Dec 7, 2013 at 5pm UK at ​Armando Picchi
AC Milan
Siligardi (26'), Sergio Betanin (58')
Biagianti (9'), Coda (20'), Emerson (31'), Sergio Betanin (70'), Mbaye (77')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Balotelli (7', 83')
El Shaarawy (53'), Mexes (90')

Result: AC Milan, Livorno share spoils

Mario Balotelli scores twice as AC Milan draw 2-2 with Livorno in their Serie A match at the Armando Picchi.

AC Milan have been held to 2-2 draw by Livorno in their Serie A meeting at the Armando Picchi.

Mario Balotelli gave the visitors the lead in the seventh minute by slotting in from Kaka's low cross.

Milan's Mario Balotelli celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Livorno during their Serie A match on December 7, 2013© AFP

Federico Ceccherini then wasted a good opening for the home side, as he headed over a cross from close range.

The hosts managed to draw level when Luca Siligardi cut inside and powered a low effort past the reach of Christian Abbiati and into the bottom corner.

Balotelli was given the chance to score his second of the evening moments into the second half, but Francesco Bardi did well to push over his fierce strike.

Approaching the hour mark, Livorno took the lead. Paulo Sergio Betanin latched onto a through-ball and kept his composure to fire a shot past Abbiati.

Livorno Brazilian forward Paulinho celebrates after scoring during the Serie A football match Livorno vs AC Milan at the Armando Picchi stadium in Livorno on December 7, 2013© Getty Images

M'Baye Niang should have levelled for the visitors when he received the ball at the back post, but he sliced his attempt wide.

Milan wasted another big chance to score as Nigel de Jong headed a free kick over the bar from close range.

With seven minutes left to play, Milan equalised when Balotelli fired home a stunning long-range free kick.

In the final minute of the contest, Balotelli was denied his chance of a hat-trick when he saw his long-range strike come crashing off the bar.

Milan's Mario Balotelli celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Livorno during their Serie A match on December 7, 2013
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