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Serie A: Daniel, a third generation Maldini, scores in AC Milan’s win at Spezia

Like grandfather, like father, like son.

There was a 3rd technology of the Maldini household to attain in Serie A on Saturday as Daniel Maldini helped AC Milan to a 2-1 win at Spezia.

Daniel Maldini scored his first Serie A objective 13 years, 179 days after the final league objective netted by his father Paolo — towards Atalanta in 2008 — and 60 years, 22 days after his grandfather Cesare scored towards Catania in 1961.

Paolo Maldini, who’s now a technical director on the membership the place he made greater than 900 appearances as a participant, jumped out of his seat in celebration on the objective shortly after the restart.

Daniele Verde leveled for Spezia 10 minutes from time however substitute Brahim Díaz restored Milan’s lead six minutes later.

Milan moved high of the league, a degree forward of Napoli, which performs Cagliari on Sunday.

Defending champion Inter Milan is three factors behind its metropolis rival and performs Atalanta later Saturday in an eagerly awaited match.

Additionally later, Genoa hosts Hellas Verona in its first recreation since being offered to new American homeowners.

It was Daniel Maldini’s first begin for Milan and the 19-year-old broke the impasse three minutes into the second half as he headed in a cross from Pierre Kalulu and it was too highly effective for Spezia goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet to maintain out.

Milan virtually doubled its lead shortly afterward however Rafael Leão’s curled effort got here off the publish.

It appeared as if Spezia had snatched a degree when Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali deflected in Verde’s effort however as soon as once more Rossoneri coach Stefano Pioli’s substitutions paid off as Díaz — who had solely been on the sphere for 5 minutes — steered within the winner after a fantastic transfer by Alexis Saelemaekers.

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