Italian Serie A

Bologna vs AC Milan, 2023-24 Italian Serie A

· Italian Serie A
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  • 11': Olivier Giroud
  • 21': Christian Pulisic

Pulisic shines as Milan kick off season with win at Bologna

United States national team captain Christian Pulisic got his AC Milan career off to an impressive start as he scored a stunning goal to help his new team in a 2-0 win over Bologna in their Serie A opener on Monday.

Match Timeline

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 1': Charalampos Lykogiannis (Bologna) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Stefan Posch.
  • 1': Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Theo Hernández.
  • 2': Foul by Sam Beukema (Bologna).
  • 2': Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4': Offside, AC Milan. Mike Maignan tries a through ball, but Olivier Giroud is caught offside.
  • 5': Foul by Dan Ndoye (Bologna).
  • 5': Theo Hernández (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7': Attempt blocked. Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rafael Leão.
  • 10': Davide Calabria (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10': Foul by Lewis Ferguson (Bologna).
  • 11': Goal! Bologna 0, AC Milan 1. Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tijjani Reijnders.
  • 14': Attempt missed. Dan Ndoye (Bologna) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joshua Zirkzee.
  • 14': Attempt blocked. Joshua Zirkzee (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Ndoye.
  • 15': Attempt missed. Lewis Ferguson (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 16': Christian Pulisic (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 16': Foul by Lewis Ferguson (Bologna).
  • 17': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Sam Beukema.
  • 17': Attempt missed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tijjani Reijnders with a cross following a corner.
  • 18': Foul by Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna).
  • 18': Rafael Leão (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 21': Goal! Bologna 0, AC Milan 2. Christian Pulisic (AC Milan) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Olivier Giroud.
  • 24': Attempt blocked. Dan Ndoye (Bologna) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charalampos Lykogiannis with a cross.
  • 25': Delay in match (Bologna).
  • 27': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 28': Attempt saved. Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Pulisic with a cross.
  • 28': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Charalampos Lykogiannis.
  • 29': Attempt blocked. Rafael Leão (AC Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek with a headed pass.
  • 30': Foul by Michel Aebischer (Bologna).
  • 30': Rafael Leão (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30': Michel Aebischer (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 32': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Jhon Lucumí.
  • 34': Attempt saved. Lewis Ferguson (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicolás Domínguez.
  • 40': Delay in match because of an injury Charalampos Lykogiannis (Bologna).
  • 40': Delay in match because of an injury Theo Hernández (AC Milan).
  • 41': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 42': Attempt blocked. Lewis Ferguson (Bologna) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Ndoye with a cross.
  • 44': Foul by Rafael Leão (AC Milan).
  • 44': Michel Aebischer (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45': Attempt missed. Charalampos Lykogiannis (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 45'+3': Attempt missed. Stefan Posch (Bologna) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charalampos Lykogiannis with a cross.
  • 45'+5': First Half ends, Bologna 0, AC Milan 2.
  • 45': Second Half begins Bologna 0, AC Milan 2.
  • 45': Substitution, Bologna. Riccardo Orsolini replaces Nikola Moro.
  • 46': Offside, Bologna. Lukasz Skorupski tries a through ball, but Joshua Zirkzee is caught offside.
  • 51': (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51': Theo Hernández (AC Milan).
  • 51': Theo Hernández (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card.
  • 52': Foul by Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna).
  • 52': Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 54': Attempt missed. Lewis Ferguson (Bologna) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 57': Offside, AC Milan. Olivier Giroud tries a through ball, but Rafael Leão is caught offside.
  • 60': Dan Ndoye (Bologna) hits the left post with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Jhon Lucumí following a fast break.
  • 61': Attempt saved. Michel Aebischer (Bologna) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Joshua Zirkzee with a through ball.
  • 61': Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Mike Maignan.
  • 61': Attempt saved. Stefan Posch (Bologna) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michel Aebischer.
  • 62': Attempt saved. Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rafael Leão.
  • 67': Foul by Dan Ndoye (Bologna).
  • 67': Malick Thiaw (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69': Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Malick Thiaw.
  • 71': Delay in match (Bologna).
  • 72': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 72': Substitution, Bologna. Oussama El Azzouzi replaces Nicolás Domínguez.
  • 73': Substitution, AC Milan. Noah Okafor replaces Olivier Giroud.
  • 73': Substitution, AC Milan. Tommaso Pobega replaces Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
  • 73': Substitution, AC Milan. Pierre Kalulu replaces Davide Calabria.
  • 73': Substitution, AC Milan. Samuel Chukwueze replaces Christian Pulisic.
  • 75': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Oussama El Azzouzi.
  • 76': Dan Ndoye (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76': Foul by Rade Krunic (AC Milan).
  • 76': Rade Krunic (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 77': Foul by Joshua Zirkzee (Bologna).
  • 77': Malick Thiaw (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77': Joshua Zirkzee (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 78': Foul by Stefan Posch (Bologna).
  • 78': Rafael Leão (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79': Attempt blocked. Dan Ndoye (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Beukema.
  • 81': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Stefan Posch.
  • 81': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Stefan Posch.
  • 84': Attempt saved. Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rafael Leão.
  • 86': Attempt blocked. Dan Ndoye (Bologna) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oussama El Azzouzi.
  • 86': Offside, Bologna. Dan Ndoye tries a through ball, but Oussama El Azzouzi is caught offside.
  • 87': Substitution, Bologna. Sydney van Hooijdonk replaces Joshua Zirkzee.
  • 87': Substitution, Bologna. Kacper Urbanski replaces Lewis Ferguson.
  • 87': Substitution, Bologna. Tommaso Corazza replaces Charalampos Lykogiannis.
  • 88': Substitution, AC Milan. Simon Kjær replaces Malick Thiaw.
  • 90': Attempt blocked. Rafael Leão (AC Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rade Krunic.
  • 90': Attempt saved. Kacper Urbanski (Bologna) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Riccardo Orsolini.
  • 90'+1': Attempt saved. Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Ndoye.
  • 90'+4': Dan Ndoye (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+4': Foul by Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan).
  • 90'+5': Second Half ends, Bologna 0, AC Milan 2.
  • 0': Match ends, Bologna 0, AC Milan 2.
  • 0': Match ends, Bologna 0, AC Milan 2.

