Friday July 10 2015
Niang shines in Milan test

M’Baye Niang scored twice in Milan’s first friendly of the season, beating local side Alcione 5-1.

The game got off to an inauspicious start, as within five minutes Alcione had taken the lead when Gennarelli burst past a sluggish Cristian Zaccardo.

The equaliser arrived on 20 minutes, Nigel de Jong converting a penalty, then Alessio Cerci set up an Andrea Poli goal before scoring his own angled drive.

There were numerous changes after the break, including the debut for ex-Parma midfielder Jose Mauri.

Antonio Nocerino hit the bar twice, while Niang bagged a brace.

Jose Mauri went off with a slight knee problem.

Milan 5-1 Alcione

Scorers: Gennarelli 5 (A), De Jong pen 20 (M), Poli 29 (M), Cerci 44 (M), Niang 51, 61 (M)

Milan First Half: Abbiati (Donnarumma 30), Abate, Zaccardo, Albertazzi, Calabria, Poli, De Jong, Pessina, Locatelli, Cerci, Mastour

Milan Second Half: Donnarumma (Agazzi 58), Calabria, Zaccardo, Alex, Albertazzi, Mastalli, José Mauri, Nocerino, Suso, Niang, Cutrone

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