Team news: Udinese were without Nícolas Andrade, Sebastian Prödl, Rolando Mandragora, Walace, Mato Jajalo, Mamadou Coulibaly, Cristo González and Petar Mićin, while Milan had to do without Matteo Gabbia, Mateo Musacchio, Samu Castillejo and Lorenzo Colombo. Kickoff time for Matchday 5 of the 2020/21 Serie A season was 12:30 CET at Stadio Friuli.

Goals: Kessié (18′), De Paul (48′ pk), Ibrahimović (84′).

Udinese Calcio (4-3-3) – Luca Gotti
Juan Musso; Jens Stryger Larsen (82′ Kevin Bonifazi), Sebastien De Maio, Rodrigo Becão, Samir; Rodrigo De Paul, Tolgay Arslan (63′ Jean-Victor Makengo), Roberto Pereyra (82′ Fernando Forestieri); Ignacio Pussetto, Stefano Okaka (71′ Kevin Lasagna), Gerard Deulofeu.
Bench: Scuffet, Gasparini, Molina, Nuytinck, Zeegelaar, Ter Avest, Nestorovski.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria (71′ Diogo Dalot), Simon Kjær, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Franck Kessié, Ismaël Bennacer (57′ Sandro Tonali); Alexis Saelemaekers (57′ Brahim Díaz), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (89′ Rade Krunić), Rafael Leão (71′ Ante Rebić); Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Bench: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu; Conti, Duarte, Kalulu; Hauge; Maldini.

Referee: Marco Di Bello.

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Ink
Ink
23 days ago

That man is 39.
39.
39!
Thirty nine!
_o_

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago

well, that was tight. congrats to fabio capioli and the boys for the hard fought win. congrats to udinese too for putting up better fight than most teams milan faced. i hope they can stay in serie a. udinese and roma games showed that milan still couldnt handle fast paced counterattacking strategy. they need to be more disciplined; the defenders need to stop making silly mistakes and 2 wingers need to drop deep to help 2 fb. hakan or any other 3/4ista also need to spread the ball faster initiating fluid one touch football. maybe its fatigue but theo isnt… Read more »

Rickaka22
Rickaka22
23 days ago

For those that said we shouldn’t sign zlatan y’all eating your words now.

Alex
Alex
23 days ago
Reply to  Rickaka22

Balls

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
23 days ago

Glad we got all 3 points today. We were sloppy asf but that asleep comes down to how crappy the field was. Players sliding everywhere. Also it’s time pioli learn to play ppl in their positions. We could have put rebic and hauge on the wings to give us more speed and skill and put brahim as atm. That would have been the best offensive subs. Hakan, leao and salemakers were off today so make like for like subs! As for the refs, that wasn’t a foul by Roman, replays show he touched the ball first. They are completely taking… Read more »

KOSsyMilan
KOSsyMilan
23 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

You are right, Hakan has nothing doing in The match and Pioli needs to learn to know how to make subs before it cost us a Match

Milan10
Milan10
22 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“that wasn’t a foul by Roman, replays show he touched the ball first.” *sigh.
did romag win the ball? nope. had he won, the ball would’ve 1) been ended up on his foot or 2) at least changed direction and gone straight to sideline. as it was, the ball didnt change direction and went straight to goal line. touching the ball =/= winning the ball did he touch the opponent? yes. he hit his lower leg.
just because we all want milan to win doesnt mean we have to throw objectivity outta window

Alessio
Alessio
23 days ago

It was a hard fought victory today, being able take all three points from smaller teams will take us a long way this season, it’s still early for scudetti predictions but the team is on the right path and the coach is doing a great job. Ibra will be remembered as a king which he is, his impact has been nothing less than great. I hope he never stops scoring because a whole lot depends on him….forza Milan

Gab
Gab
23 days ago

Meanwhile, Napoli lost.

Nana
Nana
23 days ago

I was nervous. BTW, I have observed kessie is too afraid to shoot even when in good position in many of our matches. He has confessed he is a bad shooter of the ball. But he did score a spectacular one I remember. Let all remember that there’s a long season ahead. I agree Theo needs rest. We won and that what ambitious teams do. Forza milan

MilanGreat
MilanGreat
23 days ago

Winning last night prove one thing that we already had right mentality, pioli already install that winning mentality. Playing good or ugly, we still grab 3 points. That mentality usually only goes to scudetto contender.

Terry
Terry
23 days ago

We need the international break. Too many games in a short period.
Udinese defend with 11 men, and they don’t have the intense schedule Milan has. So they had a lot of time to prepare. Milan only started prepping for them on Saturday.
Hakan is very tired. Either that or he is distracted by his weird agent who has been flirting with Man U and asking for a LOT of money.

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago
Reply to  Terry

“We need the international break.” thats exactly the last thing milan players need, especially jaded hakan, ben, kessie, romag and post recovered rebic and donna. what football world needs during covid pandemic is for uefa and fifa to abort those useless international matches, at least until we’ve created clinically proven vaccines

Olumilan 1
Olumilan 1
21 days ago

If we can manage to get close to 40 points in first round of the season, sure we are in champ league,since we get more points in 2nd half of season recently, forzamilan