Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of AC Milan's Serie A clash with Torino. Not since 2011 have Rossoneri won the Scudetto, but eight victories from their first nine games have their fans in high hopes. And, with leaders Napoli not in action until Thursday, tonight gives Stefano Pioli's side a chance to move three points clear at the top of the table. It's a big evening at San Siro, so let's grab the team news ahead of this 19:45 kick-off!
Serie A / Matchday 10
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza / 26.10.2021
End of 2nd Half
Full-time: AC Milan are mightily relieved to hear the referee's whistle. They've won on a night when they were below-par for much of the night. It matters little as Stefano Pioli's side are now top of the table, three points clear of Napoli! Thanks for tuning in, check out www.eurosport.co.uk for the match report.
Close! Sanabria is presented with a chance almost identical to the one Giroud tucked away earlier in the game after Milinkovic-Savic flicks on the corner! However, the Torino forward can't adjust his feet and Milan survive!
Pobega's glancing header forces Tatarusanu into a save and he can't prevent the corner. Milinkovic-Savic is coming forward to contest the delivery!
Bakayoko is booked and, more importantly, Torino have a free-kick in a threatening area.
Ibrahimovic hits the deck inside the box after slight contact from Rodriguez but the referee is unmoved.
Four minutes will be added on the San Siro. It has certainly not been one for the purists.
Giroud walks off to be replaced by Ibrahimovic - both player receive huge cheers from the home supporters. Milan have three minutes to hold on.
Crossbar! The ball sits up nicely for Praet to have a shot and he duly obliges. It takes a deflection and bounces off the crossbar! It's not going to be Torino's night, is it?
Theo Hernandez really catches a shot but it's always rising and fails to trouble Torino goalkeeper Milinkovic-Savic.
Desperate for a goal, step forward former Italy international Simone Zaza. He comes on for Aina.
Milan have struggled to get into their groove tonight, but if they can hold on, it'll be a satisfying three points for Pioli, who wanted his side to win more games they didn't play well in last season.
Torino chance! Sanaria is played through behind the Milan defence but instead of opting for power he goes for precision and his side-footed effort is parried away by Tatarusanu.
Mergim Vojvoda comes on for Singo in Torino's latest switch in personnel. He has 15 minutes to make a difference.
Saelemaekers is determined to grab a rare goal but fails to come close to hitting the target. Milan have wrestled back control of this game.
The Milan players are queuing up to contest Theo Hernandez's cross Bremer comes to Torino's rescue with an intervening boot.
Milan win what I believe is their first corner of the second half. Kjaer flicks it on with his head at the near post, it looks to fall kindly for Leao, but it sneaks through his legs - and the chance is gone!
Krunic makes way for Ismael Bennacer.
Tiemoue Bakayoko comes on for Tonali, who has been excellent.
After doing the hard bit by carrying the ball forward and sending his marker for a coffee with a drop of the shoulder, Bremer's cross is pitiful. Torino could be accused of over complicating things tonight.
Bremer plays what we call a 'hospital ball' to Rodriguez but he does well to get away from the pressing Saelemaekers.