Thursday, January 7

AC Milan watch

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AC Milan 5-2 Genoa

by David Middleton of the Guardian:

David Beckham played 76 minutes in his first game back at Milan, helping to win a penalty and playing an influential role in a 5-2 victory over Genoa.

Milan's victory helped the Rossoneri maintain the gap with city rivals and Serie A leaders Internazionale at eight points after José Mourinho's team earlier won 1-0 at Chievo Verona.

At San Siro, the Milan forward Borriello, playing on the left wing as part of a forward attacking three with Beckham in his familiar role on the right and Ronaldinho in the centre, scored twice in the second half.

Ronaldinho saw his weak spot-kick saved, but was successful with another while the Brazilian defender Thiago Silva capitalised for an opportunists goal before Huntelaar's penalty.

Genoa went ahead thanks to Giuseppe Sculli's goal in the 25th minute after Ronaldinho's penalty failure in the 13th.

Beckham's cross to Borriello was headed down for Massimo Ambrosini to win Milan's second penalty, which Ronaldo duly converted in the 32nd minute.

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