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  • Date:19 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Santiago Bernabeu
  • Ronaldo (12) Ozil (13)
Goal!

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93mins

Shot from 30 yards by Cristiano Ronaldo. Save by Marco Amelia.

90mins

Kevin-Prince Boateng delivers the ball, Kleper Pepe makes a clearance.

89mins

Kevin-Prince Boateng fouled by Sami Khedira, the ref awards a free kick. Daniele Bonera takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Lassana Diarra. (Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Karim Benzema coming on for Gonzalo Higuain. Direct free kick taken by Iker Casillas.

87mins

The ball is sent over by Cristiano Ronaldo, save made by Marco Amelia.

87mins

(Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Esteban Granero coming on for Angel Di Maria.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alvaro Arbeloa on De Souza Robinho. Andrea Pirlo delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

84mins

Gonzalo Higuain takes a shot. Daniele Bonera gets a block in.

83mins

De Souza Robinho takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Iker Casillas. Andrea Pirlo takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

82mins

(Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Lassana Diarra coming on for Mesut Ozil.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Angel Di Maria on Andrea Pirlo. Booking for Angel Di Maria for unsporting behaviour. Andrea Pirlo delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

81mins

Andrea Pirlo takes a short corner.

80mins

The ball is crossed by Filippo Inzaghi.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa by Luca Antonini. Caution for Luca Antonini. Xabi Alonso restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Da Silva Alexandre Pato goes off and Filippo Inzaghi comes on.

77mins

Close range shot by Kleper Pepe goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76mins

Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng on Mesut Ozil, free kick awarded. Kevin-Prince Boateng goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from Cristiano Ronaldo from the free kick.

75mins

Xabi Alonso takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Daniele Bonera.

73mins

Foul by Daniele Bonera on Gonzalo Higuain, free kick awarded. Daniele Bonera is cautioned. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Mesut Ozil, Kevin-Prince Boateng manages to make a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Mesut Ozil.

73mins

Corner taken right-footed by Xabi Alonso, clearance made by Alessandro Nesta.

71mins

Shot by Cristiano Ronaldo from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target. De Souza Robinho joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gaucho Ronaldinho.

70mins

Mesut Ozil takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Daniele Bonera.

67mins

Da Silva Alexandre Pato takes a shot. Save made by Iker Casillas.

67mins

Angel Di Maria takes a shot. Save by Marco Amelia.

64mins

Andrea Pirlo challenges Cristiano Ronaldo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Mesut Ozil from the free kick.

63mins

Shot by Sami Khedira. Blocked by Daniele Bonera.

63mins

Angel Di Maria takes a shot. Clarence Seedorf gets a block in.

61mins

Cristiano Ronaldo fouled by Gianluca Zambrotta, the ref awards a free kick. Xabi Alonso takes the direct free kick.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Xabi Alonso by Kevin-Prince Boateng. Free kick taken by Xabi Alonso.

59mins

Kevin-Prince Boateng comes on in place of Gennaro Gattuso. Inswinging corner taken by Andrea Pirlo from the left by-line.

58mins

The ball is delivered by Angel Di Maria.

56mins

Luca Antonini has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

52mins

Mesut Ozil produces a cross, Gonzalo Higuain takes a shot. Save made by Marco Amelia.

50mins

Gennaro Gattuso gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo. Direct free kick taken by Xabi Alonso. Cristiano Ronaldo has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48mins

Gaucho Ronaldinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Xabi Alonso. Iker Casillas takes the free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gennaro Gattuso on Cristiano Ronaldo. Junior Marcelo restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Shot from outside the box by Cristiano Ronaldo misses to the left of the goal.

44mins

Mesut Ozil takes a shot. Save by Marco Amelia.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Ricardo Carvalho by Zlatan Ibrahimovic results in a free kick. Iker Casillas takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Angel Di Maria takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

39mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Xabi Alonso, clearance made by Daniele Bonera.

37mins

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot. Save made by Marco Amelia. Xabi Alonso takes a outswinging corner.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrea Pirlo, clearance made by Cristiano Ronaldo.

34mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Clarence Seedorf goes over the bar.

31mins

The referee blows for offside against Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Iker Casillas takes the indirect free kick.

