Italian Serie A
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AC Milan 2-2 Roma

Sulley Muntari scored a second-half equaliser for AC Milan as Roma twice blew the lead at the San Siro to drop points in the Serie A title chase.

Roma went ahead when Kevin Strootman picked out Mattia Destro before Milan's Christian Zapata bundled home for 1-1.

The visitors restored the lead through Strootman's penalty after substitute keeper Gabriel - on for the injured Christian Abbiati - fouled Gervinho.

But Muntari drilled in low from 10 yards following Mario Balotelli's pass.

Both sides had chances to take all three points in a dramatic finish, with Balotelli spurning the best opportunity when he fired wide in stoppage time.

The stalemate means Rudi Garcia's Roma are still unbeaten in 16 Serie A games this season, but they have drawn five of the last six and are now five points behind leaders Juventus.

The Giallorossi dominated for large parts but desperately need to rediscover a ruthless streak against Catania next Sunday - their last match before the winter break.

AC Milan, Italy's last survivors in the Champions League, climb to 10th in the table.

But Massimiliano Allegri's side have won only four times in 16 attempts in the league and now play the Milan derby against Inter on Sunday.

Allegri will be without captain Riccardo Montolivo, who is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Roma.

Line-ups

Milan

  • 32AbbiatiSubstituted forVasconcellos Ferreiraat 45'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 28EmanuelsonSubstituted forZaccardoat 89'minutes
  • 34de Jong
  • 17Zapata
  • 25Bonera
  • 4Muntari
  • 16PoliSubstituted forMatriat 66'minutes
  • 45BalotelliBooked at 83mins
  • 18MontolivoBooked at 73mins
  • 22KakáBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 5Mexes
  • 8Saponara
  • 9Matri
  • 11Pazzini
  • 23Nocerino
  • 24Cristante
  • 35Coppola
  • 59Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 78Niang
  • 81Zaccardo

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Maicon
  • 3Dodô
  • 16De RossiBooked at 11mins
  • 17Benatia
  • 5LeandroSubstituted forBurdissoat 45'minutes
  • 4Bradley
  • 6StrootmanBooked at 83mins
  • 22DestroSubstituted forTottiat 64'minutes
  • 27Gervinho
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forFlorenziat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 7Marquinho
  • 10Totti
  • 11Taddei
  • 24Florenzi
  • 28Skorupski
  • 29Burdisso
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 35Torosidis
  • 46Romagnoli
  • 94Ricci
  • 95Mazzitelli
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi

Match Stats

Home TeamMilanAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 2, Roma 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 2, Roma 2.
Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Bradley.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Daniele Bonera.
Foul by Michael Bradley (Roma).
Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.
Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a cross.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nigel de Jong.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Strootman (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Maicon with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Michael Bradley (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maicon.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Cristian Zaccardo replaces Urby Emanuelson because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Urby Emanuelson (Milan) because of an injury.
Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).
Attempt saved. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).
Alessandro Matri (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mario Balotelli (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kevin Strootman (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).
Kaká (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Milan. Conceded by Mehdi Benatia.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Adem Ljajic.
Corner, Milan. Conceded by Dodô.
Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).
Daniele Bonera (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).
Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Milan 2, Roma 2. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.
Attempt missed. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.
Michael Bradley (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).
Offside, Milan. Sulley Ali Muntari tries a through ball, but Alessandro Matri is caught offside.

Booking

Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kaká (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kaká (Milan).
Foul by Maicon (Roma).
Urby Emanuelson (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Milan. Mario Balotelli tries a through ball, but Alessandro Matri is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson.
Attempt missed. Michael Bradley (Roma) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Maicon.
Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kaká.
Hand ball by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Alessandro Matri replaces Andrea Poli.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Mattia Destro.
Attempt blocked. Kaká (Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.
Foul by Dodô (Roma).
Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Mehdi Benatia (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).
Attempt missed. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! Milan 1, Roma 2. Kevin Strootman (Roma) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Gabriel (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty Roma. Gervinho draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Gabriel (Milan) after a foul in the penalty area.

Second Half

Second Half begins Milan 1, Roma 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Gabriel replaces Christian Abbiati because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Milan 1, Roma 1.
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