AC Milan's sweet start under new head coach, Clarence Seedorf, didn't continue in their Coppa Italia campaign as Rossoneri found themselves getting eliminated from that competition after getting beaten by Udinese. Eager to march into the next stage of that competition, Milan didn't have the best of preparation after discovering several players missing out due to minor injuries and influenza, forcing Seedorf to field a late change for his line up.
Despite that absentees, things were looking bright for Milan as they got in front after seven minutes of play through Mario Balotelli's close range finish. The Italian giant continue to cause threat, but failing to work things out in the final third during the early 20 minutes of that encounter. Udinese, that were relying more from the counter, starting to get some chances as Rossoneri were missing Riccardo Montolivo and Bryan Cristante's presence in midfield. The visitor finally got back on level terms after a clumsy defending from Urby Emanuelson earned Francesco Guidolin's side a spot kick which was converted well by Luis Muriel on 41 minutes.
Both teams continue to push forward after the break, but Udinese looking a bit more dangerous with their counter attacking play as Milan players starting to lose their passing accuracy. The away side's dangerous moves eventually rewarded with a wonderful goal scored by substitute, Nico Lopez who struck on 78 minutes. No more goals were scored in the remaining minutes as Rossoneri were forced to leave the pitch in disappointing fashion.