Niang’s double worth the wait for Milan
MILAN: AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang said that he’d been waiting a long time to make an impact in Serie A after finally scoring his first league goals for the Rossoneri on Saturday, three years after signing for the club. The 20year-old, who has suffered a number of injuries and gone away on loan twice since signing from Caen, struck twice in a 4-1 win over Sampdoria on Saturday. Niang had made 35 Serie A appearances for Milan without finding the net before Saturday, and his only previous goal for the club came in the Italian Cup almost three years ago. He began to make up for lost time in eye-catching fashion against Sampdoria, first setting up Giacomo Bonaventura for Milan’s opener in the 16th minute and then scoring from the penalty spot in the 38th after being brought down by Lorenzo De Silvestri. The attacker added a third four minutes after the break, before being substituted to a standing ovation in the 74th minute. “I am very happy, as I’d been waiting a long time for a night like this,” Niang said to Mediaset Premium after the match. “All the hard work paid off and I hope to continue like this. “I like to play as a centre-forward.