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

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Thursday 23 February

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17:12
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09:42
06:29
05:51
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03:41
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01:41
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00:04

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23:54
23:53
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23:34
23:19
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20:41
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18:56
18:41
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17:49
17:25
17:25
17:08
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16:46
16:39
15:56
15:33
14:52
14:29
13:43
13:15
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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 25 +36 63
2 25 +32 56
3 25 +33 54
4 25 +16 48
5 25 +14 48
6 25 +15 47
7 25 +7 44
8 25 +7 40
9 25 +6 35
10 25 -1 34
11 25 -8 32
12 25 -6 30
13 25 -6 29
14 25 -18 28
15 25 -15 27
16 25 -13 25
17 25 -20 22
18 25 -28 14
19 25 -23 13
20 25 -28 12

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