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Ibrahimovic misses penalty in Milan loss

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 12 Sep 2010, 17:41

Published: 12 Sep 2010 17:41 GMT+02:00

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Ibrahimovic was favoured up front in a trio including Brazilian pair Ronaldinho and Pato, with Robinho on the bench.

Cesena, who are playing their first season in Serie A for 19 years, however shocked the Milanese by going in 2-0 up at the break.

Despite some improvement in the second half after switching Robinho for Ronaldinho, AC Milan struggle to pose any real threat to the Cesena goal until Ibrahimovic's penalty miss in the 86nd minute.

Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri demanded an altogether different attitude from his star-studded team.

"If we don't play as a team then we won't win the important things," he said, adding that he hoped the result would serve as a wake up call for his team.

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Club chairman Silvio Berlusconi was also annoyed after the match, but directed his ire at the referee instead of his players.

"You have to have patience, these things happen in football, but I think that the referee robbed us of three goals," the Italian prime minister said.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

20:38 September 12, 2010 by stabbull
i saw the game, i thought milan didn't work hard enough. they needed to be more spirited. it happens like this when you have too many big names in a team, none wants to do the dirty job.
22:31 September 12, 2010 by Beavis
Nothing new there, he usually misses from nearer without the goalkeeper! Give him a month and he will be on the bench where he belongs, unless his agent can find another team stupid enough to buy him.
06:09 September 13, 2010 by Churros
So what did Ola Toivonen do this week?
08:30 September 13, 2010 by planethero
Yeah, but he did scoret hat goal for Ajax, oh wait, that was xxxx years ago.
08:31 September 13, 2010 by rugla
@Beavis, you are spot on, he truly belongs there, arrogant, selfish, and a shitty attitude, he acts as if the world owes somehing to him, there is no I in TEAM, who can forget the penalty or penalties missed playing for the national squad.

When on the field he is too busy finding players to spit on, maybe he is part camel? I do not get my country man admiration for this guy. As one of you eloquent guys said on this forum, "In the land of the blind, the one eyed man can lead"
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