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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 W L

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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Sunday 5 July

22:39
22:21
21:18
21:16
20:36
19:08
18:26
17:58
17:22
17:03
16:47
16:21
15:55
15:11
14:43
14:33
14:18
12:28
12:06
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10:38
09:48
08:25
06:45
06:43
06:12
06:09
05:28
04:55
04:18
04:16
04:13
03:27
03:11
01:01
00:53

Saturday 4 July

22:11
19:44
19:16
19:11
17:45
17:45
17:10
16:45
16:09
16:06
15:35
13:48
13:17
12:56
12:28
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10:04
08:50
07:47
07:28
07:27
06:58
06:55
06:18
04:44
04:35
04:10
03:24
02:58
01:39

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +48 87
2 38 +23 70
3 38 +33 69
4 38 +15 64
5 38 +16 63
6 38 +15 59
7 38 +6 56
8 38 +11 55
9 38 +3 54
10 38 +6 52
11 38 -2 49
12 38 -8 49
13 38 -16 46
14 38 -13 43
15 38 -6 42
16 38 -13 41
17 38 -19 37
18 38 -20 34
19 38 -37 24
20 38 -42 19

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