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Monday, 25 May 2009

Milan 2 Roma 3

On the day when victory could have sealed Milan's bid to automatically qualify for the Champions League next season, they let the chance slip through their fingers and will have to wait until the last game of the season to consolidate 2nd or 3rd place in the league. The worst-case scenario is that they finish 4th and have to endure the qualifying rounds, and co-incidentally the last game of the season will see them play 4th placed team Fiorentina.

Milan looked like a team that just ran out of steam at the end of a long eventful season, leaving Maldini disappointed to give his last performance at the San Siro on a losing note. Milan started with Pato and Inzaghi up front supported by Kak√°. Neither team established superiority at the start with Milan failing to feed the ball forward to the front men.

Roma took the lead in the 36th minute. Vucinic won a free kick on the edge of the area and Riise beat Dida with his powerful left foot. Despite decent performances from the trio of Beckham, Pirlo and Pato, the rest of Milan seemed to lack interest in the game.

Seedorf came on to replace an injured Beckham in the second half, and despite trying to raise their game, Milan were well contained by Roma. Ronaldinho and Zambrotta came on for Pato and Jankulovski. Finally in the 31st minute Ambrosini equalised for Milan, only to see the lead taken again by Roma just 3 minutes later. Not to be out-done, Ambrosini had equalised yet again less than a minute later. With just five minutes to go Totti scored from a free kick to give Roma the lead. In a frantic last few minutes Abrosini got himself sent off after displaying his displeasure at being denied a penalty (his second denied penalty of the match) - Milan had nothing left to offer and are left with a tough match next Sunday to find out their final position in the league and their chances of qualifying for European football next year.

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