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Difficult match for AC Milan this weekend ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with FC Barcelona. The Rossoneri visited Catania, a club that have shown themselves to be strong at home this season. Catania did well to hold off an AC Milan side that insisted on taking the three points back to the San Siro.

Without Clarence Seedorf and Nesta, who were rested by their manager, Milan dominated in the first half. Emanuelson could have scored the opener in the first minutes of the match, while Ibrahimovic also had a couple of chances. It was Robinho that netted the first goal after a brilliant play with the Swedish striker.

Milan struggled in the second half against a Cantania side that insisted on scoring the equaliser. In fact, Nicolás Spolli scored for Catania in the opening minutes of the second half. Milan, however, reacted and pinned the home team back for the rest of the half, but to no avail.

Robinho had a tremendous opportunity to score the go-ahead goal but the defender Marchese cleared the ball of the goal line. Mexes, with a header, also came close to securing the three points for Milan but is attempt was saved.

With this draw against Catania, Milan continue atop the Italian League table with 65 points.