EUROZONE LIVE: Follow AC Milan vs Torino from the San Siro as it happens

AC Milan vs Torino (7.45pm)


Join Sportsmail's live coverage as AC Milan aim to make it three wins from three in Serie A under Clarence Seedorf when they take on Torino at the San Siro.

Following wins at home to Verona and at Cagliari, Mario Balotelli and company have finally moved back into the top half of the table.

But tonight's match with Europe-chasing Torino is far from a foregone conclusion and the unpredictable striker is suspended for this one.

Milan made a surprise signing on transfer deadline day, taking Adel Taarabt on loan from Queens Park Rangers and he will likely be involved at some point.

Chelsea's Michael Essien also arrived this week and could make his debut.

Torino have only score twice on their last six visits to the San Siro and this fixture is usually a home banker. However, Torino have kept three consecutive clean sheets.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm.

  • Adam Shergold

    Host commentator

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FULL-TIME: AC Milan 1 Torino 1

That's it and despite controlling most of the second half, Milan have been unable to build on that early Adil Rami goal after the break. They enjoyed a few good chances but were wasteful with their possession and territory. A good away point for the side from Turin. 

Torino remain sixth on 33 points, Milan are ninth with 29 on the board.

90+3min - Third and final change for Torino

Cerci has run his race and Torino send on Riccardo Meggiorini to see out the game.

90min - Kaka wastes the chance

...but Kaka bends an abysmal set-piece over the crossbar. Chance is wasted and another few hundred stream out into the Milanese night.

90min - Dangerous free-kick chance for Milan

Good run from Emanuelson, driving in from the left, and he wins a free-kick 25 yards out as we enter four minutes of stoppage time...

88min - Third and final change for Milan

Andrea Petagna comes on for Honda in the closing moments. The Japanese international puffs out his cheeks as he takes his spot on the bench, a frustrating night.

85min - Abbiati rushes out to clear

A rare Torino break and Cerci is very close to getting on a through pass having outpaced Bonera. Luckily for the Milan defender, his goalkeeper Abbiati saw the danger and sprinted out to punt it clear.

From a Torino free-kick a few seconds later, 30 yards out, Cerci curls the ball onto the roof of the net, but Abbiati had it covered. Will we see a late winner?

81min - Booking for Bonera

A flurry of yellow cards all of a sudden as Bonera gets to grips with Cerci, who has been incredibly quiet in this second half. That booking means Bonera is suspended for the trip to Napoli next weekend.

Punch: Torino goalkeeper Padelli clears the ball with his fists
78min - Booking for Pazzini for high kick

Kamil Glik is rolling round in agony and with good reason - Pazzini, trying an overhead kick, has booted him right in the jaw! A booking for the striker for dangerous play and Glik might need a visit to the dentist and a couple of aspirin.

The captain from Poland carries on though.

76min - Booking for Maksimovic

Seconds after Vives went into the book, Maksimovic joins him with an untidy challenge out on the wing.

75min - Second change for Milan

Robinho is the man withdrawn and Riccardo Saponara comes on with a quarter-hour remaining.

74min - Vives gets the first booking of the game

Torino's Giuseppe Vives goes into the book for a tired challenge from behind on Pazzini as he took the ball down.

69min - Second change for Torino

Migjen Basha is being replaced by Jasmin Kurtic, who has just joined the club on loan from Sassuolo.

Moments earlier, it took a last-ditch intervention by Matteo Darmian to prevent the ball dropping to Kaka right in front of the goal.

Can't believe it: Kaka rues a missed opportunity
Last ditch: Kaka looks on as Matteo Darmian gets across to clear the ball
65min - De Jong close to an immediate impact

What a start that would have been for Nigel de Jong. A long-range attempt with pace and whip that Padelli claimed at the second attempt.

Torino under the cosh and not helping themselves by trying to pass the ball out of defence every single time they have a goal kick. Not wise.

