BUDAPEST - Kaka celebrated his 27th birthday in style with a goal and Andriy Shevchenko struck twice to lead AC Milan to a 5-2 win over a Hungarian selection team in an exhibition game in Budapest on Wednesday. The Italian side struggled early in the match but England midfielder David Beckham provided a delightful through ball to Kaka and the Brazilian coolly finished from close range in the 38th minute. Kaka, who turned 27 on Wednesday, created the second goal before being substituted in the 65th minute to a standing ovation. The playmaker crossed a perfect ball from the left and Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko tapped in from four yards to put the visitors ahead. The Hungarians fought back, though, and Paks forward Attila Tokoli notched the equaliser with a solo effort in the 56th minutes. Shevchenko grabbed his second and Clarence Seedorf added Milan's fourth to settle the game in front of a crowd of 20,000. Brazilian Ronaldinho tried to steal the show as the match wore on with an array of tricks but the Brazilian's magical chip hit the top of the crossbar as did his penalty 10 minutes from time. Uruguay striker Tabare Viudez claimed the last goal with a close-range finish in the 86th minutes. A supporter received the biggest cheer of the night when he ran into the pitch in the hope of catching Ronaldinho before being escorted down the tunnel by the stewards in the last minute.
22 April 2009
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