Four out of four, even passing the big match against Juventus with flying colours. The Rossonero Primavera won and continue to convince, beating the Bianconeri 3-0 at the PUMA House of Football thanks to Bonomi’s brace and Scotti’s goal. A typical AC Milan performance, aggressive, and organised, causing the opponents problems, especially at the end of the first half, when the deadly break gave the Rossoneri the lead. Three goals in four minutes, Bonomi-Scotti-Bonomi, and the match was headed our way. With this victory under our belts, the Rossonero Primavera confirmed their spot at the top of the league with maximum points (12), four victories in four, 12 goals scored and 2 conceded.
These are the figures of a perfect start, topped by the victory in the Youth League opener (4-0 against Newcastle). The team is playing well, they are enjoying themselves and above all, they have character and personality, which became evident when they went down to 10 men in the 50th minute as a result of Nsiala’s second yellow. From then on, few chances conceded, high levels of concentration and the match managed very well, even creating some chances for the fourth. Many great signs to be reaffirmed again on Tuesday in the Coppa Italia against Virtus Entella, at home again.
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The first half was extremely physical, full of duels as both teams struggled to build meaningful plays. It was the Bianconeri who created the two most dangerous chances of the first half: the first with Anghele in 12’, who received the ball in the area but couldn’t finish thanks to Bartoccioni’s interception. Towards the end of the half, Turco tried a right-footed effort that went just wide. Although AC Milan struggled to create any meaningful chances, the maintained constant offensive pressure and constricted Juventus. Bonomi opened the scoring with a beautiful lob over Vinarčík following Victor’s work to win the ball back. Two minutes later, Sia found an acrobatic assist for Scotti, who entered the area and found the corner with his left, doubling the lead almost immediately. In the 47th minute, Scotti flew away on the left and played it into Bonomi in the middle, who shot first time and found the inside of the post, 3-0.
A flurry of goals in just a few minutes and the Rossoneri were 3-0 up at half-time. The second half, however, began with Clinton Nsiala's second yellow, giving the Bianconeri the numerical advantage in the 50th minute. Juventus sought out the goal to reopen the contest but Anghele's header from a threatening position was high. AC Milan tidied themselves up and for the first ten minutes, it was Malaspina who acted as central defender alongside Simić. In the 54th minute, we were very dangerous on the counter, with a dummy by Zeroli opening up space for Scotti, who shot right-footed from an excellent position but the ball flew over the bar. In the 59th minute, Coach Abate drew on the bench for a triple change and brought on Jiménez, debutant Nissen and Stalmach. Juve pushed but to no avail, indeed on the counter-attack, it was Magni who had a chance in the 73rd minute. Four minutes later the Bianconeri were also left with 10 men for the second yellow for Ripani, and from that moment on Abate's side were in control until the final whistle.
Alessandro Bonomi: “I am very proud of my performance, we are very happy for such a great match and for the three points, we have to continue in this manner. We suffered a bit in the second half, we were careful after the red card and we did not get caught off guard.”
Ignazio Abate: “In the first half we weren’t very good in possession and we risked counter attacks on a couple of occasions. At the end of the first half we were lethal, after the red card, we sat back without suffering too much and then we took back control of the game when they were reduced to 10 men as well. We are happy with the result but we have to improve without becoming satisfied, the mentality of the boys has to grow because our objective is to get them ready for the first team. The director, Vergine, and I are on the same wavelength, we must continue like this with humility,”
AC MILAN 3-0 JUVENTUS
MILAN (4-3-3): Bartoccioni; Bakoune (14'sh Jiménez), Simić, Nsiala, Magni; Victor (24'sh Perrucci), Malaspina (33'sh Camarda); Scotti (14'sh Nissen), Zeroli, Bonomi (14'sh Stalmach); Sia. Unused subs: Raveyre, Torriani; Parmiggiani; Sala; Camarda. All.: Abate.
JUVENTUS (3-4-2-1): Vinarčík; Martinez, Domanico (1'sh Bassino), Gil (8'sh Boufandar); Turco, Florea, Ripani, Pagnucco; Vacca (8'sh Finocchiaro), Anghele; Pugno (22'sh Scienza). Unused subs: Radu; Biggi, Crapisto, Firman, Ngana, Savio,Scarpetta, Crapisto. All.: Montero
Referee: Scatenza di Avezzano.
Goals: 43' Bonomi (M), 45' Scotti (M), 45+2' Bonomi (M).
Bookings: 1' Nsiala (M), 33' Scotti (M), 13'st Ripani (J), 42'st Bassino (J).
Red cards: 5'st Nsiala (M), 32'st Ripani (J).
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