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Flamini claims flaunt backfired

15 April 2013 03:46

AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini said his red card in Sunday's draw with Napoli was born out of a desire to earn the home fans' approval.

The 28-year-old endured a mixed night at San Siro, with his first-half goal later cancelled out by a moment of madness which saw the former Arsenal man red-carded for a reckless tackle on Juan Zuniga.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Flamini offered his apologies but stressed his over-enthusiastic tackle was not for want to hurt.

"I'm happy about scoring the goal. I had so much joy in scoring my second goal in a row, but I am disappointed about my red card," he told reporters.

"I wanted to show that I am a player full of enthusiasm who deserves to wear the Milan shirt.

"It is a mistake to leave the team with 10 men, but I had a great desire and anger can happen in football occasionally."

The Frenchman also fuelled speculation regarding his future by refusing to rule out a move to French giants Marseille.

"My future? I just said never say never about the possibility of moving to Marseille," he added.

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Milan

W W L D D

1 - 1

Competition
Serie A
Date
14 April 2013
Game week
32
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
72054

Goals

M. Flamini 30'
(assist by G. Pazzini) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
33' G. Pandev
 (assist by M. Hamšík)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
32
5 89'
17
20
21
4
10
16 30' 72'
18
7
11 84'
Coach: M. Allegri
# Player Bookings
1 64'
28
14 89'
5 87'
85
20
11 72'
18
17
19 33'
7 75'
Coach: W. Mazzarri

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18:32
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Wednesday 25 March

23:37
23:25
22:47
22:34
22:22
21:45
21:29
21:11
21:05
20:52
20:48
20:18
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18:47
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18:29
18:23
17:48
17:34
17:28
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17:25
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17:01
16:56
16:42
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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 28 +41 67
2 28 +18 53
3 28 +24 52
4 28 +9 48
5 28 +11 47
6 28 +10 46
7 28 +2 39
8 28 +6 38
9 27 +4 37
10 28 +6 37
11 28 -3 35
12 27 -5 33
13 28 +0 33
14 28 -9 32
15 28 -9 32
16 28 -15 32
17 28 -15 26
18 28 -19 21
19 28 -24 21
20 26 -32 9

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