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AC Milan secured their first win in five matches with a narrow 1-0 victory over ACF Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Theo Hernandez scored the only goal of the game in the 8th minute with a powerful strike from outside the box.

AC Milan Dominates Possession

AC Milan dominated possession throughout the match and created numerous chances to score. However, they were wasteful in front of goal and were nearly punished by Fiorentina's counter-attacks.

Fiorentina Threatens AC Milan

Fiorentina had a few chances of their own, but they were unable to find the back of the net. Their best chance came in the 72nd minute when Riccardo Sottil curled a free-kick just wide of the post.

Hernandez's Goal the Difference

Hernandez's goal proved to be the difference between the two sides. AC Milan managed to hold on to their lead despite Fiorentina's late pressure.

Significance of the Win

The win was significant for AC Milan as it ended their four-match winless streak and moved them up to third place in Serie A. For ACF Fiorentina, the loss was their second in a row and left them in eighth place.

Looking Ahead

AC Milan will next face Salernitana in Serie A on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. ACF Fiorentina will next face Sampdoria in Serie A on Saturday, November 25, 2023.

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AC Milan's hopes of retaining their Serie A title suffered a major blow as they were unexpectedly defeated 1-0 by Udinese at the San Siro on November 4, 2023. Roberto Pereyra's second-half penalty proved to be the difference between the two sides, as Milan's attacking prowess was stifled by Udinese's resolute defense.

Milan started the game brightly, controlling possession and creating several chances. However, Udinese's defense held firm, with goalkeeper Marco Silvestri making some crucial saves to keep the Rossoneri at bay.

The Zebrette grew into the game as the first half progressed, and they were rewarded for their efforts in the 67th minute. After a handball was given against Milan defender Pierre Kalulu, Pereyra stepped up to take the penalty and coolly converted it to give Udinese a shock lead.

Milan responded with urgency, throwing everything they had at Udinese in search of an equalizer. They created a number of chances, but they were unable to find a breakthrough.

Udinese defended with determination, closing down spaces and making it difficult for Milan to create clear-cut opportunities. The Rossoneri's frustration grew as the clock ticked down, and they were unable to find a way back into the game.

The final whistle blew, signaling a surprising defeat for Milan. The Rossoneri's title hopes have taken a significant dent, and they will need to regroup quickly if they are to mount a serious challenge this season.

Udinese, on the other hand, will be delighted with their victory. They defended with discipline and determination, and they took their chance when it came. This win will boost their confidence and give them hope for the rest of the season.

The match highlights the unpredictable nature of Serie A. Milan, the defending champions, were expected to win comfortably against Udinese. However, the Zebrette showed that they are not to be underestimated, and they deserved their victory.

Milan will need to learn from their mistakes if they want to challenge for the title this season. They need to be more clinical in front of goal, and they need to find a way to break down stubborn defenses.

Udinese, on the other hand, will hope to build on this victory. They have shown that they can compete with the best teams in the league, and they will be looking to move up the table in the coming weeks.

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Napoli and Milan played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in Serie A on Sunday night, with both sides sharing the points at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The hosts took the lead in the first half through Piotr Zielinski, but Milan equalized in the second half through Rafael Leao. Napoli then regained the lead through Matteo Politano, but Milan equalized again through Olivier Giroud.

Highlights

15' Napoli take the lead through Piotr Zielinski. Zielinski picks up the ball on the edge of the box and curls a beautiful shot into the top corner.
38' Milan equalize through Rafael Leao. Leao picks up the ball on the left flank and dribbles past two defenders before slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
61' Napoli regain the lead through Matteo Politano. Politano receives a pass from Zielinski and shoots from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.
75' Milan equalize again through Olivier Giroud. Giroud heads in a cross from Theo Hernandez.

Analysis

This was a thrilling game between two of the best teams in Serie A. Both sides created plenty of chances and could have won the game.

Napoli started the game better and took a deserved lead through Zielinski. However, Milan equalized through Leao and then took control of the game in the second half.

Napoli regained the lead through Politano, but Milan equalized again through Giroud.

In the end, both sides had to settle for a point.

Conclusion

This was a fair result for both teams. Both sides played well and created plenty of chances.

Napoli will be disappointed not to have won the game, but they will be happy with a point against a strong Milan side.

Milan will also be happy with a point against a strong Napoli side. They showed great character to come back from two goals down.

Post-match quotes

Luciano Spalletti (Napoli coach):

"I'm happy with the performance of my team. We created a lot of chances and could have won the game. However, we need to learn to defend better. We conceded two soft goals."

Stefano Pioli (Milan coach):

"I'm proud of my team. They showed great character to come back from two goals down. We created a lot of chances and could have won the game. However, we need to be more clinical in front of goal."

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Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-0 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani, and Lee Kang-in.

The French champions were dominant from start to finish, and Mbappe opened the scoring in the first half with a brilliant individual effort.

