2012–13 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
2012–13 season
Chairman
Honourary chairman
Vacant
Silvio Berlusconi
Head coachMassimiliano Allegri
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A3rd
Coppa ItaliaQuarter-finals
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Stephan El Shaarawy (16)

All:
Stephan El Shaarawy (19)
Highest home attendance79,532 (UEFA C.L.)
vs Barcelona
(20 February 2013)
Lowest home attendance27,593 (UEFA C.L.)
vs Anderlecht
(18 September 2012)
Average home league attendance43.651[1]

The 2012–13 season was Associazione Calcio Milan's 79th in the Serie A and 30th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football. Milan strived to regain the Serie A title, which they lost to Juventus in the previous season. The Rossoneri also competed in UEFA Champions League, as well as the Coppa Italia.

The season marks the beginning of a new era for Milan, with a host of veterans leaving the club in the summer, including Alessandro Nesta, Filippo Inzaghi, Gennaro Gattuso, Gianluca Zambrotta, Mark van Bommel, and Clarence Seedorf. Also leaving were star players Thiago Silva, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Antonio Cassano during the summer, and Alexandre Pato in the winter.

Over the first 6 months of the season, Milan struggled a lot, losing a total of 9 games (7 in Serie A and 2 in the Champions League), as well as 4 pre-season friendlies. However, in the second half of the season, the team managed to gain momentum, went on a 14-game unbeaten run in Serie A, and eventually finished in the 3rd place, securing a spot in the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League qualification play-off, which became the club's main objective for the season following the team's elimination in the round of 16 of the previous edition of the competition.

Players[edit]

Starting line-up. Until the signing of Mario Balotelli in the winter transfer session, Giampaolo Pazzini was the first choice as central striker in the forward line.
As of 25 January 2013.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy ITA Marco Amelia
2 DF Italy ITA Mattia De Sciglio
4 MF Ghana GHA Sulley Muntari
5 DF France FRA Philippe Mexès
7 FW Brazil BRA Robinho
8 MF Italy ITA Antonio Nocerino
9 FW Brazil BRA Alexandre Pato
10 MF Ghana GHA Kevin-Prince Boateng
11 FW Italy ITA Giampaolo Pazzini
12 MF Mali MLI Bakaye Traore
14 DF Poland POL Bartosz Salamon
16 MF France FRA Mathieu Flamini
17 DF Colombia COL Cristián Zapata (on loan from Villarreal)
18 MF Italy ITA Riccardo Montolivo
19 FW France FRA M'Baye Niang
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF Italy ITA Ignazio Abate
21 MF Guinea GUI Kévin Constant
22 FW Spain ESP Bojan (on loan from Barcelona)
23 MF Italy ITA Massimo Ambrosini (captain)
25 DF Italy ITA Daniele Bonera
32 GK Italy ITA Christian Abbiati (vice-captain)
34 MF Netherlands NED Nigel de Jong
35 DF Spain ESP Dídac Vilà
45 FW Italy ITA Mario Balotelli
59 GK Brazil BRA Gabriel
76 DF Colombia COL Mario Yepes
77 DF Italy ITA Luca Antonini
81 DF Italy ITA Cristian Zaccardo
92 FW Italy ITA Stephan El Shaarawy

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Milan began their pre-season training at Milanello on Monday, 9 July 2012. The Rossoneri played their first set of friendlies in Bari on 21, July, 2012 to contest the TIM Trophy consisting of three games, of 45 minutes each, against rivals Internazionale and Juventus. Milan's first game was against Juventus, they started well but The Old Lady were awarded a penalty after Bakaye Traoré tackled Mirko Vučinić inside the box in the 31st minute, he then converted the spot-kick which subsequently resulted in Milan's first loss. Their second game was against Inter, Il Diavolo would go ahead in the 16th minute through a Stephan El Shaarawy strike, but Nerazzuri would come back to win through a Fredy Guarín header in the 25th minute, and with Rodrigo Palacio scoring the tie-breaker in the 34th minute, forcing Milan to finish last in the competition with two losses.

On Tuesday, 24 July 2012, Milan played German side Schalke 04 at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, in a balanced match of offense and defense, Urby Emanuelson scored in the 62nd minute to break the stalemate, his sole strike would go on and win the friendly match for the Rossoneri. On Saturday, 28 July 2012, Milan contended in the World Football Challenge, playing a friendly against 2011–12 UEFA Champions League winners, Chelsea, in Miami, Milan looked to be physically dominated by the Blues in the early stages, but became the livelier of the two sides later on, and in the second half, in the 68th minute, after a clinical counter by the Rossoneri, Kevin-Prince Boateng played a perfect through ball to Urby Emanuelson drawing two defenders before passing the ball off to Stephan El Shaarawy. El Shaarawy's subsequent shot was parried by Petr Čech into Emanuelson's path who struck it into the net for the only goal in the game, and a second win for Milan.

