Football: Toni's Verona double sinks sorry Milan
MILAN, Lombardy (AFP) - Veteran striker Luca Toni scored twice in a shock 2-1 home win over AC Milan to hand newly-promoted Verona a dream start to life back in Serie A after an 11-year absence.
Milan opened the scoring inside the opening quarter of an hour when midfielder Andrea Poli finished off a smart pass from Italy striker Mario Balotelli.
But the visitors were pegged back by Toni on the half hour, and left stunned when the former Fiorentina striker scored with his second header eight minutes after the restart.
It means Verona are the first leaders of the new Serie A season before champions Juventus go to Sampdoria later on Saturday.