AC Milan winning the 23rd Edition of the Luigi Berlusconi Trophy after defeating Argentinian team San Lorenzo de Almagro on Wednesday 5 November 2014 at the San Siro Stadium. It is AC Milan forward Giampaolo Pazzini to open the score in the 30th minute with assist by Riccardo Saponara and then Giacomo Bonaventura in the 85th minute to lift the morale of the team after losing the Serie A game on Sunday 2 November against Palermo.
It’s a historical match for AC Milan because this is the first time they are playing the Luigi Berlusconi against a team from Argentina football league. It’s also special because Argentinian Pope Francis has been a supported of San Lorezo even before his election as Pope. In the past, AC Milan playing mostly against Juventus with a total of 19 games. AC Milan also played the Berlusconi Trophy on one occasion with Inter, Span La Liga team Real Madrid, and Bundesliga team Bayern Munich.
In this edition, AC Milan, the 7 time European Champions defeating San Lorenzo de Almagro winners of the 2014 Copa Libertadores, which is the equivalent of Europe’s Champions League. Testing of two continents.
Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Filippo Inzaghi:
AC MILAN: Christian Abbiati; Daniele Bonera, Adil Rami, Philippe Mexes, Pablo Armero; Van Ginkel, Essien, Andrea Poli; Niang, Giampaolo Pazzini, Stephan El Shaarawy.
Spanish forward Fernando Torres replaced forward Giampaolo Pazzini in the 62nd minute.
Here is SAN LORENZO de ALMAGRO official starting lineup by coach:
SAN LORENZO: Leo Franco; Gonzalo Prosperi, Fontanini, Mario Yepes, Mas; Ortigoza, Enzo Kalinski, Pablo Barrientos; Blandi, Matos, Villalba.
AC Milan winning the 23rd Edition of the Luigi Berlusconi Trophy.
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani awarding the Luigi Berlusconi Trophy to AC Milan Mattia De Sciglio, captain in this game.
AC Milan forward Giampaolo Pazzini and Mattia De Sciglio with the Luigi Berlusconi Trophy
AC Milan team posing with The Luigi Berlusconi Trophy
San Lorenzo de Almagro midfielder Juan Mercier challenging AC Milan forward Fernando Torres
The ex AC Milan defender and “Colombia Captain” Mario Yepes challenging AC Milan Niang.
AC Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi
Hachim Mastour getting playing time with AC Milan
AC Milan 2 – 0 San Lorenzo de Almagro
Wednesday 5 November 2014
San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy
GOALS: 30′ Giampaolo Pazzini, 85′ Giampaolo Pazzini.
Official formations – lineups:
AC MILAN: Chrisian Abbiati (46′ Agazzi); Daniele Bonera (46′ De Sciglio), Rami, Philippe Mexes (63′ Albertazzi), Armero; Van Ginkel, Essien (46′ Bonaventura), Saponara (46′ Poli); Niang, Pazzini (62′ Torres), Stephan El Shaarawy (63′ Mastour).
SAN LORENZO: Leo Franco; Prosperi, Fontanini, Yepes (74′ Cetto), Mas (67′ Kannemann); Ortigoza, Kalinski (65′ Mercier), Barrientos; Blandi (62′ Veron), Matos (62′ Cauteruccio), Villalba (65′ Buffarini).
BOOKINGS: 43′ Niang, 69′ Kennemann, 71′ Mario Yepes.