Niang’s dou­ble worth the wait for Milan

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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