Saturday February 11, 2012 Day 23 Finished Stadio Friuli

Udinese 1 - 2 AC Milan

  • Di Natale 19’
  • López 77’
  • El Shaarawy 85’

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  1. Leaders Milan hit back to sink Udinese

    Leaders Milan hit back to sink Udinese

    Milan scored twice in the second period to complete a 2-1 win over Serie A title rivals Udinese at the Stadio Friuli. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Udinese
    • AC Milan
    • 90+4' There goes the final whistle! A 2-1 win for Milan. They hit back to grab three vital points.
    • 89' We are into four minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Udinese try to force the ball into net as Abdi forces Amelia to make a fine save from his swerving volley.
    • 87' Milan all set to hit top spot in Serie A with this win. They will move two points clear of Juventus, who have a couple of games in hand.
    • 86' A booking for Abdi for taking out El Shaarawy as Milan broke up the park.
    • 85' Torje comes on for Pazienza. Udinese in need of some real inspiration to avoid defeat.
    • 84' Bonero replaces Robinho for the visiting team.
    • 83' The game has really come to life. Udinese could be ahead, but somehow trail. A fine line between winning and losing.
    • 82' GOAL! Just like the first goal! Milan break to the other end after almost falling behind to move 2-1 ahead. El Shaarawy tucks the ball home from Maxi Lopez's cross. What a change in a match.
    • 81' Armero involved again seconds later as Amelia dives to make a fine diving stop. Almost a 2-1 lead for the home side.
    • 80' And there is a needless booking for Armero for booting the ball away.
    • 79' Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri trying to encourage his side to get forward for one last push.
    • 78' Silva goes into the book for a late tackle on Flores. Referee called that one spot on.
    • 77' Lopez heads over the bar from Mesbah's delivery. Suddenly Milan can smell the equaliser.
    • 76' Another glorious chance for Milan! Danilo has to clear off his line from Robinho's chip. Excellent defending with El Shaarway causing havoc in the area.
    • 75' GOAL! Milan level at 1-1 as Maxi Lopez forces the ball home from close range. Handanovic could not hold the cross and the subs nets.
    • 74' Danilo sees an effort tipped wide by Amelia! Super save. Had to make that stop.
    • 73' Flores has replaced Di Natale for Udinese.
    • 72' Maxi Lopez replaces Nocerino for Milan.
    • 71' Another fine break by Udinese! Domizzi sees a shot tipped wide by Amelia in the Milan goal.
    • 70' Armero takes out Ambrosini with a late one. Milan finding this a struggle.
    • 69' Udinese with 11 men behind the ball as Milan collect at the halfway line.
    • 68' A corner for Udinese. Abdi with the delivery. Daniol guilty of a push on Mexes. Free-kick to Milan.
    • 67' Ambrosini hammers a shot at goal. Never got hold of it as the ball spins wide of the target.
    • 66' Udinese have not shared the points in their last six games: three home wins alternated by three away defeats.
    • 65' Milan continue to binge on over 61 percent of possession, but Udinese look as likely to grab the opening goal.
    • 64' A powerful run by Armero, but that is a superb run by Abate to cover the dangers. Had to get his challenge right as the Udinese attacker sped forward.
    • 63' Seedorf plays the corner short, but his delivery flies over the box.
    • 62' El Shaaraway knocks the ball off a home shirt as Milan win their latest corner of the evening.
    • 61' Armero playing a cute counter attacking game in soaking up Milan's forays forward before using the pace of Armero to break.
    • 60' Armero looked set for number two from Di Natale's cross, but Mexes got back to make the clearance. A vital clearance.
    • 59' So the change is made by the home team as Giovanni Pasquale takes over for the injured Isla.
    • 58' Isla has been carried up the tunnel. That is a sorry sight. Udinese will need to regroup here. A change has to be made. Meanwhile, Milan continue moving forward.
    • 57' A bit of a delay in the match with Isla needing the stretcher.
    • 56' Ambrosini on the charge. He is fouled by Isla, who has hurt himself making the challenge.
    • 55' Seedorf and Isla collide going for the same ball. Udinese get the decision before Handanovic launches it long down the park.
    • 54' Mexes is late on Armero as he burst out of his own box. Milan really pushing up the park.
    • 53' Not exactly a full house in for this one on a freezing night, but Udinese are certainly inching towards a the three points unless Milan can find some magic.
    • 52' Mexes complaining that he being pushed in the box as the cross came in. Another Milan move peters out with little joy.
    • 51' Benatia knocks the ball behind his own goal. And Milan have a corner here.
    • 50' Di Natale unhappy with the tackle on him by Silva. Only one booking so far with Ambrosini in the book.
    • 49' Looked like a corner, but the decision goes in favour of Udinese.
    • 48' Emanuelson thumps an effort at goal. Ball breaks off Domizzi before flying behind the goal. Goalkick to the home side.
    • 47' The visiting on the front foot at the outset of this second half, but Udinese are proving a tough lot to break down.
