AC Milan lose against Udinese
May 20, 2007 - 2:28:15 PM
Milan, May 20 - Serie A mid-table side Udinese took home a 3-2 win against an under-strength AC Milan, who are more focussed on next week's Champions League final.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti fielded an all-reserve line up Saturday led by veteran Alessandro Costacurta four days before a crucial season finale pitting them against Liverpool in a European final to be played Wednesday in Athens.
At the Giuseppe Meazza, Udinese twice took and as many times allowed Milan to equalize before the final winner scored by Brazilian Paulo Barreto on the hour.
A 10th-minute opener from Ghana's Gyan Asamoah was levelled on 36 minutes by the easy tap in from the young Frenchman Joann Gourkuff for a 1-1 draw that closed a slow-paced first half.
The hosts' second on 54 minutes came through a tap-in from Antonio Di Natale, followed three minutes later by a spot kick converted by Costacurta.
The successful spot kick closed the career of the 41-year-old defender, who at the end of the game, said goodbye to his fans after 20 years with the Devils.
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