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Manchester City 5-3 AC MIlan: Blues Win Remarkable Audi Cup Friendly (PICTURES)

01/08/2013 08:36 BST

Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-3 in an explosive pre-season friendly in the Audi Cup in which all eight goals were scored in the first half.

City stormed into a 5-0 lead before conceding three times in the final eight minutes before the break, but the closest either side came to adding to the score in the second half was an Alvaro Negredo shot that struck the Milan crossbar 11 minutes from time.

David Silva slotted home City's opener after just three minutes before two goals in four minutes from Micah Richards and Aleksandar Kolarov had them 3-0 up midway through the half.

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Micah Richards pounces to give City a 2-0 lead

Edin Dzžeko then hit a brace, the second a vicious volley on the turn.

But surreally, Milan then scored three in six minutes. Stephan El Shaaraway broke clear to get the first in the 37th minute and then stayed alert to score a second two minutes later.

Andrea Petagna hinted at a remarkable comeback when he made it 5-3 in the 42nd minute, but that would prove to be the final score.