Monday May 6 2013
Flamini hails extraordinary Abbiati

Mathieu Flamini has thanked goalkeeper Christian Abbiati for keeping Milan’s Champions League dream alive.

The Rossoneri moved four points clear of Fiorentina on Sunday thanks to a late 1-0 win over Torino at San Siro.

However, before Mario Balotelli’s winning strike, Abbiati made a number of fine interventions at the other end of the pitch.

“Abbiati made the difference with his saves,” the Frenchman commented. “It was extraordinary stuff, he’s a great ‘keeper…

“It was important to win to get some distance on Fiorentina. Torino closed up very well and defended well. It was tough to get the goal.”

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