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Renzo Barbera (ATT 18,000) 30th October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: N Rizzoli

Palermo Palermo vs AC Milan AC Milan

Palermo 2

F Miccoli (pen 45+1)
F Brienza (47)


AC Milan 2

R Montolivo (69)
S El Shaarawy (80)

El Shaarawy saves Milan

Last Updated: 30/10/12 11:42pm

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Stephan El Shaarawy rescued a draw for AC Milan

Stephan El Shaarawy rescued a draw for AC Milan

Stephan El Shaarawy's seventh goal of the season saved AC Milan from a costly defeat at Palermo as the Rossoneri came from two goals down to draw 2-2 on Tuesday night.

Fabrizio Miccoli capped a strong first half for the home team with a penalty to put them in front while Franco Brienza made it two almost immediately in the second half.

Riccardo Montolivo brought Milan back into the game in the 69th minute before El Shaarawy struck 10 minutes from time to complete the comeback and save Milan from falling below the Sicilians in the league table.

Miccoli was Palermo's dangerman, trying to make amends for his missed chances in the draw with Siena at the weekend, for which he assumed full responsibility.

He had the first chance of the game in the 16th minute, failing to beat Marco Amelia at his near post, and then again 10 minutes later when he pounced on a poor pass from Kevin Constant but shot just inches over Amelia's goal.

His 34th-minute free-kick was only just inches wide of the right-hand post with Amelia helpless to reach it

Alexandre Pato provided a rare moment of danger at the other end when his header was saved by Samir Ujkani low down at his post before Miccoli was given a better chance to score from the penalty spot after his cross hit the arm of Ignazio Abate.

Miccoli stepped up and picked his spot low to the left, beyond Amelia's reach, even though the Milan goalkeeper went the right way in first-half stoppage time.

Brienza made it two early in the second half with a 25-yard effort which caught Amelia by surprise, but the Sicilians then decided to stop playing.

They resorted to defending for the remainder of the game and Milan soon took advantage.

Bojan Krkic's shot was beaten away by Ujkani at his near post in the 58th minute and Abate's low ball needed just a touch from El Shaarawy, but he failed to provide it from a yard out.

Montolivo brought Milan back into the game moments later when his deflected shot left Ujkani no chance inside his near post.

Milan continued to attack and were rewarded in the 80th minute when Ujkani's punch fell to El Shaarawy, who managed to find the smallest of gaps with his instant shot inside the near post of the Palermo goal.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 90
2 Roma 34 82
3 Napoli 34 68
4 Fiorentina 34 58
5 Inter Milan 34 56
6 Parma 34 51
7 AC Milan 34 51
8 Torino 34 49
9 Verona 34 49
10 Lazio 34 49
11 Atalanta 34 46
12 Sampdoria 34 41
13 Udinese 34 39
14 Genoa 34 39
15 Cagliari 34 36
16 Chievo 34 30
17 Sassuolo 34 28
18 Bologna 34 28
19 Livorno 34 25
20 Catania 34 23