(IN THE PHOTO: a photo from Sunday's derby)
MILAN- The Youth Sector derby between Milan and Inter ended 4-1 in favour of the nerazzurri. The round 6 match of the Youth Sector league championship was played at the Vismara Training Centre on Sunday morning at 11.00.Both sides went into the match unbeaten, but things were immediately complicated for the rossoneri after they lost Giovanni Crociata on just 6 minutes following a challenge with Inter’s Dabo. Crociata had to leave the pitch on a stretcher and was replaced by Luca Vido.Milan were clearly affected by the early setback and Inter took the lead on 8 minutes through Camara. Just 2 minutes later Inter doubled the lead through Puscas.The rossoneri were then forced into making another change on the half-hour mark as De Rosa hobbled off with an injury, making way for Calabria. Despite a troubled start to the match, Cristian Brocchi’s side managed to pull a goal back after Vido managed to win and then convert a penalty on 35 minutes.In the second-half, the rossoneri had a good chance to equalise through Felicioli who saw his effort from inside the penalty area hit the near post.However, Milan’s hopes of finding an equaliser were complicated on 82 minutes after De Santis was sent off for a second bookable offence.Inter took advantage of their numerical advantage moments later to restore their two goal cushion through Puscas. On 89 minutes Puscas completed his hat-trick to give a final score of 4-1. This is how the two sides lined-up at the start of the match:MILAN: Livieri; Turano, De Santis, Bordi, De Rosa; Mastalli, Modic, Gamarra; Felicioli, Vassallo, Crociata. Subs: Aiolfi, Calabria, Zanellato, Ndiaye, Careccia, Hamadi, Vido, Hadziosmanovic, Fabbro. Coach Cristian BrocchiINTER: Radu; Gyamfi, Yao Guy, Donkor, Dimarco; Gnoukouri, Dabo, Steffé; Camara, Puscas, Baldini. Subs: Costa, Crosato, Miangue, Pinton, Sciacca, Rocca, Palazzi, Bonetto, Ventre, Di Gregorio, Appiah, Romney. Coach Stefano Vecchi
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Cristian Brocchi and the head of the Milan Youth Sector, Filippo Galli, also spoke to the Milan Channel after the match. This is what the two men had to say:BROCCHI: "It’s a heavy and misleading result, but as I said before the match, I’m paradoxically happy because the players showed some positive things out on the pitch. We started badly because we had a setback from the injury to Crociata, but I then saw a team that tried to react to stay in the match and that was even able to cut the gap and gave their all to recover the result. However, the sending-off of De Santis took the wind out of our sails.We’ve already picked ourselves up in the changing room. I’ve said the same things to the players that I’ve just said now. We’re younger than them. In terms of the attitude I have nothing to complain about, the only thing that leaves a bitter taste is the result. Everything else was positive.Modic took part in half a training session and he couldn’t be 100%. De Santis, Gamarra and Bordi hadn’t played a match in 20 days. However, I’m not one to complain, compliments to Inter that were able to win the match but many more compliments go to my players for all the rest. Felicioli has worked on a position that I have asked from him for a month and a half and that I was struggling to find. Today we found it and when he plays in that position on the pitch he becomes an important player for us."
GALLI: "We’re happy about the performance, we tried to play the football. We’re upset about how the match went at the start and some of the decisions by the match official weren’t pleasing and contributed in creating a difficult situation for us to deal with, because we were frightened about what had happened to Crociata. We then got ourselves back on track and we tried to play our game, we know about their physical strength. Credit to them for the victory.We had one player in hospital, 3 bookings and one sending-off, there’s something not right to me, but this is football and we have to focus on playing matters. Crociata had already recovered slightly in the changing room. De Rosa is also better and he should be back soon."
(IN THE PHOTO: a photo from Sunday's derby)