Milan Primavera 2-4 Cagliari: Rossoneri pay the price for individual errors

By Isak Möller -

It was a tough morning for AC Milan’s Primavera side as they lost their game against Cagliari by four goals to two. The Rossoneri paid a heavy price for individual errors and the absence of their stars was also felt. 

Ignazio Abate headed into the clash without the key duo Jan-Carlo Simic and Francesco Camarda, who have been called up by the first team. Unfortunately, this ended up having a direct impact on the game.

The first half was a rather close affair, even if Cagliari did very well at the start of the game. Mattia Liberali had the best chance of the half after some lovely footwork, but he failed to hit the target and the scores remained 0-0 at the interval.

In the 60th minute, the away side managed to take the lead somewhat against the run of play. A long ball ended up at the feet of Kingstone Mutandwa, who scored with a composed finish after questionable defending especially by Pietro Parmiggiani.

The centre-back was at fault for the second goal as well, which came just two minutes later, as he completely mistimed Clinton Nsiala’s pass. He was easily dispossessed and Ismael Konate calmly placed the ball into the back of the net.

In the 64th minute, Milan pulled one back through Liberali, who made the most of a cross from Alex Jimenez.

Cagliari needed just ten minutes to restore their two-goal cushion, however, and once again it was really poor defensive action from Milan. The newly introduced Adam Bakoune mistakenly assumed that Andrea Bartoccioni would come out, but he didn’t and the Cagliari striker was able to dink the ball.

Milan did pull one back through Luca Martinazzi in the 77th minute, although that goal will probably go down as an own goal. Seven minutes were added to the game and as the Rossoneri pushed forward, Cagliari’s Konate was able to bag his brace after a counterattack.

A disappointing game for Abate’s side, and it’s clear that Simic was missed at the back.

Tags AC Milan Primavera Cagliari Ignazio Abate Jan-Carlo Simic

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