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Daniel Maldini scores on his first AC Milan Serie A start

Daniel Maldini follows in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by scoring for AC Milan in Serie A on his first league start for the Italian giants… and Paolo was within the stands to see it!

  • One of Italian soccer’s most well-known names returned to a Serie A scoresheet 
  • Daniel Maldini netted in a 2-1 win for AC Milan over Spezia on his first league start
  • The 19-year-old adopted within the footsteps of father Paolo and grandfather Cesare 











One of Italian soccer’s most well-known names returned to a Serie A scoresheet on Saturday when Daniel Maldini netted in a 2-1 win for AC Milan over Spezia on his first league start for the membership.

The 19-year-old adopted within the footsteps of his father Paolo and grandfather Cesare, two Milan greats, by scoring in Italy’s high flight with a Forty eighth-minute header, which despatched the Rossoneri high of the desk.

‘Daniel has expertise, method, he reads the sport effectively and is aware of methods to combine himself,’ Milan coach Stefano Pioli instructed DAZN.

Daniel Maldini netted in a 2-1 win for AC Milan over Spezia on his first league start for the membership

The 19-year-old followed in the footsteps of his father Paolo, who was in the stands to see it

The 19-year-old adopted within the footsteps of his father Paolo, who was within the stands to see it

Daniele Verde’s closely deflected strike drew the house facet stage on the Stadio Alberto Picco, however a late objective from substitute Brahim Diaz restored Milan’s lead.

Milan climbed to first place with 16 factors forward of the remainder of the weekend’s fixtures. Spezia are seventeenth with 4 factors.

‘It is at all times an advanced match right here. They play effectively and had a superb match, however we fought collectively and did what we at all times do. I’m blissful for everybody, it’s tough to win right here however we did it,’ Diaz instructed DAZN.

He also followed his grandfather Cesare, who was an AC Milan great

He additionally adopted his grandfather Cesare, who was an AC Milan nice

Pioli opted handy Maldini his first start after a gruelling run of 4 video games in 10 days for his facet.

The coach’s choice paid off when {the teenager} received in entrance of his marker to go in Pierre Kalulu’s cross after the break, following a first half missing in possibilities.

Maldini grew to become the third era of his household to attain for the membership after his grandfather Cesare and father Paolo, each former Italian and European champions with the Rossoneri.

The objective got here 13 years and 179 days after Paolo’s final Serie A strike in 2008, whereas Cesare final achieved the feat 60 years and 22 days in the past in 1961.

A beaming Paolo Maldini, who’s now technical director at Milan, was within the stands to have fun his son’s achievement, and Pioli had some recommendation for the teenager after the sport.

Daniel Maldini is surrounded by his AC Milan team-mates after breaking the deadlock

Daniel Maldini is surrounded by his AC Milan team-mates after breaking the impasse

Maldini opened the scoring before Brahim Diaz struck the winner to send Milan top of Serie A

Maldini opened the scoring earlier than Brahim Diaz struck the winner to ship Milan high of Serie A

‘He must be a bit faster to lose his marker. Today (Spezia midfielder) Mehdi Bourabia was monitoring him intently and he ought to have gotten a number of metres away from him,’ Pioli mentioned.

‘If you do not do that you’ve much less time to play. He can solely develop and he has every thing to do effectively sooner or later.’

Rafael Leao was inches away from doubling Milan’s lead when his looping shot hit the within of the publish, whereas Giulio Maggiore squandered a wonderful likelihood for Spezia by firing over from 4 yards.

Thiago Motta’s facet drew stage on the eightieth minute when Verde’s shot hit Sandro Tonali to wrong-foot the goalkeeper and go in, however Alexis Saelemaekers picked out Diaz on the sting of the six-yard field for the Spaniard to internet the winner 4 minutes after coming on.  

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