An end to the first period as crazy as decisive. This is what we must remember in particular from this clash between Udinese and AC Milan, won by the Friuli club (2-1), this Saturday, on behalf of the 27th day of Serie A. Quickly, the locals took the lead thanks to Roberto Pereyra (9th) against a Milanese team which remained on two games without success in the league before kick-off. Just before the break, Rafael Leao was awarded a penalty after VAR intervention for a handball in the box. If Zlatan Ibrahimovic, holder at the expense of Olivier Giroud, saw Silvestri repel his attempt, the VAR again did his thing for Udine by redoing the penalty shot because of a player who entered the box too quickly. The perfect opportunity for the former PSG to equalize (45th + 4) and become the oldest scorer in the history of Serie A.
But in the process, the men of Andrea Sottil, expelled for having too strongly contested the decision to withdraw the Milan penalty, took control of this part thanks to Beto, at fault a few seconds earlier (45th + 6). During the second act, the Rossoneri failed to catch up, despite a few attempts like that of Rade Krunić (84th), and even sank by naively conceding a third goal, signed Kingsley Ehizibue (70th). Florian Thauvin’s Udinese (entered the game for the last quarter of an hour), who had not won at home since September 18, 2022, have a 4th match without defeat in the Italian championship and temporarily rise to 9th place . AC Milan confirms its bad run and could be ejected from the Top 4 this weekend. We will have to do much better not to leave with a knockout from Naples, an opponent that Milan will face 3 times in the space of 3 weeks with the Champions League, after the break.
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