A much changed AC Milan side made tough work of Luxembourg millows Dudelange, only managing a 1-0 win in their Europa League opener.
Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso started Andrea Bertolacci, Jose Mauri, Tiemoue Bakayoko with Fabio Borini and Samu Castillejo flanking Gonzalo Higuain up front, and it was the Argentine who proved to be the match winner.
After struggling for much of the first half, Milan did have a good chance from Mattia Caldara who could only put a free header over the crossbar.
Dudelange goalkeeper Joe Frising made a wonderful save just after the break to deny Higuain, but just before the hour the Argentine made the breakthrough as he got on the end of a Castillejo cut-back to put the Rossoneri in front.
From then on Milan were comfortable, but in no way convincing as Clement Couturier came close to levelling the score in stoppage time.