Milan played Honduran side Olimpia on Saturday, 4 August in Massachusetts. Milan took the lead in the 24th minute when Robinho shot a low effort from outside the box into the bottom left corner of the goal. Antonio Nocerino would then score the second goal from a Robinho assist and his second, Milan's third, from an Ignazio Abate low cross after drawing the keeper out of his goal in the 37 and 44th minutes, respectively, although Olimpia would pull one back through José Escalante in the 72nd minute. Milan next played Spanish champions Real Madrid in the World Football Challenge at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, 8 August. Both teams started with strong lineups but it was Madrid who took the through Ángel Di María in the 24th minute. Robinho managed to equalise for Milan nine minutes later as both teams went into half time level. Milan made nine changes to the side after halftime. Milan were unable to keep the same rhythm, however, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in the 49th and 66th minutes and goals from Sergio Ramos and José Callejón in the 81st and 89th minute of the match damaged Milan to a heavy 5–1 defeat in the match.

A week later, Milan played their final pre-season game against Juventus in the annual Trofeo Berlusconi at the San Siro on Sunday, 19 August. Robinho opened the scoring for Milan after netting home in the ninth minute. Claudio Marchisio, however, managed to equalize four minutes later and Juventus went into the break with the lead with Arturo Vidal slipping the ball home three minutes before halftime. In the second half, Milan made changes to try to get back into the game but Alessandro Matri netted Juventus' third goal of the night in the 64th minute. Robinho managed to reduce the deficit with a penalty goal 13 minutes before time. Milan had chances to tie the game but it was not enough as Juventus clinched the Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi.[2][3][4]

21 July 2012 TIM Trophy Juventus Italy 1 – 0 Italy Milan Bari, Italy
21:45 CEST Vučinić Goal 31' (pen.) Report Stadium: Stadio San Nicola
Note: 45-minute match
21 July 2012 TIM Trophy Internazionale Italy 2 – 1 Italy Milan Bari, Italy
22:45 CEST Guarín Goal 25'
Palacio Goal 34'
Report El Shaarawy Goal 16' Stadium: Stadio San Nicola
Note: 45-minute match
28 July 2012 World Football Challenge Chelsea England 0 – 1 Italy Milan Miami, Florida
18:00 EDT Report Emanuelson Goal 68' Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
Attendance: 57,748
Referee: Ricardo Salazar (United States)
4 August 2012 Friendly Milan Italy 3 – 1 Honduras Olimpia Foxborough, Massachusetts
16:30 EDT Robinho Goal 24'
Nocerino Goal 37'44'
Report Escalante Goal 72' Stadium: Gillette Stadium
8 August 2012 World Football Challenge Real Madrid Spain 5 – 1 Italy Milan New York, New York
20:00 EDT Di María Goal 24'
Ronaldo Goal 49'66'
Ramos Goal 81'
Callejón Goal 89'
Report Robinho Goal 33' Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Attendance: 49,474
Referee: Jair Marrufo
19 August 2012 Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi Milan Italy 2 – 3 Italy Juventus Milan, Italy
23:00 CEST Robinho Goal 9'77' Report Marchisio Goal 12'
Vidal Goal 43'
Matri Goal 64'
Stadium: San Siro

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Serie A[edit]

The fixtures for the 2012-13 Serie A were announced on 26 July 2012. The season started on Sunday the 26 of August 2012 with Milan taking on Sampdoria at the San Siro, it ends Sunday the 19 of May 2013 with a match away against Siena. Three midweek fixtures were planned, 26 September, 31 October and on 8 May, while the winter break is planned for 23 December to 5 January. The first international break took place the weekend of 8–9 September, which was after the second round of matches, rather than after the first as has happened in recent seasons.[5][6]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 38 27 6 5 71 24 +47 87 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Napoli 38 23 9 6 73 36 +37 78
3 Milan 38 21 9 8 67 39 +28 72 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
4 Fiorentina 38 21 7 10 72 44 +28 70 Qualification to Europa League play-off round
5 Udinese 38 18 12 8 59 45 +14 66 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
Source: Serie A, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th goal difference; 5th number of goals scored; 6th public draw.
(Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played)[7]
(C) Champion.

