None of the Rossoneri tasted defeat over the international break and we saw a number of fine goals, assists and overall performances. Here's the highlights:
Hakan fires away a Screamer
Hakan Calhanoglu has a stunning international break playing in both of Turkey’s EURO Qualifiers. He scored a golazo in his first game against Albania securing a 2-0 victory. He also got himself an assist with an overhead kick to help Turkey demolish Moldova 4-0.This capped two impressive performances for Hakan.
⚽️ GOOAL PIATEK !!!— TeamMilanAC (@TeamMilanAC) March 21, 2019
Austria 0⃣ - 1⃣ Poland pic.twitter.com/KzeqyeXmBs
Piatek with the Winner
Krzysztof Piatek had a really impressive international break too. He came off the bench in Poland’s first qualifier to score the winner from a scrappy corner. This gifted Poland a 1-0 victory over Austria. Piatek started the second game alongside Robert Lewandowski in a 2-0 victory over Latvia.
PAQUETA SCORES HIS FIRST GOAL FOR BRAZIL!pic.twitter.com/KY4sLoS61e— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) March 23, 2019
Paqueta Nets on His Debut
Lucas Paqueta created quite a bit of buzz with his Brazil call-up because he received the coveted No. 10 jersey. He lived up to the hype by netting his first ever goal for Brazil. Paqueta received plaudits for his performance against Panama where Brazil drew 1-1. Paqueta also started the second game against Czech Republic but came off at half time with Brazil prevailing 3-1.
Donnarumma played the full 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet in Italy's 2-0 win over Findland.— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) March 23, 2019
Romagnoli was an unused substitute. pic.twitter.com/Y6GiPtCko2
Donnarumma still a Rock
Gigio Donnarumma started Italy’s EURO Qualifier against Finland. He kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory where he had relatively little work to do.
Romagnoli played the full 90 minutes and helped keep a clean sheet in Italy's 6-0 win over Liechtenstein. Donnarumma was an unused substitute. pic.twitter.com/V0eNTHhBTC— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) March 26, 2019
Romagnoli Starts at CB
Alessio Romagnoli started Italy’s second qualifier playing CB alongside Leonardo Bonucci and kept a clean sheet against Liechtenstein. Italy ran riot winning the game 6-0 and boosting the Italian National Team to the Top of their Group.
SELECCIONADO | Diego Laxalt fue titular y jugó 61 minutos en la victoria de Uruguay ante Uzbekistán por 0-3 en un partido de carácter amistoso. pic.twitter.com/2vjDnPiWCt— Universo AC Milan. (@UniversoACMilan) March 23, 2019
Laxalt Lifts China Cup
Diego Laxalt played in both the Semi-Finals and Finals of the China Cup helping Uruguay win the tournament beating Czech Republic 2-0 and beating Wales 1-0 in the Final. Laxalt kept two clean sheets and lifted some silverware, albeit a friendly cup.
Kessie Helps Ivory Coast Qualify
Franck Kessie played both of Ivory Coast’s final qualification games from the African Cup of Nations. The team recorded two big wins with a 3-0 victory over Rwanda. to lock down the second spot going into the group stage draw for the AFCON and qualification. He then started in a friendly against Liberia where they won 1-0. Ivory Coast are favourites to win the AFCON with their stacked team that includes Kessie, Jean Michael Seri, Eric Bailly, Wilfried Zaha, Souleyman Doumbia, Max Gradel and Maxwel Cornet.
Rodriguez Gets Injury Scare
Ricardo Rodriguez had a relatively quiet spell at the international break. He kept a clean sheet in Switzerland’s 2-0 victory against Georgia. Thereafter, he started their game against Denmark but was withdrawn due to injury in a game that eventually stalled at 3-3. He is projected to recover in time for the Sampdoria game.