63min - First change for Milan

Sulley Muntari is going off and Nigel de Jong takes his place in midfield.

59min - Robinho denied by the offside flag

They thought that was the moment. Through ball from Kaka on the edge of the box, Robinho takes it in and slides the ball home, only to find he'd strayed a fraction offside. Brazilian artistry coming to nothing there.

58min - Good cross from Emanuelson

All Milan now, they have Torino pinned back in their defensive third. Attacking down the left, Urby Emanuelson swings in a devious low cross that was missed by Kaka and Pazzini as it flashed across the box.

Tussle: Milan's Riccardo Montolivo vies for the ball with Torino's Emiliano Moretti
54min - First change for Torino

Alexander Farnerud has come off for Omar El Kaddouri.

Not the best night for the Swede, who missed that excellent chance with a free header to make it 2-0 in the first half.

GOAL! AC Milan 1 (Rami 50) Torino 1

Milan are level! All the work of Adil Rami, who scores his first goal in a year. It was a rasping shot from the edge of the box that took a hefty deflection off the back of Kamil Glik as it went through and deceived the goalkeeper. Game very much on now.

Rami started the move, striding confidently over the half-way line, trading passes with Muntari, ignoring the temptation to shoot from 30 yards and working a better angle from closer in.

We're level: Adil Rami celebrates after scoring for Milan early in the second half with a shot that deflected off the back of Kamil Glik (on the floor)

Bastia 3 (Ba 51, Squillaci 80, Boudebouz 87) Guingamp 2 (Alioui 49, 54)
Evian 1 (Rodriguez 84) Ajaccio 1 (Tallo 88)
Reims 2 (Ayite 57, El Kaoutari own goal 64) Montpellier 4 (Marveaux 28, Cabella 45, 54, Niang 68)
Saint-Etienne 3 (Cohade 45, Corgnet 55, Mollo 86) Valenciennes 0
Sochaux 1 (Sunzu 44) Nantes 0

Getafe 0 Real Valladolid 0

47min - Early sighter from Muntari

Once more, Milan are too keen to shoot. Muntari the guilty party this time, trying his luck from a ridiculous distance and angle. The ball is collected by Padelli with disdain.

SECOND-HALF - AC Milan 0 Torino 1

Milan trot out in good time for the second period as they seek to get back into this game. Torino will kick-off and they lead courtesy of that Immobile goal. No changes at half-time.

Blast: Keisuke Honda rattles off a shot for Milan

1899 Hoffenheim 3 (Firmino 4, Sule 44, Beck 61) Hamburg 0
Augsburg 3 (Werner 11, Altintop 49, Hahn 55) Werder Bremen 1 (Callsen-Bracker own goal 3)
Bayer Leverkusen 2 (Kiessling 26, Derdiyok 84) Stuttgart 1 (Leitner 12)
Hannover 3 (Rudnevs 57, Diouf 82, 90) Borussia Monchengladbach 1 (Mlapa 84)
Mainz 2 (Park 24, Koo 86) Freiburg 0
Schalke 2 (Santana 9, Boateng 81) Wolfsburg 1 (Arnold 65)


Barcelona 2 Valencia 3 (FT)
Levante 0 Rayo Vallecano 0 (FT)
Getafe 0 Real Valladolid 0 (L)


Bastia 1 (Ba 51) Guingamp 2 (Alioui 49, 54)
Evian 0 Ajaccio 0
Reims 2 (Ayite 57, El Kaoutari own goal 64) Montpellier 4 (Marveaux 28, Cabella 45, 54, Niang 68)
Saint-Etienne 2 (Cohade 45, Corgnet 55) Valenciennes 0
Sochaux 1 (Sunzu 44) Nantes 0

HALF-TIME: AC Milan 0 Torino 1

The referee brings the first 45 minutes to a close a few seconds early and Milan will feel they deserve a little more than this. They trail to Ciro Immobile's piece of individual brilliance on 18 minutes but have dominated possession and chances, albeit many of them coming from long range.

