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AC Milan beat Udinese to earn a precious win
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AC Milan beat Udinese to earn a precious win

Oct 19 2013, 8:28pm CDT | by IANS

Milan, Oct 20 (IANS) AC Milan beat Udinese 1-0 at home Saturday to earn a precious win in preparation for their Champions League match against Barcelona, Xinhua reported.

Milan, Oct 20 — AC Milan beat Udinese 1-0 at home Saturday to earn a precious win in preparation for their Champions League match against Barcelona, Xinhua reported. Valter Birsa scored the winner...

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AC Milan beat Udinese to earn a precious win

Oct 19 2013, 8:28pm CDT | by IANS

Milan, Oct 20 (IANS) AC Milan beat Udinese 1-0 at home Saturday to earn a precious win in preparation for their Champions League match against Barcelona, Xinhua reported.

Milan, Oct 20 — AC Milan beat Udinese 1-0 at home Saturday to earn a precious win in preparation for their Champions League match against Barcelona, Xinhua reported.

Valter Birsa scored the winner in the 22nd minute to award Milan the win which they needed in earnest. This is the second win for the Milan side in their recent six games.

Udinese struggled to create any clear goalscoring opportunities, the closest they went being Antonio Di Natale's 25-yard free-kick that was tipped onto the crossbar by Gabriel in the 64th minute.

With the win, Milan leapfrogged Udinese to the eighth place in the Serie A table.

AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his midfielders in helping improve the team's defence.

"The midfielders worked well, as did Robinho and Valter Birsa, while Riccardo Montolivo won back possession several times with smart interceptions," he said.

"Nigel De Jong has also learned how to play in front of the defence, whereas Montolivo played there in extraordinary fashion last season when Massimo Ambrosini was injured," he said.

"We played well in the first half but wasted a few too many counter-attack chances, but then we created more chances after the break and it was a deserved victory," he said.

The Milan boss hinted that this win could boost his team's morale prior to their Champions League match against Barcelona Tuesday. "The important thing was to win tonight. We'll need a perfect performance on Tuesday to get a result."

Udinese head coach Francesco Guidolin said he saw improvements in his side despite their loss at Milan.

"I believe we are a team who absolutely need to improve the quality of our away performances, as those have always been bad this season," he said.

"Having said that, in terms of determination, courage, going forward and confidence I think there were steps forward. Even if it wasn't sufficient to get a result, it was an improvement," he said.

"Milan are a strong side, certainly stronger than Udinese, although they had a few difficulties at the moment and will face Barcelona next week. An Udinese in good shape could' ve won here. As we are not as sharp as last season, we lost," he said.

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Udinese v Cesena – Preview: Zebrette hope to maintain top form

Oct 3 2014 1:03am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Udinese welcome Cesena to the Stadio Friuli on Sunday afternoon in Serie A. Andrea Stramaccioni’s side will go for a fourth straight victory against the Cavallucci Marini, who have picked up only one win thus far in Serie A. Previous meetings of the two squads have been very one-sided, with Udinese coming away with four wins in all meetings, impressively outscoring their opponents nine to one. Cesena started this season positively with a win against Parm ...
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Udinese and Di Natale in mourning

Oct 1 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: Football Italia

Udinese have joined Antonio Di Natale in mourning after his father passed away last nigh ...
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Udinese forward pair both serious doubts for Parma clash

Sep 29 2014 7:32am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Udinese forwards Antonio Di Natale and Luis Muriel are both serious doubts for their match against Parma on Monday evening. The pair both picked up knocks against Lazio on Thursday, and are to be assessed with just hours to go until the fixture at the Stadio Communale Friuli. Last week’s sole goalscorer Cyril Thereau would lead the line in the case of injuries, with Bruno Fernandes playing in a supportive role, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. The Zebrette h ...
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Udinese move into 3rd with 1-0 win over Lazio

Sep 25 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ROME — Udinese moved into third place in the Serie A with a 1-0 win at Lazio on Thursday. Forward Cyril Thereau scored in the 26th minute for the visitors, slotting in from the centre of the area between two defenders at the Stadio Olimpico. The victory placed Udinese within three points of Italian leaders Juventus and Roma, who won their fourth consecutive matches on Wednesday. Lazio is 15th. Still seeking his first goal of the se ...
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Udinese move into 3rd with 1-0 win over Lazio

Sep 25 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ROME — Udinese moved into third place in the Serie A with a 1-0 win at Lazio on Thursday. Forward Cyril Thereau scored in the 26th minute for the visitors, slotting in from the centre of the area between two defenders at the Stadio Olimpico. The victory placed Udinese within three points of Italian leaders Juventus and Roma, who won their fourth consecutive matches on Wednesday. Lazio is 15th. Still seeking his first goal of the season, veteran Miroslav Klos ...
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Stramaccioni: Udinese will be facing a tough Lazio side in Rome

Sep 24 2014 10:18am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Udinese boss Andrea Stramaccioni understands the challenge that lies ahead of his team in their upcoming away match against Lazio but believes the visitors will still be able to impose their game in Rome. The Zebrette will be heading to the Stadio Olimpico to take on the Biancocelesti on Thursday and the tactician has revealed that he will have his squad focus on their defence a bit more as he fee ...
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Line-ups: Udinese-Napoli

Sep 21 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Football Italia

Napoli got back on track against Sparta Prague, but the pressure is piling on against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese. ...
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5 weeks ago

Line-ups: Juventus-Udinese

Sep 13 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: Football Italia

Juventus reshuffle against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese, but Carlos Tevez is risked from the start despite an in ...
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5 weeks ago

Serie A Previews: Juve's Di Natale test

Sep 13 2014 3:02am CDT | Source: Football Italia

Today Roma visit Empoli and Juventus host Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese, while Fiorentina-Genoa and Parma-Milan are intriguing ties. ...
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7 weeks ago

Udinese Move For Lokeren Star

Sep 1 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Udinese are looking to secure the signature of Belgian midfielder Nill De Pauw from Lokeren before the close of the transfer window. The 24-year-old has been a target of the Zebrette for some time, and seems set to sign for Andrea Stramaccioni’s side on a permanent basis for a yet undisclosed fee. DH.be, a Belgian news site, report that the two clubs are likely to finalise a deal for De Pauw in the ru ...
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