A number of the Milan squad were in action for their respective countries over the recent international break, with five different players getting on the scoresheet.
Here, we take a look at how they all fared…
🇮🇹 Gianluigi Donnarumma
Started both games for Italy against Poland and the Netherlands, keeping a clean sheet in the former and making an incredible save from Memphis Depay in the latter to ensure a 1-1 draw.
🇮🇹 @gigiodonna1 – What. A. Save.pic.twitter.com/ShaFBYbNrn
— SempreMilan (@SempreMilanCom) October 15, 2020
🇹🇷 Hakan Calhanoglu
Like Italy, Turkey drew both their games over the break in the Nations League. They managed a 1-1 draw in Russia in which Calhanoglu played 90 minutes, and he played the full 90 again amassing a goal and an assist in a 2-2 against Serbia. He also racked up his 50th cap for his country in the latter.
🇹🇷 @hakanc10 getting in the mood for the derby with a goal against Serbia tonight…pic.twitter.com/sZe86DvovK
— SempreMilan (@SempreMilanCom) October 14, 2020
🇧🇦 Rade Krunic
Krunic played three games over the break, and scored his second ever senior goal for Bosnia in a penalty defeat to Northern Ireland in a Euro 2021 qualifier. He played 88 minutes in that game as a winger.
Bosnia in vantaggio sull’Irlanda del Nord con il gol di Rade Krunic 🔴⚫️ #EURO2020 #milan #krunic #Ibrahimovic pic.twitter.com/jNttNIMgtj
— LargoLaGrande (@RB90878298) October 8, 2020
He then played 75 and 73 minutes respectively against the Netherlands (0-0 draw) and Poland (3-0 defeat) in the Nations League.
🇩🇿 Ismael Bennacer
Bennacer was an unused sub for Algeria’s 1-0 friendly win over Nigeria, but played 90 minutes against Mexico and scored his first ever goal for his country in a 2-2 draw with a rocket of a strike.
Gol Bennacer melawan Mexico pic.twitter.com/8dbb0nJbTj
— Rossoneri Per Sempre (@RossoneriGoal) October 14, 2020
🇨🇮 Franck Kessie
Kessie played 90 minutes in both of the Ivory Coast’s friendlies as they drew 1-1 with Belgium and lost 1-0 to Japan, scoring a penalty in the former.
🇪🇸 Brahim Diaz
Spain’s U21s registered two wins from two beating the Faroe Islands 2-0 and Kazakhstan 3-0, and Brahim Diaz netted a delightful brace in the first game.
👀 Number two wasn't bad either…pic.twitter.com/mEMAjxGp4N
— SempreMilan (@SempreMilanCom) October 8, 2020
🇮🇹 Matteo Gabbia + Sandro Tonali
Gabbia unfortunately contracted Coronavirus while away and Italy’s U21s did not play as scheduled against Iceland, but fielded a younger team for the second game against the Republic of Ireland which Tonali played all 90 minutes of in a 2-0 win.
🇧🇪 Alexis Saelemaekers
Saelemaekers made his debut for the Belgian national team during the friendly against Kessie’s Ivory Coast in the 1-1 draw, and although he will not be credited with an assist he played a big role in the goal as his ball led to opener.
🇩🇰 Simon Kjaer
Kjaer came off the bench for Denmark’s 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands last Wednesday, and played all 90 minutes of both the 3-0 win in Iceland and the 1-0 win over England – both away – making his 100th appearance at Wembley.
🇳🇴 Jens Petter Hauge
Hauge came off the bench for the last five minutes of Norway’s 4-0 win over Romania in the Nations League in his debut for his country, but did not feature in the other two games.
🇷🇴 Ciprian Tatarusanu
It wasn’t a great international break for Romania as they lost 4-0 to Norway and 1-0 to Austria, with Tatarusanu playing 90 minutes in both and captaining his country against the former.