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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Beckham Scores for Milan!

Bologna 1 Milan 4
An action-packed first half saw two penalties, four goals and a red card, not only that but 45 minutes of beautifully flowing football from an AC Milan side that can only be described as 'fluid' as they streamed forward dominating the play. Milan went down 1-0 in the first 10 minutes when the ref blew up for a penalty after a strong challenge in the box and Di Vaio slotted the ball away driving the Bologna fans wild - their joy was short-lived. On 13 minutes Seedorf got onto the end of a rebounded shot to level the scores at 1-1. The flowing football was a joy to watch and demonstrated the artistry which is a trade mark of Serie A, something that was somewhat missing in the other games I have watched. A penalty for a block in the box was taken neatly by Kaka to make the score 2-1, and Kaka scored with his left on 42 minutes to wrap up a successful first half. Beckham started in his customary position and showed how well he fits into the AC Milan style and was even allowed to drift into a more central position as we have seen him do at previous clubs.

Bologna showed a little more urgency at the start of the second half, but they could not stop Milan from applying pressure of their own. After just 2 minutes Beckham collected the ball on his chest in front of goal and laid it on a plate for Pato who skied it. Five minutes later Seedorf puts it on a plate for Kaka who muffed his shot. A few minutes later Di Vaio came close again for Bologna but a great save kept him out. On 59 minutes one of those flowing Milan moves found Seedorf putting Beckham in the box on the right hand side and Beckham smashing it first time between keeper and post for his wildly celebrated first goal in Serie A, taking the score to 4-1.
On 71 minutes with the game more or less won, Ronaldinho came on for Pato, and Inzaghi for Kaka. Just short of 75 minutes Beckham again receives the ball from Seedorf in the middle of the pitch and his cross/shot just bobbled past the left-hand post. At this point Milan were in complete control with anything straying into Milan territory being dealt with by the defence, at the other end of the pitch shots and crosses were peppering the Bologna goal.
When Milan had finally finished playing with Bologna, like a bored cat with a battered mouse, the ref blew up and a very happy Milan with a very very happy David Beckham, went home having had their fun...

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