AC Milan: Bananas thrown at players by Atalanta fans

AC Milan players had bananas thrown at them during a 2-1 defeat at Atalanta.

Guinea international Kevin Constant and Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong picked up two bananas thrown onto the pitch, while Milan players appeared to sarcastically applaud the home support.

Fans were warned the game would be suspended if there was a repeat.

"Whoever threw the banana on the pitch deserves to have a coconut thrown back at them," Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"They've ruined what was a great afternoon."

Philippe Mexes and Nigel de Jong of AC Milan

Philippe Mexes and Nigel de Jong, holding a banana, sarcastically applaud the Atalanta fans

Milan boss Clarence Seedorf said: "I hope they find the culprit and do what they have to do."

Constant was on the receiving end of racist abuse during a pre-season tournament match against fellow Serie A side Sassuolo in July.

On that occasion, the 27-year-old kicked the ball into the crowd and left the pitch. He was fined 3,000 euros (£2,500), with Sassuolo fined 10 times that amount.

Two weeks ago, Barcelona defender Dani Alves picked up and ate a banana thrown at him by a Villarreal fan.

Footballers worldwide showed their support for the Brazilian by posting pictures online of themselves eating bananas, while Villarreal were fined 12,000 euros (£9,850) by the Spanish Football Federation.

Milan's defeat in Bergamo hit their hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League.

A Gianpaolo Bellini own goal after 51 minutes put the visitors ahead.

German Denis equalised with a 68th-minute penalty after Constant fouled Carlos Carmona, shortly before the bananas were thrown onto the pitch.

Milan's Mario Balotelli hit the post late on before Franco Brienza's 25-yard strike flew into the top corner to clinch victory for Atalanta in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Atalanta

  • 47 Consigli
  • 77 Raimondi Booked
  • 28 Brivio
  • 21 Cigarini
  • 29 Benalouane
  • 06 Bellini
  • 17 Carmona
  • 18 Baselli (Migliaccio - 74' Booked )
  • 19 Denis
  • 11 Moralez (Brienza - 88' )
  • 10 Bonaventura (De Luca - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Scaloni
  • 05 Giorgi
  • 08 Migliaccio
  • 09 Bentancourt
  • 15 Caldara
  • 23 Brienza
  • 27 Del Grosso
  • 37 Sportiello
  • 78 Frezzolini
  • 90 Koné
  • 91 De Luca
  • 93 Nica

Milan

  • 01 Amelia
  • 02 De Sciglio
  • 21 Constant
  • 34 de Jong
  • 13 Rami
  • 05 Mexes Booked
  • 18 Montolivo
  • 10 Honda (El Shaarawy - 45' )
  • 22 Kaká (Pazzini - 80' )
  • 45 Balotelli
  • 04 Muntari (Taarabt - 76' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 07 Robinho
  • 11 Pazzini
  • 15 Essien
  • 16 Poli
  • 17 Zapata
  • 20 Abate
  • 23 Taarabt
  • 25 Bonera
  • 28 Emanuelson
  • 35 Coppola
  • 59 Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 92 El Shaarawy
Ref: Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Shots

18 20

On target

3 2

Corners

4 5

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Atalanta 2, Milan 1.

90:00 +5:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Atalanta 2, Milan 1.

90:00 +5:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atalanta 2, Milan 1. Franco Brienza (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Giulio Migliaccio.

90:00 +4:52

Foul by Philippe Mexes (Milan).

90:00 +4:52

Giuseppe De Luca (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:38

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Yohan Benalouane.

90:00 +3:36

Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Constant.

90:00 +3:10

Offside, Atalanta. Luca Cigarini tries a through ball, but Germán Denis is caught offside.

90:00 +2:07 Booking

Booking Adel Taarabt (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:06

Foul by Adel Taarabt (Milan).

90:00 +2:06

Franco Brienza (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:28

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

90:00 +1:28

Gianpaolo Bellini (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:39

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

90:00 +0:29

Mario Balotelli (Milan) hits the left post with a right footed shot from long range on the right. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

89:03

Offside, Milan. Adel Taarabt tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.

87:47

Foul by Adel Taarabt (Milan).

87:47

Luca Cigarini (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atalanta. Franco Brienza replaces Maximiliano Moralez.

86:25

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adel Taarabt.

85:28

Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:25 Booking

Booking Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:12

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

84:12

Foul by Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta).

83:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

83:05

Delay in match Luca Cigarini (Atalanta) because of an injury.

82:38

Attempt blocked. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:22

Offside, Atalanta. Giulio Migliaccio tries a through ball, but Giuseppe De Luca is caught offside.

79:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Giampaolo Pazzini replaces Kaká.

79:25

Attempt missed. Maximiliano Moralez (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Giuseppe De Luca.

79:22

Attempt blocked. Giuseppe De Luca (Atalanta) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Cigarini.

78:26

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Kevin Constant.

75:58

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Milan).

75:58

Giuseppe De Luca (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Adel Taarabt replaces Sulley Ali Muntari.

73:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atalanta. Giulio Migliaccio replaces Daniele Baselli.

70:38

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Yohan Benalouane.

68:38 Booking

Booking Philippe Mexes (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

68:37 Booking

Booking Cristian Raimondi (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card.

68:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atalanta. Giuseppe De Luca replaces Giacomo Bonaventura.

67:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atalanta 1, Milan 1. Germán Denis (Atalanta) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

65:11

Penalty Atalanta. Carlos Carmona draws a foul in the penalty area.

65:11

Penalty conceded by Kevin Constant (Milan) after a foul in the penalty area.

60:58

Offside, Atalanta. Maximiliano Moralez tries a through ball, but Germán Denis is caught offside.

60:31

Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.

58:05

Attempt missed. Yohan Benalouane (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Cigarini following a set piece situation.

57:03

Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

57:03

Carlos Carmona (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:56

Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kaká with a cross.

54:38

Attempt blocked. Giacomo Bonaventura (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Davide Brivio.

53:27

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:34

Delay in match Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) because of an injury.

51:00 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Gianpaolo Bellini, Atalanta. Atalanta 0, Milan 1.

49:43

Offside, Milan. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

49:11

Attempt missed. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.

48:15

Attempt missed. Kaká (Milan) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a cross.

46:05

Attempt missed. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nigel de Jong.

45:00

Second Half begins Atalanta 0, Milan 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Stephan El Shaarawy replaces Keisuke Honda.

45:00 +0:03 Half time

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

43:41

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adil Rami with a cross following a set piece situation.

43:32

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

42:40

Foul by Cristian Raimondi (Atalanta).

42:40

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

42:04

Attempt missed. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

40:47

Mario Balotelli (Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left from a direct free kick.

39:49

Foul by Carlos Carmona (Atalanta).

39:49

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

38:04

Attempt saved. Kaká (Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross.

37:23

Attempt blocked. Germán Denis (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Raimondi with a cross.

33:14

Attempt missed. Maximiliano Moralez (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Cigarini following a set piece situation.

32:22

Cristian Raimondi (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:22

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

30:44

Attempt missed. Giacomo Bonaventura (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cristian Raimondi with a cross.

29:00

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Adil Rami.

28:59

Attempt blocked. Germán Denis (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Raimondi.

27:40

Attempt missed. Nigel de Jong (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

26:46

Foul by Carlos Carmona (Atalanta).

26:46

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:43

Attempt missed. Germán Denis (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luca Cigarini with a cross following a corner.

25:15

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Marco Amelia.

25:12

Attempt blocked. Germán Denis (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Davide Brivio with a cross.

24:17

Giacomo Bonaventura (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:17

Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

23:42

Attempt blocked. Kaká (Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

23:00

Attempt saved. Carlos Carmona (Atalanta) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Germán Denis.

21:12

Foul by Germán Denis (Atalanta).

21:12

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

20:31

Attempt missed. Germán Denis (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Cigarini.

19:14

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Kevin Constant.

18:17

Attempt missed. Germán Denis (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Davide Brivio with a cross.

16:04

Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Keisuke Honda.

15:28

Foul by Luca Cigarini (Atalanta).

15:28

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:43

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Cristian Raimondi.

13:20

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Yohan Benalouane.

12:36

Foul by Daniele Baselli (Atalanta).

12:36

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

10:39

Offside, Milan. Sulley Ali Muntari tries a through ball, but Kaká is caught offside.

5:17

Yohan Benalouane (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:17

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

3:48

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Maximiliano Moralez.

3:42

Attempt blocked. Kevin Constant (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:34

Attempt missed. Maximiliano Moralez (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniele Baselli.

1:26

Attempt blocked. Carlos Carmona (Atalanta) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Germán Denis.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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