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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 in...

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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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Lady Cassano attacks Christian Vieri and Inter coach Mazzarri

Nov 4 2014 1:25am CST | Source: forzitalianfootball

Carolina Marcialis, wife of Parma footballer Antonio Cassano, has taken to social media to express her disgust at Christian Vieri and current Inter coach Walter Mazzarri. The attacks follow a Facebook post on journalist Gabriele Parpiglia’s wall regarding the demeanour of Silvia Pazzini and Benedetta Balleggi [respective partners of Giampaolo Pazzini and Luca Antonini] who have sparked controversy over statements regarding AC ...
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7 weeks ago

Sampdoria defeats Fiorentina, move to 3rd

Nov 2 2014 10:16am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILAN, Italy — Sampdoria moved back into third place with a hard-fought 3-1 win at home to Fiorentina as the visiting side missed a penalty, while Udinese lost 4-2 to Genoa in Serie A on Sunday. Sergio Romero saved Gonzalo Rodriguez’s penalty after Angelo Palombo had converted a spot kick for Sampdoria. Luca Rizzo scored his first Serie A goal to make it 2-0 and, although Stefan Savic got one back just ...
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7 weeks ago

Sampdoria defeats Fiorentina, move to 3rd

Nov 2 2014 10:16am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILAN, Italy — Sampdoria moved back into third place with a hard-fought 3-1 win at home to Fiorentina as the visiting side missed a penalty, while Udinese lost 4-2 to Genoa in Serie A on Sunday. Sergio Romero saved Gonzalo Rodriguez’s penalty after Angelo Palombo had converted a spot kick for Sampdoria. Luca Rizzo scored his first Serie A goal for 2-0 and, although Stefan Savic got one back just before halftime, Eder secured the points for Sampdoria with a stunn ...
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7 weeks ago

Sampdoria defeats Fiorentina, move to 3rd

Nov 2 2014 10:16am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILAN, Italy — Sampdoria moved back into third place with a hard-fought 3-1 win at home to Fiorentina as the visiting side missed a penalty, while Udinese lost 4-2 to Genoa in Serie A on Sunday. Sergio Romero saved Gonzalo Rodriguez’s penalty after Angelo Palombo had converted a spot kick for Sampdoria. Luca Rizzo scored his first Serie A goal for 2-0 and, although Stefan Savic got one back just before halftime, Eder secured the points for Sampdoria with a stunning solo effort. Udinese capta ...
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7 weeks ago

Sampdoria defeats Fiorentina, move to 3rd

Nov 2 2014 10:16am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILAN, Italy — Sampdoria moved back into third place with a hard-fought 3-1 win at home to Fiorentina as the visiting side missed a penalty, while Udinese lost 4-2 to Genoa in Serie A on Sunday. Sergio Romero saved Gonzalo Rodriguez’s penalty after Angelo Palombo had converted a spot kick for Sampdoria. Luca Rizzo scored his first Serie A goal to make it 2-0 and, although Stefan Savic got one back just before halftime, E ...
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7 weeks ago

Stramaccioni: Udinese must avoid mistakes

Oct 29 2014 6:07pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Udinese coach Andrea Stramaccioni lamented the mistakes that cost his side in their 3-0 defeat to Fiorentina in Serie A. Khouma Babacar bagged two goals as Udinese struggled to make an impact at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. “We played a good first half and had two incredible opportunities,” the ex-Inter coach told Radio Rai. “We have taken steps forward in terms of personality, but against the big teams we must avoid ...
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7 weeks ago

Serie A 2014-2015 Round 8

Oct 29 2014 4:11pm CDT | Source: soccer-europe.com

26 October 2014 SAMPDORIA 0 ROMA 0 Attendance : 23,548 Assists : n/a CHIEVO 1 (Zukanovic 36) GENOA 2 (Matri 72, Pinilla 84) Zukanovic got Chievo's new coach, there's no point in listing his name because no one really cares, off to a great start when he tapped in Birsa's free kick. Antonelli headed a fantastic cross to the back post for Matri's equaliser. Radovanovic was sent off for going through Bertolacci but bottler Pinilla missed the penalty however ...
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7 weeks ago

Official Line-Ups: Fiorentina v Udinese

Oct 29 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Fiorentina will play host to high flying Udinese at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Wednesday night in Serie A action. Mario Gomez and David Pizarro return for the Viola, but the German starts from the bench while the Chilean is in the starting lineup. Luis Muriel partners Antonio Di Natale in attack for the Zebrette as they look to build on their impressive third place position in the standings. Fiorentina (4-3-1-2): Neto; Alonso, Basanta, Savic, Pasqual; B. Valero, Pizarro, Kurti ...
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8 weeks ago

Italian Paper Talk: Ruthless Juventus Re-Open Gap With AS Roma

Oct 27 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

 Bianconeri secure win over Palermo to move three points clear... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Juventus defeat Palermo on Sunday to take advantage of Roma's slip up and extend their lead at the top.  Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.- Juve, 1, 2, +3, Bianconeri ruthless against Palermo and re-open gap with Roma. Victory over Palermo ensures the champions take full advant ...
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8 weeks ago

Serie A Week 8: Did You Know?

Oct 26 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Football Italia

Gonzalo Higuain goes from one hat-trick to another, Roma's unusual 0-0 and another Antonio Di Natale record in Susy Campan ...
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