Daniel Maldini celebrated a goal in Milan’s victory over Spezia, ending the Maldini family’s fast for scoring in Serie A
Exactly 4,927 days after Paolo Maldini, the legendary Milan captain, celebrated his last goal with the “Rossonera” shirt, another Maldini managed to score in Serie A: it was Daniel, son of Paolo, who scored the first of the two goals. with which the Milanese team triumphed in the Spezia field.
It was March 2008 when, at the San Siro stadium, Paolo Maldini signed a goal against Atalanta with a header. More than thirteen years later, and precisely with Paolo Maldini in the box, Daniel debuted in his first match as a starter in Serie A.
Chosen by the coach Stefano Pioli as the starter, before the injury of the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Daniel took advantage of a good cross from the Frenchman Pierre Kalulu to overcome the goalkeeper with a powerful header and go 1-0 to the scoreboard at the Picco stadium in La Spezia (North).
Born 19 years ago, Daniel had already debuted last year in Serie A and, two weeks ago, made his debut in the Champions League, in the prestigious visit to Liverpool in the Champions League.
After the momentary draw by Daniele Verde, it was the Spaniard Brahim Díaz who decided the clash with a goal with three minutes remaining, allowing Milan to reach the momentary solo lead in Serie A.
“For me Daniel has talent, he has technique, he knows how to choose the plays. He still needs to be faster in breaking free from marking. But we are talking about a boy who debuted last year, he worked a lot. Today he did very well, he can only grow and He has everything to give us satisfaction, “said a satisfied Stegano Pioli at the end of the match.
The Maldini saga continues to grow at Milan: Cesare wore the “Rossonera” shirt from 1954 to 1966, winning four Italian league titles (1954-1955, 1956-1957, 1958-1959 and 1961-1962) and a European Cup. He also coached Milan between 1972 and 1974 and guided the club towards the conquest of an Italian Cup and a Recopa.
Paolo Maldini played 902 games for Milan, being a symbol for three decades in which he won five European Cups (1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1993-1994, 2002-2003, 2006-2007), in addition to seven league titles , two Intercontinental Cups, one Club World Cup, five Italian Super Cups and one Italian Cup.