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Football: Late Balotelli penalty gives Seedorf winning Milan start

Published on Jan 20, 2014 6:10 AM
 
Mario Balotelli scores a penalty during the Serie A football match AC Milan vs Verona at San Siro stadium in Milan on Jan 19, 2014. Clarence Seedorf made a winning start as AC Milan coach thanks to a late Mario Balotelli penalty which gave his side a 1-0 victory over Hellas Verona on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Clarence Seedorf made a winning start as AC Milan coach thanks to a late Mario Balotelli penalty which gave his side a 1-0 victory over Hellas Verona on Sunday.

Despite the win, it was another unconvincing performance from Milan who struggled to create chances and always looked vulnerable in defence.

Balotelli side-footed home in the 82nd minute after Verona defender Alejandro Gonzalez had needlessly fouled Kaka, tripping the Brazilian with a clumsy tackle even though the ball was already heading out of play.

Milan remained 11th with 25 points after only their sixth league win in 20 attempts this season.

 
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