31mins

Mesut Ozil challenges Andrea Pirlo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrea Pirlo.

29mins

Xabi Alonso challenges Gianluca Zambrotta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gennaro Gattuso produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Iker Casillas.

29mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Xabi Alonso on Gianluca Zambrotta. Andrea Pirlo produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Iker Casillas.

26mins

Corner taken by Andrea Pirlo from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ricardo Carvalho.

25mins

Junior Marcelo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on da Silva Alexandre Pato. Free kick crossed by Andrea Pirlo, clearance by Kleper Pepe.

24mins

Junior Marcelo crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gonzalo Higuain goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

21mins

Angel Di Maria produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

19mins

Shot by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Blocked by Ricardo Carvalho.

17mins

Outswinging corner taken by Andrea Pirlo.

14mins

The ball is swung over by Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil grabs a goal from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Real Madrid 2-0 AC Milan.Cristiano Ronaldo provided the assist for the goal.

11mins

Xabi Alonso fouled by da Silva Alexandre Pato, the ref awards a free kick. Cristiano Ronaldo finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Real Madrid 1-0 AC Milan.

11mins

A cross is delivered by Junior Marcelo, clearance by Luca Antonini. Mesut Ozil takes a inswinging corner.

8mins

Foul by Gennaro Gattuso on Mesut Ozil, free kick awarded. Alvaro Arbeloa takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Shot from just outside the box by Angel Di Maria goes over the bar.

5mins

Foul by Mesut Ozil on Andrea Pirlo, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andrea Pirlo.

4mins

Angel Di Maria produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gonzalo Higuain, clearance by Gianluca Zambrotta.

1mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sami Khedira. Alessandro Nesta restarts play with the free kick.

The match begins.

The match has reached half-time.

The second half begins.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Real Madrid and AC Milan go head-to-head at the Bernabeu in arguably the stand-out match of the Champions League group stages - although for Madrid coach Jose Mourinho it is business as usual.

Madrid and Milan are the two most successful clubs in European Cup history with 16 titles between them and they go into Tuesday's encounter as the top two sides in Group G, with the Spanish outfit boasting a perfect six out of six from two games and the Italians two points behind.

There are plenty of sub-plots as well, though, with Milan having beaten nine-times European champions Madrid 3-2 in Spain at the same phase of last season`s competition, while Massimiliano Allegri`s side have Robinho in their ranks - the Brazilian having left Madrid in acrimonious circumstances in 2008.

There is also Mourinho's hugely successful spell at Milan`s arch rivals Inter - who he led to an unprecedented treble last season - and the return to Spanish soil of former Barcelona players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho and Gianluca Zambrotta, as well as another ex-Madrid player in Clarence Seedorf.

Ibrahimovic also played under Mourinho at Inter prior to joining Barca in the summer of 2009. Despite all that however, Mourinho insists he will be treating the match the same as any other, saying: "We`ve played nine games this season and none is more important than the other, no opponent deserves more respect than any other.

"We`re preparing for the game and we are studying our opponents with the same intensity. They are an opponent with a different history (to other teams), because between them and us we`ve won 16 European Cups, but it`s one more game. If we win, then the day after will be Wednesday, and if we lose it will also be Wednesday.

"We`re in a calm situation. We`re first in the group and in control of our own destiny. We`re not playing a knock-out tie, but to qualify for the next round."

On the prospect of facing Ibrahimovic, who had an indifferent 12-month spell at Barca before moving to Milan this summer, Mourinho said: "We`re playing against a team, not one player, but Ibra is different. The know him in Italy and I know him, but in Spain they don`t, because here he didn`t have confidence.

"In a team as well organised as Milan, a player like that can make the difference."

The former Chelsea boss, who also highlighted the threat of Milan`s prolific European goalscorer Filippo Inzaghi during Monday's press conference at the Madrid training ground, is unbeaten so far in the Bernabeu hotseat, winning seven of his nine matches - the last two of which have produced 10 goals.

Ibrahimovic won the Serie A title under Mourinho, and the Swede spoke highly of his old boss.

"My rapport with Mourinho? He inspired me," said Ibrahimovic.

"He is a winner. Allegri seems a calmer person, with less presence than Mourinho or (Fabio) Capello."

