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The AC Milan master free-kick artist Andrea Pirlo shows how it is done, scoring the game winner.

From close to 40 yards out Pirlo sent a perfect shot beyond Parma keeper Antonio Mirante to give the Rossoneri a deserved first-half lead and ultimately winning score.

Visitors Milan would cling on for the win as Parma rallied late for an equalizer, given an extra 5 minutes of stoppage time before the whistle.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic yellow carded in the 77th minute, ended the match in pain after his poor footing landed him on this back.  The big Swed should have scored AC Milan’s second of the day minutes before the interval when given a golden opportunity to poke one behind Parma keeper Mirante not once but three times.  Ibra was denied glory after three consecutive stops by Mirante.

Former Rossoneri Hernan Crespo, would be kept in check by an AC Milan back four the entire match. The striker did not perform any stunning aerials to rescue points for Parma.  Crespo, isolated up front, was unimpressive as AC Milan defenders won everything in the air in front of their keeper Abbiati, helping maintain the clean sheet performance.

The scoreline is a terrible representation of events as AC Milan should really have put this one away by 2 or 3 additional goals. Regardless, it was a well earned away win for the Rossoneri and their first of the season as the Milan club goes top of the table.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Jay says:

    Pirlo still has what it takes. A fantastic goal.

  2. Walker says:

    so true Jay so true

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