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Live Commentary - AC Milan vs Arsenal | 08 Mar 2018

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2-0 AT THE SAN SIRO

Sky Sports News reporter Ian Bolton at the San Siro: "The Arsenal playersgo to applaud fans after an excellent night's work from the north London club. The fans respond by singing '2-0 at the San Siro, 2-0 at the San Siro2-0.' It's fair to say that after a couple of bleak weeks they enjoyed that performance."

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AC MILAN 0-2 ARSENAL

It's all over! Arsenal stop the rot and pick up a crucial win at the San Siro! Goals from Mkhitaryan and Ramsey inflict Milan's first defeat in 14 games. They take a 2-0 lead back to the Emirates for the second leg in a week's time and it's well and truly advantage to the Gunners in this tie now.


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90+5: 30 seconds left on the clock...

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90+3: Xhaka has the ball in acres of space. He decides to take the shot from 30 yards and pumps the ball high into the stand, handing possession straight back to Milan. Arsene Wenger is not happy with that decision.

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90+2: Maitland-Niles stands his ground against Suso and clears the ball down field. Anywhere will do for the Gunners at this stage!

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90: There will be FIVE minutes of added time...

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89: So far so good for Arsenal, who are seeing this game out well. Just under a minute and stoppage time remaining...

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87: Elneny's cross is deflected away from Welbeck, allowing Milan to clear. Kessie can break for the hosts but another poor pass sees the move breakdown.

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85: SUB! Chambers has picked up a knock and is replaced by Elneny.

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83: CHANCE! Kalinic looks to race onto Andre Silva's defence splitting pass but Ospina races off his line to get to the ball just ahead of the striker.


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81: Another chance falls to Bonaventura but his shot is deflected over the crossbar.

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80: SUB! Holding replaces Ozil. A sure sign Arsenal are looking to hold on to what they have!

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79: BLOCK! Kessie drives into the penalty area but Koscielny reads it, sliding in to block the midfielder's shot.

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78: The ball drops to Suso a the far post. He takes a touch before slicing his shot out for a throw in!

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76: The ball is fired into the Arsenal box but Ospina commands his area and claims the high ball.

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73: The frustration builds for Milan. They work the ball well to Calabria but the full-back's cross is over hit, handing the Gunners a goal kick. 

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71: YELLOW! Ramsey goes into the referee's notebook for raising a high boot, catching Biglia. 

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70: More good defending from Maitland-Niles as Calabria looks to go past him. The young Englishman times his tackle perfectly before winning a goal kick for his side.

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69: SUB! Another change for the hosts as Andre Silva replaces Cutrone. 

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68: Suso drives to the byline but Maitland-Niles tracks the run well, blocking the cross. From the resultant corner, Rodriguez pulls a shot wide of the target.

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67: OFFSIDE! Welbeck spins away as Ramsey clips the ball over the top of the Milan defemce. The England forward does manage to keep the ball in play but as he touches it the flag immediately goes up for offside. 

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66: A change of system for Milan, who are now playing two up front with Kalinic on the pitch. Bonaventura has now shifted into a wider position for the hosts.

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64: The ball's clipped over the top of the Arsenal defence in search of Kalinic but Mustafi reads the play well, getting to the ball first before winning a free-kick for his side. 

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63: SUB! Milan also make a change with Kalinic replacing Calhanoglu. 

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62: SUB! Arsenal make their first change with Maitland-Niles replacing Kolasinac. 

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61: Kolasinac goes to ground and immediately signals to the bench. It looks like his evening is over... 

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60: YELLOW! Suso flicks the ball around the corner and it hits Kolasinac's hand. The referee brandishes a yellow card but it looks a bit harsh as there's not much the full-back could have done to get out of the way. 

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59: Another shot from Milan and it's Bonaventura again. However, it's a long way out and the midfielder fails to test Ospina. 

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58:  Wilshere loses the ball which allows AC Milan the chance to counter. However, the England midfielder works to track back and win the ball back for his side.

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56: Bonaventura's on the end of another chance but this time his shot from the edge of the area is deflected over the crossbar. 

Arsenal defend the resultant corner well with Chambers ushering Suso out of play for a goal kick.

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55: AC Milan look to move the ball forward quickly from a throw in but the whistle goes for a foul throw, much to the frustration of Gattuso and the home fans.

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52: CHANCE! Warning signs for the visitors. Calabria's low cross reaches Bonaventura but the midfielder's first time shot sails over the crossbar. He should have done a lot better with that effort.

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51: Bonaventura fires a low shot towards goal but Ospina gets down well at his near post to make a comfortable save.

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49: CHANCE! Kessie slices a clearance back towards his goal and it's a race between Welbeck and Donnarumma to the ball. The goalkeeper does brilliantly well to get his hands to it but the ball bounces up off Welbeck and wide of the target. Another excellent chance for the Gunners.

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48: Suso's cross is deflected into the Arsenal penalty area and Ospina is alert to the danger, coming off his line to gather the ball. 

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46: KICK-OFF! Arsenal get us back underway at the San Siro...

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DOUBLE DELIGHT

Crucial away goals from Ramsey and Mkhitaryan...

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ARSENAL IN DREAMLAND

Sky Sports News reporter Ian Bolton at the San Siro: "Not many would have predicted that half time scoreline! Arsenalfans are enjoying a half-time sing song high up in the upper tier... 'andit’s Ar-sen-al, Ar-sen-al FC, we’re by far the greatest team the world has everseen.'

"Meanwhile, the Milan fans have drifted out for half -time refreshment, shell-shocked with what they have just witnessed. This wasn't in the script for them."

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HALF-TIME BETTING

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AC MILAN 0-2 ARSENAL

And that's half-time! So far so good for the Gunners, who have put in a brilliant 45 minutes of football!

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GOAL! AC MILAN 0-2 ARSENAL (Ramsey, 45+4)

There are bemused looks from the AC Milan defenders as Ozil picks out the perfectly-timed run of Ramsey. The Welshman shows brilliant composure to take the ball around Donnarumma and tap home into an empty net to put the Gunners in full control of this tie.

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45+2: CROSSBAR! What a chance for the Gunners! Welbeck bursts clear and curls a beautiful pass into the path of Mkhitaryan, who cuts back onto his right foot before seeing his shot clip the crossbar..

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45: There will be FOUR minutes of added time...

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44: Bonucci gets his head to the ball ahead of Ospina, however, he cannot hit the target as Arsenal survive.

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43: SAVE! Welbeck's in on goal. He opens up his body and attempts to pick out the far corner but Donnarumma reads it, making a comfortable save.

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42: SAVE! More good stuff from Arsenal as they work the ball to Chambers in space. He swings a left boot at the bouncing ball, making a good connection and forcing Donnarumma into a smart save.

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40: CHANCE! Arsenal pile forward as Chambers' cross deflects up into the area. Welbeck attacks the ball but cannot make contact as the ball is cleared behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.

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40: More frustration for the home fans as another pass goes astray.

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38: WIDE! Bonaventura curls the ball towards the far post but Ospina watches it bounce wide. Goal kick to the Gunners.

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37: Milan go long in search of Cutrone but Mustafi reads it and heads the ball out for a throw-in.

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