Clinical: A goal by Ciro Immobile divides the teams at the break
43min - Fine Padelli save to deny Kaka

Milan pushing Torino back as half-time approaches and this time it's Kaka cutting inside onto his right foot and curling in a shot that looked destined for the bottom corner until the keeper got a strong fist to it and parried it clear.

In fact, the replays suggest it was going just wide but Padelli wasn't going to take that chance!

35min - Low shot from Muntari

Good move from Milan as De Sciglio crosses and the clearance falls out to Sulley Muntari. Finding space to shoot from 25 yards out, his low effort is clutched at the second attempt by the goalkeeper with Pazzini lurking.

Good delivery: Milan's Honda gets ahead of Farnerud to swing in a cross

Bastia 1 (Ba 51) Guingamp 2 (Alioui 49, 54)
Evian 0 Ajaccio 0
Reims 1 (Ayite 57) Montpellier 3 (Marveaux 28, Cabella 45, 54)
Saint-Etienne 2 (Cohade 45, Corgnet 55) Valenciennes 0
Sochaux 1 (Sunzu 44) Nantes 0

29min - Farnerud misses a sitter!

My goodness, Torino look dangerous on the counter-attack now.

It was Cerci orchestrating down the right-hand side, leaving Urby Emanuelson behind and crossing well to the back post where the Swede Farnerud was coming in.

The goal was gaping, the goalkeeper nowhere and he's sent his header from four yards over the bar. 

Challenge: Kaka fouls the Torino midfielder Alexander Farnerud
24min - Wasteful from Kaka

Milan passing the ball around inside the Torino half, trying to work the perfect shooting position, but then they lose patience and Kaka fires high and wide while waiting in vain for right-back Mattia de Sciglio to make an overlapping run.

The Ultras aren't impressed and whistles echo down from the upper tier.

20min - Pazzini draws an excellent save

Immediate and strong response from Milan as Daniele Padelli, the Torino goalkeeper, saved well from a well-struck Pazzini volley inside the box.

This is a real examination of whether Seedorf has instilled a belief and mental strength that appeared to be absent under former manager Allegri.

GOAL! AC Milan 0 Torino 1 (Immobile 18)

Spoke too soon... Immobile has given Torino the lead following an incisive counter-attack. Daniele Bonera was the Milan defender at fault - some 40 yards from goal, he was caught square and allowed Immobile to stay onside. The striker ran into the box, turning Bonera inside out, switched onto his right foot and curled the ball past Abbiati.

In front: Ciro Immobile celebrates after giving Torino the lead at the San Siro on 18 minutes
Heartfelt: Immobile salutes the away fans perched high up on the Curva
15min - Cerci trying to give Torino some impetus

We've not seen much that could be called dangerous from the visitors in this opening quarter-hour and their star man Alessio Cerci has been subdued. He tries to make a run there but was instantly closed down and, frustrated, conceded a foul.

On their next attack, a nice through ball into Ciro Immobile but he dallied, tried to spin his defender and lost control, allowing Christian Abbiati to claim.

12min - Kaka and Seedorf deep in conversation

Kaka just ran right over to the dug-outs to offer a suggestion to Seedorf. The Brazilian hasn't made any impact on proceedings so far and has now fouled Alexander Farnerud rashly from behind.

Battle for the ball: Kaka closes down a clearance by Torino player Salvatore Masiello
8min - Rami blazes over from long-range

Greedy from Adil Rami, who had strode forward from the back and then fired off what was very much a defender's shot from 30 yards. High, wide and as miserable as the weather.

Seedorf makes it plain he should have done something else with the ball, Rami just smirks to himself.

6min - Lovely flick from Honda but Robinho is offside

Some neat close-quarters passing around the edge of the Torino penalty area leads to Keisuke Honda deftly playing in Robinho with the outside of his boot. The Brazilian had strayed offside though.

