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Ghana star Muntari scores classy goal against Roma to rescue AC Milan

Posted On Monday, 16th December 2013
Sulley Muntari celebrates goal with Kaka

Sulley Muntari celebrates goal with Kaka

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari stole the show at the San Siro as he scored a classy goal and set up another to help AC Milan secure a point in their 2-2 against Roma in the Italian Serie A on Monday night.

The visitors led twice on the night but AC Milan star Muntari displayed admirable character to salvage a point for the Italian giants.

Muntari was Milan’s hero as he struck a 77th-minute equalizer to snatch a draw and deny the Giallorossi all three points.

The 29-year-old midfield talisman flicked a header inside the box for Christian Zapata to connect home from close range on the half hour mark before registering his name on the score-sheet.

With Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman almost snatching victory for Roma, Muntari rose to the occasion as he powered a trademark right-footed drive into the near post to earn a point for Milan.

Mattia Destro had opened the scoring for the visitors early in the first half, but Cristian Zapata leveled just before the break.

Kevin Strootman looked to have sealed the points for Roma with a penalty early in the second period, only for Muntari’s late strike to earn the hosts a share of the spoils.

The Ghana international’s intervention means Rudi Garcia’s men are now five points adrift of champions Juve, while Milan move into the top half of the table.

Despite Roma’s dominance, Milan were level just before the half-hour mark through the unlikely source of Zapata.

Muntari rose unmarked at the front post to flick on a right-wing corner and the Colombian defender ghosted in to head home his first league goal of the season.

The 29-year-old Ghanaian equalised when he received the ball on the edge of the penalty area, shifted past Dodo and rifled his shot into the bottom corner.

Milan needed a positive result from the game to inspire their resurgence after dropping to 12th place on the log and Muntari played a crucial role to ensure they ended the game with a point.

While Mario Balotelli and Kaka were struggling to establish themselves in the game, Muntari stole the show with his impressive runs in midfield and workaholic play.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. iantwii says:

    I thought Muntari scored with his right foot?

  2. Tanko says:

    Prepping for Brazil 2014. All Ghana players should keep their forms intact. We need to go to Brazil with all players ready to kill

  3. real Sabacious says:

    Congrats! Whilst all the big guys in the team are sweating hard for a position both in the stars and their respective clubs. Average Inkoom is rather showing nudes with his wife on Twitter. I’ll be surprised if AA take that dude to brasil if he’s not getting a playing with with his club.i keep on sa
    Talking about akaminko playing at the right full back.He played well with his club yesterday as right back.

  4. Maxwell Johnson says:

    Sulley has by far been our most impressive player in Europe this season, at a time where Milan are struggling in SERIE A he’s really lived up to the billing as one of their key players by performing consistently and also scoring. If am correct I think this is his 5th or 6th goal of the season in all competitions, not bad at all for a midfielder. You see, one thing I like about Sulley is his fighting spirit and tough character. He never gives up, many people wrote him off when he was going through a torrid time @ Inter during his last yrs at the club, now he’s back to form and playing well for Milan. He has that kind of vision & foresight which I think our young and up and coming players should emulate, Muntari is indeed a role model to our younger generation.

  5. top ranking says:

    oh yes!muntari is a champion player.no doubt!

  6. kaku says:

    Good for muntari,but bad for his club.His club has been useless this season.It would be easier for a donkey to go thru a pin hole than for AC Milan to finish in top 3 and qualify for champions league.The gap between milan(11th position) and Napoli(3rd position) is like heaven and earth.AC Milan would be a mid-table team by next season.If they even qualify for europa league,they should thank God.
    I sense what happened to Inter might happen to Milan.

  7. kaku says:

    I sense what happened to inter might happen to milan





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