The rossoneri defeat Bari and Inter to win the San Nicola Trophy.

(IN THE PHOTO: Abbiati with the trophy)  MILAN – Milan have lifted the first ever edition of the San Nicola Trophy after winning both of their matches against Bari and Inter.

The round-robin competition consisted of mini 45 minute matches and the rossoneri made a perfect start by seeing off the hosts Bari 1-0 in the opening match.

Milan dominated possession right from the off against the southern outfit and broke the deadlock on 15 minutes when Bari defender Tonucci turned a teasing cross from the right, aimed for Nocerino, into his own net.

In the second match of the competition meanwhile, goals from Manaj and Guarin helped the nerazzurri to a 2-0 win over Bari and set up a winner takes all contest versus Milan in the third and final match.

Inter had an early chance when Gyamfi played a dangerous ball across the face of the box, but the Milan defence was alert to clear away the danger.

Milan eventually settled and found the opener on 15 minutes thanks to a pin-point cross from Nocerino which was met by Poli who made no mistakes to fire beyond Inter’s shot-stopper.

Boateng tried his luck in a bid to add a second but he saw his shot saved by Carrizo while at the other end Abbiati, who was rarely tested in the opening match versus Bari, did well to block an effort from Inter wing-back Dodò.

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Milan will now switch their focus back to Serie A and this Saturday’s visitors to the San Siro Sampdoria.