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Di Natale heaps further misery on Milan

Published: Saturday 8 March 2014, 23.11CET
Antonio Di Natale's 185th top-flight goal settled matters as Udinese Calcio consigned AC Milan to back-to-back Serie A defeats for the first time this season.
Di Natale heaps further misery on Milan
Match winner Antonio Di Natale celebrates Udinese's victory against Milan ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 8 March 2014, 23.11CET

Di Natale heaps further misery on Milan

Antonio Di Natale's 185th top-flight goal settled matters as Udinese Calcio consigned AC Milan to back-to-back Serie A defeats for the first time this season.

Veteran striker Antonio Di Natale scored the only goal of the game as Udinese Calcio overcame AC Milan at the Stadio Friuli.

The 36-year-old struck midway through the second half, tucking in his 185th Serie A goal from close range after a neat team move and a rapid exchange of passes between Roberto Pereyra and Bruno Fernandes. The tap-in moved Di Natale above Gabriel Batistuta into tenth on Serie A's all-time scorers' list.

Overall, Milan had the better of the chances, but 17-year-old Simone Scuffet proved indomitable in goal for the Zebrette, making a fine one-handed save from Giampaolo Pazzini and twice denying Robinho, including a terrific reaction stop from the Brazilian international's glancing header. 

It was Milan's tenth loss this term and the first time this season they have suffered back-to-back defeats in the league, but that Di Natale was responsible for both statistics was far from surprising – the prolific frontman clearly relishes playing Milan, having now netted 12 goals against them in his career.

Elsewhere, Gonzalo Bergessio's glancing header cancelled out Matias Vecino's effort as 19th-placed Calcio Catania earned a point against Cagliari Calcio, who had Danilo Avelar dismissed for collecting two yellow cards.

Last updated: 09/03/14 18.13CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

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Last updated: 08/03/2014 22:42 CET

08/03/2014

CataniaCatania2-1CagliariCagliari

Lodi 62, Bergessio 62

Vecino 53

Venue: Catania

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UdineseUdinese1-0MilanMilan

Di Natale 67

Venue: Udine

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Last updated: 08/03/2014 22:42 CET

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