Lapadula, Poli, Niang and Luiz Adriano score as Milan beat Swiss side Chiasso 5-0 in a Saturday friendly

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Luiz Adriano, Gianluca Lapadula and Suso celebrating against FC Chiasso at Stadio comunale Riva IV on the 8th of October 2016 (@acmilan.com)
Luiz Adriano, Gianluca Lapadula and Suso celebrating against FC Chiasso at Stadio comunale Riva IV on the 8th of October 2016 (@acmilan.com)

Gianluca Lapadula got a brace – Milan defeated the 2nd division side 5-0; all the goals were scored in the first half.

The match wasn’t broadcasted on live TV so very few people were actually able to watch the match as it happened but nonetheless the fans can consider Saturday’s 5-0 win over Chiasso a success.

Montella had to do without the injured Cristian Zapata, Andrea Bertolacci, Matias Fernandez and Riccardo Montolivo as well as without the international players Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessandro Plizzari, Luca Antonelli, Davide Calabria, Mattia De Sciglio, Gustavo Gomez, Alessio Romagnoli, Giacomo Bonaventura, Juraj Kucka, Manuel Locatelli, Mario Pasalic, Keisuke Honda and Carlos Bacca. And so the little-used players got minutes.

The coach started with the regular 4-3-3, using Suso, Jose Sosa (played in the role of the regista / ahead of defense) and Andrea Poli in midfield, while also giving summer signing Leonel Vangioni a start at left back and playing an attack of Luiz Adriano, Gianluca Lapadula and M’Baye Niang.

The Milan XI before Chiasso-Milan FC Chiasso at Stadio comunale Riva IV on the 8th of October 2016 (@acmilan.com)
The Milan XI before Chiasso-Milan FC Chiasso at Stadio comunale Riva IV on the 8th of October 2016 (@acmilan.com)

All the goals were scored in the first half: after 7 minutes of football, Niang sent a good ball to Lapadula and the former Pescara man beat keeper Andrea Guatelli. In the 13′ minute, Poli scored a volley from the penalty spot – it was Niang again with the assist as he crossed from the right.

The Frenchman scored one of his own in the 16′ minute, thanks to good work from Lapadula, who saw this match as an ‘opportunity to exploit‘, and an assist from the right from Luiz Adriano. Lapadula scored again in the 20′ minute – third Niang assist. In the 28′ minute, the 21-year-old former Caen assisted his 4th goal of the match as he beat two defenders and set up Adriano’s goal to make it 5-0.

In the second half, Montella moved Suso to the regista role and played Jose Sosa on the side but the Spaniard was replaced in the 68’ minute by Federico De Piano. Milan had two notable chances through Sosa and Adriano to score more goals. Vincenzo changed the entire side in the second half.

Overall a positive test for the boys of Montella who will now think about the next Serie A match against Chievo after the international break (October 16th, 20:45 CET at Marc’Antonio Bentegodi).

Goals: Lapadula (7′, 20′), Poli (13′), Niang (18′), Luiz Adriano (29′).

FC Chiasso (5-3-2) – Giuseppe Scienza
Andrea Guatelli (46′ Alessio Bellante); Marijan Urtić (65′ Gianni Kandiah), Ivan Lurati (77′ Theo Reymond), Samuel Delli Carri, Ilija Ivić, Michele Monighetti (75′ Fabiano Vergine); Nikola Milosavljevic (46′ Eris Abedini), Veljko Simić (46′ Stefane Rauti), Alberto Regazzoni (46′ Giuseppe Palma); Djordje Susnjar (46′ Daniels Jakovlevs), Deniz Mujić (Dario Lagrotteria).

AC Milan (4-3-3) -Vincenzo Montella
Gabriel (86′ Alessandro Guarnone); Ignazio Abate (76′ Niccolò Zanellato), Gabriel Paletta (68′ Raul Zucchetti), Rodrigo Ely, Leonel Vangioni; Andrea Poli (86′ Marco Curto), Jose Sosa (86′ Federico Marchesi), Suso (68′ Federico De Piano); Luiz Adriano (86′ Tommaso Pobega), Gianluca Lapadula, M’Baye Niang (76′ Cosimo La Ferrara).

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Dwayne Kanas
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Can they do that in Serie A next week against Chievo?

Mr mark
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Mr mark

Hope to see such…

obiorah
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obiorah

Comment:so surprised to see this

fuaaddoha
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fuaaddoha

hope to see like that against chievo …….

ACM-1899
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ACM-1899

it sounds like Lapadula can only score against small teams

rosso138
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rosso138

Seriously? Have you maybe see him play against big teams so you can prove that? He didtnt play even 90mins for us (not counting this match)

Conor
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Conor

exactly, he should get a chance against Chievo. They should let this team today play next week

ACM-1899
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ACM-1899

he was serie B top scorer…
and this season he has not scored yet…
so i thought maybe he is not serieA good .
although , you’re right he should start a game…

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Lapadula is good but he might definitely get few minutes against Chievo, however what will define Milan this season is playing well, scoring good and conceding less. If we make UCL tho it might not favor us as the Chinese might think all is fine. But step by step, From UEL (Europa) to UCL, we would gradually graze off the washed up scraps and add decent and solid medium cost players.

Liverpool’s path is giving me hope Milan can once again challenge for top honors,

Forget JUVE and their Italian success, they only have strength in Italy (FACT)

fiz
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fiz

Did u guys notice lapadula first goal only experience striker can score that kind of goal, am thinking if this guy player more minute he will become good striker.

Eighteen99
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Eighteen99

Poli’s goal was brutal!!!!

Sheva
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Sheva

yes let him run around like a headless chicken for 18 leagues games now.. just because he scored a goal against i team i never heard of bever.

alayo
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alayo

Only a fool will say Lapadula is not a good striker.If given playing chances he would shock his doubters.

Banton
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Banton

@fiz pls where did u watch the highlights(what website)

+milan
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+milan

Itz on this page check it well

fiz
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fiz

The video was attach to this blog

Kourosh
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Kourosh

Lapadula is a good striker and the plan was to sign him as our main striker but then Bacca stayed, and honestly it’s not possible to replace Bacca right now as few strikers are better than him. Plus, playing Lapa and Adriano on the wing is a bad idea so there’s really no choice, they have to sit on the bench for now. He’ll get his chance in the Coppa.

P.S. Niang is on fire.

Milan10
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Milan10

our big boy on da hood poli scored a stunner. Dude ive never been this elated since, well, i “elated” myself

Sheva
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Sheva

you must be the biggest troll on this blog. You love all players that under performs for milan, either you are gallianis son or a interista. I dont know whats worst. Who ever wants and even defend poli for 1% must be a interista, poli bertolacci bonaventura will not help milan win anything big, they will rather be IN THE WAY of milan winning anything big. You must have orgasms from poli running around being useless, or bonaventuras “shots” which are like a pass. You must be over the moon over milans current situtaton. Where do you live? Com we… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

So, which goal is better? Bona’s Long accurate shot vs sassuolo or poli’s romario signature half volley?

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Mathijs Savicevic
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I am sorry but what is so special about the goal from poli?