Kondogbia of all people scored the winner in a match that featured mostly reserve and Primavera players.
Milan’s bad spell continued on Wednesday when they hosted Inter at San Siro for the annual Trofeo Berlusconi.
il Presidente was at the stadium sitting alongside Adriano Galliani and it’s hard to believe that he was pleased with what he saw from Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side.
Miha paired Alessio Romagnoli with Philippe Mexes, who has been barely used this summer. After 12 minutes the Frenchman showed why he’s usually kept on the bench as a moment of complete loss of concentration by Mexes allowed Geoffrey Kondogbia – over whom Milan fought with Inter in the summer – to beat Gianluigi Donnarumma to make it 1-0.
The woes continued one minute later as Bertolacci picked up a knee injury and had to be stretched out by the medical team. Bertolacci was taken to the hospital and according to acmilan.com “the exams carried out have ruled out intraarticular lesions. He will be re-assessed in the coming days.”
Inter managed to keep this score until the end but Milan were better for most of the game and came close to scoring mainly through Keisuke Honda, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Rodrigo Ely with the last two coming on as substitutions. The former Ghana international, who is training with Milan these days at least until January (they may sign him on a contract), played in the false 9 position.
16-year-old goalkeeper Donnarumma, although rarely actually tested, provided a good performance and there are voices that he could replace Diego Lopez against Sassuolo in Serie A this upcoming Sunday. Inter eventually got the win and Milan failed to win their 4th consecutive game.
Milan: Donnarumma, De Sciglio (Abate 62), Mexes (Zapata 62), Romagnoli (Ely 46), Antonelli (Calabria 46); Poli, De Jong, Bertolacci (Jose Mauri 14); Cerci (Suso 46), Luiz Adriano (Boateng 46), Honda (Vido 80).
Inter: Carrizo (Berni 78); Montoya (Gyamfi 68), Ranocchia (Antonini 69), D’Ambrosio (Rapaic 68), Telles (Dodo 46), Biabiany (Popa 66), Gnoukouri (Delgado 67), Kondogbia (Tchaouele 46), Nagatomo (Baldini 46); Palacio (Dimarco 65), Manaj (Dellagiovanna 66).