First competitive match for Maldini
: "Hello, My name is Clive Tyldesley and alongside me is Andy Townsend. We were all waiting but here it is, first match day in the Serie A!"
: "Yea, Clive. Another campaign of drama about to unfold."
: "This match should really be easy for A.C. Milan, as Siena is not a very threatening team."
: "A.C. Milan are coming on with their familiar 4-1-2-1-2 array. Looks like manager Paolo Maldini really want to secure a win on his first match in the Serie A."
: "What do you think of the “new” A.C. Milan team?"
: "Well, Maldini really improved the defense with the signing of Bellusci, But his team find it really difficult to score."
: "The teams are coming up, and look at Maldini! He applause the fans before his first match. And the fans are giving him a standing ovation."
: "And here is the whistle for the kick off!"
0’ Kick-off: CT
“Siena get the game started.”
2’ Nocerino – saved
“Mexes intercepts Martinez’s ball, and pass to Nocerino. OH, NOCERINO IS CLEAR! But Pegolo manage to punch it away.” AT
“He should have score there. Tried to be too clever I think.”
13’ Coppola – miss
“Corner here for Siena. A header from COPPOLA!! No, it’s wide.” AT
“Maldini will be furious with the defense. They are lucky not to concede.”
18’ Bellusci – yellow
“An early yellow card to a defender can really impact his game.” AT
“that tackle had to be made.”
31’ Coppola – yellow
“A nasty challenge on Abate.” AT
“If you can’t get the ball cleanly, don’t dive!”
“Rosina looks bad out there and he will be replaced by Francesco Valiani”
45’ HT: CT
“So far, Milan is in control but the scoreline is still 0-0” AT
“That is their main problem at the moment. A lot of chances, but nothing is going in.”
46’ Substitutions: CT
“Bojan and De Sciglio are coming on for Robinho and Abate” AT
“Maldini is not afraid to make the change. He want to win today.”
46’ Kick-off: CT
“A.C. Milan gets the game underway.”
47’ Boateng – saved: CT
“And Milan start. Montolivo to Bojan. WHAT A PASS FROM BOJAN! Boateng is free! And Pegolo is the man once again.” AT
“He is just playing amazingly well today. Siena owe him this match.”
52’ Pazzini – miss: CT
“Boateng with a great ball for PAZZINI! Oh no. He just sent the ball wide.” AT
“He knows he should have done better there.”
60’ Penalty given: CT
“Bojan here with a perfect chance! VALIANI took him out completely! That’s going to be a penalty.” AT
“Here comes Nocerino from the spot. OH, WHAT A SAVE!! Pegolo takes the ball without hesitations.”
61’ Substitution: CT
“Ambrossini is coming on for Montolivo.” AT
“Maldini knows what influence the captain have, and he will now hope the captain could help him here.”
70’ Nocerino – saved: CT
“What a run from NOCERINO!! Deadly strike!” AT
“Pegolo got a touch to it and it’s off the bar. This keeper is outstanding today!”
84’ Boateng – miss: CT
“And here come Boateng with an header!! No. It’s over the bar.” AT
“I just can’t see Milan wining this game.”
90’ D’Agostino – yellow card
“D’Agostino pushed Mexes, and it’s a yellow.” AT
“Siena don’t care for that card. They just want this game to be over.”
90’ Extra time: CT
“The referee is saying 2 more minutes.”
92’ Ambrossini – goal: CT
“This can be dangerous! Nocerino takes the ball from Contini. Pass to Ambrossini. IT’S IN!! AMBROSSINI SCORED FOR A.C. MILAN!!” AT
“What a player, Ambrossini. He’s fighting until the last minute. Good vision by Maldini to sub him on.”
94’ FT: A.C. Milan won 1-0!
: "What a drama! A goal in the closing seconds of the game!"
: "I think Maldini have what it takes to be Milan's new manager. You can see that in the first half they had only a few shots, but then he used his substitution fantastically well."
: "Yes. Bojan did a lot more out there than Robinho and that needs to be a red light for Maldini."
: "Thanks for being with us, and good night."
Last update: A very important pep talk
Next update: No more mr. nice guy