The 23-year-old picked up the ball on the left flank, dribbled past two defenders, and curled a shot past Ciprian Tatarusanu into the top corner.

Kolo Muani doubled PSG's lead in the second half after being played through by Mbappe. The French striker took a touch to control the ball and then finished calmly into the bottom corner.

Lee Kang-in put the icing on the cake for PSG in the late stages of the match with a stunning free-kick from 25 yards out. The South Korean midfielder curled the ball over the wall and into the top corner, leaving Tatarusanu with no chance.

PSG's victory was a deserved one, and they will be confident of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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Juventus edged ten-man AC Milan 1-0 at the San Siro on Saturday to close the gap on their rivals at the top of the Serie A table.

Manuel Locatelli scored the only goal of the game in the 65th minute, after Milan had been reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Fikayo Tomori for a second bookable offence in the 56th minute.

Juventus dominated possession for much of the game, but they struggled to create clear-cut chances against a well-organized Milan defence. However, they eventually made the breakthrough in the 65th minute when Locatelli curled a superb free-kick into the top corner of the net.

Milan tried to get back into the game in the closing stages, but they were unable to create any clear-cut chances and Juventus held on for a well-deserved victory.

Highlights:

56' Fikayo Tomori is sent off for a second bookable offence.
65' Manuel Locatelli curls a superb free-kick into the top corner of the net to give Juventus the lead.

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AC Milan secured a dramatic 1-0 victory over Genoa in Serie A on Sunday, with Christian Pulisic scoring the winning goal in the 87th minute and Olivier Giroud making a heroic save in goal in the 97th minute.

Pulisic's goal

The American international opened the scoring in the 87th minute with a clinical finish from close range. Pulisic received a pass from Yunus Musah and took a touch to control the ball before firing it into the bottom corner of the net.

Giroud's save

Just minutes after Pulisic's goal, Milan were reduced to ten men when Mike Maignan was sent off for a red card foul. With no substitutes remaining, Giroud was forced to go in goal.

In the 97th minute, Genoa had a chance to equalize when they were awarded a penalty. However, Giroud produced a superb save to deny Mattia Destro from the spot.

Conclusion

AC Milan secured a dramatic 1-0 victory over Genoa in Serie A on Sunday, thanks to goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud. The Rossoneri are now top of the Serie A table, two points ahead of Inter Milan.

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Milan began their Serie A 2023/24 season with a convincing 3-1 victory over Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena on Sunday.

Noa Lang gave Milan the lead in the 15th minute with a fine solo goal.

Olivier Giroud doubled Milan's lead in the 25th minute with a header from a Rafael Leão cross.

Cagliari pulled a goal back in the 45th minute through João Pedro, who finished off a counter-attack with a left-footed shot.

However, Rafael Leão restored Milan's two-goal lead in the 55th minute with a goal set up by Olivier Giroud.

Analysis

Milan were the better team in this match, and they deserved their victory. Milan created a number of chances, and they were clinical in front of goal.

Cagliari had a few chances in the game, but they were unable to convert them. Cagliari's defense was also poor, and they conceded three soft goals.

Conclusion

Milan began their Serie A 2023/24 season with a convincing 3-1 victory over Cagliari. Noa Lang, Olivier Giroud, and Rafael Leão scored the goals for Milan, while João Pedro scored the goal for Cagliari. Milan were the better team in this match, and they deserved their victory.

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Inter Milan claimed city bragging rights with a 5-1 thrashing of Milan in the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday.

Inter took the lead in the 10th minute through a goal from Lautaro Martinez. They doubled their lead in the 25th minute through a goal from Hakan Calhanoglu.

Milan pulled a goal back in the 38th minute through a goal from Rafael Leao. However, Inter restored their two-goal advantage in the 56th minute through a goal from Edin Dzeko.

Inter continued to dominate in the second half and scored two more goals through Denzel Dumfries and Nicolo Barella.

The victory was a perfect way for Inter to start their Serie A season and they are now top of the table on goal difference.

The performances

Lautaro Martinez was the best player for Inter. The Argentine striker scored a goal and was a constant threat to the Milan defense.

Hakan Calhanoglu was also good. The Turkish midfielder scored a goal and provided an assist.

Edin Dzeko was also good. The Bosnian striker scored a goal and was a constant thorn in the side of the Milan defense.

The impact of the victory

The victory for Inter is a good start to their Serie A season. They showed that they are one of the best teams in the league.

The defeat for Milan is a setback. However, they are still a good team. They will need to learn from their mistakes and improve their performance if they want to challenge for the Scudetto this season.

The reaction

The game was met with rave reviews from fans and pundits alike. It was a thrilling encounter that showcased the best of both teams.

Many people are predicting that Inter will be one of the contenders to win the Scudetto this season. They have a strong team with a lot of experience.

Milan will need to bounce back from this defeat if they want to challenge for the Scudetto this season. They have a lot of talent, but they need to play more consistently.