16 September 2023


The Rossoneri clinch their third consecutive success with a goal each from the Nigerian and the 15-year-old

The Primavera continue to impress. After victories against Monza and Bologna, Abate’s Rossoneri went into third gear, overcoming Sassuolo by 2 goals to 0. AC Milan built on their convincing start to the season at the Ricci Stadium, scoring one goal in each half: Victor's flash broke the deadlock in the first half whilst Francesco Camarda's - born in 2008 -  first goal in this category confirmed the result in the final minutes. Three important points, won by a mature team, aware of their own quality. The Rossoneri did not allow Sassuolo any chances throughout the ninety minutes, showing themselves to be solid at the back and aggressive under pressure.

Their third victory in as many league games also brought with it the first clean sheet of the season, while new addition Vittorio Magni made his debut, starting at left-back. The Rossoneri will aim to continue winning and convincing as they await two important matches: Newcastle are coming to the PUMA House of Football on Tuesday 19 September for their debut in the Youth League. After that, the Rossoneri face Juventus on Saturday 23 for the fourth match of Primavera 1. Forza ragazzi! 


The intense and energetic start from both sides created many clashes in the central area of the pitch, clashes that did not turn into as many threatening passages of play. The Rossoneri managed the possession and gained more territory as the minutes passed, relying on the inventiveness of Cuenca and Bonomi on the wings to disrupt the Neravera rearguard. In the 22nd minute, Theiner took a risk, kicking it to Cuenca, while ten minutes later Cinquegrano's header missed the target. In the 36th minute, AC Milan broke the deadlock: Victor controlled the ball on the edge of the box and struck past the keeper with a powerful, angled left-footer. 1-0 at half-time.

The first chance of the second half fell to the Rossoneri, as Cuenca’s left-footed effort was beaten away by the keeper (49’). The tides did not change but AC Milan dropped the tempo, conserving their energy as they sought the goal to confirm the win. They turned it up once again in the final minutes. In the 81st minute, Perrucci stole the ball and shot well but his right-footed shot was blocked on the line. Finally, the Rossoneri secured the win in the 88th minute: Theiner was involved again as he saved well from Perrucci’s free-kick. Camarda was quickest off the mark on the rebound though, heading in to make it 2-0 full-time. 

"It was important to win, to build on our performances in the championship and for the opener in the Youth League on Tuesday," said Mattia Malaspina after the match in Emilia. "We prepared the match following our principles, from a competitive and coaching point of view, and we were good at applying them on the field without losing our team identity. We are a united group, the coach and staff help us to keep the level high, and that is what is helping us on this path.”



SASSUOLO (4-2-3-1): Theiner; Lipani (77' Knezovic), Ioannou, Cannavaro, Falasca; Caragea (46' Pigati), Leone; Cinquegrano (46' Parlato), Abubakar (46' Seminari), Baldari (63' Neophytou); Russo. Subs: Scacchetti; Corradini, Danciutiu, Loeffen, Lopes, Piantedosi. Coach: Bigica.

AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): Bartoccioni; Bakoune, Simić, Nsiala, Magni; Victor (68' Perrucci), Malaspina; Cuenca (70' Scotti), Zeroli, Bonomi (85' Sala); Sia (70' Camarda). Subs: Raveyre, Torriani; Jiménez, Nissen, Parmiggiani; Stalmach; Liberali. Coach: Abate.

Referee: Grasso from Ariano Irpino.
Goals: 36' Victor (M), 88' Camarda (M).
Bookings: 44' Bakoune (M), 63' Leone (S), 71' Bonomi (M), 75' Camarda (M), 91' Simić (M).

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