The match between Milan and Udinese at the San Siro was exciting, full os turnarounds and crucial for the reaction of the Rossoneri in the Italian League. The 3-2 victory over the visitors, with the winner scored at 90+3, reflected a focused team, who knew how to suffer but also had the strength to react and fight for the 3 points.
Goalkeeper Donnarumma and striker Rebic were the highlights of the match for the hosts.
Early in the match, with only 6 minutes of the game, Udinese came out ahead on the scoring through Larsen, after a bizarre mistake by Donnarumma. The Rossoneri keeper went out to try to dispute the ball with striker Lasagna, but he only hit the player as the ball was left for the unmarked number 19 to shot from outside the area to the empty net.
The home team was only able to star the reaction at the beginning of the second half. The first dangerous chance happened at the 47th minute, with Castillejo. One minute later, following a good play from Conti, Rebic showed up in the box to slot home and equalize the match. 1-1.
AC Milan’s comeback came at the 71st minute when defender Theo Hernandez took advantage of a corner kick. He got the ball outside the box and scored a beautiful goal.
After being directly responsible for Udinese’s first goal, Donnarumma redeemed himself and pulled off four saves that were crucial for the hosts’ win. However, the defenses were not enough to stop the visitors from scoring their second goal, with only 5 minutes to be played.
With a short time left, Rebic stepped up to become AC Milan’s hero. In an individual play, with a lot of technique and a spirit of never giving up, he managed to find the third goal that gave final numbers to the game.
Milan got their second victory in a row in the Italian Serie A and are now approaching the dream of fighting for a place in next season’s Europa League, once they are only 2 points away from the 6th place. Udinese is in the 14th position, with 24 points.
For the next matchday, the Bianconeri will face Parma away, on Sunday. The Rossoneri will play on Friday, against Brescia, also away. After that, the team from Milan has an important match for the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia against Torino.