Filippo Inzaghi names squad to face Reggiana on Wednesday.

(IN THE PHOTO: ex-Reggiana Filippo Galli) 

MILANELLO – Milan will play Reggiana on Wednesday the 25th of March at 19.00 in a friendly-fixture at the Mapei Stadium.

The friendly-fixture between the two teams is part of the transfer agreement that took Hachim Mastour to Milan in the summer of 2012. Unfortunately the talented teenager won’t be able to play against his former side because of injury, but he will nonetheless be at the stadium.

Milan will make their way to Reggio Emilia on Wednesday morning ahead of the friendly and the match will be broadcast live on the Milan Channel. The official website will be providing updates from the match as well as a full match-report and post-match comments afterwards.

Coach Filippo Inzaghi has picked the following squad:

Goalkeepers: Abbiati, Diego Lopez, Gori.

Defenders: Abate, Albertazzi, Bocchetti, Bonera, Mexes, Paletta, Rondanini (39), Felicioli (37).

Midfielders: Essien, Muntari, Poli, Suso, Mastalli (36), Gamarra (35), Crociata (40).

Strikers: Destro, Menez, Pazzini, Fabbro (38), Di Molfetta (41).

The official Reggiana website have already started their build-up to the match, click here. At the official presentation on Monday, this is what the club president Alessandro Barilli had to say: “We’re very happy about this match, we’ve been speaking about it for a year and a half and we’re pleased that it’s going to go ahead. We’re sorry that Mastour won’t be playing, but maybe there will be another chance. From this first transfer move with Milan we hope there is the opportunity to carry out others in the future.” 

The head of the AC Milan Youth Sector Filippo Galli, a former Reggiana player, was also present. These were his comments: “I joined Reggiana after several years with Milan and I captained the side with pride. In the youth sector at Milan we’re trying to bring through players ready for the First Team, and to bring through players that are technically good and with the personality to play at the San Siro, which is not easy. We want to create a model playing style and try and teach them a formative form of football. Mastour is still very young and he’s already heavily under the spotlight. We have to stay close to this lad, especially now that he’s injured. Compliments to Reggiana for having developed him. He’s the player from a technical point of view that has impressed the most in the Milan Youth Sector and therefore needs to be developed and time.”