AC Milan beat Udinese in opening day thriller

AC Milan get their title defence underway against Udinese.

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AC Milan got their title defence off to a great start as they beat Udinese 4-2 in a thriller at the Stadio San Siro on Saturday afternoon.

Udinese took an early lead through Rodrigo Becao but Theo Hernadez soon equalised from the spot. Ante Rebic quickly put Milan ahead but it was 2-2 at the break after Adam Masina’s goal.

Brahim Diaz made it 3-2 at the very beginning of the half and then Rebic got his second for Milan in the 68th minute to give the Rossoneri some control.

Shock Udinese lead but AC Milan fight back

It was not in the script for the Friulians to take the lead inside two minutes but they did when Becao headed in from a corner.

Brandon Soppy was then adjudged to have brought Davide Calabria down in the box and Hernandez made it 1-1 after 12 minutes.

It took just three minutes for Rebic to finish off a very slick Milan move and then it seemed the champions were in their stride.

On the stroke of half time though, Masina’s strike made it 2-2 and Udinese were right back in the mix.

It wasn’t to last though as just 45 seconds into the second half, Diaz got a well-deserved goal as he stabbed home after a defensive mix-up at the far post.

The points were then secured when Rebic got his second of the match with just over 20 minutes left to play.

Milan head to the top of the table for the time being and they will hope to build on this win away at Atalanta next weekend.

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