Clarence Seedorf, wearing a black beanie hat, is out in his technical area bellowing out the instructions but he will be encouraged by this start by Milan.


Bastia 0-0 Guingamp
Evian 0-0 Ajaccio
Reims 0-1 Montpellier (Marveaux 28)
Saint-Etienne 1-0 Valenciennes (Cohade 45)
Sochaux 1-0 Nantes (Sunzu 44)

2min - Pazzini loops a shot towards goal

Not sure Giampaolo Pazzini quite meant that but after taking in Robinho's ball and turning into the box, his shot ballooned up and Padelli was required to touch it over the crossbar for a corner.

A lively start by Milan and the crowd responding with some noise.

HERE WE GO! AC Milan vs Torino is underway

Antonio Damato, the referee, blows his whistle and Milan, wearing their traditional red and black and shooting towards the Curva Sud in the first half, get us started at the San Siro.

Torino are wearing all-blue tonight and considering all the rain, the pitch doesn't look too bad if quite soggy.

Waiting for his debut: New signing from Chelsea Michael Essien started the match on the Milan bench

Just a couple of minutes from kick-off at the San Siro, which looks about half-full on this very wet night.

The fans that have turned up are well wrapped up in hooded coats, gloves and scarves. The Ultras are doing their best to generate some atmosphere, waving their red and black flags and banners as the two teams emerge from the tunnel.

Suspended: Mario Balotelli was forced to watch his team from the stands
Chelsea's £12m man Zouma in action for Saint-Etienne

Kurt Zouma, the centre-back signed by Chelsea yesterday, is in action for Saint-Etienne this evening in their home Ligue 1 fixture with Valenciennes.

The 19-year-old joined the Stamford Bridge club for £12million but will remain on loan at the French side until the end of the season.

The match is currently 0-0 after half an hour.

Milan prepare to battle the elements!
GERMAN ROUND-UP - Boateng's late winner takes Schalke into fourth

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored late for Schalke to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 and move provisionally fourth in the Bundesliga, while Hamburger SV slipped further into crisis with a 3-0 loss at Hoffenheim.

Boateng scored in the 81st minute after some good interplay between Leon Goretzka and Roman Neustaedter, restoring the home side's lead after Maximilian Arnold equalized for 10-man Wolfsburg in the 65th.

Felipe Santana opened the scoring in the ninth minute, when Boateng's effort rebounded off his shoulder and squirmed inside the post after a corner.

Wolfsburg's task was made more difficult when midfielder Daniel Caligiuri was sent off in the 50th. Television replays suggested he had made a remark to the linesman.

Bayer Leverkusen also left it late to come from behind and beat Stuttgart 2-1 and consolidate second place. Eren Derdiyok's 84th-minute header condemned Stuttgart to its fourth successive defeat.

Moritz Leitner opened the scoring for Stuttgart with a fine strike to the top left corner in the 12th, 14 minutes before Stefan Kiessling equalised by beating a defender and curling his shot inside the far post.

Hamburg, the only side to have played every season of the Bundesliga, offered little to suggest they would escape its first relegation in slumping to a fifth successive loss.

Roberto Firmino fired Hoffenheim ahead in the fourth, though TV replays suggested a hint of offside when Kevin Volland played him through.

Poor defending allowed Niklas Suele to make it 2-0 with a header from Sejad Salihovic's cross at the end of the first half, and the visiting fans began leaving when Andreas Beck made it 3-0 on the hour.

Mainz defeated Freiburg 2-0, and Augsburg beat 10-man Werder Bremen 3-1.

In the teatime kick-off, Hannover beat Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1.

Late winner: Kevin-Prince Boateng struck with nine minutes left to win the match for Schalke
ITALIAN ROUND-UP - Anderson has forgettable debut as Fiorentina lose

Fiorentina missed the chance to draw level on points with third-placed Napoli after losing 1-0 at Cagliari, with Mauricio Pinilla converting a first-half penalty.

