BEYOND THE RESULT

(IN THE PHOTO: the players congratulate Menez) 
MILAN – Milan needed to pick up 3 points on Sunday against Udinese and they did exactly that. It was a top performance by coach Filippo Inzaghi’s players in rainy conditions at the San Siro and a second-half brace by Jeremy Menez gave Milan a 2-0 win over Udinese. The first goal came on 64 minutes from the penalty spot and the second just over 10 minutes later after a solo run before cutting in and firing the ball into the back of the net.So, onwards like this! Milan have restored winning ways after a 42 day drought and the chase for third place continues. Here are some other positives to emerge from Sunday’s match:100- Sunday’s match against Udinese was Pablo Armero’s 100th appearance in the Italian top flight. Interestingly, it happened to be against his former side.196- After 196 days, Riccardo Montolivo was back playing for Milan. His last appearance was on the 18th of May 2014 in a win against Sassuolo.24- The number of players that coach Inzaghi has used in the first 13 matches of Serie A this season. Club captain Riccardo Montolivo made his first appearance of the season against Udinese on Sunday.7- The number of goals scored by Jeremy Menez from the first 13 matches of the Serie A season. The Frenchman is now the team’s leading goal-scorer. There is also another very interesting stat: Menez is faultless from the penalty spot having converted 4 from 4 this season. Trés Bien Jeremy!