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Milan look good for next round

Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 22.59CET
Andriy Shevchenko and Filippo Inzaghi inspired Milan AC to a 2-0 first-leg win over Sporting Clube de Portugal in the third round of the UEFA Cup.

Match statistics

MilanSporting

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 22.59CET

Milan look good for next round

Andriy Shevchenko and Filippo Inzaghi inspired Milan AC to a 2-0 first-leg win over Sporting Clube de Portugal in the third round of the UEFA Cup.

Andriy Shevchenko and Filippo Inzaghi inspired Milan AC to a 2-0 win over Sporting Clube de Portugal in the first leg of their UEFA Cup third-round tie.

Serginho on form
Hosts Milan dominated the match from the start and had chances to score before they took the lead at the San Siro stadium. The best chance fell to Serginho who seemed back to his skilful best. On the half hour, the Brazilian hit the bar for Milan.

Delicate chip
Seven minutes later, Ukrainian international Shevchenko finally put Carlo Ancelotti's side ahead with a delicate chip after he had latched on to a sublime through ball from Demetrio Albertini.

Inzaghi doubles lead
Sporting frequently threatened in attack, but as the game wore on it seemed as if there was to be no further scoring. However, with 13 minutes to play Serginho again produced some fine footwork to wriggle free of two defenders. He slid in a cross which Inzaghi clipped home with deceptive ease.

No away goals
Milan now take a two-goal advantage to Lisbon for the return in a fortnight. Ancelotti will be more pleased that his side kept a clean sheet, and prevented Sporting getting an all-important away goal.

Last updated: 15/11/12 19.17CET

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Lineups

milan

Milan

sporting

Sporting

18
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati
12
TiagoTiago
2
HelvegThomas Helveg
5
BabbPhil Babb
4
AlbertiniDemetrio Albertini
6
André CruzAndré Cruz
5
CostacurtaAlessandro Costacurta (C)
7
M.NiculaeMarius Niculae
7
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
Goal37
15
HugoHugo
Substitution81
8
GattusoGennaro Gattuso
Yellow Card80
Substitution90
16
JardelJardel
9
F. InzaghiFilippo Inzaghi
Goal77
Substitution79
17
Paulo BentoPaulo Bento
Yellow Card74
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
22
BetoBeto (C)
13
KaladzeKakha Kaladze
23
Rui JorgeRui Jorge
Substitution81
24
LaursenMartin Laursen
25
João PintoJoão Pinto
Substitution88
27
SerginhoSerginho
Yellow Card35
Substitution86
29
César PratesCésar Prates

Substitutes

1
RossiSebastiano Rossi
1
NélsonNélson
15
DonatiMassimo Donati
Substitution79
2
DiogoDiogo
16
ChamotJosé Chamot
3
DimasDimas
20
SarrMohamed Sarr
8
BarbosaPedro Barbosa
Substitution81
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
11
TelloRodrigo Tello
Substitution81
22
ContraCosmin Contra
Substitution86
18
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
Substitution88
32
BrocchiCristian Brocchi
Substitution90
26
QuirogaQuiroga

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) László Bölöni (ROU)

Referee

Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin (ESP)

Assistant referees

Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP), José Enguix Sales (ESP)

Fourth official

Alfonso Pino Zamorano (ESP)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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