Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan 11/12/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group H

Milan - Ajax
0-0
 

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Allegri enjoys Milan's good fortune

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 0.20CET
AC Milan's Massimiliano Allegri conceded luck went his side's way as they got a draw to eliminate AFC Ajax, with downcast Frank de Boer reflecting on a "huge disappointment".

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Match statistics

Milan
Ajax

0

Goals scored

0

36

Possession (%)

64

3

Total attempts

23

2

on target

11

1

off target

12

1

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

1

0

Corners

5

6

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

17

15

Fouls suffered

14

368

Passes

709

228

completed

578

Lineups

milan

Milan

ajax

Ajax

32Abbiati (GK)22Cillessen (GK)
2De Sciglio
Yellow Card89
2Van Rhijn
4Muntari
Yellow Card90+5
4Moisander (C)
17Zapata5C. Poulsen
Substitution46
18Montolivo (C)
Red Card22
7Fischer
21Constant11Krkić
Substitution72
22Kaká
Substitution81
17Blind
Yellow Card63
25Bonera18Klaassen
34N. de Jong
Yellow Card83
20Schöne
45Balotelli
Yellow Card71
24Denswil
92El Shaarawy
Substitution24
25Serero
Substitution80

Substitutes

35Coppola (GK)1Vermeer (GK)
5Mexès
Substitution81
6Van Der Hoorn
Substitution80
9Matri9Sigthórsson
Substitution72
16Poli
Substitution24
16L. Andersen
23Nocerino23Hoesen
Substitution46
28Emanuelson27Ligeon
81Zaccardo34De Sa

Coaches

Massimiliano Allegri (ITA) Frank De Boer (NED)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 08:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 0.20CET

Allegri enjoys Milan's good fortune

AC Milan's Massimiliano Allegri conceded luck went his side's way as they got a draw to eliminate AFC Ajax, with downcast Frank de Boer reflecting on a "huge disappointment".

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach
We have achieved our second target of the season. We took some risks in the first half and also in the closing stages of the game. Tonight we had a bit of luck, but we can say we earned our good fortune. The team played very well from a physical point of view, defending strongly and never losing their focus. Mario Balotelli played a good game, as did the rest of the side. Mario is growing fast and learning exactly what we need from him. His personality is strengthening and this is good news for Milan and Italy.

Frank de Boer, Ajax coach
My players really did everything possible to get a good result. We created chances but luck was not on our side in this match. In the first half particularly we were searching, we were a bit insecure in our passing, and in the end Milan found their strength and they could sit back in their penalty box. Then you just need a bit of luck – that the ball will fall in the right way. We have had the opportunities to decide it, but unfortunately real football did not win today.

At half-time I said we needed to have patience, but that that does not mean playing at a low tempo but at a high tempo – playing the ball very fast from left to right. Then a moment will come when someone will get in a free position and you can create some dangerous situations. I am proud of my boys, how we fought for it. It is a pity we did not qualify for the next stage, as we had the upper hand in both matches against Milan. That is something we take with us and that is a real positive. This is a huge disappointment, but certainly not a body blow.

Last updated: 13/12/13 0.09CET

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