Thursday April 11 2013
El Shaarawy nets four in friendly

Stephan El Shaarawy is polishing his scoring boots for the showdown with Napoli, bagging four as Milan crushed local side Virtus Pavullese 13-1.

The traditional Thursday friendly at the Milanello training ground saw Max Allegri’s men perform some tests.

They will have to do without Mario Balotelli on Sunday evening against Napoli, as he begins a three-match ban.

Despite this, Allegri shuffled the pack by fielding Balotelli, Bojan Krkic and El Shaarawy in the second half.

SuperMario, Robinho and Bakary Traorè got a brace each, Giampaolo Pazzini and M’Baye Niang netted one apiece, while El Shaarawy scored four.

There was also an own goal from Virtus Pavullese.

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