    • 46' Milan get the second period off and running.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for the break. Udinese hold a 1-0 lead.
    • 44' We are into two minutes of time added on.
    • 43' Super tackle at the other end by Danilo to deprive El Shaaraway of a certain second goal. Udinese survive that moment.
    • 42' Armero tries to race clear on goal, but Domizzi has been penalised for a high boot.
    • 41' Juventus top of Serie A at the moment, but they would only be a point clear of Milan and Udinese if this result stays the same.
    • 40' Abate trying to go beyond Armero. Has no success as the home side are awarded a goalkick.
    • 39' Mexes drills a shot at goal, but an easy take for Handanovic in the Udinese goal.
    • 38' Robinho trying to get a move going but his pass through the middle is cut out by Pazienza.
    • 37' Milan with an enormous 59 percent of possession, but no goals to show for their supremacy in keeping the ball.
    • 36' Mesbah sees his shot from outside of the blocked before Isla is brought down by Silva.
    • 35' Seedorf goes for goal. Shot with his left foot is kept out by Handanovic. Decent delivery by Abate.
    • 34' Robinho brought down by Domizzi. Milan awarded a free-kick.
    • 33' Chance for Di Natale! Picks up the ball out wide. Slams a shot wide of the goal. Milan living dangerously.
    • 32' Seedorf wheels in a free-kick. Plenty of pace on the delivery, but no takers in the middle. Udinese continue to lead 1-0.
    • 31' Udinese have conceded just five goals at the Friuli, though they have shipped one in each of their last three home games.
    • 30' So Milan not exactly loving life without Ibrahimovic so far. All a bit of a struggle.
    • 29' Di Natale on the charge for Udinese. Dinks the ball into the middle of the area. Collected by Amelia in the Milan goal.
    • 28' Di Natale throws over the corner, but Domizzi heads over the bar. Goalkick to Milan.
    • 27' Domizzi tries his luck from the edge of the box as the shot deflects wide for another corner to the home team.
    • 26' Isla knocks the ball off Ambrosini, and the home side have a corner kick here.
    • 25' Isla taken out of the game late by a crude challenge. Abate lucky to escape a booking for that one.
    • 24' Milan keeping the ball as Mesbah is tracked by Basta.
    • 23' Milan looking for this equaliser. Basta fouled by Ambrosini, who is booked for that challenge as Udinese tried to break.
    • 22' Current Serie A top-scorer Antonio Di Natale (17 goals) has found the net in six of his last seven appearances against AC Milan in the league.
    • 21' Isla cuts a dash through the Milan defence, but the finish is straight at Amelia who saves with some ease.
    • 20' Basta heading off the pitch for some treatment. Di Natale knocks the ball back to the Milan defenders.
    • 19' Basta is down on the deck after taking a late one from Mesbah in the air.
    • 18' Ball deflected off Silva for the goal. Not much the defender could do about that.
    • 17' GOAL! Di Natale scores for Udinese. A fine finish. Deflects off a Milan boot before flying beyond Amelia. Lovely one-two with Fernandes.
    • 16' Not too much urgency from either side at the moment as Robinho finds himself tackled by Benatia.
    • 15' Udinese are unbeaten in their last three meetings against the rossoneri at the Friuli (two wins and a draw).
    • 14' Di Natale's corner is picked up by Isla who fires a shot a few yards over the bar from the edge of the area.
    • 13' Di Natale with the delivery from the corner before Udinese win another corner seconds later.
    • 12' Decent and cross by Isla. Cut out and Udinese have their first corner of the match.
    • 11' Milan happy to keep the ball at the back with Silva and Mexes exchanging passes.
    • 10' Pazienza back to make a vital interception from El Shaarawy's cross. Milan looking for the opener, but Seedorf's corner is easily cut out.
    • 9' Another cool piece of play by Domizzi to chest the ball back to Handanovic in the home goal.
    • 8' Milan's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic begins his three-match ban after being sent off in the 0-0 draw with Napoli last weekend, with Mark van Bommel also suspended. Chance for Robinho to shine this evening.
    • 7' Robinho dinks the ball into the middle of the box, but Domizzi is there to head clear. Pitch looks in remarkably neat condition.
    • 6' Abdi goes for goal from distance, but succeeds in dragging his shot well wide of goal. Goalkick to Milan.
    • 5' Basta needing a spot of treatment after taking a sore one on the fall in challenging Mesbah.
    • 4' Teams for you: Udinese: Handanovic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Isla, Pazienza, Fernandes, Armero; Abdi; Di Natale////Milan: Amelia; Abate, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Mesbah; Emanuelson, Ambrosini, Nocerino; Seedorf; El Shaarawy, Robinho
    • 3' Early corner for the home side after a nice piece of play by Armero out wide. Closed down by Abate, but the corner from Di Natale is easily held by Amelia.
    • 2' The last three Serie A meetings between AC Milan and Udinese have ended as draws.
    • 1' Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Udinese v Milan from Serie A. We are off and running in this one.
  • Summary

