Udinese Stuns AC Milan on Their Home Turf

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November 4, 2023

🤩 Udinese Secures Valuable Victory

Udinese managed to snatch a crucial win from AC Milan, winning 1-0 in the match held on Saturday evening at the San Siro Stadium, as part of the 11th round of the Italian Serie A. Roberto Pereira, the captain of Udinese, scored the only goal of the match from a penalty kick in the 63rd minute.

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🔝 Milan Remains Third

Milan’s point total remains at 22, securing their third-place position in the league standings. Meanwhile, Udinese increased their points to 10, placing them in 16th place.

⚽ First Half Opportunities

After 18 minutes, Udinese had a golden opportunity with a counter-attack that ended with a cross from Zimora that passed in front of the goal without further action.

From a Milan corner kick, Krunić aimed for the goal with a header, but his effort missed the target.

Milan’s right-back Calabria unleashed a powerful shot from outside the box, but Udinese’s goalkeeper, Silvestri, made an excellent save.

The most notable attempt in the first half came in the 34th minute when Yunus Musa advanced and struck a powerful shot, but Silvestri managed to save it.

Floréntzi missed a clear opportunity in the 38th minute when he found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but the ball slipped away, and Silvestri quickly seized it.

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🔄 Second Half Changes

At the start of the second half, Milan’s coach, Stefano Pioli, made substitutions, replacing Jović and Krunić with Okafur and Adli.

Rijnders came close to giving Milan the lead with a long ball that he received deep in Udinese’s defense. However, he shot the ball over the goalkeeper just as he came out of his box, and it went wide of the post.

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In the 60th minute, Yabusele won a penalty after a collision with Yassine Adli. After VAR confirmation, Pereira scored Udinese’s leading goal with a shot to the left corner of the goalkeeper’s net.

🧤 Goalkeeper Heroics

After a corner kick in the 69th minute by Sámarzitz, Socksich met it with a header, but Maýnan made an exceptional save.

Silvestri once again saved his goal from a clear scoring opportunity in the 90th minute. After a precise cross from Liáo that Gíró deflected with his shoulder towards the goal, the goalkeeper managed to push it over the crossbar with one hand.

In the 90+2 minute, substitute Okafur attempted to dribble in the six-yard box instead of shooting, but Udinese’s defense intervened quickly, thwarting a certain goal for Milan.

Silvestri came to the rescue once more, preventing another goal with a spectacular save after a flying shot from Florentzi. He deflected it to a corner just moments before the final whistle, securing the victory for the visitors.

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📚 Summary

Udinese secured a crucial away victory against AC Milan in a hard-fought match. The match’s lone goal was scored by Roberto Pereira from a penalty kick in the 63rd minute. Milan’s third-place position in the Serie A standings remains unchanged, while Udinese’s points increased, providing them with some much-needed momentum.

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