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Group stage - Group C

Málaga - Milan
1-0
 

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Joaquín keeps Málaga perfect at Milan's expense

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 22.00CET
Joaquín keeps Málaga perfect at Milan's expense 
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Málaga CF continued their remarkable start to life in the UEFA Champions League with a 1-0 victory against seven-time European champions AC Milan.

Joaquín's penalty miss looked like it could be costly but, as on Saturday against Real Valladolid CF, the Spanish international bounced back from his spot-kick setback with a second-half winner. Manuel Pellegrini's team have now won all three of their Group C games without conceding a goal and are five points clear at the summit.

Match in 5

  • Joaquín scores second-half winner
  • Goalless at the break after Joaquín misses penalty
  • Mexès volleys late Milan chance wide
  • Málaga only team yet to concede in competition
  • Spanish side five points clear at Group C summit

Reaction

We are fairy-tale winners. We deserved the victory. It is the first time something like this has happened at Málaga. We know we are making history.

Joaquín, Málaga winger

Joaquín, Málaga winger

I trust my players and in the UEFA Champions League we are still in good position to qualify. We have not been lucky recently.

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach

 

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Standings

Group C

PPts
1Málaga CF Málaga39
2AC Milan Milan34
3FC Zenit St Petersburg Zenit33
4RSC Anderlecht Anderlecht31
Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Málaga
Milan

1

Goals scored

0

54

Possession (%)

46

9

Total attempts

13

2

Attempts on target

6

7

Attempts off target

7

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

9

Corners

4

1

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

14

10

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Joaquín put his first-half penalty miss behind him to score the winner as Málaga keep up their remarkable form in their debut UEFA Champions League campaign to defeat European giants and seven-time winners Milan.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Onyewu (in) - Portillo (out) (Málaga)
  • Substitution
    85
    Duda (in) - Joaquín (out) (Málaga)
    The No7 gets a rousing reception as he leaves the field.
  • Substitution
    79
    Bojan Krkić (in) - Acerbi (out) (Milan)
    The former FC Barcelona man scored his last goal for the club against Málaga.
  • Substitution
    70
    Santa Cruz (in) - Saviola (out) (Málaga)
    Blackburn Rovers FC fans and Manchester City fans will be keeping an eye on this one.

See also

  • Málaga

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Milan, 06 November 2012, 1-1
  • Milan

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Málaga, 06 November 2012, 1-1
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