Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan 06/11/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Milan - Málaga
1-1
 

Milan - Málaga 1-1 - 06/11/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Joyous Málaga hold off Milan to seal progress

Published: Tuesday 6 November 2012, 22.00CET
Joyous Málaga hold off Milan to seal progress 
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Málaga CF continued their dream debut season in the UEFA Champions League as they held off an AC Milan fightback to secure the draw which puts them in the round of 16 with two games to spare.

An individual piece of brilliance by Isco allowed Eliseu to give the visitors the lead five minutes before the interval. Pato restored parity in the second half with a close-range header and, although the Rossoneri pushed for a winner, they could not end Málaga's unbeaten start. While the Spanish side progress, Milan stay second in Group C with five points, one clear of RSC Anderlecht.

Match in 5

  • Málaga into knockout stages on competition debut
  • Visitors concede first ever UEFA Champions League goal
  • Milan second in Group C, a point ahead of Anderlecht
  • Eliseu gives Málaga lead five minutes before break
  • Pato heads equaliser for Milan from Emanuelson cross

Reaction

The group is wide open at the moment and I think we will all be in contention for qualification until the last game. It was not easy for us, but I think we did better than two weeks ago.

Riccardo Montolivo, Milan midfielder

Riccardo Montolivo, Milan midfielder

We were playing in the second division recently and now we are here, playing in the Champions League. Now we have to finish top of the group and we will keep fighting to achieve our goal.

Eliseu, Málaga striker

Eliseu, Málaga striker

 

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Standings

Group C

PPts
1Málaga CF Málaga410
2AC Milan Milan45
3RSC Anderlecht Anderlecht44
4FC Zenit St Petersburg Zenit43
Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Milan
Málaga

1

Goals scored

1

55

Possession (%)

45

19

Total attempts

4

13

Attempts on target

3

6

Attempts off target

1

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

11

Corners

1

2

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

15

15

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The draw is enough to send Málaga into the knockout stages, while Milan stay second in Group C . Pato's equaliser leaves the Italians one point ahead of RSC Anderlecht.
  • Substitution
    82
    Seba (in) - Joaquín (out) (Málaga)
  • Substitution
    80
    Robinho (in) - Emanuelson (out) (Milan)
    The Brazilian will be hoping to find the net against Málaga once again. He scored against them in a 2-0 win during his time at Real Madrid.
  • Substitution
    75
    Toulalan (in) - Iturra (out) (Málaga)
    The French international comes on to try and limit Milan's attacking forays.
  • Goal
    73
    Pato (Milan) scores!
    Málaga fail to clear Emanuelson's corner and he picks up the loose ball on the left and picks out the Brazilian at the far post, who heads down for the first goal that Málaga have conceded in the UEFA Champions League.

See also

  • Milan

    Next match UEFA Champions League: v Anderlecht, 21 November 2012
  • Málaga

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Zenit, 21 November 2012, 2-2
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