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AC Milan 2-2 Roma

AC Milan v 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

AC Milan

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 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
  • 22Dos Santos LeiteBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

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

Roma

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Maicon
  • 3Pires Ribeiro
  • 16De RossiBooked at 11mins
  • 17Benatia
  • 5Castan da SilvaSubstituted forBurdissoat 45'minutes
  • 4Bradley
  • 6StrootmanBooked at 83mins
  • 22DestroSubstituted forTottiat 64'minutes
  • 27Yao Kouassi
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forFlorenziat 81'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

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

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 2, Roma 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 2, Roma 2.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Daniele Bonera.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bradley (Roma).

  6. Post update

    Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nigel de Jong.

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Bradley (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maicon.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Cristian Zaccardo replaces Urby Emanuelson because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Urby Emanuelson (Milan) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

  19. Post update

    Alessandro Matri (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Booking

    Mario Balotelli (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 16th December 2013

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