Milan were able to draw at the last seconds of the game after they were behind in score for about one half. The match was very tactical since Udinese did not allow a lot of space to Milan upfront and therefore the first-half did not witness a lot of chances from both sides apart from Brahim Díaz’s easy shot at the 19th minute and Rafael Leão’s acrobatic attempt at the 39th minute which was also saved by Juan Musso. The most notable chance of this first-half came from Samu Castillejo who dribbled past some of Udinese defenders and was able to shoot the ball with his weaker foot but Musso was focused enough to save it and prevent Milan from a first goal.
In the second-half, Milan kept possession like in the first-half and tried to advance and score but they did not find tangible options since Udinese were defending with five players at the back and a second line of defence. Also, Ibrahimović’s presence was very much needed in this match since Milan were not able to rely on crosses/aerial duels in his absence.
At the same time, Milan gave away many passes to Udinese players in this match and made some big mistakes at the back especially when trying to pass back to Donnarumma. Theo Hernandez’s wrong pass could have resulted in a goal at the 49th minute after Roberto Pereyra was able to intercept it. But Romagnoli was able to save this chance miraculously following Ilija Nestorovski header towards an empty goal.
Few minutes later, Soualiho Meïté missed a goal-scoring chance for Milan when he shot the ball with power and Musso was able to deviate it towards a corner. Udinese’s goalkeeper was also able to save Kessié’s header at the 52th minute with a great move to prevent Milan from scoring another big chance.
At the 58th minute, Castillejo tried to surprise Musso as well but the goalkeeper was attentive enough to save the Spanish’s shot.
And then came Rodrigo Becão’s goal at the 69th minute from a corner, it was header that confused Donnarumma who certainly could have done more to save this shot.
Milan then tried to score with all means and Stefano Pioli subbed Davide Calabria, Hauge, and Alexis Saelemaekers on to try turning things around. And even though Calabria’s shots at the 89th minute and Alexis Saelemaekers’s prevented shot at the 95th minute did not change the situation, Milan were able to win a penalty at the last seconds of the game thanks to Jens Stryger Larsen’s handball, which Frank Kessié was able to score successfully and save Milan from a bitter loss at San Siro.