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHA
ResultLWLLWDLLWDWLDWWWWLWDWWWDWDWWWWDDLWWWDW
Position1310131510111115121210131210777777654534333333333333
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May 2013. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

26 August 2012 1 Milan 0–1 Sampdoria Milan
18:00 Boateng Yellow card 67'
Bonera Yellow card 90+2'
Report Krstičić Yellow card 16'
Gastaldello Yellow card 42'
Costa Goal 59', Yellow card 69'
Tissone Yellow card 79'
Romero Yellow card 82'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 36,288
Referee: Luca Banti
1 September 2012 2 Bologna 1–3 Milan Bologna
20:45 Cherubin Yellow card 15'
Diamanti Goal 42' (pen.)
Report Pazzini Goal 16' (pen.)77'85', Yellow card 59'
Montolivo Yellow card 18'
Bonera Yellow card 24'
Ambrosini Yellow card 28'
De Jong Yellow card 68'
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
Attendance: 22,202
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento
15 September 2012 3 Milan 0–1 Atalanta Milan
20:45 El Shaarawy Yellow card 43'
Bonera Yellow card 57'
Report Biondini Yellow card 59'
Cigarini Goal 64', Yellow card 80'
Moralez Yellow card 85'
Raimondi Yellow card 85'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 34,763
Referee: Daniele Orsato
23 September 2012 4 Udinese 2–1 Milan Udine
15:00 Ranégie Goal 40'
Di Natale Goal 68' (pen.)
Pinzi Yellow card 77'
Coda Yellow card 80'
Report Ambrosini Yellow card 40'
El Shaarawy Goal 54'
Zapata Yellow card 64' Yellow-red card 67'
Boateng Yellow card 75' Yellow-red card 82'
Stadium: Stadio Friuli
Attendance: 22,976
Referee: Domenico Celi
26 September 2012 5 Milan 2–0 Cagliari Milan
20:45 De Jong Yellow card 12'
El Shaarawy Goal 15'82'
Pazzini Yellow card 63'
De Sciglio Yellow card 71'
Report Pisano Yellow card 3'
Pinilla Yellow card 37'
Conti Yellow card 64' Yellow-red card 66'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 28,005
Referee: Andrea De Marco
29 September 2012 6 Parma 1–1 Milan Parma
18:00 Rosi Yellow card 4'
Galloppa Goal 66'
Biabiany Yellow card 88'
Report Ambrosini Yellow card 20'
El Shaarawy Goal 50'
Boateng Yellow card 59'
Abbiati Yellow card 64'
Stadium: Stadio Ennio Tardini
Attendance: 14,239
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi
7 October 2012 7 Milan 0–1 Internazionale Milan
20:45 Mexès Yellow card 34'
De Jong Yellow card 38'
Pazzini Yellow card 82'
Montolivo Yellow card 85'
Yepes Yellow card 88'
Report Samuel Goal 3'
Juan Yellow card 11'
Nagatomo Yellow card 24' Yellow-red card 48'
Ranocchia Yellow card 83'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 73,736
Referee: Paolo Valeri
20 October 2012 8 Lazio 3–2 Milan Rome
19:45 Dias Yellow card 13'
Hernanes Goal 25'
Candreva Goal 41'
Klose Goal 49'
González Yellow card 56'
Report Nocerino Yellow card 12'
Yepes Yellow card 37'
Antonini Yellow card 56'
De Jong Goal 61'
El Shaarawy Goal 79'
Stadium: Olimpico
Attendance: 41,815
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento
27 October 2012 9 Milan 1–0 Genoa Milan
15:00 Yepes Yellow card 75'
El Shaarawy Goal 77'
Report Bertolacci Yellow card 36'
Bovo Yellow card 59'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 33,046
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni
31 October 2012 10 Palermo 2–2 Milan Palermo
15:00 Miccoli Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Brienza Goal 47'
García Yellow card 58'
Cetto Yellow card 74'
Report Bonera Yellow card 2'
Constant Yellow card 23'
Flamini Yellow card 32'
Montolivo Goal 69'
El Shaarawy Goal 80'
Mexès Yellow card 86'
Stadium: Renzo Barbera
Attendance: 12,346
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
4 November 2012 11 Milan 5–1 Chievo Milan
15:00 Emanuelson Goal 16'
Montolivo Goal 36'
Bojan Goal 41'
El Shaarawy Goal 75'
Pazzini Goal 90+2'
Report Dramé Yellow card 5'
Pellissier Goal 18'
Guana Yellow card 55'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 33,360
Referee: Piero Giacomelli
11 November 2012 12 Milan 1–3 Fiorentina Milan
15:00 Bonera Yellow card 30'
Pazzini Goal 59'
Ambrosini Yellow card 61'
Mexès Yellow card 68'
Report Aquilani Goal 10', Yellow card 63'
Pizarro Yellow card 24'
Roncaglia Yellow card 33'
Valero Yellow card 34', Goal 37'
