf delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Benoit Pedretti.

39:55

Benoit Pedretti takes the outswinging corner, Massimo Ambrosini makes a clearance.

39:49

The ball is crossed by Cedric Hengbart, clearance made by Alessandro Nesta.

38:49

Effort on goal by Gennaro Gattuso from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

38:26

Foul by Delvin Ndinga on Gennaro Gattuso, free kick awarded. Massimo Ambrosini restarts play with the free kick.

36:38

Cedric Hengbart fouled by Mathieu Flamini, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Benoit Pedretti from right wing, clearance made by Alessandro Nesta.

35:11

Benoit Pedretti delivers the ball.

34:46

The ball is sent over by Valter Birsa.

34:15

Unfair challenge on Dariusz Dudka by Zlatan Ibrahimovic results in a free kick. Dariusz Dudka takes the free kick.

33:43

Frederic Sammaritano has an effort at goal. Save made by Christian Abbiati.

33:00

The ball is crossed by Valter Birsa.

32:26

A cross is delivered by Dariusz Dudka, Christian Abbiati makes a comfortable save.

31:14

Gianluca Zambrotta fouled by Dennis Oliech, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Christian Abbiati.

29:46

Gianluca Zambrotta concedes a free kick for a foul on Dennis Oliech. Free kick crossed by Benoit Pedretti.

25:18

The ball is sent over by Alessandro Nesta.

25:09

The ball is swung over by Ignazio Abate, Stephane Grichting makes a clearance.

23:13

Clarence Seedorf takes the inswinging corner, Stephane Grichting makes a clearance.

21:46

Shot on goal by Clarence Seedorf from just inside the area goes over the target.

21:34

Cedric Hengbart is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Christian Abbiati.

20:40

Ignazio Abate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Valter Birsa. Free kick crossed right-footed by Benoit Pedretti from left channel.

19:27

Ignazio Abate sends in a cross.

17:49

Roy Contout produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

17:16

Zlatan Ibrahimovic crosses the ball.

16:31

Benoit Pedretti concedes a free kick for a foul on De Souza Robinho. Gianluca Zambrotta takes the free kick.

13:05

Mathieu Flamini challenges Delvin Ndinga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Valter Birsa, comfortable save by Christian Abbiati.

12:34

Outswinging corner taken by Benoit Pedretti from the right by-line, clearance by Alessandro Nesta.

11:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frederic Sammaritano by Massimo Ambrosini. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Benoit Pedretti, Christian Abbiati makes a fantastic save.

10:58

The ball is delivered by Valter Birsa, clearance by Emiliano Thiago Silva.

9:16

Centre by Dariusz Dudka, Roy Contout takes a shot. Save by Christian Abbiati.

8:52

Emiliano Thiago Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Roy Contout. Benoit Pedretti takes the free kick.

7:48

Corner taken right-footed by Benoit Pedretti from the left by-line, save by Christian Abbiati.

7:04

Shot from just outside the box by De Souza Robinho goes over the bar.

4:37

Benoit Pedretti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gianluca Zambrotta. Indirect free kick taken by Gianluca Zambrotta.

3:04

Unfair challenge on Gianluca Zambrotta by Dennis Oliech results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Christian Abbiati.

1:53

Mathieu Flamini concedes a free kick for a foul on Delvin Ndinga. Free kick crossed by Dariusz Dudka, save made by Christian Abbiati.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half begins.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Allegri wants more of the same AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was delighted with his team's performance against Fiorentina on Saturday and has called for more of the same in the Champions League at Auxerre. A win in France coupled with a defeat for Ajax at Real Madrid in the other Group G game would see the Italians qualify for the knockout stages and eliminate Auxerre. The Rossoneri are in buoyant mood after a solid display saw them beat Fiorentina 1-0 at the weekend. The result was Milan's fourth consecutive league triumph and lifted them three points clear at the top of Serie A. Allegri hopes they can carry that through to the Champions League. "I'm very happy because for the second league game in a row we have not given away a goal," said Allegri. "Despite the injuries to several players (Alexandre Pato, Filippo Inzaghi), we have found balance with the players we have available. "This is proof that my team always goes out on the pitch determined to win. "We must pick up where we left off against Fiorentina when we take on Auxerre. "The game against Auxerre and our final group game against Ajax are crucial in our hopes of advancing in the Champions League. "Auxerre are also going through a good run of form and we will have to be ready." Milan lie second in the group, five points behind leaders Real Madrid and just one point clear of Ajax. Auxerre are bottom of the pool, two points behind Milan. The French side go into the encounter at the Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps on the back of a five-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1. Last weekend's 1-1 draw at St Etienne saw Auxerre climb to ninth in the league standings, five points adrift of leaders Lille. Jean Fernandez's side will be eager to pick up where they left off in their 2-1 triumph over Ajax that was their first win in the competition this season. "In one match, anything is possible at Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps," he said. "We showed that against Ajax. "We almost succeeded against Real (1-0 defeat). "So why not Milan? That's our state of mind." Auxerre will have to keep a close eye on in-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic scored the only goal against Fiorentina to take his goal tally for the season to 11 in all competitions. With attacking duo Pato and Inzaghi out of action through injury, the Sweden international will lead Milan forward alongside Robinho. Auxerre will have to do without several key players. Midfielder Steeven Langil, who scored the winner against Ajax, is out with a knee problem and right-back Cedric Hengbart is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Centre-back Jean-Pascal Mignot serves a one-match ban while Kenyan forward Dennis Oliech returns from suspension.

