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Milan Escape Thriller At San Siro

AC MilanAc Milan still keep their distance from fellow Scudetto contenders this weekend after surviving a thrilling game against their effective and sharp opponents, Udinese, that amazingly managed to score four goals at San Siro although Milan did score the same amount.

Playing without pretty much half of their regular starter especially in midfield and defense, the Rossoneri were pretty much in trouble by Udinese that were playing a very effective attack using their fast counter attack.

Having more man in the midfield, Udinese did very well to keep troubling Milan each time the home side’s attack failed to convert their chances, despite the match going into an even stage, the away team did get a little bit lucky as they scored the opener through Antonio Di Natale, who capitalized from Gokhan Inler’s shot the rebound of Marco Amelia’s bar. The away team’s goal stunned the home team that pushed forward more in search of the equalizer which they finally get right before the first half ended after Alexandre Pato tapped in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s low drive in the penalty area.

Going into the second half, the home team are actually taking control of the game as their high pressure attacking football earned them few excellent goal scoring chances that Milan strikers’ failed to convert especially from Robinho. Just as the Rossoneri are getting comfortable in the attack, Udinese managed to squeeze a goal out of nowhere when Alexis Sanchez successfully beaten Danielle Bonera at the near post.

The match gets more interesting as Milan uncharacteristically left a very big hole at the back as they poured forward even more looking for another way back into the game, however it was the away team that surprisingly got their their third one through Di Natale’s fine solo run from the counter attack. As one things looked bleaked for the Rossoneri, Massimiliano Allegri send out Antonio Cassano and turned the tactic into a 4-2-3-1 system fielding all four of their fantastic attacking talent which take a pretty immidiate impact as soon after that, the league leader did managed to pull a goal back through Benatia’s own goal.

Milan’s second goal, fired up the home team’s spirit as they keeps on pouring forward in search of the equalizer and finally got what they deserved after Alexandre Pato bagged his second goal in the game with an assist from Antonio Cassano. However, the fun isn’t over yet as in the last few minutes before the final whistle was blown, both team each scored another goals that ensured the match ended with an entertaining 4-4 draw as Ibrahimovic saved the day for the home team that in terms of chances should probably won the game.

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