El Hamdaoui Goal 87'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 36,180
Referee: Andrea Romeo
18 November 2012 13 Napoli 2–2 Milan Naples
15:00 Inler Goal 5'
Insigne Goal 30'
Cavani Yellow card 52'
Campagnaro Yellow card 63'
Cannavaro Yellow card 64'
Report El Shaarawy Goal 44'82', Yellow card 90'
Bojan Yellow card 78'
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 52,546
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi
25 November 2012 14 Milan 1–0 Juventus Milan
15:00 Nocerino Yellow card 17'
Robinho Goal 31' (pen.)
Yepes Yellow card 90+4'
Report Isla Yellow card 30'
Bonucci Yellow card 43'
Marchisio Yellow card 86'
Giovinco Yellow card 90+3'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 77,023
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
30 November 2012 15 Catania 1–3 Milan Catania
15:00 Legrottaglie Goal 11'
Barrientos Yellow card 41' Yellow-red card 49'
Bellusci Yellow card 86'
Rolín Yellow card 90+5'
Report El Shaarawy Goal 53'90+2', Yellow card 54'
Boateng Goal 56', Red card 90'
Amelia Yellow card 60'
Stadium: Stadio Angelo Massimino
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Daniele Orsato
9 December 2012 16 Torino 2–4 Milan Turin
15:00 Santana Goal 28'
Darmian Yellow card 33'
Gazzi Yellow card 62'
Masiello Yellow card 63'
Bianchi Goal 80'
Di Cesare Yellow card 86'
Report Robinho Goal 40'
Nocerino Goal 53'
Abate Yellow card 55'
Pazzini Goal 61'
El Shaarawy Goal 76'
Emanuelson Yellow card 86'
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Torino
Attendance: 20,126
Referee: Andrea Romeo
16 December 2012 17 Milan 4–1 Pescara Milan
15:00 Nocerino Goal 1'
Abbruscato Goal 51' (o.g.)
Yepes Yellow card 56'
Ambrosini Yellow card 74'
Jonathas Goal 79' (o.g.)
El Shaarawy Goal 81'
Report Modesto Yellow card 40'
Togni Yellow card 50'
Terlizzi Goal 56'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 42,520
Referee: Antonio Danilo Giannoccaro
22 December 2012 18 Roma 4–2 Milan Rome
15:00 Burdisso Goal 13', Yellow card 54'
Osvaldo Goal 24'
Lamela Goal 30'61'
Marquinhos Red card 78'
Goicoechea Yellow card 87'
Report Yepes Yellow card 15'
Ambrosini Yellow card 58'
Mexès Yellow card 81'
Pazzini Goal 87' (pen.)
Bojan Goal 89'
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 50,206
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi
6 January 2013 19 Milan 2–1 Siena Milan
15:00 Ambrosini Yellow card 49'
Bojan Goal 67'
Pazzini Yellow card 73', Goal 80' (pen.)
Report Ângelo Yellow card 33'
Del Grosso Yellow card 70'
Vergassola Yellow card 83'
Felipe Yellow card 85'
Neto Yellow card 90'
Paolucci Goal 87'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 30,404
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese
13 January 2013 20 Sampdoria 0–0 Milan Genoa
15:00 Gastaldello Yellow card 87' Report Mexès Yellow card 38'
Niang Yellow card 73'
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 24,544
Referee: Marco Guida
20 January 2013 21 Milan 2–1 Bologna Milan
15:00 Pazzini Goal 65'82'
Abate Yellow card 80'
Report Diamanti Yellow card 21'
Pazienza Yellow card 32'
Cherubin Yellow card 77'
Mexès Goal 84' (o.g.)
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 30,031
Referee: Daniele Doveri
27 January 2013 (2013-01-27) 22 Atalanta 0–1 Milan Bergamo
15:00 Brivio Yellow card 49' Yellow-red card 59'
Raimondi Yellow card 55'
Consigli Yellow card 78'
Biondini Yellow card 84'
Carmona Yellow card 88'
Report El Shaarawy Goal 29'
Pazzini Yellow card 55'
Montolivo Yellow card 71'
Mexès Yellow card 78'
Abbiati Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia
Attendance: 18,805
Referee: Andrea Gervasoni
3 February 2013 23 Milan 2–1 Udinese Milan
20:45 Montolivo Yellow card 16'
Balotelli Goal 25'90+4' (pen.)
Report Pinzi Yellow card 13', Goal 55'
Domizzi Yellow card 38'
Lazzari Yellow card 64'
Silva Yellow card 84'
Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Davide Massa
10 February 2013 24 Cagliari 1–1 Milan Quartu Sant'Elena
15:00 Ibarbo Goal 45'
Murru Yellow card 47'
Conti Yellow card 51'
Astori Yellow card 67' Yellow-red card 81'
Dessena Yellow card 68'
Report Niang Yellow card 38'
Mexès Yellow card 45'
Ambrosini Yellow card 63'
Balotelli Goal 82' (pen.)
