More heat on Allegri after 10-man Genoa hold Milan

Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:07pm EST
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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.

"We had loads of chances, missed a penalty and they scored with their only shot," said Allegri. "We have to be more clinical in front of goal.

"Even when it was 11 v 11 we were always on the front foot but the lads weren't rewarded."

Kaka put Milan 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.   Continued...