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

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16:10
15:17
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23:41
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21:24
21:20
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19:53
19:04
18:53
18:06
17:57
17:31
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16:39
15:48
15:42
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07:27
07:26
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05:37
05:08
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02:35
02:19
02:03
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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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