BEYOND THE RESULT: Milan 1 – 1 Udinese, Sunday 7 February 2016


The stats to emerge from the 1-1 draw at the San Siro between Milan-Udinese.

(IN THE PHOTO: Bacca in action at the San Siro)

MILAN – A second-half strike from Niang cancelled out Armero’s early goal as Milan and Udinese played out a 1-1 draw at the San Siro on Sunday afternoon in round 24 of Serie A.

The Colombian, and one-time Rossonero, broke the deadlock on 17 minutes when he pounced on a Kuzmanovic header which had come crashing off the crossbar following a great save by Donnarumma.

Three minutes after the restart however Bacca sent Niang racing through and the Frenchman picked out his spot to fire past the Udinese shot-stopper at the far post and net his fifth league goal of the season.

Milan pinned the visitors back and in the closing stages the pick of the chances fell to Bertolacci who came agonisingly close to scoring a winner only to thump the crossbar from close range.

CLICK HERE for more and the minute by minute match report. Here are the stats meanwhile to emerge from the Serie A clash at the San Siro:

6 – the 1-1 draw with Udinese was the team’s sixth successive positive result in the league.

8 – Niang took his overall goal tally for the season to 8 versus Udinese. 5 have been scored in Serie A while 3 have come in the TIM Cup.

3 – the number of consecutive top-flight matches in which Niang has found the back of the net: a personal best.

21 September 2011 – the date of Milan’s last 1-1 draw at home to Udinese in Serie A. On that day the goal-scorers were El Shaarawy and Di Natale.