El Shaarawy makes Milan history

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STEPHAN EL SHAARAWY has become the youngest Milan player ever to score in the Champs League.

Milan got a great result against Zenit St. Petersburg away on Wednesday and this puts them in 2nd place in Group C – just behind the impressive Malaga who won both of their games, scoring 3 goals each time.

The Rossoneri struggled with Zenit’s pressure but produced some great moments of football, with the best one being the second goal as Stephan El Shaarawy scored a brilliant goal to double Milan’s lead.

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Milan eventually won due to an own goal as Zenit fought back from 0-2 down to 2-2, but El Shaarawy entered the Milan history books as the he has become the youngest player in il Diavolo’s history to score a goal in the Champions League – beating a record set by Alex Pato, who didn’t play yesterday, back in 2009.

Stephan El Shaarawy’s goal in five moves (screenshot from La Gazzetta dello Sport)

El Shaarawy is on a fantastic form as he scored five goals in the last four games and won La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Man of the Match award in every one of these games. “This season El Shaarawy has played 9 matches and scored 5 goals, and it’s a good statistic,” Milan vice President and chief executive Adriano Galliani told the press after the game in Russia. “This is his season. He was really just a kid last year.”

El Shaarawy is also the first teenager to score for Milan as he only turns 20 later this month. Here’s the top 5 over the youngest goalscorers for Milan in the Uefa’s elite competition for clubs (years and days):

  1. 19 years and 342 days: Stephan El Shaarawy (03 October 2012).
  2. 20 year and 49 days: Alexandre Pato (21 October 2009).
  3. 20 years and 64 days: Yoann Gourcuff (13 September 2006).
  4. 20 years and 143 days: Tomas Locatelli (30 October 1996).
  5. 20 years and 233 days: Christian Panucci (01 December 1993).
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R kenny

Forza el shaaraway great one keep it up.milan 4 life

opanin k. mensah

e Pharoah……………………, keep it up n keep e fire burnin…………

Azzurri

Congratulation! Please,kindly score 15 goal.this season

crespo 2\7

Only 15 ??? i’ll put another 10 on it . well done milan and welldone Elshaarawy . On to the derby 🙂

Luke

I think he meant 15 in Champions league lol

nick

I hope Milan bring back Paloschi in Jan. I’m disappointed that we even loan him out and sold Merkel! Sigh!!!!

ontop@milanisti

Milan 4life

sherbini

GALLIANI you must renew cristante and petagna contracts, because i think they are on their way to leave for chelsea. i am really very worried about this. If you are not able to buy then keep our talents , cristante is very visionaire i saw him in the last primavera match, petagna is very strong. You should concentrate more old man. BRING MALDINI IN THE MANAGEMENT!

Black&Red

Milan should play: Abbiati, Abate-Zapata-Yepes-Constant, Montolivo-De Jong-Emanuelson, Boateng, Pato-Shaarawy.

Matt

things don’t seem so bleak now that we have the little pharaoh.

El Shaarawy + Pato can be the new heroes of Milan

king

math i believe in wat u sayed.Love both P and E. They are all epitome of greatness! Yet to c da best of da two,lets go for d derby!

isaiah don shevy

SES and pato combination inter watch out bcos dat net must smile SES more kuddus to u

milanfan

seems as if pato will play with the primavera this weekend instead of in the derby

Milanista121

I think that’s very good, no need to rush him back, like we did time and time again last season. Let him have this international break to get more fitness in his legs.

milanfan

agreed

Milanista121

Bravo Faraone! I’m very excited to see what he can do alongside Pato, we’ll have a very young and fresh attacking line-up, with a lot of pace and very clinical finishing. We have to improve our centre backs though…Yanga-Mbiwa in january would be ideal? All our centre backs appear to have flaws, but Bonera has been pretty good this season, he should get credit for it no doubt, he’s been the most solid so far. But then there’s Mexes, whenever he loses his concentration he becomes a liablity, Zapata has pace, but looks insecure, I don’t feel safe when he’s… Read more »

caleb

I have longed for that moment when a milan player will score not just deflections,rebound,or tap ins. But a goal of sheer brilance breathtakingly. We haven’t seen a goal of this type since kaka! Only players like messi c ronaldo, villa can score like that. Now we ve got a player we can compare to these superstars. God bless you el farone.

Ali

There were some of those over past couple of years – e.g. Pato vs. Barca, Pirlo vs. Parma, Boateng vs. Barca and so on…

TWF

I am glad that the l’I’ll pharaoh realizes that he needs to keep his feet on the ground and focuses on football (not like boateng who has more passion in sex than football). With regard to milan defence, allegri MUST improve it. I think he need to try zapata to play on wingbacks, either on the left or right (I prefer more on the left). If allegri really want to improve milan’s defence, he needs to put zapata as milan’s left back (with de sciglio on right back). Just like juventus with chiellini as their wing back. So, the best… Read more »

Tippy

This kid is destined for greatness! Forza Milan!

bobsaget

Petagna, De Feo, and Cristante all look like promising youths, Allegri, or BnG should really promote them, or use them during the Coppa Italia, can someone please let me know what in the world happened to Adria Carmona?

Mangetsu

carmona is injured or he got loaned