More heat on Allegri after 10-man Genoa hold Milan

Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:19pm EST
Email This Article |
Share This Article
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
| Print This Article | Single Page
[-] Text [+]

By Terry Daley

ROME (Reuters) - The pressure was heaped on coach Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday after AC Milan continued their dreadful run of Serie A form with a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Genoa.

Elsewhere, a late goal from Antonio Cassano snatched a surprise 1-0 win for Parma at Napoli.

Milan were showered with boos and whistles after dropping to 11th place in the table on 14 points.

Kaka put them in front with an elegant fourth-minute goal, the Brazilian beautifully bringing down Nigel De Jong's long pass as he burst into the area and without breaking his stride sweeping home an ice-cool finish.

Alberto Gilardino equalised from the spot for Genoa after Urby Emanuelson clumsily brought down Sime Vrsaljko four minutes later.

Milan striker Mario Balotelli compounded Allegri's misery by missing a 36th-minute penalty, only the second time in his career he had missed from the spot.

Not even Thomas Manfredini being sent off for fouling Balotelli for the penalty could help toothless Milan as their misfiring attackers wasted a series of chances.

Supporters were so angry at the display that the police had to block the players exit after the match as a group of enraged fans looked to continue their protests face-to-face.   Continued...