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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

D L D 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
4
16 30' 72'
18
21
7
10
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

Substitutes

Wednesday 4 May

Tuesday 3 May

23:51
23:39
23:32
23:22
22:41
21:43
21:18
20:31
19:31
19:09
18:43
18:38
18:17
17:58
17:38
17:28
16:46
15:54
15:51
15:42
15:28
15:11
15:10
15:03
14:43
14:24
14:03
14:01
13:08
13:08
13:00
12:56
12:47
12:37
12:15
11:56
11:35
11:17
11:01
10:22
09:36
09:35
09:00
08:55
08:00
07:34
07:11
05:04
04:49
04:49
04:39
04:19
03:40
03:37
03:21
03:18
02:14
01:33
01:12
01:06
01:05
00:50
00:49
00:44
00:40
00:36
00:22
00:13
00:07
00:02
00:00

Monday 2 May

23:47
23:40
23:40
23:34
23:28
23:18
23:07
22:55
22:42
22:30
21:21
20:45
20:31
19:57
19:46
19:38
19:04
18:12
17:59
17:58
17:43
17:21
16:55
16:22
16:09
15:23
15:16
15:13
14:57
14:14
13:39
13:08
12:05
11:38
10:44
10:05
09:59
09:31
09:14
09:00
09:00
07:53
07:34
07:19
07:07
06:08
05:04
04:36
03:14
02:57
01:46
01:45
01:43

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 36 +51 88
2 36 +43 76
3 36 +37 74
4 36 +13 64
5 36 +16 60
6 36 +6 55
7 36 +7 54
8 36 +0 51
9 36 +1 49
10 36 -1 45
11 36 -5 43
12 36 -9 43
13 36 -7 41
14 36 -11 41
15 36 -5 40
16 36 -24 38
17 36 -19 35
18 36 -28 35
19 36 -36 31
20 36 -29 25

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