Ibrahimovic, who is his side`s leading goalscorer in the Champions League this season with three goals, also insists he has no regrets about joining Milan this summer.

"To be back in Italy really excites me," he said.

"The fans are different, they are more active than with respect to the Spanish supporters.

"In Spain, they applaud when you do something nice as though you were in the theatre.

"In Italy it's a different thing altogether."

As for facing Madrid, the former Ajax and Juventus forward said: "Do they (Real) fear me? If they do, I'm happy. But I try to work hard for the team. Because only with the team can you go far."

The Rossoneri, who are joint second with Inter in Serie A, head into the encounter on the back of a 3-1 triumph over Chievo.

Allegri has included in his travelling squad defender Thiago Silva and goalkeeper Christian Abbiati, despite both players having sustained injuries in Saturday's game.

Silva is doubtful with an ankle injury while Abbiati sustained a minor muscular problem.

Madrid are again without Sergio Ramos due to a knee problem, while Sergio Canales has been omitted from Mourinho`s 20-man squad.

Formation:4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Real Madrid

Formation: 433Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

AC Milan

  • Iker Casillas
  • Alvaro Arbeloa
  • Kleper Pepe
  • Ricardo Carvalho
  • Junior Marcelo
  • Xabi Alonso
  • Sami Khedira
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Angel Di Maria
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Gonzalo Higuain
  • SUBS
  • Jerzy Dudek
  • Mahamadou Diarra
  • Karim Benzema
  • Lassana Diarra
  • Esteban Granero
  • Raul Albiol
  • Sanchez Pedro Leon

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Match Report

Impressive Real see off Milan Real Madrid took a giant step towards the knock-out stages of the Champions League after defeating AC Milan 2-0 thanks to a quickfire brace at the start of the match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free-kick in the 13th minute to put Jose Mourinho's men ahead and moments later they doubled their lead when Mesut Ozil's shot was deflected in. Milan could find no way back after as nine-times European champions Madrid, who could have won by a more handsome margin, made it three victories out of three in Group G to move onto nine points. That is five more than Milan and Ajax, while French club Auxerre prop up the table after losing all three of their games. Madrid, who lost 3-2 at home to Milan at the same stage of last season's competition, could hardly have asked for a better start to the clash. The opener came after the hosts won a free-kick on the edge of the box, Xabi Alonso being pushed over by Alexandre Pato. That gave Ronaldo a chance to net his fifth goal in three games following braces against Deportivo La Coruna and Malaga, and the Portugal international did not waste the opening, firing his shot at waist height through a poor Milan wall to leave visiting goalkeeper Marco Amelia with no chance. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri, who sent out an adventurous line-up, will have been far from happy with that goal, but worse was to follow for the Italians 60 seconds later as Madrid doubled their advantage. Ronaldo was again involved, setting up Ozil inside the area and the German's right-footed shot took a huge deflection off Daniele Bonera before looping into the net with the already-committed Amelia again helpless. Madrid looked in complete control but Milan came within a whisker of pulling a goal back in the 28th minute when Andrea Pirlo fired a 20-yard free-kick against the crossbar. Six minutes later Milan had another chance but former Madrid player Clarence Seedorf, having been put in by Ronaldinho, blazed over from 12 yards out. The remainder of the half was all about Madrid, and Amelia did well to keep out efforts from the fired-up Ronaldo and Ozil, while Angel Di Maria twice threatened as Mourinho's men looked keen to kill the game off before the break. Madrid continued where they left off after the re-start and created two good openings in the first 10 minutes, but neither Gonzalo Higuain or Di Maria could make the most of them. With Milan struggling to break down a Madrid defence that had only conceded three goals in nine games under Mourinho this season, the hosts were the only side looking likely to add to the scoreline. Higuain, Ronaldo and Pepe might all have scored before Allegri introduced Robinho in the 71st minute in a bid to change the flow of the game. Robinho, who left Madrid in acrimonious circumstances in 2008, was welcomed onto the pitch by a cascade of jeers from the Bernabeu crowd and the Brazilian received similar every time he touched the ball. He did at least give Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas something to do, drawing a good diving save out of the Spain number one in the 83rd minute, but that was as good as it got for Milan as they slumped to a deserved defeat.

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