Mario Balotelli hit a sublime late winner against Bologna to secure AC Milan their third Serie A win in five games under Clarence Seedorf.

The hosts were heading for a frustrating draw when Balotelli scored from 25-yards four minutes from time.

It was the former Manchester City striker's 10th goal in 18 Serie A outings this season, and lifted Milan into the top half of Serie A.

Did you know?

AC Milan are now unbeaten in their last 11 Serie A games against Bologna.

Bologna remain in 16th place, four points above the relegation zone.

Balotelli's goal lit up a dull game, with the Italy forward producing a delightful looping finish from an angle.

Bologna should have been ahead before then, Jonathan Cristaldo spurning one of several great chances for the visitors.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Milan

  • 32 Abbiati
  • 02 De Sciglio
  • 21 Constant
  • 18 Montolivo
  • 81 Zaccardo Booked
  • 13 Rami
  • 10 Honda (Pazzini - 66' )
  • 34 de Jong (Muntari - 63' )
  • 45 Balotelli
  • 22 Kaká (Poli - 80' )
  • 23 Taarabt

Substitutes

  • 01 Amelia
  • 04 Muntari
  • 05 Mexes
  • 08 Saponara
  • 11 Pazzini
  • 15 Essien
  • 16 Poli
  • 17 Zapata
  • 20 Abate
  • 59 Vasconcellos Ferreira

Bologna

  • 01 Curci
  • 08 Garics (Moscardelli - 88' )
  • 03 Morleo
  • 22 Mantovani
  • 14 Natali Booked
  • 05 Antonsson
  • 15 Pérez Booked (Friberg - 89' Booked )
  • 04 Krhin
  • 09 Bianchi
  • 99 Cristaldo (Laxalt - 84' )
  • 19 Christodoulopoulos

Substitutes

  • 06 Sorensen
  • 10 Moscardelli
  • 11 Friberg
  • 13 Laxalt
  • 16 Malagoli
  • 20 Barreto da Silva
  • 21 Cherubin
  • 32 Stojanovic
  • 33 Kone
  • 35 Cech
  • 75 Crespo
  • 88 Paponi
Ref: Mauro Bergonzi

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

4 4

Corners

8 2

Fouls

17 22

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Milan 1, Bologna 0.

90:00 +3:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Milan 1, Bologna 0.

90:00 +3:19

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:19

Foul by Andrea Mantovani (Bologna).

90:00 +2:35

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

90:00 +1:40 Booking

Booking Erik Friberg (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:37

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:37

Foul by Erik Friberg (Bologna).

90:00 +0:37

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:37

Foul by Erik Friberg (Bologna).

89:56

Attempt missed. Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross following a corner.

89:28

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Archimede Morleo.

88:26

Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:26

Foul by Andrea Mantovani (Bologna).

88:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bologna. Erik Friberg replaces Diego Pérez.

87:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bologna. Davide Moscardelli replaces György Garics.

87:34

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

87:34

Diego Pérez (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:58 Booking

Booking Diego Pérez (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:56

Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:56

Foul by Diego Pérez (Bologna).

85:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Milan 1, Bologna 0. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

85:19

Attempt missed. René Krhin (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

84:34 Booking

Booking Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:30

Foul by Cristian Zaccardo (Milan).

84:30

Diego Laxalt (Bologna) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:28

Attempt saved. Adel Taarabt (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

83:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bologna. Diego Laxalt replaces Jonathan Cristaldo.

82:42

Hand ball by Rolando Bianchi (Bologna).

80:50

Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:50

Foul by Rolando Bianchi (Bologna).

80:23

Attempt missed. Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross.

79:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

79:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Andrea Poli replaces Kaká.

79:20

Delay in match Gianluca Curci (Bologna) because of an injury.

78:46

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Mikael Antonsson.

76:41

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:41

Foul by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna).

76:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:59

Delay in match Kaká (Milan) because of an injury.

73:18

Attempt blocked. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Archimede Morleo.

72:46

Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

72:46

Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:19

Foul by Adil Rami (Milan).

71:19

Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:48

Foul by Adil Rami (Milan).

70:48

Cesare Natali (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:03

Kaká (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:03

Foul by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna).

69:14

Attempt missed. Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Andrea Mantovani.

66:08

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

66:08

Andrea Mantovani (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Giampaolo Pazzini replaces Keisuke Honda.

63:38

Foul by Adel Taarabt (Milan).

63:38

Diego Pérez (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Sulley Ali Muntari replaces Nigel de Jong.

62:29

Attempt missed. Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Diego Pérez with a through ball.

60:49

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Christian Abbiati.

60:47

Attempt saved. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by György Garics.

60:03

Foul by Kaká (Milan).

60:03

Diego Pérez (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:23

Attempt missed. Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by György Garics with a cross.

58:39

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:39

Foul by René Krhin (Bologna).

58:09

Attempt missed. Adel Taarabt (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kaká with a cross.

56:57

Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Milan).

56:57

Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:59

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Archimede Morleo.

55:15

Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:15

Foul by René Krhin (Bologna).

53:16

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Cesare Natali.

52:35

Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:35

Foul by Archimede Morleo (Bologna).

50:15

Corner, Milan. Conceded by René Krhin.

49:58

Corner, Milan. Conceded by György Garics.

48:59

Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:59

Foul by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna).

48:30

Foul by Adil Rami (Milan).

48:30

Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:18 Booking

Booking Cesare Natali (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

47:09

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:09

Foul by Cesare Natali (Bologna).

45:00

Second Half begins Milan 0, Bologna 0.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Milan 0, Bologna 0.

45:00 +0:47

Foul by Kevin Constant (Milan).

45:00 +0:47

René Krhin (Bologna) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:06

Foul by Kevin Constant (Milan).

45:00 +0:06

Diego Pérez (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:37

Attempt missed. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

42:50

Foul by Kevin Constant (Milan).

42:50

Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:29

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Gianluca Curci.

41:26

Attempt missed. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Keisuke Honda.

39:48

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:11

Delay in match (Milan).

37:37

Attempt saved. Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Archimede Morleo.

36:22

Kaká (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:22

Foul by Andrea Mantovani (Bologna).

34:28

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kaká.

32:35

Foul by Riccardo Montolivo (Milan).

32:35

Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:09

Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:09

Foul by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna).

31:34

Offside, Milan. Mario Balotelli tries a through ball, but Cristian Zaccardo is caught offside.

30:45

Kevin Constant (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:45

Foul by Diego Pérez (Bologna).

30:17

Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:17

Foul by Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna).

28:55

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Archimede Morleo.

28:23

Attempt blocked. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kaká.

27:46

Attempt blocked. René Krhin (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.

26:48

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Milan).

26:48

Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:02

Attempt missed. Kaká (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a cross.

21:53

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Christian Abbiati.

21:51

Attempt saved. René Krhin (Bologna) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos with a cross.

18:20

Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:20

Diego Pérez (Bologna).

15:08

Adil Rami (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:08

Foul by Rolando Bianchi (Bologna).

13:44

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

13:44

Diego Pérez (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:09

Offside, Milan. Kevin Constant tries a through ball, but Kaká is caught offside.

12:44

Attempt saved. Diego Pérez (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.

12:10

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

12:08

Attempt saved. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:49

Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:49

Foul by György Garics (Bologna).

4:14

Offside, Bologna. Andrea Mantovani tries a through ball, but Rolando Bianchi is caught offside.

3:45

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Milan).

3:45

Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:30

Attempt saved. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Constant.

2:46

Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:46

Foul by György Garics (Bologna).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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