Italian Serie A
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Livorno 2-2 Milan

Mario Balotelli equalises

Mario Balotelli scored twice as AC Milan came from behind to draw with Livorno.

The Italy international put the visitors ahead early on, converting Kaka's pass but Luca Siligardi levelled from the edge of the box after cutting inside to fire home with his left foot.

Struggling Livorno then went ahead thanks to a goal from Brazilian Paulinho after 58 minutes.

But Balotelli rescued a late point with a 20-yard free-kick.

The result put Milan up to eighth in the table as the pressure remains on coach Massimiliano Allegri. Tuscan club Livorno are now 16th in Serie A.

After only 15 games, 18-time Italian champions and seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan are already 22 points off leaders Juventus and closer to the bottom of the table than the top.

Line-ups

Livorno

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Bardi
  • 28Schiattarella
  • 15MbayeBooked at 77minsSubstituted forLambrughiat 90+2'minutes
  • 17Ceccherini
  • 23EmersonBooked at 30mins
  • 85CodaBooked at 20mins
  • 27BiagiantiBooked at 9mins
  • 41DuncanSubstituted forRinaudoat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Sergio BetaninBooked at 69mins
  • 26SiligardiSubstituted forGrecoat 76'minutes
  • 10Luci

Substitutes

  • 3Gemiti
  • 5Decarli
  • 7Belingheri
  • 11Lambrughi
  • 14Mosquera
  • 19Greco
  • 20Emeghara
  • 22Anania
  • 24Benassi
  • 29Borja
  • 33Valentini
  • 77Rinaudo

AC Milan

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 59Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 16PoliSubstituted forDe Sciglioat 75'minutes
  • 28Emanuelson
  • 34de Jong
  • 17Zapata
  • 5MexesBooked at 90mins
  • 23NocerinoSubstituted forNiangat 59'minutes
  • 18Montolivo
  • 45Balotelli
  • 14BirsaSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 38'minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 22Dos Santos Leite

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 8Saponara
  • 9Matri
  • 24Cristante
  • 25Bonera
  • 32Abbiati
  • 35Coppola
  • 78Niang
  • 81Zaccardo
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Marco Guida

Match Stats

Home TeamLivornoAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Livorno 2, Milan 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Livorno 2, Milan 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Livorno. Leandro Rinaudo replaces Alfred Duncan.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Livorno. Alessandro Lambrughi replaces Ibrahima Mbaye because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match Ibrahima Mbaye (Livorno) because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alfred Duncan (Livorno) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leandro Greco (Livorno) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pasquale Schiattarella.

  9. Booking

    Philippe Mexes (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Philippe Mexes (Milan).

  11. Post update

    Alfred Duncan (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Mario Balotelli (Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Livorno 2, Milan 2. Mario Balotelli (Milan) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Coda (Livorno).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Milan).

  17. Post update

    Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Milan. Kaká tries a through ball, but Nigel de Jong is caught offside.

  19. Booking

    Ibrahima Mbaye (Livorno) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    M'Baye Niang (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.