Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan 28/08/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, Second leg

Milan - PSV
3-0
Aggregate: 4-1
 

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Boateng double helps Milan power past PSV

Published: Wednesday 28 August 2013, 22.40CET
AC Milan 3-0 PSV Eindhoven (agg: 4-1)
Kevin-Prince Boateng scored either side of Mario Balotelli's strike to take the seven-time winners into the group stage for the 17th time.
by Paolo Menicucci
from San Siro

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Match statistics

Milan
PSV

3

Goals scored

0

45

Possession (%)

55

14

Total attempts

18

7

on target

12

7

off target

6

2

blocked

6

1

against woodwork

1

2

Corners

9

1

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

11

479

Passes

555

350

completed

429

Lineups

milan

Milan

psv

PSV

32Abbiati (GK)21Zoet (GK)
2De Sciglio3Rekik
4Muntari
Substitution82
5Bruma
Yellow Card52
5Mexès6Maher
Substitution69
10Boateng
Goal9
Goal77
Substitution86
8Schaars
Yellow Card43
17Zapata9Matavž
18Montolivo (C)
Yellow Card43
10Wijnaldum (C)
20Abate15Willems
Yellow Card90+1
34N. de Jong22Depay
Substitution74
45Balotelli
Goal55
Yellow Card62
26Brenet
92El Shaarawy
Substitution74
33Park Ji-Sung
Substitution61

Substitutes

1Amelia (GK)1Tytoń (GK)
7Robinho
Substitution86
2Jørgensen
16Poli
Substitution74
Yellow Card79
7Toivonen
Substitution69
23Nocerino
Substitution82
11Locadia
Substitution74
26Silvestre13Arias
28Emanuelson14Jozefzoon
Substitution61
78Niang29Hendrix

Coaches

Massimiliano Allegri (ITA) Phillip Cocu (NED)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 28 August 2013, 22.40CET

Boateng double helps Milan power past PSV

AC Milan 3-0 PSV Eindhoven (agg: 4-1)
Kevin-Prince Boateng scored either side of Mario Balotelli's strike to take the seven-time winners into the group stage for the 17th time.

Two goals by Kevin-Prince Boateng and one by Mario Balotelli ensured AC Milan overcame PSV Eindhoven to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons with a 4-1 aggregate win in the play-offs.

PSV had their fair share of opportunities at San Siro but Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati made a series of good saves before and after Boateng's opener until Balotelli scored a second for the Rossoneri early in the second half. Any hopes of a comeback vanished for Phillip Cocu's young side when Boateng added another 13 minutes from time following a nice team move.

With both sides fielding a 4-3-3 formation, spaces were hard to find in the early stages. PSV created the first opportunity after eight minutes when Tim Matavž forced Abbiati into a diving save with a precise header. A minute later Milan took the lead when Boateng found the bottom corner of Jeroen Zoet's net with a powerful right-foot shot from 25 metres.

Only another sprawling save by Abbiati denied PSV an equaliser on the night and on aggregate, the goalkeeper palming away a superb Adam Maher volley which seemed destined for the top corner. The home team continued to threaten themselves, Riccardo Montolivo missing the target with his right foot following a smart Boateng pass before Stephen El Shaarawy went even closer, meeting a low Mattia De Sciglio cross with a powerful shot that came back off the bar.

PSV also hit the woodwork after 41 minutes with a cross-shot by Jetro Willems from the left wing. The visitors had another glorious opportunity to equalise immediately after the break as a low centre from the left eluded everybody to reach the unmarked Georginio Wijnaldum at the far post but Abbiati somehow blocked the midfielder's close-range shot.

In the 55th minute, Milan made that escape count, Philippe Mexès heading El Shaarawy's corner across for Balotelli to volley in from close range. Abbiati's memorable night concluded with a fine save from Stijn Schaars's dangerous shot, and Boateng crowned Milan's victory with a precise low shot at the far post following a fine counterattack involving Balotelli and Andrea Poli.

Last updated: 05/09/13 11.53CET

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