Stadium: Stadio Is Arenas
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Antonio Danilo Giannoccaro
15 February 2013 25 Milan 2–1 Parma Milan
15:00 Paletta Goal 39' (o.g.)
Zapata Yellow card 74'
Balotelli Goal 78'
Report Marchionni Yellow card 66'
Sansone Goal 90+3'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 33,077
Referee: Davide Massa
24 February 2013 26 Internazionale 1–1 Milan Milan
15:00 Ranocchia Yellow card 34'
Juan Yellow card 43'
Schelotto Goal 71'
Report Mexès Yellow card 12'
El Shaarawy Goal 21'
Muntari Yellow card 31'
Zapata Yellow card 89'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni
3 March 2013 27 Milan 3–0 Lazio Milan
15:00 Pazzini Yellow card 32', Goal 40'60'
Boateng Goal 44' Yellow card 58'
Yepes Yellow card 90'
Report Candreva Red card 16'
Biava Yellow card 47'
Radu Yellow card 59'
Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
8 March 2013 28 Genoa 0–2 Milan Genoa
15:00 Portanova Yellow card 18'
Granqvist Yellow card 35'
Bovo Yellow card 65'
Antonelli Yellow card 88'
Report Pazzini Goal 22'
Balotelli Yellow card 25', Goal 60'
Constant Yellow card 32' Yellow-red card 65'
Flamini Yellow card 56'
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Antonio Damato
17 March 2013 29 Milan 2–0 Palermo Milan
15:00 Balotelli Goal 8' (pen.)66'
Zapata Yellow card 31'
Report Muñoz Yellow card 71' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 41,584
Referee: Sebastiano Peruzzo
30 March 2013 30 Chievo 0–1 Milan Verona
15:00 Dramé Yellow card 27'
Dainelli Yellow card 33' Yellow-red card 78'
Cofie Yellow card 50'
Cesar Yellow card 62'
Andreolli Yellow card 70'
Report Balotelli Yellow card 17'
Montolivo Goal 25'
Stadium: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
Referee: Domenico Celi
7 April 2013 31 Fiorentina 2–2 Milan Florence
15:00 Tomović Red card 40'
Cuadrado Yellow card 44'
Ljajić Goal 66' (pen.)
Aquilani Yellow card 67'
Pizarro Goal 73' (pen.)
Roncaglia Yellow card 81'
Report Montolivo Goal 14', Yellow card 35'
Muntari Yellow card 45'
Flamini Goal 62'
Balotelli Yellow card 71'
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento
14 April 2013 32 Milan 1–1 Napoli Milan
15:00 Flamini Goal 30', Red card 72'
Pazzini Yellow card 84'
Mexès Yellow card 89'
Report Pandev Goal 33'
De Sanctis Yellow card 64'
Maggio Yellow card 72'
Cavani Yellow card 75'
Britos Yellow card 87'
Campagnaro Yellow card 89'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 72,024
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi
21 April 2013 33 Juventus 1–0 Milan Turin
15:00 Vidal Goal 57' (pen.) Report Amelia Yellow card 56'
Zapata Yellow card 66'
Mexès Yellow card 71'
Stadium: Juventus Stadium
Attendance: 40,474
Referee: Luca Banti
28 April 2013 34 Milan 4–2 Catania Milan
15:00 De Sciglio Yellow card 9'
Flamini Goal 45' Yellow card 78'
Balotelli Yellow card 72', Goal 90+2' (pen.)
Pazzini Goal 74'77'
Report Bergessio Yellow card 26', Goal 65'
Legrottaglie Goal 30', Yellow card 41'
Frison Yellow card 37'
Barrientos Yellow card 78'
Marchese Yellow card 86'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 36,335
Referee: Davide Massa
5 May 2013 35 Milan 1–0 Torino Milan
15:00 Mexès Yellow card 49'
Muntari Yellow card 73'
Boateng Yellow card 74'
Balotelli Goal 84', Yellow card 85'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Antonio Damato
9 May 2013 36 Pescara 0–4 Milan Pescara
18:00 Rizzo Yellow card 11' Report Balotelli Goal 10' (pen.)57'
Muntari Goal 33'
Flamini Goal 51'
Stadium: Stadio Adriatico
Attendance: 20,476
Referee: Carmine Russo
12 May 2013 37 Milan 0–0 Roma Milan
20:45 Balotelli Yellow card 40'
Muntari Yellow card 41' Red card 41'
Ambrosini Yellow card 78'
Constant Yellow card 93'
Report Dodô Yellow card 73'
Burdisso Yellow card 88'
Totti Yellow card 90' Red card 90+2'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi
19 May 2013 38 Siena 1–2 Milan Siena
20:45 Terzi Goal 25'
Terlizzi Yellow card 45' Yellow-red card 70'
Agra Yellow card 81'
Vitiello Yellow card 86'
Rubin Yellow card 89'
Felipe Yellow card 90'
Report Ambrosini Yellow card 62' Yellow-red card 69'
De Sciglio Yellow card 81'
Balotelli Goal 84' (pen.)
Mexès Goal 87'
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi

