After the disappointment in the Champions League against Chelsea, Milan travelled away from home to face Hellas Verona and managed to take all three points, keeping themselves close to Napoli in the standings and especially after the 0-0 draw between Udinese and Lazio which allowed the Rossoneri to jump in third place.
There weren’t many changes in the starting XI for Pioli with the most notable one being Yacine Adli picking up his first start since joining the club, pushing Brahim Diaz to play on the right instead of down the middle. Ismael Bennacer also got a rest as he sat on the bench allowing Rade Krunic to slot in the middle with Sandro Tonali. Here are three things we learned… Read more… »
AC Milan began their Italian Serie A title defense with a win after they came from behind to see off Udinese at home in a game played last weekend. Milan and Udinese on the opening weekend of the new Italian Serie A season. AC Milan are the new champions in the Italian top flight after they won the league title for the first time in a little over a decade ahead of city rivals Inter Milan. Inter Milan were the Italian Serie A champions before they were dethroned by AC Milan at the end of last season.
Milan were heavy favourites for the home game with Udinese on Saturday, but things go as planned after the visitors took the lead. It took Udinese just two minutes to score the first goal of the game courtesy Brazilian defender Rodrigo Becao. Milan were behind for just nine minutes before they were given a lifelinevia a penalty. Frenchman Brandon Soppy was adjudged to have fouled Davide Calabria in the Udinese box and Theo Hernandez scored the resulting penalty to level proceedings. Read more… »