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Milan beat Udinese despite the VARs best efforts

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VAR took away goals today, but Milan won in the end via Nikola Kalinic

AC Milan v Udinese Calcio - Serie A Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

AC Milan endured an early shock after Kevin Lasagna found his way through Milan's defense and opened the scoring. Udinese's celebrations were muted however, as VAR came into play and removed Lasagna's goal due to him being a hair offside. A brilliant use of the tech, but still one that disrupted the play. Milan took advantage of this and rebounded, coming very close to a goal as Bonucci's ball found itself a whisker away from rolling over the goal line.

Milan would open the scoring through Nikola Kalinic, who combined beautifully with Davide Calabria and slotted home from close range. Milan weren't in the clear though.

Romagnoli made a mistake that allowed Lasagna to finally banish VAR and grab the goal that finally got him onto the scoresheet. Milan fought back once more as Kalinic doubled Milan's lead with a scrappy finish.

Udinese were not dead and buried though. Donnarumma came to Milan's rescue and saved a Fofana shot. The Zebrette were pushing hard for an equaliser, and certainly dominated play for a fair portion of the second half. The addition of Cutrone and Calhanoglu to the game gave a bit of life for Milan, especially via the latter who came to close to extending Milan's lead. A Rodriguez effort was also saved by Udinese's Scuffet.

Nikola Kalinic grabbed his third, but VAR stepped in once more and called the Croatian hitman offside. Despite the forward being onside for his goal. One must question the use of the technology when it makes the wrong call. It is hard to see Kalinic in an offside position. VAR must have additional angles. Who knows.

Still, its the much needed victory for Milan. Onwards. Can't wait for the next one, which is a strange feeling.