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Allegri pleased with Milan display

31 October 2013 00:02

Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted his side played well following their 1-1 home draw with Lazio in Serie A.

Kaka had given Allegri's side the lead at San Siro on Wednesday with a delightful curling effort in the 54th minute, but they failed to push home their advantage and Lazio equalised with 18 minutes from time when Mickael Ciani nodded in a cross from the right.

Despite seeing his team surrender the lead, Allegri was adamant they put in a good performance.

"We have to keep working and putting in this sort of performance," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"The side played well in terms of technique and defending, but we lost our unity a little after the equaliser and allowed a couple of dangerous counter-attacks.

"After going 1-0 up we didn't take some more chances, but then with this goal we were caught out after a corner and got punished.

"Once again, the only mistake we make in a match leads to a goal.

"How we get out of this situation is to keep working. We're far away from third place, so we have to get back to winning ways and have a difficult game with Fiorentina coming up.

"We cannot let our heads drop, as if we keep playing like this then I'm sure the team will get some good results."

Allegri, who had criticised forward Mario Balotelli following Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Parma, praised the Italy international on this occasion, as well as lauding goalscorer Kaka.

"Balotelli had a good game," he said.

"He worked hard and attacked the space, which wasn't easy against Lazio. I am happy with his performance this evening.

"Kaka achieved great things with Milan and he wants to prove he's still a champion.

"He's a humble guy and knows technique is not enough to stay at the top level, so he sets the example for younger players.

"As well as bringing a champion back to Italy, Milan have brought in an example in how to train and be a professional football player."

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Milan

W W L L L

1 - 1

Lazio

W L W L W
Competition
Serie A
Date
30 October 2013
Game week
10
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
30212

Goals

Kaká 54'
(assist by M. Balotelli) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
72' M. Ciani
 (assist by A. Candreva)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
59
81
17
20
2 58'
22 54'
4 32'
14
34
18 57'
45 64'
Coach: M. Allegri
# Player Bookings
22
2 72'
26 34'
39
27 62'
24
8
15
87
11
34
Coach: V. Petković

Substitutes

Thursday 18 September

12:07
12:01
11:38
11:23
11:01
11:00
10:45
10:33
10:22
10:17
09:59
09:46
09:38
08:00
07:08
06:58
06:12
05:31
05:20
04:52
04:48
04:03
03:29
03:27
03:14
02:59
02:33
01:16
00:25
00:24
00:19
00:07
00:04
00:00

Wednesday 17 September

23:54
23:53
23:50
23:47
23:44
23:34
23:24
23:21
23:03
23:00
22:46
22:45
22:44
22:44
22:43
22:42
21:09
20:31
19:45
19:25
19:16
19:11
18:50
18:49
18:45
18:35
18:25
18:20
18:01
17:51
17:34
16:56
16:10
16:10
16:00
15:45
15:31
15:29
14:10
13:57
13:34
13:09
12:32
11:56
11:05
10:48
10:23
10:10
09:43
09:38
09:37
08:38
08:37
07:18
05:47
04:06
03:49
03:14
03:10
02:32
02:26
02:26
01:35
01:20
00:35
00:35
00:33
00:27
00:26
00:26
00:10
00:05
00:04
00:02
00:00

Tuesday 16 September

23:50
23:46
23:42
23:23
23:06
23:05
22:57
22:50
22:49
22:44
22:38
22:36
22:05
21:07
21:04
20:56
20:48
20:28
19:50
19:46
19:38
19:27
19:09
19:09
18:40
17:51
17:33
17:28
16:58
16:40
16:39
16:20
15:58
14:42
14:33
14:27
14:26
13:57
12:49
12:22
10:21
10:13
09:44
09:32
06:58
06:43
06:03
05:59
05:37
05:20
04:08
03:37
03:17
03:11
02:53
01:21
01:16
00:36
00:32

Serie A table

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

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