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Mar 29, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at San Siro
AC Milan
3-0
ChievoAC Chievo Verona
Balotelli (4'), Kaka (27', 54')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Half-Time Report: Mario Balotelli, Kaka fire AC Milan into lead

AC Milan look good to achieve back-to-back Serie A victories after registering a healthy 2-0 half-time lead over Chievo at the San Siro.

AC Milan are on course to achieving back-to-back Serie A victories after registering a healthy 2-0 half-time lead over Chievo at the San Siro.

AC Milan's forward Mario Balotelli celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Chievo Verona, on March 29, 2014© Getty Images

The Rossoneri needed just four minutes to edge ahead in the contest after Mario Balotelli converted a teasing cross by Adil Rami.

A mistake from Urby Emanuelson presented the visitors with the opportunity to equalise, as Simone Bentivoglio capitalised on a miskicked clearance from the Dutchman before firing straight at Christian Abbiati.

However, Clarence Seedorf's troops doubled their advantage shortly before the half-hour mark. Kaka marked his 300th Milan appearance in style, collecting an over-the-top ball from Keisuke Honda before firing beyond Michael Agazzi.

Having orchestrated the second, Honda should have turned goalscorer and added a third before the break, but the Japan international managed to blaze over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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