MILAN STARTED the 2013/2014 Serie A season in the worst possible way with a lackluster performance that reminded of the dark days of the last term. In front of nearly 40,000 people at a packed Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Milan took on newly-promoted side Hellas Verona for the Serie A opener. Milan started the game very well and in the 14′ minute, Andrea Poli found the back of the net, taking control of a good Mario Balotelli ball and finishing well. That was about when Milan stopped playing football. Verona were the better side for almost the entire remaining time and in the 30′ minute they also got a goal through Luca Toni who beat the awful Kevin Constant to the header in a Verona corner. It was almost too easy for Verona – Milan were terrible, giving away possession easily, passing the ball poorly and failing to crack Hellas’ defense. In the 53′ minute Toni scored another goal – another header, beating a Milan defender again. Milan had a couple of chances to score very late but didn’t deserve more than no points. Verona TOP, Milan FLOP.