Coppa Italia[edit]

For the 14th season in a row, Milan will start the Coppa Italia directly in the round of 16, as one of the eight best seeded teams.

12 December 2012 Round of 16 Milan 3–0 Reggina Milan
21:00 Yepes Goal 51'
Strasser Yellow card 76'
Niang Goal 79'
Pazzini Goal 81'
Report Bombagi Yellow card 45'
Freddi Yellow card 71'
Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese
8 January 2013 Quarter-finals Juventus 2–1 (a.e.t.) Milan Turin
20:45 Giovinco Goal 12'
Vidal Yellow card 65'
Vučinić Goal 95', Yellow card 113'
Report El Shaarawy Goal 6'
Mexès Yellow card 17'
Boateng Yellow card 30'
Montolivo Yellow card 101'
Stadium: Juventus Stadium
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Milan began their UEFA Champions League campaign in the group stage after finishing runner-up in the 2011–12 Serie A season. Due to their UEFA coefficient, they were seeded in Pot 1, among the best eight teams. The draw for the preliminary round took place in Montecarlo on Thursday, August 30, 2012. Milan were drawn against Spanish side Málaga, as well as Belgian and Russian champions, Anderlecht and Zenit Saint Petersburg respectively.[2][8][9]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain Málaga 6 3 3 0 12 5 +7 12 Advance to knockout phase
2 Italy Milan 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 8
3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 2 3 4 9 −5 5
18 September 2012 1 Milan Italy 0–0 Belgium Anderlecht Milan, Italy
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Flamini Yellow card 84'
Mexès Yellow card 90+2'
Report Wasilewski Yellow card 57'
Kljestan Yellow card 79'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 27,593
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)
3 October 2012 2 Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia 2–3 Italy Milan Saint Petersburg, Russia
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Fayzulin Yellow card 12'
Anyukov Yellow card 35'
Hulk Goal 45+2'
Shirokov Goal 49', Yellow card 87'
Hubočan Yellow card 71'
Report Emanuelson Goal 13'
El Shaarawy Goal 16', Yellow card 40'
Bonera Yellow card 36'
Hubočan Goal 75' (o.g.)
Yepes Yellow card 85'
Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 21,703
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
24 October 2012 3 Málaga Spain 1–0 Italy Milan Málaga, Spain
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Joaquín Goal 64'
Iturra Yellow card 67'
Report Montolivo Yellow card 12'
Constant Yellow card 43'
Mexès Yellow card 43'
Bonera Yellow card 69'
Stadium: La Rosaleda Stadium
Attendance: 27,683
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
6 November 2012 4 Milan Italy 1–1 Spain Málaga Milan, Italy
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) De Jong Yellow card 34'
Emanuelson Yellow card 43'
Montolivo Yellow card 53'
Pato Goal 73'
[1] Eliseu Goal 40'
Iturra Yellow card 59'
Weligton Yellow card 64'
Sánchez Yellow card 64'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 30,891
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
21 November 2012 5 Anderlecht Belgium 1–3 Italy Milan Anderlecht, Belgium
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Biglia Yellow card 49'
Gillet Yellow card 66'
Nuytinck Red card 70'
De Sutter Goal 78'
Report Nocerino Yellow card 41'
El Shaarawy Goal 47'
Mexès Goal 71', Yellow card 79'
Abbiati Yellow card 84'
Pato Goal 90+1'
Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
Attendance: 19,803
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
4 December 2012 6 Milan Italy 0–1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg Milan, Italy
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Flamini Yellow card 58'
Robinho Yellow card 87'
Report Danny Goal 35'
Lombaerts Yellow card 43'
Hulk Yellow card 46'
Alves Yellow card 87'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 29,508
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
20 February 2013 First leg Milan Italy 2–0 Spain Barcelona Milan, Italy
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Mexès Yellow card 24'
Boateng Goal 57'
Muntari Goal 81'
Traoré Yellow card 90+1'
Report Busquets Yellow card 55'
Piqué Yellow card 57'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 79,532
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
12 March 2013 Second leg Barcelona Spain 4–0
(4–2 agg.)
Italy Milan Barcelona, Spain
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Messi Goal 5'40'
Villa Goal 55'
Alba Goal 90+2'
Report Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 94,944
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and disciplinary record[edit]

As of June 30, 2013.[10][11]

