By Izuchukwu Okosi:
AC Milan defeated Bayern Munich 4-0 in their International Champions Cup clash at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen on Saturday.
Franck Kessie, Patrick Cutrone (brace) and Hakan Calhanoglu were the scorers for a new-look AC Milan side that have been active in the transfer window.
Ricardo Rodriguez and M’Baye Niang combined before Kessie scored in the 14th minute after the Bayern Munich defence cleared the ball.
Cutrone’s header in the 25th minute doubled the Italians’ lead when he profited from a Rodriguez freekick.
The youngster grabbed his brace two minutes before the end of the first half. AC Milan launched a counter attacking move from the middle which he slotted to make the score comfortable.
Giacomo Bonaventura went for goal in the 48th minute with a long range strike but the AC Milan fans were perhaps more excited in the 63rd minute when new signing Leonardo Bonucci came on for his debut in place of Christian Zapata.
Bayern’s chance to get on the scoresheet was missed by Coretin Tolisso in the 71st minute after receiving a good pas from Robert Lewandowski.
The last goal of the match came five minutes before full time with Calhanoglu evading his markers before placing the ball beyond the Bayern keeper Christian Fruchtl.