Milan won their first training match of the season, ahead of 1. FC Köln.
On Saturday Milan will be in Germany for the first pre-season friendly of the summer against Köln. Today, the Champions of Italy had a chance to get some minutes in their legs as they took on Lemine Almenno Calcio at Milanello.
The Rossoneri are still missing a lot of players as most of last year’s starters will only return to training by the end of the week, but they played Lemine Almenno today with first team and Primavera players, playing 3 thirds of 20 minutes.
All three goals were scored in the first period: after 8 minutes, a ball forward from Yacine Adli, who played in the trequartista role with the number #7 on his back, found Junior Messias, and the winger beat the goalkeeper. A couple minutes later, Tommaso Pobega played a ball to Ante Rebić, who made a turn while wearing the Captain’s armband, and scored a typical goal to make it 2-0.
In the 21′ minute, an Adli corner ended with Matteo Gabbia scoring from close range to make it 3-0. In the second and third periods, Milan had more chances through Brahim Díaz, Messias and Daniel Maldini while Chaka Traorè of the Primavera had a goal disallowed for offside.
Simon Kjær did not take part in the game and he will also not be available against Köln. Milan are taking their time to make sure the Dane center back is 100% before putting him back on the field.
Goals: Messias (8′), Rebić (10′), Gabbia (21′).
First period Milan: Ciprian Tătăruşanu (21′ Antonio Mirante); Andrei Coubis (21′ Luca Stanga), Nikos Michelis, Matteo Gabbia, Fodé Ballo-Touré; Tiémoué Bakayoko, Tommaso Pobega; Junior Messias, Yacine Adli, Brahim Díaz; Ante Rebić.
Second period Milan: Antonio Mirante; Luca Stanga, Nikos Michelis, Matteo Gabbia, Fodé Ballo-Touré; Tiémoué Bakayoko, Tommaso Pobega; Junior Messias, Yacine Adli (30′ Daniel Maldini), Brahim Díaz; Ante Rebić.
Third period Milan: Andreas Jungdal; Davide Bartesaghi, Matteo Gabbia, Andrei Coubis, Luca Stanga; Marco Brescianini, Marco Frigerio; Chaka Traorè, Giovanni Robotti, Emil Roback; Daniel Maldini.
Referee: Michele Pasculli.