Formation:4411Manager: Jean Fernandez

Auxerre

Formation: 433Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

AC Milan

  • Olivier Sorin
  • Cedric Hengbart
  • Adama Coulibaly
  • Stephane Grichting
  • Dariusz Dudka
  • Dennis Oliech
  • Benoit Pedretti
  • Delvin Ndinga
  • Valter Birsa
  • Frederic Sammaritano
  • Roy Contout
  • SUBS
  • Remy Riou
  • Kamel Chafni
  • Julien Quercia
  • Amadou Sidibe
  • Steven Langil
  • Maxime Bourgeois
  • Alain Traore

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Match Report

Milan through to last 16 AC Milan secured their qualification from Champions League Group G with a 2-0 victory in a lacklustre encounter in Burgundy. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wonderful 64th-minute opener came out of the blue and he was later replaced by Ronaldinho, who netted the second late on. That left Milan on eight points and Ajax's 4-0 thumping at home to Real Madrid ensured the Rossoneri would qualify as runners-up to the Spaniards. Auxerre welcomed back Cedric Hengbart from a hamstring problem and Dennis Oliech from suspension on a cold night, while injuries deprived Milan of Alexandre Pato, Filippo Inzaghi, Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Oddo and Luca Antonini. Milan were first to have a sight of goal as Robinho fired over, while keeper Christian Abbiati dealt with Dariusz Dudka's free-kick and Benoit Pedretti's corner at the other end. Abbiati was forced to field a shot for the first time - and did so with ease - as Roy Contout met Dudka's cross with his head. He was tested much more by Benoit Pedretti's free-kick two minutes later, producing a superb save before also gathering another set-piece effort from Valter Birsa as the hosts enjoyed a spell of pressure. Contout then shot over, an effort replicated by Clarence Seedorf in an overdue Milanese attack in the 22nd minute. The Dutchman then set up a chance for Mathieu Flamini, whose shot was blocked. Oliech also saw an effort charged down and Frederic Sammaritano's low long-range effort was held by Abbiati before Gennaro Gattuso shot over for Milan. Half-time arrived with little else in the way of incident, with Massimo Ambrosini booked seconds before the interval for a bad foul on Contout. There was no immediate sign of an improvement after the interval, with Thiago Silva's shot wide for Milan and Robinho's effort - blocked by Adama Coulibaly - the only two noteworthy incidents of the first quarter-hour. Hengbart's injury resurfaced and he was replaced by Kamel Chafni before Delvin Ndinga, teed up by Contout just outside the box, shot narrowly over. Oliech was off target from similar range and Auxerre were made to pay as Milan took a scarcely-deserved lead. It was a goal out of keeping with the game - but one which perfectly summed up Ibrahimovic. Hitherto anonymous in the game, the Sweden striker arrowed a superb effort into the top-right corner from outside the box to break the deadlock. Oliech shot over and defender Stephane Grichting's left-footed volley wide from outside the box betrayed Auxerre's desperation - the French side knew defeat would confirm their elimination from the competition. Julien Quercia, introduced in place of Sammaritano, saw his effort blocked by Gianluca Zambrotta before Pedretti fired over. Veteran defender Alessandro Nesta was booked for time-wasting as Milan ran the clock down and Ronaldinho's precise curler as the game ticked into injury time, having been set up by Robinho, sealed victory.

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