M’Baye Niang scored twice as Milan defeated their first pre-season opponents. Next game is on Tuesday.
After a week of intense training, coach Sinisa Mihajlovic tried out his squad for the first team (although they were missing a lot of players) and the result was positive as the Rossoneri scored five times past Alcione at the Chinetti stadium.
It didn’t start too well for Milan as after four minutes, Gennarelli gave Alcione the lead. But with 19 minutes on the clock, Nigel De Jong found the equalizer through a penalty and just before half time, Alessio Cerci set up Andrea Poli nicely and the midfielder gave Milan the 2-1, and then the forward scored one himself.
Miha made a lot of changes in the second half and introduced many players and the most influential one was M’Baye Niang as the Frenchman scored twice: once in the 50′ minute and then again ten minutes later. Milan could have won by more goals but Nocerino hit the woodwork twice.
Jose Mauri left the pitch before the end with a minor knee problem and was checked on by the medical staff. Hachim Mastour also took part of the game, playing the entire first half.
Abbiati, Abate, Zaccardo, Albertazzi, Calabria, Poli, De Jong, Passina, Locatelli, Cerci, Mastour, Agazzi, Donnarumma, Jose Mauri, Suso, Alex, Mastalli, Nocerino, Curtone and Niang all took part of the match while the returning Mattia De Sciglio, Stephan El Shaarawy, Giacomo Bonaventura, Andrea Bertolacci, Alessandro Matri, Keisuke Honda and Simone Verdi watched from the side.
Milan’s next match is against Legnano on Tuesday at 17:00 CET. A more serious test will arrive later this month when the Diavolo go to China to face Inter and Real Madrid.