Statistics

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4 Fouls 10
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 2
6 Corner Kicks 3
5 Saves 3
46.9 Possession 53.1
9 SHOTS 17
6 ON GOAL 5
0.7 On Target % 0.3
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
409 Accurate Passes 481
481 Passes 543
0.9 Pass Completion % 0.9
4 Accurate Crosses 5
11 Crosses 16
0.4 Cross % 0.3
33 Long Balls 44
11 Accurate Long Balls 33
0.3 Long Balls % 0.8
2 Blocked Shots 5
8 Effective Tackles 8
13 Tackles 21
0.6 Tackle % 0.4
9 Interceptions 4
11 Effective Clearances 11
11 Clearances 11

Game Information

Competition: Italian Serie A

Venue: Renato Dall'Ara
Location: Bologna, Italy
Attendance: 30,203

Serie A Table

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Internazionale 24 +47 63
2 Juventus 25 +21 54
3 AC Milan 25 +18 52
4 Atalanta 24 +24 45
Full Table

Line-Ups

BOL Bologna (4-1-3-2)

No. Name
28 Lukasz Skorupski (GK)
26 Jhon Lucumi
31 Sam Beukema
20 Michel Aebischer Yellow Card
22 Charalampos Lykogiannis
3 Stefan Posch
8 Nicolás Domínguez
19 Lewis Ferguson
11 Dan Ndoye
6 Nikola Moro
9 Joshua Zirkzee Yellow Card

MIL AC Milan (4-3-3)

No. Name
16 Mike Maignan (GK)
23 Fikayo Tomori
28 Malick Thiaw
19 Theo Hernández Yellow Card
2 Davide Calabria
33 Rade Krunic Yellow Card
14 Tijjani Reijnders
8 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
9 Olivier Giroud
10 Rafael Leão
11 Christian Pulisic

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