No. Pos. Name LS LA LG CS CA CG ES EA EG TS TA TG Yellow card.svg Double yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Italy Marco Amelia 10 11 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 12 13 0 1 0 0
2 DF Italy Mattia De Sciglio 25 27 0 1 1 0 4 4 0 30 32 0 1 0 0
4 MF Ghana Sulley Muntari 11 15 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 12 17 2 2 0 0
5 DF France Philippe Mexès 25 25 1 1 1 0 6 6 1 32 32 2 14 0 0
7 FW Brazil Robinho 11 23 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 12 26 2 1 0 0
8 MF Italy Antonio Nocerino 20 26 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 22 29 2 4 0 0
9 FW Brazil Alexandre Pato1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 4 7 2 0 0 0
10 MF Ghana Kevin-Prince Boateng 25 29 2 1 1 0 6 6 1 32 36 3 6 1 1
11 FW Italy Giampaolo Pazzini 15 30 15 2 2 0 4 4 0 21 36 15 6 0 0
12 MF Mali Bakaye Traoré 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 9 0 1 0 0
13 DF Italy Francesco Acerbi1 5 6 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 8 10 0 0 0 0
14 MF Sierra Leone Rodney Strasser1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
14 DF Poland Bartosz Salamon2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF Algeria Djamel Mesbah1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
16 MF France Mathieu Flamini 15 18 4 1 1 0 3 3 0 19 22 4 5 0 0
17 DF Colombia Cristián Zapata 22 23 0 1 1 0 4 4 0 27 28 0 5 2 0
18 MF Italy Riccardo Montolivo 31 32 4 1 1 0 6 6 0 38 39 4 9 0 0
19 FW France M'Baye Niang 9 20 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 10 24 1 2 0 0
20 DF Italy Ignazio Abate 25 0 2 2 0 4 4 0 31 33 0 1 0 0
21 MF Guinea Kévin Constant 20 25 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 24 30 0 2 0 0
22 FW Spain Bojan 5 19 3 1 2 0 4 5 0 10 27 3 1 0 0
23 MF Italy Massimo Ambrosini 16 20 0 1 1 0 4 4 0 21 25 0 8 0 0
25 DF Italy Daniele Bonera 13 13 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 17 17 0 7 0 0
28 MF Netherlands Urby Emanuelson1 8 12 1 2 2 0 5 5 1 15 19 2 2 0 0
32 GK Italy Christian Abbiati 28 28 0 1 1 0 7 7 0 36 36 0 3 0 0
34 MF Netherlands Nigel de Jong 10 12 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 14 16 1 4 0 0
35 DF Spain Dídac Vilà 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 FW Italy Mario Balotelli2 12 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 13 12 3 0 0
55 MF Spain Adrià Carmona1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
57 MF Italy Mattia Valoti1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
59 GK Brazil Gabriel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
76 DF Colombia Mario Yepes 13 14 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 15 18 1 8 0 0
77 DF Italy Luca Antonini 5 6 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 8 9 0 1 0 0
81 DF Italy Cristian Zaccardo2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
92 FW Italy Stephan El Shaarawy 34 37 16 1 1 1 6 7 2 41 45 19 4 0 0
Own goals - 2 - 0 - 1 - 3 - - -

Last updated: 28 October 2012.
Source: Competitions

1 Player left the club during the season
2 Player joined the club during the season

Transfers[edit]

During the summer transfer window, Milan parted ways with four club legends: Gennaro Gattuso, Alessandro Nesta, Clarence Seedorf and Filippo Inzaghi. Mark van Bommel also decided to leave Milan to return to the Netherlands with PSV. The first inward transfers of the season saw Riccardo Montolivo join on a Bosman transfer from Fiorentina after having failed to complete the transfer in the previous year, while Bakaye Traoré joined from Ligue 1 side Nancy. Milan also acquired promising young goalkeeper Gabriel, who joined from Brazilian club Cruzeiro. He was followed by the arrivals of Francesco Acerbi, on co-ownership, and Kévin Constant on loan, the latter as a replacement for the injured Sulley Muntari, both from Genoa on the same day. On 14 July, Milan accepted a €42 million bid for defender Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain. Three days later, PSG submitted a €23 million bid for Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimović, which Milan accepted. The next major transfer saw Giampaolo Pazzini transfer to Milan from crosstown rivals Internazionale and Antonio Cassano heading the opposite way, with an additional fee of around €7 million. The final days of the transfer window saw Milan reinforce the squad with 17-year-old striker M'Baye Niang from Caen, 21-year-old forward Bojan from Roma on loan and combative defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong from English champions Manchester City.

In the winter transfer window, Milan parted ways with long-time striker Alexandre Pato. They also traded co-ownership with Genoa for 50 percent of Francesco Acerbi's rights in exchange for 50 percent of Kévin Constant's rights. On the last day of the transfer window, Mario Balotelli signed for Milan after he was bought from Manchester City. Milan also sold veteran goalkeeper Ferdinando Coppola to Torino and bought youngster Bartosz Salamon from Serie B side Brescia.

