Wednesday September 21, 2011 Day 4 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan 1 - 1 Udinese

  • El Shaarawy 64’
  • Di Natale 29’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AC Milan
    • Udinese
    • 94' Final whistle and we finish 1-1. Udinese will be the happier team heading home and Milan are still in pursuit of their first win this season.
    • 93' Milan have one last surge forward and Domizzi once again grapples with Inzaghi but no penalty again.
    • 92' Time running out for Milan and Udinese are happy to keep the ball and frustrate their opponents.
    • 91' Inzaghi is grabbed in the area by Domizzi and goes to ground but the referee ignores all appeals. Replays indicate the defender was very lucky as he had both arms round the veteran striker.
    • 90' 4 minutes added time to find a winner.
    • 89' For the cut of the possession Milan should have created much more tonight. Udinese are more lively in the final third in theses closing stage and Milan are increasingly desperate in theiir play.
    • 87' Another ball over the top plays in El Shaarawy but he can't quite make contact. Immediately down the other end Abbiati produces a fine save as Abdi's knock down in the area is smashed at goal by Di Natale but Abbiati manages to get a hand to it.
    • 86' Armero clips in a great cross and Abbiati has to quickly dive down to his left to keep out Pinzi's fierce header. A corner is the result but Milan survive and clear.
    • 85' Tempers are threatening to boil over here as Abate drags down Armero, but the winger makes a meal of minimal contact.
    • 83' Inzaghi on for Zambrotta. Can the old master conjure up the winner?
    • 82' Abdi on for Isla for Udinese
    • 81' First corner of the night for Milan and Thiago Silva attacks but it strikes a Udinese defender for another. Udinese counter but more sloppy play breaks down the move.
    • 80' Emanuelson show's Milan's desperation with a speculative over head kick from 12 yards out but fails to find the target.
    • 79' 21 players in Udinese's half as Milan press for the winner. This could be a horrible last 10 for Udinese.
    • 77' Time running out and so is the crowd's patience. A ring of boos go round the ground as Nocerino fails to keep in Nesta's pass.
    • 75' That chance has opened up the game, t's now end to end and Emanuelson misses the ball when sliding in from a couple of yards out to meet a low cross.
    • 74' Di Natale picks out Pinzi in Milan's area and the striker curls an effort against Milan's post with the ball rolling agonisignly close to crossing the line before Milan clear.
    • 73' Pinzi goes down in the area but the referee isn't interested. It's a difficult one but Zambrotta was certainly grabbing his shirt.
    • 71' Emanuelson finds room on the left edge of the area, cuts in past his marker but slices his shot high and wide. What a waste.
    • 70' Milan are definitely on top but the final ball continues to evade the home side.. They are keeping the ball well, with Van Bommel and Seedorf pulling the strings. Perhaps need a bit more urgency to grab the winner.
    • 68' A strange move there- Acquilani is hauled off and replaced by Emanuelson.
    • 67' Abate booked for hauling down Armero on a run down the left wing. A rare second half chance for the lethal Di Natale but his freekick curls wide.
    • 66' Udinese can't keep possession and Guidolin is understandably livid with the lack of invention and effort from his side.
    • 64' Nocerino booked for dissent when trying to keep a ball in Udinese's box.
    • 63' 1-1: El Shaarawy scores his first girl in Milan colours and finally the Rossoneri find the breakthrough. On the right side of the box, he escapes his marker and perfectly places a shot inside the left hand post across goal to lift the gloom at the San Siro.
    • 61' Half an hour to go and the game is increasingly suiting Udinese. Nocerino manages to latch onto a deflected El Shaarawy effort but Handanovic is never troubled.
    • 60' Pinzi on for Torje, who has had a relatively quiet game. A defensive move from the away side.
    • 57' Another classy ball over the top by Seedorf presents Cassano one on one with the keeper but his volley from 8 yards out is well blocked.
    • 56' Milan still haven't made any changes in personnel or tactics. Maybe bring on the ever reliable Inzaghi? Or a bit of pace in Emanuelson?
    • 54' Seedorf floats in a delightful ball across the box and Nocerino heads wildly over. Seedorf in the wars again, bringing down Joey Barton look alike Di Natale.
    • 53' As things stand Udinese will be the only side in Serie A to win their opening three matches. Napoli and Juventus are drawing whereas Cagliari are losing.
    • 52' Seedorf clatters into Basta again, who requires treatment off the pitch.
    • 50' Milan haven't retained the Scudetti since the 93-94 season and on this evidence they could be struggling to do so this season.
    • 49' Nocerino whips in a delicious ball on the right but confusion in the box means Cassano and El Shaarawy get in each other's way.
    • 48' Di Natale tries his luck from 40 yards and why not against a fragile Abbiati but the ball skids along the turf for an easy save.
    • 47' Milan catch Udinese unaware at the start of the second half and have a few dangerous openings but no one can create a clear cut chance.
    • 46' Milan start the second half- what has Allegri told his side during the break. Push further forward? Play with more width? One thing which ios certain is that Milan have plenty of room for improvement.
    • 45+2' Cassano wriggles away from several challenges in the area and forces a save from Handanovic with Nocerino flashing the rebound wide. And that brings us to the end of the first half.
    • 44' Di Natale with a clever flick down the line for Torje but his partner is offside. Can we sneak in another goal before the break?
    • 42' The crowd have woken up thanks to Seedorf's effort but they will be expecting a much better performance from their side in the second half.
    • 41' Freekick on the edge of the area for Milan. Danilo foolishly brings down Cassano and Seedorf fires his effort against the Udinese post. Wonderful strike and inches away from his 60th goal for the home side.
