DONNARUMMA SR STARS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

TEENAGER Pa­trick Cutrone scored an ex­tra-time winner and goal­keeper An­to­nio Donnarumma emerged from the shadow of his star brother Gian­luigi as Milan dumped city ri­vals In­ter out of the Ital­ian Cup yes­ter­day. The 19-year-old Cutrone broke through af­ter 104 min­utes at the San Siro af­ter the match had ended 0-0 in reg­u­lar time to set up a two-legged semi­fi­nal against Lazio, who saw off Fiorentina 1-0 on Tues­day. But Milan’s third-choice goal­keeper An­to­nio Donnarumma, 27, el­der brother of the reg­u­lar keeper Gian­luigi, 18, played a key role on his de­but, af­ter his sib­ling was ruled out with an in­jury and sec­ond-choice Marco Storari, 40, pulled out dur­ing the warm-up. The video as­sis­tant ref­eree saved Donnarumma’s blushes af­ter he put the ball into his own net, but oth­er­wise it was an as­sured de­but for a player pre­vi­ously branded a “par­a­site” by Milan’s hard­core ul­tra fans. “When I heard Marco was in­jured, I was a lit­tle stunned, but I told my­self to take this chance and have fun,” Donnarumma told Milan TV. “I al­ways trained well, I al­ways did my work in si­lence. Work pays off and for­tu­nately it went well, I could not have asked for a bet­ter de­but. It was a dream Milan de­but.” The vic­tory was also a wel­come re­lief for un­der-pres­sure new Milan coach Gen­naro Gat­tuso, who had likened

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