July 23, 2009 / 2:12 AM / 8 years ago

Club America sink AC Milan in friendly

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Mexico’s Club America notched their second victory over Italian opposition in pre-season action with a 2-1 win against AC Milan in the United States on Wednesday.

AC Milan's Ronaldinho (R) collides with Club America's Ricardo Rojas as they battle for the ball at the 2009 World Football Challenge Soccer Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

A fine glancing header from Daniel Marquez six minutes from time broke a 1-1 deadlock and gave the ten-times Mexican champions victory at the Georgia Dome.

After their victory on penalties against Inter Milan on Sunday, Club America looked sharper than Leonard’s Milan side who have just returned to full training.

The Mexicans took the lead in the 55th minute through Enrique Esqueda, who made a fine run to lose Milan’s American defender Oguchi Onyewu, then latched on to a deft through-ball from Salvador Cabanas before smartly turning it home.

Ten minutes later Filippo Inzaghi equalised for Milan with a characteristic strike, sneaking on to a ball down the middle and guiding it into the net before Marquez’s sealer.

Milan play Chelsea, led by their former coach Carlo Ancelotti, on Friday and then finish their tour with a derby meeting against Inter Milan on Sunday.

Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Ian Ransom

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