Milan had a friendly match against Reggiana yesterday with Suso shining and scoring two beautiful goals and Menez also scoring once.
When Milan closed the deal to sign Hachim Mastour one of the terms was that they will play a friendly match with A.C. Reggiana 1919, the teenage star’s first club, and even though Hachim is injured, the match took place yesterday.
Coach Inzaghi fielded an 11 of Abbiati, Bonera, Paletta, Bocchetti, Albertazzi, Mastalli, Essien, Muntari, Suso, Pazzini and Di Molfetta with Mexes, Menez, Destro, Poli, Abate, Gamarra, Felicioli, Fabbro, Rondanini and Crociata on the bench.
4 minutes into the match, Suso showed why so many fans want to see him on the pitch as his little solo effort resulted in a great shot from just outside the box to beat Reggiana goalkeeper Messina. In the 44′ minute it was again Suso who got the ball from Di Molfetta and managed to beat the Reggiana defense to bag his second. Jeremy Menez scored the third goal in the 78′ minute.
In case you missed it or just want to see it again, you can watch the full match here.
According to this morning’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, Suso and Alessandro Mastalli were the two best players. The Spanish received praises not only for his goals but also for the fact that he “ran like crazy, entered into all the action and covered for Bonera. He had a good desire to show off.” On the Primavera midfielder GdS wrote that “the good reputation that comes with him is more than deserved. Inzaghi put him as a right midfielder and he repaid with personality.”
The worst players as per La Gazzetta were Muntari and Giampaolo Pazzini saying the Ghanaian had “a couple of tackles that were avoidable given the friendly atmosphere. But the commitment is not lacking. Pazzini meanwhile missed a good opportunity but GdS note that Destro didn’t do better.
Milan’s next match is on the 4th of April when they face Palermo at Stadio Renzo Barbera.