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Rossoneri Round-up for February 11th: Cutrone scores 1st brace in Serie A as Milan run riot over SPAL

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Spal v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Young Milan striker scored a pair of goals in Serie A for the first time in yesterday’s match against SPAL.

Patrick Cutrone scored his first goal within the first two minutes of the match and while the first half wasn’t great, Cutrone grabbed a goal in the 2nd half to help see off SPAL. The 20 year-old Italy U21 player seems to be making the decision for Gattuso as to who will be the first choice striker at the club. Let’s hope that he continues rewarding the faith shown to him.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Match Recap of the win over SPAL. [AC Milan Offside]

Match Analysis: Is Patrick Cutrone Milan’s best striker? [AC Milan Offside]

Napoli surrendered an early goal but came from behind to beat Lazio 4-1. [The Siren’s Song]

Mario Balotelli was booked for protesting racist chants from the crowd in Nice’s loss against Dijon. [Football Italia]

World Football Links

Carlos Cordeiro elected president of USSF in what was a hotly contested election between executives and former athletes. [SBNation]

Former United States captain and ex-Everton, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and Bayer Leverkusen forward Landon Donovan came out of retirement last night and made his LigaMX debut for Club León. [FMF State of Mind]

Atlanta United beat Nashville SC in a friendly. Nasville has already been named as an MLS expansion team, but in the meanwhile a lower league team will play in the 2nd division in the United States. As both clubs are located in the American South, this could be a natural rivalry for the two clubs. [Dirty South Soccer]

Whatever was left of Leeds United’s playoff dream was dashed yesterday at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United beat Leeds 2-1 as Leeds slumped to yet another defeat. [Through It All Together]