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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Rangers 2 AC Milan 2

The first half failed to see either team establish a real hold on this game. Milan looked good going forward with Beckham appearing in the middle of the park as often as on the right hand side. Ronaldinho started this time along with Flamini, Schevchenko and Inzaghi up front.
At one point half-way through the half Ronaldinho was fouled in a perfect Beckham freekick position, but immediately made a grab for the ball. He took the subsequent kick, had the keeper beat, but not the goal-post.
In all, you would have to say that Milan were favourite to score, but Rangers showed that they were dangerous on the break particularly with ex-Portsmouth player Pedro Medez leading the way.
In one sense the game was living up to expectations, with two Milan players be-gloved (Ronaldinho and Inzaghi) as against one Rangers player... (my prediction was a ratio of 2;1)
In the second half Seedorf came on to replace Beckham, so there was no chance of seeing Beckham adding to his tally of goals or assists.
In fact it was DeMarcus Beasley who scored first for Rangers on 64 minutes squeezing through the defence on his own and scrambling the ball past the Milan keeper. It was only five mintes later that Kaka and Pato combined to slot the ball home at the opposite end of the pitch levelling the match once more. Less than ten minutes later and Kaka added a second for Milan, giving them the lead for the first time in the match. Just three minutes later Rangers levelled again through Papac leaving little more than 12 minutes left for the superstars from Milan to regain the initiative.
It finished honours even 2-2, with neither team disgraced or embarrased, you always felt that Milan had the firepower to take the game, yet Rangers were not without threat and showed that they are not minnows to the giants of Milan.

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