MILAN – The Milan Youth Sector team, the Giovanissimi 2002, have reached the quarter finals of the Abano Football Trophy. The rossoneri youngsters defeated Padova 4-0 in the last-16 of the competition and will now meet the winner between Napoli-FC Brugge in the quarter finals. Colombo, Capone (2) and Luscietti scored the goals in the last-16 victory for Milan.
MILAN – A total of 29 Milan players have scored at least once away at Udinese. The first to achieve that was Mario Renosto, in the 1951/1952 season, breaking the deadlock in a match that would end 1 - 1 at the Stadio Moretti.
Andriy Shevchenko is the leading scorer in this special standing with 5 goals. Following behind on 4 we find Zvonimir Boban while Josè Altafini has netted three times.
With 2 goals we find: Marco Van Basten, Paolo Maldini, Oliver Bierhoff, Alberto Gilardino and Stephan El Shaarawy. The following 16 players have all netted once: Mario Renosto, Gunnar Gren, Leschly Jorgen Sorensen, Gunnar Nordahl, Albano Vicariotto, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Nils Liedholm, Amos Mariani, Giancarlo Bacci, Ernesto Grillo, Albertino Bigon, Sergio Battistini, Pietro Paolo Virdis, Mark Hateley, Patrick Kluivert, George Weah, Serginho, Ricardo Oliveira, Massimo Ambrosini and Maxi Lopez.
MILAN – Here are the 22 players called-up to the Udinese squad by Andrea Stramaccioni for Saturday’s Serie A fixture at 18.00 local time:
GOALKEEPERS: Karnezis, Meret, Scuffet.
DEFENDERS: Bubnjic, Danilo, Domizzi, Gabriel Silva, Pasquale, Piris, Widmer.
MIDFIELDERS: Allan, Badu, Guilherme, Hallberg, Kone, Pinzi.
FORWARDS: Aguirre, Di Natale, Geijo, Perica, Thereau, Zapata.
MILAN – Click here to read Filippo Inzaghi’s comments ahead of Udinese-Milan.
MILANELLO – After Friday’s training session, Filippo Inzaghi called-up the following 23 players to the Milan squad for Saturday’s Serie A fixture away to Udinese. A reminder that kick-off is 18.00 local time:
GOALKEEPERS: Abbiati, Diego Lopez, Donnarumma (99).
DEFENDERS: Abate, Antonelli, Bocchetti, Bonera, De Sciglio, Mexes, Paletta, Rami, Zaccardo, Zapata.
MIDFIELDERS: Bonaventura, De Jong, Poli, Suso, Van Ginkel.
FORWARDS: Cerci, Destro, Honda, Menez, Pazzini.
MILAN – Milan have scored a total of 27 goals away at Udinese since the 1995/1996 season. They were scored at the following times:
10 in the first-half (3 between 1'-15', 0 between 16'-30', 7 between 31'-45')
17 in the second-half (5 between 46'-60', 6 between 61'-75', 6 between 76'-90')