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Allegri angered as Milan surrender two-goal lead

Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 0.24CET
As AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented his side's complacency after conceding two late goals, Pavel Vrba displayed satisfaction with FC Viktoria Plzeň reaching five points.

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Match statistics

PlzeňMilan

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
7
Attempts off target13
 
5
Corners8
 
2
Offsides5
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)44
 
56

Standings

Group H

PPts
1FC Barcelona Barcelona616
2AC Milan Milan69
3FC Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň65
4FC BATE Borisov BATE62
Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:42 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 0.24CET

Allegri angered as Milan surrender two-goal lead

As AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented his side's complacency after conceding two late goals, Pavel Vrba displayed satisfaction with FC Viktoria Plzeň reaching five points.

Pavel Vrba, Plzeň coach
We spoilt our first-half performance after creating four clear chances, but we were unable to profit from them. We conceded cheap goals after the restart, but proved our determination and took a risk. We even sent the goalkeeper up front and it paid dividends. I am glad that we finally scored against a big club. I planned to earn five points before the start, so I am satisfied. We now look forward to the Europa League.

We conceded cheap goals after the restart, but proved our determination and took a risk. We even sent the goalkeeper up front
Pavel Vrba
We were 2-0 up and could have scored a third on several occasions. What makes me angry is that we played with complacency
Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach
We are very angry. We were 2-0 up and could have scored a third on several occasions. What makes me angry is that we played with complacency in the final minutes and gave away an easy goal to reopen the match. Then there is an obvious risk when your opponents push forward, and we conceded another. Let's hope the lesson will be useful in the future.

We didn't play well in the first half; our defensive line was completely new as I wanted to try some different options. We did well in the second half, scoring two goals and creating many others. At least I hope that everybody in the team understood that in football you have to play with grit for 90 minutes or more. Today's game was clear evidence of it. We had to win this game, the positive aspect is that I'm sure we will not repeat this mistake in the near future.

Last updated: 27/11/12 11.14CET

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