In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes
17 May 2012 MF Mali Bakaye Traoré 27 France Nancy Free[12] Effective from 1 July
17 May 2012 MF Italy Riccardo Montolivo 27 Italy Fiorentina Free[13] Effective from 1 July
24 May 2012 GK Brazil Gabriel 19 Brazil Cruzeiro €500,000[14]
21 June 2012 DF Italy Francesco Acerbi 23 Italy Genoa €4M[15][16] Co-ownership Deal
21 June 2012 MF Guinea Kévin Constant 25 Italy Genoa Loan[16]
22 June 2012 FW Italy Stephan El Shaarawy 19 Italy Genoa Undisclosed[17] Co-ownership Resolved
22 June 2012 FW Italy Matteo Chinellato 20 Italy Genoa Undisclosed[17] Co-ownership Resolved
22 June 2012 MF Portugal Pelé 20 Italy Genoa Undisclosed[17] Co-ownership Resolved
1 July 2012 MF Italy Davide Di Gennaro 24 Italy Modena Return from Loan
1 July 2012 FW Italy Gianmarco Zigoni 21 Italy Avellino Return from Loan
1 July 2012 FW Nigeria Nnamdi Oduamadi 21 Italy Torino Return from Loan
1 July 2012 GK Italy Ferdinando Coppola 34 Italy Torino Return from Loan
1 July 2012 DF Italy Michelangelo Albertazzi 21 Italy Varese Return from Loan
1 July 2012 DF Brazil Marcus Diniz 24 Italy Como Return from Loan
1 July 2012 DF Nigeria Taye Taiwo 27 England Queens Park Rangers Return from Loan
1 July 2012 DF Spain Dídac Vilà 23 Spain Espanyol Return from Loan
1 July 2012 DF Romania Cristian Daminuţă 22 Romania Baia Mare Return from Loan
3 July 2012 GK Italy Edoardo Pazzagli 23 Italy Fiorentina Free[18]
8 August 2012 DF Colombia Cristián Zapata 25 Spain Villarreal Loan[19] Option to Fully Purchase
22 August 2012 FW Italy Giampaolo Pazzini 28 Italy Internazionale €7M + Antonio Cassano[20]
28 August 2012 FW France M'Baye Niang 17 France Caen Undisclosed[21]
29 August 2012 FW Spain Bojan 21 Spain Barcelona Loan[22]
30 August 2012 MF Netherlands Nigel de Jong 27 England Manchester City €5M[23]
17 January 2013 MF Italy Riccardo Saponara 21 Italy Empoli €4M[24] Co-ownership Deal
24 January 2013 DF Italy Cristian Zaccardo 31 Italy Parma Undisclosed[25]
31 January 2013 FW Italy Mario Balotelli 22 England Manchester City €21.5M[26]
31 January 2013 DF Poland Bartosz Salamon 21 Italy Brescia Undisclosed[27]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes
10 May 2012 DF Italy Alessandro Nesta 36 Canada Montreal Impact Free[28]
12 May 2012 FW Italy Filippo Inzaghi 38 Unattached Free[29] Retired
23 May 2012 GK Italy Flavio Roma 37 France AS Monaco Free[30][31]
23 May 2012 DF Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 35 Unattached Free
23 May 2012 MF Italy Gennaro Gattuso 34 Switzerland Sion Free
23 May 2012 MF Netherlands Mark van Bommel 35 Netherlands PSV Free[32]
7 June 2012 DF Italy Massimo Oddo 36 Unattached Free[33] Retired
21 June 2012 MF Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 36 Brazil Botafogo Free[34][35]
22 June 2012 MF Germany Alexander Merkel 20 Italy Genoa Undisclosed[17] Co-ownership Resolved
22 June 2012 DF Italy Mario Sampirisi 19 Italy Genoa Undisclosed[17] Co-ownership Resolved
22 June 2012 DF Italy Nicola Pasini 21 Italy Genoa Undisclosed[17] Co-ownership Resolved
22 June 2012 DF Italy Matteo Darmian 22 Italy Torino Undisclosed[17] Co-ownership Resolved
25 June 2012 GK Poland Michał Miśkiewicz 23 Poland Wisła Kraków Free[36]
26 June 2012 FW Ghana Dominic Adiyiah 22 Ukraine Arsenal Kyiv Undisclosed[37]
30 June 2012 MF Italy Alberto Aquilani 27 England Liverpool End of Loan
30 June 2012 FW Argentina Maxi López 28 Italy Catania End of Loan
14 July 2012 MF Italy Davide Di Gennaro 24

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