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Serie A: AC Milan start campaign with 4-2 opening day win over Udinese

New Delhi: Defending Serie A champions AC Milan got their new campaign off to a winning start with a 4-2 victory against Udinese. Milan bounced back from going behind with less than two minutes on the clock to claim the three points thanks to two goals from Ante Rebic, a Theo Hernando penalty, and a […]

Edited By : Megha Mittal | Updated: Jan 15, 2023 19:55 IST
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New Delhi: Defending Serie A champions AC Milan got their new campaign off to a winning start with a 4-2 victory against Udinese.

Milan bounced back from going behind with less than two minutes on the clock to claim the three points thanks to two goals from Ante Rebic, a Theo Hernando penalty, and a strike from Brahim Diaz.

“We can do better, there were a lot of positives but and other things on which we can improve but that’s normal for this period of the season,” said Milan coach Stefano Pioli

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Former Liverpool striker Divock Origi, who joined Milan on a free transfer from the Premier League side this summer, was brought on by boss Pioli to make his league debut in the closing stages.

Fans at a packed San Siro roared “we are the champions” as the team made a comeback. Ante Rebić, the Croatian international became the man of the match. A lot of responsibility was on his shoulders tonight as Giroud couldn’t make it from start. He responded in style with two well-taken goals and he was also heavily involved in the Rossoneri’s dangerous chances.

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Ac Milan tweeted, “A scintillating start to our campaign! The first three points in the bag #SempreMilan #MilanUdinese @Acqua_Lete,” on their official Twitter handle.

Udinese, which finished 12th last season, was the last side to score against Milan at the San Siro before the champion went on a run of five home games without conceding a goal to clinch the title.

Udinese hosts Salernitana next Saturday while Milan travels to Atalanta on Sunday.

 

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First published on: Aug 14, 2022 03:41 PM IST

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