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FC Zurich stun AC Milan

Swiss club FC Zurich have defeated footballing giants AC Milan 1-0 at the Italian club's home ground in a Champions League match on Wednesday.

It was a blow to Milan, whose season has started badly. For Zurich, it was a stunning first league victory.

Milan conceded a tenth-minute goal to Zurich captain Hannu Tihinen at the San Siro and were unable to equalise against a team playing in Europe’s premier club competition for the first time.

The Finnish defender backheeled the ball in from a corner at the near post past goalkeeper Marco Storari.

“Not a bad goal for an old guy,” was Tihinen’s comment afterwards.

Milan had numerous shots on goal, including four by Filippo Inzaghi, but Zurich goalkeeper Johnny Leoni was too good.

In Group C, Real Madrid, who beat Marseille 3-0, lead with six points. Milan and Zurich have three points. Marseille have none. and agencies

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