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1 vs 1
Played
September 21, 2011 2:45 PM EDT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 40000‎
 
Top of the Match
Stephan El Shaarawy
Stephan El Shaarawy
Milan
Flop of the Match
Gabriel Torje
Gabriel Torje
Udinese

AC Milan 1-1 Udinese: El Shaarawy rescues point for title holders after first half opener from Di Natale

The promising youngster spared the champions' blushes after the Udinese captain had put the visitors ahead.

By Adam Wheeler

Stephan El Shaarawy - Milan-Udinese - Serie A (Getty Images)
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Milan came from a goal down to grab a point against Udinese at the San Siro after neat finish from Stephan El Shaarawy cancelled out Antonio Di Natale's opener in a 1-1 draw.

Just 21 minutes into the match Alexandre Pato was withdrawn with a hamstring injury, being replaced by new signing El Shaarawy.

In the 29th minute, the away side got its goal through star man Di Natale. Gabriel Torje curled in a cross from the left wing and a mistake from Abbiati left the Bianconeri captain with a simple finish to take the lead for the visitors.

Just before halftime the home side came close to levelling the tie, with a well struck free kick from Clarence Seedorf crashing against the post, after Cassano had been brought down on the edge of the box.

In the 63rd minute, the home side was level through a great finish from El Shaarawy, the youngster received the ball on the right side of the box after a neat ball from Cassano and made no mistake in guiding his low finish into the far corner.

In the last 15 minutes the visitors looked the more likely to win the game with substitute Giampiero Pinzi striking the post with a low drive, before Abbiati pulled of a great save to deny Di Natale in the closing minutes.

Milan is still without a win after three games will be looking for an improved result away at Cagliari, while Udinese, who has started the season well, will be hoping to continue its run at home to Cesena in the next round of Serie A.



Milan

32
Christian Abbiati
Goalkeeper
0.00
19
0.00
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
0.00
13
0.00
20
Ignazio Abate
Defender
68′
0.00
-
C. Seedorf
Midfielder
3.00
17
Mark van Bommel
Midfielder
0.00
-
Antonio Nocerino
Midfielder
65′
0.00
10
0.00
9
0.00
99
0.00

Udinese

0.00
1
0.00
8
0.00
11
0.00
5
Danilo
Defender
0.00
17
Mehdi Benatia
Midfielder
0.00
-
Pablo Armero
Midfielder
0.00
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
0.00
25
Gabriel Torje
Midfielder
62′
0.00
7
Badu
Striker
0.00
33
0.00
10

Substitutes

1
Marco Amelia
Goalkeeper
0.00
3
Taye Taiwo
Defender
0.00
33
Mario Yepes
Defender
0.00
93
Mattia Valoti
Midfielder
0.00
92
0.00
18
0.00
28
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
30
0.00
26
L. Ekstrand
Defender
0.00
-
Thierry Doubai
Midfielder
0.00
66
0.00
-
Almen Abdi
Midfielder
84′
0.00
-
0.00
-
Neuton
Defender

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0