(IN THE PHOTO: Balotelli during a previous practice match) 
MILANELLO – Milan got straight back to work on Monday following the match with Valencia on Sunday evening.The session started at midday on the raised pitch behind the gym and began with a warm-up and some passing drills over 4 work-stations.This was followed by a 6 v 6 possession exercise with a free floating player. The session came to an end with an 8 v 8 practice match over half a pitch with goalkeepers.The players that didn’t start the match against Valencia on Sunday were all out on the pitch. Mario Balotelli was also back with the rest of the group and training with his team-mates after missing out on the match with Valencia.The following players meanwhile did a cool-down session on the synthetic pitch: Abate, Honda, Cristante, Poli, Bonera, El Shaarawy, Zapata, Pazzini and Diego Lopez.De Jong, Saponara and Niang worked on their personalised training programmes in the gym.The players will train again this afternoon at 16.00.