AC Milan vs Udinese

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Witness the complete replay and thrilling highlights of AC Milan’s face-off against Udinese. This intense clash unfolds as part of the Italy Serie A 2023/2024 season, specifically on Matchday 11. The action kicks off at 19:45 GMT on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the prestigious Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan.

Guiding this intense encounter with unwavering authority is none other than the seasoned referee, Juan Luca Sacchi, ensuring the game’s fairness and excitement. Stay tuned for an unforgettable showdown in the world of Italian football.

AC Milan vs Udinese Full Match Reports

AC Milan suffered a second consecutive 1-0 home defeat, extending their streak of only one win in their last six contests across all competitions. They were outplayed by Udinese, a team struggling in the Serie A, who secured their first victory of the season after 11 attempts and their first under new manager Gabriele Cioffi.

The initial significant opportunity favored Udinese. Isaac Success initiated the play, sending Jordan Zemura sprinting down the wing. Although Zemura’s initial cut-back couldn’t find a teammate, Alessandro Florenzi inadvertently deflected the ball to Roberto Pereyra, who shot over from close range. Milan’s first genuine chance came in the form of a near-post header from Rade Krunić, but it went wide after Tijjani Reijnders’ corner.

Both teams generated half-chances in the middle of the first half. Zemura continued to be a constant threat, and his cross was headed over by Success. Milan’s goalkeeper, Marco Silvestri, was tested from long range by Davide Calabria. After the 30-minute mark, Milan began to take control. Wingers Rafael Leão and Yunus Musah attempted shots, with Leão finding Florenzi unmarked in the box. Florenzi executed an impressive turn but failed to make clean contact with the shot.

Early in the second half, Christian Kabasele couldn’t keep his effort down after a corner was flicked on to the back post. Substituted at half-time, Noah Okafor played in Reijnders, whose delicate chip rolled wide of the target after evading Silvestri. The pivotal moment of the match occurred around the 60-minute mark when Festy Ebosele was brought down in the Milan penalty area. Referee Juan Luca Sacchi determined that Yacine Adli had fouled the right-back, and following a VAR review, a penalty was awarded. Roberto Pereyra confidently converted the spot-kick, sending Milan’s goalkeeper Mike Maignan the wrong way for his first goal of the season. Udinese came close to extending their lead as Success’s header challenged Maignan from a well-executed corner.

In the late stages of the match, Milan pushed forward in search of an equalizer, with Leão often orchestrating the attacks. However, Udinese’s defense held firm. In the final moments, Olivier Giroud directed the ball towards the goal with his shoulder, but Silvestri managed to parry it away. The defeat puts more pressure on Milan’s manager Stefano Pioli as the Rossoneri lose ground to their city rivals, Inter. On the other hand, Udinese’s crucial three points at the San Siro provide some breathing space between them and the relegation zone. Under Cioffi’s management, they have earned five points from three matches.

Man of the Match: Jordan Zemura (Udinese).