Highlights: Parma 4-5 Milan

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AN ABSOLUTELY INSANE match ended with Milan taking all the three points from the Ennio Tardini Stadium as they faced Parma on Sunday evening. New signing Giacomo Bonaventura opened the scoring in the 25′ minute, shooting off a Keisuke Honda pass. However, two minutes later, an unmarked Antonio Cassano beat Diego Lopez with a header. In the 37′ minute, Ignazio Abate crossed very well and Honda hit it with his head to give Milan the lead back. Jeremy Menez earned a questionable penalty in the 45′ minute and scored to make it 3-1 on half time. It looked as though it’s going to be a comfortable win for Milan but it was nothing like that and nothing in the first half prepared the fans for the madness of the second. Parma’s Felipe scored first in the other 45 minutes in the 51′ minute, taking advantage of a Daniele Bonera howler (some say Bonera is also at fault for the first goal). Bonera had a very bad performance and in the 58′ minute he was sent off (Alex was also forced to leave due to an injury in the same minute so Pippo Inzaghi brought on both Adil Rami and Cristian Zapata, taking out the Japanese Honda). Parma were in control in the next moments, pressing very hard to score another goal. But it was Nigel De Jong who scored! The Dutchman stole the ball in the middle of the part and ran all the way to Parma’s box to score his first of the 2014/15 season in the 68′ minute.

But it didn’t stop there – Alessandro Lucarelli scored one of his own in the 73′ minute with another header and again it was all Parma trying to get the equalizer against 10-man Milan. In the 77′ minute, Felipe got sent off and from then on it was 10 vs. 10. Menez – without a shadow of doubt the Man of the Match – gave the Rossoneri fans some time to breathe as he scored a sensational goal in the 79′ minute, back-heeling the ball to the net after taking advantage of a Parma defensive mistake. But the drama still kept on going and in the 89′ minute Mattia De Sciglio scored an own goal, buck-passing to Diego Lopez who couldn’t control the ball due to a muscle strain. The referee added 6 minutes and despite the stress Milan managed to keep the score and won the game 5-4. There were probably move negatives than positives in the game but the excitement was one that the fans haven’t experienced in a very long time. Crazy game.

Parma: Mirante; Ristovski, Lucarelli, Felipe, De Ceglie; Acquah, Lodi, Jorquera (72′ Coda); Ghezzal (65′ Palladino), Cassano, Belfodil (79′ Bidaoui). Unused: Cordaz, Iacobucci, Mendes, Mauri, Galloppa, Costa, Gobbi, Rispoli, Lucas Souza. Coach: Donadoni.

Milan: Diego Lopez; Abate, Alex (62′ Zapata), Bonera, De Sciglio; Poli, De Jong, Muntari; Honda (62′ Rami), Menez (86′ Niang), Bonaventura. Unused: Abbiati, Agazzi, Albertazzi, Armero, Essien, Saponara, Van Ginkel, Pazzini. Coach: Inzaghi.

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milanisti bali

3 point is the most important things..
Stil cant believe why bonera in starting eleven and how we can get menez for free..
Class backheel

RKaY

So I have a lot to say, firstly thank goodness we won. Second, bonera needs to only be ahead of zaccardo in the pecking order which I already believed but this confirmed it. Zapata with one of Alex or rami is our best pairing. Third, I remember so any comments last season about de jong being only a destroyer and criticizing him. He’s shown it last season and he’s shown it now. He is our pivot point through the midfield he receives the ball and spreads the play and completes a lot of successful passes. And on top of his… Read more »

@Hasowayne

Valid Points…

Carmine

Possibly the most action packed game i have watched. it kept me at the edge of my seat until the last minute and the game was an emotional rollercoaster. Bonera made me angry, Lopez left me suprised, Menez made my day, Milans defence left me speachless but all in all it was a great game to watch and i am glad i didnt choose to play minecraft over watching this

@Hasowayne

Menez, De Jong, Honda and surprisingly Muntari impressed me tonight. Diego Lopez got over confident, he could have saved at least two of those 4 goals. Poli should be nothing but a last 20 minute sub. Clumsy game but beautiful goals. The Parma goals were just not worth it. I’m starting to feel like Bonera is a time BOMB.. Somethings fishy about that guy.

diegonaija

We need 2 work on our defence, d positive is we can c an hungry Milan side just lik our coach used 2 b . Good guys! D best strt in so many years

uslar ses

Perfect match…all I care is the 3 points we got…
But still we should terminate bonera’s contract in order to have peace at our defence..that feliphe goal is not worth to be scored…this guy don’t know what he is doing at all….plz anybody knows what happens to torres??

dapito

just like my prediction… milan vs parma 5:4 (see my posting at probable formation)… i hope managerr about this score… but i’m glad milan won…

RKaY

Lol dapito well played

Lumen

One of Alex and D.Lopez could miss the Juve clash.
Sky reports that D.Lopez will be difficult to make the Juventus clash.
Lets pray D.Lopez makes it,together with SES and Torres fully fit in the absence of Bonera and few Juve key players.

