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Divock Origi gets off the mark for AC Milan in style against Monza

Divock Origi gets off the mark for AC Milan in style against Monza

The former Liverpool forward opened his AC Milan account with a fine strike as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Monza.

Divock Origi finally opened his account for AC Milan with a fine strike on their way to a 4-1 victory over Monza.

The former Liverpool striker hadn't managed to open his account since moving from Merseyside this summer until today's game.

Given how well Olivier Giroud played last season, Origi has struggled to displace the World Cup winner but this goal could be a sign of things to come.

Although he has really struggled for minutes this season, with only 236 minutes played all season in his nine appearances so far.

This was his first start of the season and he seized the opportunity with a powerful strike that flew part Michele Di Gregorio in the Monza net.

Origi, 27, was also on hand to assist Brahim Diaz's second goal in the first half before firing in Milan's third which essentially killed the game at the San Siro.

Rafael Leao was also on the scoresheet late on in the game as he moved onto five goals in the league this season.

The win meant that Milan went joint top of the table with Napoli on 26 points after 11 games but the side from Naples have a game in hand on the defending champions.

Origi will be keen to build on that performance in the coming games as he hopes to make a late surge to break into the Belgian squad for the World Cup, which starts on November 20th.

Next up for the Milan side is an away day in the Champions League in Croatia as they take on Dinamo Zagreb after back-to-back defeats to Chelsea.

Then they travel to mid-table Torino in the league hoping to keep pace with the unbeaten Napoli.

Their fixture list after that is rather favourable before the break for the World Cup in Qatar with games against Spezia, Cremonese and Fiorentina all to come before the the 13th November.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Divock Origi, AC Milan, Serie A, Football