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Allegri pleased with Milan character

16 December 2013 23:41

Massimiliano Allegri was left feeling positive after Milan's spirited end to their 2-2 draw with Roma on Monday.

Goals from Cristian Zapata and Sulley Muntari twice brought Milan level at San Siro, but they had to settle for a point after Mario Balotelli missed two late chances to snatch the win.

Allegri admitted his side had struggled to cope with second-placed Roma in the opening exchanges, but was pleased with their fighting spirit.

"It was an entertaining game for the spectators, a little less for us," he told Sky Sport Italia. "We knew Roma were strong in space, but there were incidents we should’ve avoided.

"In the end it’s a good result, as we used up so much physical and psychological energy on Wednesday for the Champions League and could’ve paid for that.

"We could’ve done more when at 1-1, but made the wrong decisions on passes between the lines."

The draw sees Milan sit 10th in the Serie A table, 19 points behind Roma and 24 adrift of leaders Juventus.

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Milan

W W L W L

2 - 2

Roma

L W W L W
Competition
Serie A
Date
16 December 2013
Game week
16
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
37987

Goals

0 - 1
13' M. Destro
 (assist by K. Strootman)
C. Zapata 30'
(assist by S. Muntari) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
52' K. Strootman (PG)
S. Muntari 77'
(assist by M. Balotelli) 
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
32
25
17 30'
2
22 73'
4 77'
34
28
18 73'
16
45 83'
Coach: M. Allegri
# Player Bookings
26
13
17
5
3
16 11'
4
6 52' 84'
27
8
22 13'
Coach: R. Garcia

Substitutes

Monday 6 July

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
11:11
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
11:14
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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