HIGH FIVE MILAN PRIMAVERA defeating 3 – 1 Atalanta, Sunday 7 February 2016


Primavera extend their winning streak to five after defeating Atalanta 3-1.

(IN THE PHOTO: Cristian Brocchi’s team)

MILAN – There’s no stopping the Milan Primavera after they ran out 3-1 winners away at Atalanta on Sunday to register a fifth win on the trot in the league.

The Rossoneri made a dream start and after only 6 minutes Vassallo broke the deadlock when the striker was sent through on goal by Felicioli and stayed ice-cool to slot the ball past the Atalanta shot-stopper.

Milan built on their strong start and continued to cause problems for Atalanta with Cutrone and Gamarra both coming close before eventually adding a second on 17 minutes. Felicioli was involved again and provided the assist for De Santis to score his fifth league goal of the season.

Brocchi’s boys were in complete control and shortly after the half-hour mark Felicioli was decisive once more providing a pin-point cross for Cutrone who made no mistakes to head past the Atalanta ‘keeper and extend the team’s lead.

Minutes before the half-time whistle however Atalanta pulled one back after Plizzari could only parry a Lunetta shot into the path of Mazzocchi who prodded the ball into an empty net.

Atalanta were immediately dangerous after the break through Zambataro while Plizzari then made a great save on a header from Atalanta’s Gatti to frustrate the home side’s hopes of a comeback.

The Bergamaschi tried their luck from distance in the closing stages in an effort to cut the gap but neither La Vigna nor Mazzocchi were successful as Milan came away with a 3-1 victory and another 3 points.

This is how the two sides lined-up for the match:

Turrin; Morra, Zambataro, Gasperoni, Kresic, Gatti, Di Rocco, La Vigna, Mazzocchi, Ranieri, Lunetta. Subs: Mazzini, Marchetti, Dossena, Ghidini, Bolis, Castellano, Demba, Susnjara, Napol, Bastoni, Caponi, Latte. Coach: Valter Bonacina.

MILAN: Plizzari; Piacentini, Felicioli, De Santis, Gamarra, Bordi, Zanellato, El Hilali, Cutrone, Crociata, Vassallo. Subs: Crosta, Malberti, Mondonico, Iudica, Maldini, Hamadi, Hadziosmanovic, Casiraghi, Agnero, Spinelli, La Ferrara, Zucchetti. Coach: Cristian Brocchi.