youth-teams07 December 2021

PRIMAVERA BOW OUT OF EUROPE WITH A DRAW

Nasti's goal get AC Milan a draw against Liverpool: 1-1 in the last Youth League match. Debuts for Camara, Piantedosi and Marshage

Milan Primavera's last European game of the season ended honours even, as they drew 1-1 at Vismara against Liverpool, who came to Italy searching for points to secure qualification for the next round of the UEFA Youth League. Giunti's team showed character and fight throughout the match, reacting well to Liverpool's early goal that came from their first shot on target and in the dying minutes of the game managed to find an equaliser through substitute Nasti, who scored a great goal assisted by 16-year-old Eletu

There were three Rossoneri debuts for the Primavera side: 17-year-old Almamy Camara featured in the starting XI and then 17-year-old Wilgot Marshage and 16-year-old Alessio Piantedosi came on as second-half substitutions. AC Milan continued their success against SPAL in the championship and said goodbye to Europe with an important performance for morale and development. Now three more fixtures await before the end of 2021, all in the Primavera 1: the first will be on Saturday away at Sampdoria.

CHECK OUT THE GALLERY FROM AC MILAN v LIVERPOOL

MATCH REPORT

Giunti threw the newcomer Camara right into the action from the off, having already started in Europe against Porto, in a set-up with great attacking potential. It was, however, a difficult start, given that Liverpool managed to score from their first chance: a cross from the left ended with Musialowski beating a helpless Pseftis in the fourth minute. The Rossoneri tried to respond, but the pace of the game was slow in the early stages: in the 11th minute, Eletu's flick gave Gala the opportunity to score, but he failed to hit the target from an excellent position; in the 23rd minute Rossi's right-footed shot went just wide; in the 25th minute Liverpool's goalkeeper Mrozek had to rush out to cut off Kerkez, who was through after some good work from Gala and Rossi. The last chance of the first half came from Capone, who hit Mrozek with a powerful left-footer from a distance in the 41st minute.

The Rossoneri looked lively at the start of the second half too, with the visitor's only chance coming from Corness in the 56th minute; AC Milan, on the other hand, came close to scoring with Gala and Rossi. Giunti tried to mix things up by bringing on Nasti, Di Gesù and debutant Piantedosi, and it was the latter who made his mark in the 75th minute with a probing cross for El Hilali, who was beaten to it by Mrozek. A goal for the Rossoneri was overdue and it finally arrived three minutes later: in the 78th minute, Eletu took a free kick in the middle of the field, the delivery for Nasti was spot on and he pounced on the opportunity for the well deserved Rossoneri equaliser. Liverpool responded, and in the 80th minute Pseftis managed to deny Cannonier. In the 84th minute, AC Milan went down to 10 men after Eletu received a second yellow, but that was the last incident of the match as it finished 1-1 at Vismara.

AC MILAN 1-1 LIVERPOOL

AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): Pseftis; Camara, Obaretin, Nsiala, Kerkez (69' Piantedosi); Eletu, Gala (82' Alesi); El Hilali (88' Marshage), Robotti (69' Di Gesù), Capone; Rossi (69' Nasti). Subs.: Desplanches; Traorè. Coach: Giunti.

LIVERPOOL (5-3-2): Mrozek; Mabaya, Quansah, Bajcetic, Koumetio, Chambers; Gordon, Corness, Musialowski (87' Clark); Cannonier (92' Pilling), Frauendorf. Subs.: Hewitson; Wilson, Pilling, Mcloughlin-Miles. Coach: Bridge-Wilkinson.

Referee: Vladimir Moskalev (Russia)
Goals: 4' Musialowski (L), 78' Nasti (M).
Booked: 26' Eletu (M), 59' Chambers (L), 72' Gala (M), 84' Capone (M).
Sent-off: 84' Eletu (M).


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