Adil Rami’s injury in last week’s game meant Cristian Zapata started. The first half featured little and even less in attack with what seemed like a conservative counter attacking plan fizzling long before any play started. Two less than half chances of the first half were long range shots by Honda and Philippe Mexes. Roma didn’t threaten all that much either but were the better team. A minor controversy was an apparent Nigel De Jong handball in the box as he rose to meet a cross. The second half started more encouragingly for Milan. Midway through it Pablo Armero got a second yellow for using his hand. A bit lucky that Alex had recovered from his injury and was available on the bench. He replaced Honda soon after the expulsion. Meanwhile Roma had made two positive changes and brought on Adem Ljajic and Mattia Destro for Alessandro Florenzi and Daniele De Rossi. The man advantage and the changes gave Roma more of the initiative. Not surprisingly the hosts had more chances and Diego Lopez made at least important save to preserve the point. In the end the game was more scrappy than attractive.
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