Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sporting 2 - AC Milan 0

Today, Real Sporting played its last match of the pre-season against AC Milan. Our young team was brave and did not feel less than the legendary Italian squad. It is true that they came to El Molinón without Inzaghi, Ronaldinho, Kaká, Gattuso and Pato. But I guess that a team coming back to Spanish 1st Division after 10 years in 2nd Division, and playing the friendly match with the typical line-up of last season, was meant to lose again:

Abbiati; Zambrotta, Maldini, Kaladze, Jankulovski, Pirlo, Brocchi, Cardacio, Seedorf; Flamini and Paloschi.

Like it or not, it is very likely that this is the starting line-up for the 1st match of AC Milan next Sunday in what regards to the defense and the midfield.

Favalli, Antonioni, Bonera, Emerson and Viudez substituted Maldini, Jankulovski, Kaladze, Cardacio and Paloschi. Except Viudez, unknown to me so far, the other four players are all renowned players in Calcio.

Paloschi had its two chances to score the first goal but he missed both of them. In minute 22, David Barral (the top scorer of Real Sporting in this pre-season) set the 1-0 in the scoreboard of the stadium. In the 2nd half, Mate Bilic scored the 2nd goal after shooting directly from about 20 metres a foul signalled by the referee in the right corner of AC Milan's area.

Real Sporting will start the 2008-2009 Liga BBVA against Getafe in our stadium (El Molinón) and no previous result will matter if we do not win the first three points. By the way, it is a shame the state in which the stadium is, looking like a stadium built in the beginning of 20th Century and not having been cleaned or cared about since its construction. It looks its improvement and amendments will be ready at the beginning of the 2009-2010 season. I am afraid will have to play UEFA Cup then in the stadium of our dearest neighbours: Carlos Tartiere :-)

No comments: