Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice as AC Milan warmed up for the resumption of the UEFA Champions League with a 3-2 victory over Udinese that takes them to within eight points of Serie A leaders Inter.
Milan 3-2 Udinese
AC Milan prepared for their Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester United with a 3-2 triumph over Udinese. The resurgent Ronaldinho proved Milan's creator-in-chief, taking just seven minutes to inspire his side into the lead with a cross from the right that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar finished from close range. Ronaldinho took centre stage again six minutes before half-time with an exquisite first-time pass to fellow Brazilian Alexandre Pato, who rounded Samir Handanovic and tapped into the empty net. Just as the Rossoneri looked in total charge, Antonio Floro Flores handed the visitors a lifeline in first-half added time with a bullet header. Milan, however, restored their two-goal cushion on 57 minutes, Ronaldinho's free-kick dropping to Huntelaar, who spun inside the penalty area and finished with aplomb. Serie A's top scorer, Antonio Di Natale, took his tally to 17 with four minutes left but Milan hung on for all three points.
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