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Inzaghi sets new mark in Milan success

Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.59CET
SC Heerenveen 1-3 AC Milan
Milan made a winning start to Group E on an evening when Filippo Inzaghi reclaimed the outright title of all-time leading UEFA competition goalscorer.
Inzaghi sets new mark in Milan success
Andriy Shevchenko (left) challenges Heerenveen's Mika Väyrynen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HeerenveenMilan

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
0
Corners6
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
10
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.59CET

Inzaghi sets new mark in Milan success

SC Heerenveen 1-3 AC Milan
Milan made a winning start to Group E on an evening when Filippo Inzaghi reclaimed the outright title of all-time leading UEFA competition goalscorer.

AC Milan made a winning start to UEFA Cup Group E on a night when Filippo Inzaghi reclaimed the outright title of all-time leading scorer in European club competition.

Record mark
Inzaghi helped create the opener when Heerenveen midfielder Calvin Jong-A-Pin turned the ball in under pressure from the forward and Gennaro Gattuso soon added a second. With 21 minutes left Inzaghi made it three to take his personal tally in UEFA competition to 64, one more than Raúl González, prior to a Danijel Pranjić consolation from the penalty spot.

Swift goals
Heerenveen started brightly and peppered the Milan box with crosses before Mika Väyrynen tested Dida from distance. But just when the Dutch side seemed to be on top, they fell behind as Kaká crossed from the left and Jong-A-Pin deflected the ball past Brian Vandenbussche with Inzaghi looking to get a touch. Soon it was 2-0. Kaká was again the supplier, playing in the ball for Gattuso to convert. Slowly Trond Sollied's men came back into the game as Tarik Elyounoussi and Goran Popov had chances.

Consolation
Heerenveen went even closer in the opening ten minutes of the second period, Pranjić and Gerald Sibon bringing saves out of Dida. But as in the first half, Carlo Ancelotti's Rossoneri soaked up the pressure before finding the net again themselves. Gattuso threaded a pass through the Heerenveen defence that set up Inzaghi to smash a shot past Vandenbussche. Inzaghi gave way to Pato, who forced Vandenbussche to tip his strike around the post, yet Heerenveen at least were rewarded with a late goal after Giuseppe Favalli fouled Paulo Henrique in the area and Pranjić slotted in the penalty. Milan welcome SC Braga on 6 November when Heerenveen go to VfL Wolfsburg.

Last updated: 24/10/08 14.00CET

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Lineups

heerenveen

Heerenveen

milan

Milan

25
VandenbusscheBrian Vandenbussche (GK)
1
DidaDida (GK)
20
PopovGoran Popov
Substitution60
15
ZambrottaGianluca Zambrotta
4
BreuerMichel Breuer (C)
25
BoneraDaniele Bonera
5
DingsdagMichael Dingsdag
77
AntoniniLuca Antonini
16
Jong-A-PinCalvin Jong-A-Pin
Goal19
19
FavalliGiuseppe Favalli
Yellow Card85
17
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
8
GattusoGennaro Gattuso (C)
Goal23
6
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
5
EmersonEmerson
10
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
Goal86
84
FlaminiMathieu Flamini
8
BeerensRoy Beerens
22
KakáKaká
Substitution78
35
SibonGerald Sibon
9
F. InzaghiFilippo Inzaghi
Goal69
Substitution72
13
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
Substitution60
76
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
SteppeKenny Steppe (GK)
12
KalacZeljko Kalac (GK)
2
KopicMilan Kopic
3
MaldiniPaolo Maldini
3
Bak NielsenKristian Bak Nielsen
7
PatoPato
Substitution72
12
Paulo HenriquePaulo Henrique
Substitution60
10
SeedorfClarence Seedorf
15
ŠvecMichal Švec
18
JankulovskiMarek Jankulovski
Substitution78
21
KalouBonaventure Kalou
Substitution60
23
AmbrosiniMassimo Ambrosini
31
SmárasonArnór Smárason
80
RonaldinhoRonaldinho
Substitution72

Coach

Trond Sollied (NOR) Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)

Referee

Julian Rodriguez Santiago (ESP)

Assistant referees

Antonio Artero Gallardo (ESP), José Maria Sanchez Santos (ESP)

Fourth official

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

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