    • 39' Milan need to play with some width to expose the back three of Udinese. At the moment they are dealing with all Milan have to offer.
    • 37' Appeals for handball on the edge of the area as Zambrotta breaks down the left but the referee is having none of it.
    • 36' Armero fires in a decent left footed drive from the edge of the area. Abbiati manages to beat the shot away.
    • 34' El Shaarawy pings a delightful ball across the area but Acquilani can't control the pace. Better though from the home side.
    • 33' 33 minutes in and Handanovic still hasn't had to make a save. Udinese currently look more like the home side.
    • 32' Udinese are easily getting men behind the ball and Milan are failing to break down the wall of black and white. Easy stuff for the away side. Cassano cuts in from the left again but his effort is blocked again.
    • 30' Milan are heading towards back to back league defeats for the first time in 18 months unless they start creating genuine chances.
    • 29' 1-0 UDINESE: An absolute howler for Abbiati. A routine cross spills out of his arms and Di Natale gratefully laps up the chance, composing himself to slot the away side ahead.
    • 27' Di Natale is becoming increasingly frustrated with the poor service whereas down the other end Van Bommel skies an effort into the stands.
    • 25' The game has fallen flat. Another stats for you- only once in the past 13 seasons have Milan failed to win their first two games of the season. So things must perk up soon.
    • 22' Cassano and co failing to trouble Udinese but the gifted Italian is hauled back and lands Domizzi in the book.
    • 21' Worrying times for Milan who are missing the focal point of Ibrahimovic at the top. The final ball continues to evade both sides.
    • 19' Udinese break but are impatient with the final ball. Milan manage to clear their lines and head straight up the over end. Pato seems to have pulled up attempting to turn his marker. Not what Milan need in their current injury crisis. El Shaarawy on in his place.
    • 17' A 1-0 defeat for Milan would see them slip down to 17th in the Serie A table and below managerless Inter.
    • 16' No real zip or zest from Milan yet. The pace is relatively slow and it's getting a bit scrappy as Zambrotta gets the first yellow for hacking down Torje.
    • 14' Freekick for the Rossoneri as the lively Acquiani is brought down. The ball is flighted in but evades everyone and goes out for a throw.
    • 13' Corner for the away side but it fails to beat the near post. Udinese get the ball back into the area and a great run by Asamoah nearly creates the first clear cut chance.
    • 12' Neither keeper has been forced into a save yet. Udinese desperately trying to get out of their own half by using the long balll. Milan need to get Pato more involved in the match.
    • 11' Udinese are extremely organised and find their shape as soon as they lose the ball. However Milan are on top with the majority of the possession.
    • 10' Here are the subs tonight. MILAN: Inzaghi, Amelia, Yepes, Taiwo, Emanuelson, El Shaarawy, Valoti /// UDINESE: Pinzi, Padelli, Abdi, Doubai, Eksstrand, Fabbrini, Neuton.
    • 8' Wonderful move and awareness from Pato. Cassano cuts in from the left, Pato steps over for Seedorf to shoot but his effort is cut out on the edge of the area.
    • 6' Pato chases down a ball over the top but is called back for pushing Danilo trying to turn.
    • 5' Nesta clears and the first corner of the night but Milan deal without trouble.
    • 4' Udinese looking to hit Milan on the break and find their prolific striker Di Natale but the move breaks down.
    • 3' Foul on Aquilani immediately. He'll be crucial in the middle of the park today.
    • 1' Game on! Udinese get us under way, playing from left to right.
    • 19:40 Milan need to pull out a performance similar to their Barcelona heroics to rectify their 3-1 defeat at Napoli last time out. It won't be easy at all, high riding Udinese are unbeaten in the last five league matches. They've won four and drawn one without conceding any in the last four.
    • 19:35 Here's a stat for you... In the last seven games played at the San Siro versus Udinese, Milan have scored 26 goals; an average of 3.7 per game.
    • 19:30 MILAN: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, T.Silva, Zambrotta; Nocerino, MVB, Seedorf; Aquilani; Cassano, Pato. /// UDINESE: Handanovic, Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi, Basta, Isla, Badu, Asamoah, Armero, Torje, Di Natale.
    • 19:25 Welcome to our coverage of AC Milan vs Udinese, as the champions search for their first victory of the season. Milan have only won once in their last five Serie A meetings with Udinese but are unbeaten at home in 2011 in the league, seven wins and four draws.
  • Summary

    • 74' Di Natale picks out Pinzi in Milan's area and the striker curls an effort against Milan's post with the ball rolling agonisignly close to crossing the line before Milan clear.
    • 63' 1-1: El Shaarawy scores his first girl in Milan colours and finally the Rossoneri find the breakthrough. On the right side of the box, he escapes his marker and perfectly places a shot inside the left hand post across goal to lift the gloom at the San Siro.
    • 41' Freekick on the edge of the area for Milan. Danilo foolishly brings down Cassano and Seedorf fires his effort against the Udinese post. Wonderful strike and inches away from his 60th goal for the home side.
    • 29' 1-0 UDINESE: An absolute howler for Abbiati. A routine cross spills out of his arms and Di Natale gratefully laps up the chance, composing himself to slot the away side ahead.
    • 19:30 MILAN: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, T.Silva, Zambrotta; Nocerino, MVB, Seedorf; Aquilani; Cassano, Pato. /// UDINESE: Handanovic, Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi, Basta, Isla, Badu, Asamoah, Armero, Torje, Di Natale.

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  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

  • Udinese

    Manager: Francesco Guidolin

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