The Rossoneri close it out towards the end of the first half, with Scotti also scoring. In the second half one expulsion for each side
It’s a five-star (and five-win) start to the season for Ignazio Abate’s Milan. After knocking out Newcastle in the Youth League, the Rossoneri conceded an encore with another large success against Paolo Montero’s Juventus. At Vismara-Puma House of Football ended 3-0 with a brace from 17-year-old Alessandro Bonomi, a result that was fully achieved in a devastating first-half finale. Right from the start, Milan gave the idea of controlling the flow of the game, but were unable to break through with their phrasing and actually even ran a couple of risks. The Rossoneri’s merit is also that of having changed their strategy, seeking more depth and large changes of play. And that’s how the game lights up just before half-time. Bonomi broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute, going past goalkeeper Vinarcik after latching on to a very precise throw from Victor. Again from the Nigerian, an illuminator under construction, the doubling action was also born just a minute later: the ball put into the area from the left was cleared by Sia who finished for Scotti. In essence, the accounts were already closed in injury time in the first half: with Juventus unbalanced forward, the Rossoneri’s restart unraveled until the very cold Bonomi was sent back on goal (with an assist from Scotti). Three clear chances and three goals scored, all in just 4 minutes. A punishment perhaps too severe for the immature Juventus defence, led by Domanico in the midst of the 2006-born Spaniards Martinez and Gil who are still struggling with their adjustment.
At the start of the second half, the expulsion for a double yellow of the Rossoneri central defender Nsiala only gives the idea of being able to reopen the match, because Juventus creates the only real danger with a header from Anghelé high over the crossbar. In the final, Ripani’s expulsion restores numerical parity. For Paolo Montero’s team, (very young by choice, without overages from 2004), this brings the second defeat in a row after the one against Empoli. For Milan, the next match – in a very busy period – is Tuesday 26 September for the Coppa Italia match against Entella. The numbers are currently record-breaking: in five matches between Europe and the championship, 16 goals scored and only 2 conceded.