Milan have released a statement apologising for an error in the Champions League squad list which robbed Mbaye Niang of a place.
The Rossoneri included Stephan El Shaarawy in the A List of players, even though he is eligible for the B List.
That is reserved for players born after January 1 1992 with at least two years at the club.
Because of El Shaarawy’s placement, Niang was left out of the UEFA squad entirely.
This evening Milan released a statement from director Umberto Gandini, who took “full responsibility for the error” in putting together the Champions League squad.
It is now too late to change the list, so Niang remains ineligible.