AC Milan Primavera’s cup run ended in the round of 16 as they were beaten 4-3 by Fiorentina after a dismal first half performance.
Giunti’s side found themselves 4-0 down at the break after what was a calamitous opening 45 minutes and not what they were hoping for to follow up the 3-1 defeat against Cagliari at the weekend which keeps them in a battle to avoid the drop.
With the game still 4-0 heading into the final two minutes of normal time, something quite remarkable happened. First of all Emil Roback scored a consolation in the 89th minute, then Nasti netted and Robotti added another in additional time to make it 4-3.
It was a frantic finish to the game but ultimately it was too little too late as the horrendous first half condemned the young Rossoneri to a defeat that knocks them out of the cup.
Fiorentina XI (4-2-3-1): Andonov; Gentile, Lucchesi, Frison (Petronelli), Kayode; Krastev (Neri), Corradini (Distefano); Egharevba (Ghilardi), Bianco, David; Toci (Gori).
Bench: Dainelli, Fogli; Agostinelli, Rocchetti; Favasuli, Romani, Sacchini.
Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Depslanches; Stanga (Bosisio), Nsiala, Obaretin (Coubis), Bozzolan; Robotti, Eletu (Alesi), Gala; El Hilali, Rossi (Nasti), Traoré (Roback).
Bench: Nava, Pseftis; Kerkez; Di Gesù, Foglio, Tolomello; Capone.
Goals: 11′ David (F), 21′ e 36′ Egharevba (F), 31′ Bianco (F), 89’st Roback (M), 90’st Nasti (M), 90+1’st Robotti (M).
Bookings: 35′ Corradini (F), 57′ Lucchesi (F), 77′ Bozzolan (M), 84′ Robotti (M), 86′ Petronelli (F).