Chilean striker Pinilla gave Cagliari their first win in seven games and broke a run of three straight defeats with his successful spot-kick six minutes before the break which was awarded when Marco Sau was brought down by Facundo Roncaglia.

Vincenzo Montella's fourth-placed Fiorentina stay on 41 points, three behind Napoli, who visit Atalanta on Sunday, after a lacklustre display in which they created little.

The win moved hosts Cagliari up to 13th on 24 points.

Fiore's loan signing Anderson, who arrived from Manchester United two weeks ago, was among the worst performers and was replaced by Borja Valero 52 minutes into a forgettable debut.

Udinese are a point and a place behind Cagliari after a 2-0 win at Bologna with Antonio Di Natale scoring his fifth goal of a disappointing season from the penalty spot after 15 minutes.

Nico Lopez struck on the counter-attack with seconds remaining to wrap up the points and leave the hosts one point and one place above the relegation zone.

Decisive blow: Mauricio Pinilla celebrates with teammates after scoring what proved to be the winner for Cagliari

Pete Jenson at the Nou Camp: Barcelona's run of 31 games unbeaten in the league at home came to an end on Saturday when they were beaten 3-2 by Valencia.

Having won their last 26 domestic matches at the Camp Nou they paid the price for squandering first half chances and allowing defensive frailties to be exposed.

Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini might be watching this game a few times between now and February 18 – it contained so many of the weaknesses he will hope to expose when the two meet in the Champions League this month.

TEAM NEWS - Torino team announced

Torino: Padelli; Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti; Darmian, Basha, Vives, Farnerud, Masiello; Immobile, Cerci

Substitutes: Gomis, Berni, Rodriguez, Bovo, El Kaddouri, Barreto, Pasquale, Kurtic, Meggiorini, Tachtsidis

TEAM NEWS - Milan team announced

As you will see from the two Tweets below, there's no place for Milan's new signing Adel Taarabt in the squad, as he was signed after the cut-off point. But Michael Essien is on the bench. Mario Balotelli is suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.


We will keep you fully up to date with the matches in France that are just getting underway.

It's already been a potentially decisive weekend in the Ligue 1 title race, with Monaco failing to respond to PSG's win over Bordeaux last night.

They were held to a 2-2 draw at Lorient in the early kick-off, requiring a Layvin Kurzawa equaliser three minutes from time to claim a point.

Vincent Aboubakar and Jeremie Aliadiere, the former Arsenal player, scored for Lorient, with Valere Germain scoring Monaco's first.

The result means Monaco are five points adrift of PSG with the top two set to meet at the Stade Louis II next weekend.

The other matches tonight are:

Bastia vs Guingamp
Evian vs Ajaccio
Reims vs Montpellier
Sochaux vs Nantes
St Etienne vs Valenciennes

A rainy February night in Milan...

The San Siro is ready for tonight's action, but the weather isn't conducive to drawing in a big crowd. Heavy rain has been falling in Milan today, though it seems to have abated a bit. It should make for a slick surface for the match.


Welcome to the second part of today's Eurozone service, bringing you full commentary on the Serie A match between AC Milan and Torino at the San Siro.

Under Clarence Seedorf, ailing Milan have shown some signs of recovery, at least in the league. Victories over Verona and Cagliari in his first two league matches in charge have dragged Milan out of the bottom half.

And now the Dutchman has strengthened his squad in the transfer market, brining in Michael Essien from Chelsea to add steel to his midfield and also, in a very unexpected move, Adel Taarabt from Queens Park Rangers. Both could be involved this evening.

But tonight's match against Torino is no forgone conclusion. The Turin side are currently sixth and still have an outside chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

The match will kick-off at 7.45pm and we'll have the two team line-ups as soon as they drop.