    • 82' GOAL! Just like the first goal! Milan break to the other end after almost falling behind to move 2-1 ahead. El Shaarawy tucks the ball home from Maxi Lopez's cross. What a change in a match.
    • 81' Armero involved again seconds later as Amelia dives to make a fine diving stop. Almost a 2-1 lead for the home side.
    • 77' Lopez heads over the bar from Mesbah's delivery. Suddenly Milan can smell the equaliser.
    • 76' Another glorious chance for Milan! Danilo has to clear off his line from Robinho's chip. Excellent defending with El Shaarway causing havoc in the area.
    • 75' GOAL! Milan level at 1-1 as Maxi Lopez forces the ball home from close range. Handanovic could not hold the cross and the subs nets.
    • 74' Danilo sees an effort tipped wide by Amelia! Super save. Had to make that stop.
    • 71' Another fine break by Udinese! Domizzi sees a shot tipped wide by Amelia in the Milan goal.
    • 60' Armero looked set for number two from Di Natale's cross, but Mexes got back to make the clearance. A vital clearance.
    • 33' Chance for Di Natale! Picks up the ball out wide. Slams a shot wide of the goal. Milan living dangerously.
    • 17' GOAL! Di Natale scores for Udinese. A fine finish. Deflects off a Milan boot before flying beyond Amelia. Lovely one-two with Fernandes.
    • 4' Teams for you: Udinese: Handanovic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Isla, Pazienza, Fernandes, Armero; Abdi; Di Natale////Milan: Amelia; Abate, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Mesbah; Emanuelson, Ambrosini, Nocerino; Seedorf; El Shaarawy, Robinho

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  • Udinese

    Manager: Francesco Guidolin

  • AC Milan

    Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

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