From Racist Rant to Roaring Comeback: Milan Steals Dramatic Win in Udinese Thriller

AC Milan staged a breathtaking late comeback against Udinese at the Stadio Friuli on Saturday, erasing a second-half deficit thanks to two sensational substitute strikes. In a game marred by racist abuse against Mike Maignan, the Rossoneri showed remarkable resilience to snatch victory in the dying moments.

Milan started brightly, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek justifying his attacking role with a neat first-time finish. However, the joy was short-lived. Maignan became the unfortunate target of racial abuse, forcing a temporary suspension of play that seemed to disrupt the Rossoneri’s rhythm.

Udinese seized the opportunity, equalizing through Lazar Samardzic before Florian Thauvin capitalized on Milan’s sloppy defending to put the hosts ahead. Stefano Pioli responded with bold substitutions, throwing on Luka Jovic and Noah Okafor to bolster the attack.

Jovic’s impact was immediate, nodding home a rebound off the crossbar to level the score with barely ten minutes remaining. The drama wasn’t over yet. In the third minute of stoppage time, Okafor met Giroud’s flick-on at the near post to slam the ball into the net, sending the Milan bench into euphoric celebrations.

This dramatic victory was a testament to Milan’s character and fighting spirit. Despite facing adversity both on and off the field, the Rossoneri dug deep to snatch three points in a game that will be remembered for its rollercoaster of emotions.

Written by Owen Sanders

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