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Mario Balotelli

Position: Forward

Milan Milan

11 December 2013

Milan
0 - 0
Ajax
Experts' rating
8.7
7.6
Fans' rating

Match statistics

Goals 0
0 Shots Wide 1
6
Shots on target 1
2 Offsides 0
1
Yellow cards 1
4 Red cards 0
1
Fouls committed 1
16
Mario Balotelli
Milan

Commentary

93' Balotelli (Milan) handles the ball.
The striker gives away a free-kick and Ajax can pump the ball up for one more attack.
92' Balotelli (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Blind (Ajax).
90' Balotelli (Milan) fouls.
86' Blind (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Milan).
The striker wins yet another free-kick as time runs out for the visitors.
78' Denswil (Ajax) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Milan).
74' Denswil (Ajax) fouls.
70' Balotelli (Milan) is cautioned by the referee.
70' Balotelli (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Blind (Ajax).
The striker is still heavily involved in the action but brings down Daley Blind and receives a yellow card.
64' Balotelli (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Blind (Ajax).
This time it is the striker's turn to concede a free-kick as he acts as defender for another Ajax attack.
62' Blind (Ajax) fouls.
61' Blind (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Milan).
Mario Balotelli, who is doing his defensive duties very well tonight, shows good strength to break up an Ajax attack and win a free-kick.
50' Balotelli (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Denswil (Ajax).
37' Balotelli (Milan) is flagged for offside.
Milan are now very much using Mario Balotelli as a target man as they concentrate on defending. On this occasion the long ball up to the striker finds him in an offside position.
35' C. Poulsen (Ajax) fouls.
Great skill from the Italian as he flicks the ball over the head of Christian Poulsen before being brought down by the Ajax man.
32' Denswil (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Milan).
Good chance for the hosts to mount some pressure with Sulley Muntari standing over a free-kick out on the left wing.
3' Balotelli (Milan) delivers the free-kick on target.
Another free-kick for the hosts, slightly closer this time, and the striker fancies his chances. He fires in a low shot from long-range that Jasper Cillessen saves well.
1' Denswil (Ajax) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Milan).
Legend:
Goals
Own goal
Converted penalty
Missed penalty
Red cards
Yellow cards
Substitution

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