Sunday October 13 2013
Dismal Milan crushed by Caen

Milan’s second-string side was defeated 3-0 in France by Caen in today’s friendly test.

The only bright spot of the game was the performance of goalkeeper Gabriel, who kept the scoreline down with a series of saves.

Without all the players on international duty, including the Under-21 and Under-19 teams, Coach Max Allegri had precious few figures to choose from.

This was a homecoming for Mbaye Niang, who joined Milan from Caen, while Riccardo Saponara and Jherson Vergara were able to play after long injury lay-offs.

It took just three minutes for Caen to break the deadlock with Appiah tapping in from a parried free kick.

The Rossoneri defence was disastrous throughout and Duhamel sprung the offside trap to beat Gabriel one-on-one.

Koita was also on his own against goalkeeper Gabriel after bursting down the right undisturbed.

Caen 3-0 Milan

Scorers: Appiah 3, Duhamel 17, Koita 55

Milan: Gabriel; Rondanini (Pacifico 76), Zaccardo, Mexes (Vergara 46), Constant; Mastalli (Di Molfetta 60), Nocerino, Emanuelson; Saponara (Cerigoi 82), Niang, Matri (Claveria 70)

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