Related

Article

Aubameyang clinches Berlusconi trophy for AC Milan

6 January 2007 19:56

MILAN, Italy (AFP) - French teenager Willy Aubameyang headed an 86th minute winner as AC Milan beat fierce rivals Juventus 3-2 to win the 16th edition of the Luigi Berlusconi trophy.

The 19-year-old Parisian of Gabonese descent rose above his marker to meet Andrea Pirlo´s cross and nod in his first goal for the Italian club.

Fillipo Inzaghi gave Milan the lead in the 29th minute, but Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved equalised just before half time.

Alessandro Del Piero capitalised on some slack marking to put the visitors ahead in the 67th minute, only for Clarence Seedorf to restore parity less than sixty seconds later.

The Berlusconi trophy was created by Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi to honour his late father and started in 1991.

It usually takes place before the start of the season, but this time was put back due to Milan´s involvement in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League and Juventus´ participation in the early rounds of the Italian Cup.

Milan deservedly went ahead in the 29th minute.

Cristian Brocchi drove a low, left-wing cross into the 18-yard box and Inzaghi, who was leaning back and off balance, managed to steer a left-footed shot past Gianluigi Buffon.

Juventus equalised in the 40th minute.

Del Piero crossed for David Trezeguet whose shot was partially blocked by Milan keeper Zeljko Kalac, and Nedved pounced on the loose ball, took one touch to set himself up, and fired a right-footed shot into the net.

Del Piero´s flicked header from Nedved´s crossed free-kick put Juve in front, but their joy quickly vanished as Seedorf met Brocchi´s centre with a firm header.

Aubameyang, who has been an unused substitute for Milan in Serie A but has never played in a match, stole the show four minutes from a time with a goal he will never forget.

Juventus are currently residing in the second division after they were relegated for match-fixing, while Milan, who were also involved in the ´Calciopoli´ scandal to a lesser degree, were allowed to stay in Serie A with an eight-point handicap.

The 1991 edition of the Berlusconi trophy was contested between AC Milan and Juventus, but from 1992 to 1994 other clubs were invited to play the ´Rossoneri. Inter Milan were Milan´s opponents in 1992, Real Madrid in 1993 and Bayern Munich in 1994.

In 1995 the trophy returned to a classic contest between Italy´s two most successful teams and has stayed that way ever since.

Sponsored links

Monday 28 July

18:55
18:52
18:47
18:44
17:46
17:22
17:10
16:55
16:54
16:52
16:18
15:49
15:43
15:32
14:59
14:51
14:23
13:58
13:38
12:35
11:56
11:36
11:05
10:48
10:28
09:44
08:53
08:30
07:51
07:48
07:21
06:48
06:30
05:48
05:47
05:31
04:23
04:19
03:59
03:04
02:59
02:15
02:07
00:30
00:20

Sunday 27 July

23:32
23:02
22:13
21:34
20:35
19:47
19:35
19:16
19:04
18:11
16:39
16:31
16:19
16:11
15:20
15:16
14:46
14:27
13:10
12:40
12:25
12:06
11:42
11:22
11:04
10:47
10:34
10:09
09:43
07:14
06:31
06:11
05:03
05:00
04:57
04:07
03:05
02:30
02:29
01:10
00:16
00:10

Saturday 26 July

23:25
22:19
21:14
21:08
20:47
19:44
18:57
18:43
18:32
18:21
18:06
17:40
17:25
16:36
15:16
15:09
14:38
14:22
14:13
13:48
13:26
12:59
12:41
11:24
11:13
10:43
10:36
09:45
09:18
08:58
07:26
06:50
06:41
06:21
05:33
04:55
04:16
03:45
03:19
03:16
02:14
01:50
01:10
00:46

Facebook