AC Milan Primavera played a 0-0 draw with leaders Roma at the Vismara sports center in Milan.
Giunti’s team recorded what was their first draw of the season after recording 6 wins and 7 defeats prior to today’s match. Roback and Stanga returned to the team after injuries with the inclusion of Norwegian International Jens Petter Hauge who was left out of Pioli’s Europa league team.
In the first minute, Milan attacked down the right with Roback dribbling past two players before shooting wide of goal. The second chance of the game fell to the leaders who countered after a recovering in midfield but Stanga was back to deny Roma a goal with a block in the 18th minute.
Ten minutes later Roma hit the woodwork after a good team build-up, two minutes later, Hauge fed Frigerio, who couldn’t hit the target.
At the start of the second half, The Rossoneri almost opened the scoring when captain Brambilla tested the Giallorossi’s goalkeeper from range. In the 63rd minute, Mionic forced the Roma goalkeeper into a brilliant save after a quick freekick by Hauge.
In the 73rd minute, Milan almost conceded a goal after an error in midfield when Darboe hit the post from 6 yards out. A few minutes later Roback fired over the bar with both teams trying to get on the scoresheet. Giallorossi responded through Podgoreanu, whose effort went over the crossbar. Obaretin missed the last chance of the match after a good corner from Hauge.
The ended goalless with Milan having a lot to do in the goal-scoring department despite creating lots of chances today, there were lots of positives today with the return of Stanga and Roback from injury with Olzer joining them soon.
AC MILAN (3-4-3): Jungdal; Stanga, Michelis, Obaretin; Frigerio, Brambilla (79′ Saco), Mionić, Kerkez (57′ Coubis); Roback (79′ El Hilali), Nasti, Hauge. Subs.: Pseftis, Desplanches; Pobi, Filì, Di Gesù, Bright, Robotti. Coach: Giunti.
ROMA (3-3-1-3): Mastrantonio; Codou, Morichelli (72′ Vicario), Feratovič; Milanese, Tripi, Darboe; Satriano (64′ Ciervo); Podgoreanu, Tall, Providence (88′ Bamba). Subs.: Boer, Tomassini, Bianchino, Tahirovic, Faticanti, Vetkal, Megyeri. Coach: De Rossi.