Match Review: AC Milan vs Udinese
Nikolai Kalinic’s brace gave Milan a hard fought victory over Udinese
Horror show in the defense was watered by Kalinic’s brace as Milan cut out major frustration.
Boosted by a great night in the Europa league with their return to European football in which they won 5-1 at Vienna, same of such display was expected at home to Udinese but their opponents provided severe test.
Milan came into this game onset of a defeat against Lazio which snapped the elevator of their high start. Lazio brought out their ruthlessness shattering the defense lead by club captain Leonardo Bonucci and scoring four. There was an urge to rectify errors which they did unconvincingly against Udinese on Saturday.
However, Milan went up in front as usual through Nicolai Kalinic’s goal on the 20th minute mark. Now turning to be a brilliant acquisition in the squad, the Turkish Hakan Chanaloglu masterminded the opening goal. His cross found Kalinic who rose high then anyone contacting brilliantly for the finish. The Udinese goalkeeper had no chance to pary it away.
Defensive scrutiny arrived after that after Lasanga found himself in acres of space, also unmarked. He went on to score eight minutes after going down. At that moment, Bonucci and Zappata were not at their correct position. They were deserted by Lasanga’s cleverness.
Andre Silva was given a timely rest after his unforgettable show in European return against Austria Vienna in the midweek, scoring a hat trick as a reward of his hardwork. But his absent was little felt as Kalinic made up his vacancy. He stroke again for his second minutes after Lassong’s
equiliser with another superb finish.
Second half didn’t produce goals but frustrations. Milan supporters were left dejected with their club failing to score more, squandering descent enough chances into the sky. At last it was enough for Kalinic’s brace to give Milan the last smile.