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Ajax - Milan
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Allegri happy with a point at frustrated Ajax

Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 0.04CET
As Frank de Boer rued the untimely knocks that took the sting out of AFC Ajax's game, counterpart Massimiliano Allegri conceded AC Milan had to be content with a draw.
Allegri happy with a point at frustrated Ajax
Ajax's Christian Poulsen tracks Milan striker Mario Balotelli ©Getty Images
 

Player rater

Abbiati

Top Player

Milan 

Match statistics

Ajax
Milan

1

Goals scored

1

59

Possession (%)

41

9

Total attempts

7

7

on target

7

2

off target

0

1

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

0

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

13

645

Passes

489

517

completed

370

Lineups

ajax

Ajax

milan

Milan

22Cillessen (GK)32Abbiati (GK)
2Van Rhijn4Muntari
4Moisander
Substitution78
5Mexès
5C. Poulsen7Robinho
Substitution80
7Fischer16Poli
Substitution84
8Duarte
Substitution59
17Zapata
9Sigthórsson18Montolivo (C)
10S. de Jong (C)20Abate
17Blind21Constant
Yellow Card42
24Denswil
Goal90
34N. de Jong
34De Sa
Substitution65
45Balotelli
Yellow Card60
Goal90+4

Substitutes

1Vermeer (GK)1Amelia (GK)
6Van Der Hoorn
Substitution78
Yellow Card90+2
9Matri
Substitution80
15Boilesen14Birsa
16Andersen
Substitution65
23Nocerino
18Klaassen24Cristante
20Schöne
Substitution59
28Emanuelson
Substitution84
23Hoesen81Zaccardo

Coaches

Frank De Boer (NED) Massimiliano Allegri (ITA)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Standings

Last updated: 02/10/2013 01:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 0.04CET

Allegri happy with a point at frustrated Ajax

As Frank de Boer rued the untimely knocks that took the sting out of AFC Ajax's game, counterpart Massimiliano Allegri conceded AC Milan had to be content with a draw.

Frank de Boer, Ajax coach
We did quite well, but it's a bit disappointing that we came out of the dressing room and started the second half a bit poorly. There were moments, including in the second period, when we found players with a good pass. But then you have to control the ball and accelerate and sometimes that didn't happen. Milan's main threat was from their roaming strikers. They might look like they're in the lines on paper but they come inside a lot.

Lerin Duarte was doing well in the match but had to be substituted [on 59 minutes], then two minutes later Poulsen came to tell me he was feeling cramp. So it was an unlucky moment – I wanted to take Poulsen off but I couldn't. It's very sad that both guys [Duarte and Niklas Moisander] who were doing well in the match had to be substituted with knocks.

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach
We knew it would be difficult against a side who play at a really high tempo. We tried to slow the game down a bit and we defended well in the first 45 minutes. In the second half Ajax could not maintain the same level of performance, we started to play better and should have won the game. Unfortunately, we conceded a cheap goal from a corner and now we must feel satisfied with the draw.

[Mario] Balotelli played well, he went close to scoring the opener when he hit the bar with a great shot. He is a very important player for us. We have played several games in succession with the same players because we have many on the sidelines. The team did what I asked in the first half. We tried to control them when they were running at us and then strike in the second half when Ajax were tired. Unfortunately we made a mistake in our marking on that corner and we conceded in our best period of the game.

Last updated: 03/10/13 0.03CET

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