Eric

Great game….menez is fantastic.juve,get ready

Alayo

@dapito….thumps up,u predicted rightly
Forza new Milan

Donsky

Bonera is our weakness…Also poor performance from MDS…in the Parma’s first goal…he was running around without marked a man…MDS also didn’t anticipate it…
In the Parma’s second goal…absolutely his fault…he can’t mark even a grandma…
In the third goal…no one try to jump….where’s Bonera ?
In the fourth goal…both MDS and Lopez are wrong…

whatever Milan won…forza milan !!! Please don’t play Bonera again…never..never…

Travis

Bonera had the worst game I’ve ever seen.

Aviztotheles

remember milan vs udinese? that’s the worst form of bonera. along with antonini they both rape our own defence.

Nelson

Tnx God oo Bonera wil miss nxt match i hope it wil b up 2 three match miss oo 3 point na so guys keep it up milan all d way

Milanista121

I haven’t experienced a game like this as a Milanista in a long time… the closest to this is Milan – Cagliari 4-3, when Leonardo was coaching us, and 4-4 against Udinese during our Scudetto season. From a tactical point of view, it wasn’t the best game, but entertainment wise, it was outstanding, and our attacking play is getting better and more fluent. Don’t know how Torres will perform, but imagine adding Torres and then El Shaa back into our attack – wow. Just wow. I really hope that it’s nothing serious with Lopez and Alex and that they will… Read more »

Nas

De Jong is everything that milan stands for, he has the heart, courage and determination of a lion and tonight just proved all 3 of those things but for me it proved even more because he also showed how important his passing is not to mention his incredible tackling ability, he’s the absolute leader of the team and should be given the armband ASAP, Menze was outstanding tonight also and put in an incredible proformance considering he’s only just joined the club but already looks like he’s there years and both him and de Jong would fit into any milan… Read more »

Rosso

This game had some positives and negatives. Firstly the negatives are clear, bonera. The first two goals were completely his fault and then that red card. The other negative is that inzaghi plays bonera over people like rami,Zapata, and mexes. For the positives. Bonera is out for the juve clash lol.but for this game we’ve seen abate with another great game and great cross.we couldn’t get a good cross out of him for a year and now he’s done it in two games. Another is that our forwards all looked really good. Menez and honda r on form and playing… Read more »

Don BEE

I am happy but not too happy, today’s match was indeed a memorable game. I am happy because we got all the three points which is the most important. But again I think Inzaghi made a very big mistake for starting Bonera ahead of Zapata and Rami. Bonera did not deserve first team shirt at Milan he’s killing our defence, in today’s match even before he was sent off its look like he’s playing us (Milan). I’m happy he was sent off at last, I wish he could be banned as well at least for many matches, don’t want to… Read more »

Ibrahima Ceesay

Mighty milan is coming back to form lets pray for the good

Ibrahima Ceesay

It seems tha am beginning to admire menez i really like his dribling skill with el92 and tores good milan

abe

Honda, Menez, and D jong! Bravo! forza milan

Can’t be more happy with Bonera getting a red card.

suya tong

this match almost made me die, at first i get angry with menez who always keep the ball and make no any passes and always loose it by getting booked.. after his 2nd goal, i dont care about that anymore, just dribble whenever you want menez i’ll always support you haha this is what we need, mentality of the champions, that gone in the past two years.. actually i really like el sharaawy to play more often when he fit.. i want to see he’s scoring again.. somethings wrong with abate’s cross, is he been possesses by the cross god… Read more »

Rimp

I was very impressed with our attacking play and how we were able to use our full backs. Abate and DeSciglio were very good. Lopez made two mistakes today, it happenes – I hope he’s not that injured.

Menez – AMAZING!!

We should play like this against Juve:

——————-Lopez——————-

Abate——-Alex—–Zapata—-MDS

—Honda——DeJong——Bonna—

—Menez——Torres—-SES92——

iL rossoneri

we can’t overlook the 4 goals conceded by Milan. Slowly we’ll fix that problem. In attack seems we are coverd.. Defense not so sure. I’m very happy that Abate can now cross. Honda has come out of his shell and the Kaka-Shev era of old Milan is slowly getting back. I’m hoping we don’t lose anyone before we get into europe competition. Forza Milan. #WhoDoesNotJumpIsAnInterFan

bravojay

did u just say De Sciglio is overrated. Did u forget that madid chased him during the summer. Mehn. Maybe u shoul just go back and rewatch the mighty de sciglio.

Rico

why is nobody talking about bonventura? it was an absolutely class debut for him…i love how this guy can play in offense but also in deffense… i think he should play instead of poli in the midfield

but we have still van ginkel and saponara

holla

I am not and will never be a fan of bonera in the starting line up……………..but i was glad he started the match after what happened yesterday for just a reason
*if it were to be another defender that got that red with alex getting injured, we’ll have ended the match with bonera which no doubt might have deprived us of 3 precious points and we’ll have been stuck with the dude (bonera) for the important juve match.

simeonlamba

but i think Inzaghi wasnt far off when he used Bon-error i learnt that it was because parma wasnt going to play biabiany who has pace,so he rested zapata. using Rami and Alex would have been a better option, but he is the coach, he knows better why he plays Bon-error.