Sunday August 14 2016
Luiz Adriano brace revives Milan

Luiz Adriano bagged a first half brace for Milan to earn an impressive 2-0 friendly win away to SC Freiburg.

The Rossoneri played their final pre-season friendly, though were missing the likes of Suso, M’Baye Niang and Diego Lopez.

The hosts started well and saw Florian Niederlechner’s goal ruled offside before Caglar Soyuncu turned a free header inches wide from a corner.

It was Milan who broke through when Keisuke Honda ran on to a Jack Bonaventura assist and his scuffed pass was prodded home by Luiz Adriano from close range.

Moments later Juraj Kucka also had a goal disallowed, as Gabriel Paletta was offside in the build-up.

On the stroke of half-time, the Rossoneri doubled their lead as Luiz Adriano pounced on an Onur Bulut error for a precise angled drive past the on-rushing goalkeeper.

Gianluigi Donnarumma came to the rescue on Vincenzo Grifo following Luca Antonelli’s mistake, while he was saved by the crossbar moments later on Janik Haberer.

Bonaventura felt he should’ve been given a penalty for a clumsy Manuel Gulde tackle and ex-Lanus defender Gustavo Gomez made his Milan debut.

Freiburg 0-2 Milan

Luiz Adriano 39, 44 (M)

Freiburg: Schwolow; Söyüncü, Höfler, Gulde, Günter; Haberer, Meffert, Frantz (Grifo 24), Bulut; Philipp, Niederlechner

Milan: Donnarumma; Calabria (Abate 60), Paletta (Ely 76), Antonelli (Zanellato 89), De Sciglio (Gustavo Gomez 70); Kucka (Bertolacci 60), Locatelli (Montolivo 46), Bonaventura (Vido 80); Honda; Bacca (Matri 84), Luiz Adriano (Poli 60)