Ronaldo scores in the Rossoneri’s training
game in a session with a focus on ball possession that included Serginho
The team were back training today at 15.00CET. The
keepers (Nelson Dida, Zeljko Kalac, Marco Storari and Valerio Fiori) started
working immediately on the central field, while the rest of the team started the
session with warm-ups, strengthening exercises, stretching and a raised obstacle
There were sixteen players training, fifteen from the first squad plus Matteo
Darmian from Milan’s Primavera youth side. Carlo Ancelotti started the players
on a ball possession exercise, with eight-against-eight on the reduced pitch.
The coach played for the first few minutes of the exercise and then was
substituted by Clarence Seedorf. Serginho also participated in this exercise.
After this the Rossoneri started on a second tactical exercise on the half pitch
with only one goal.
An eight-against-eight training game on the half pitch with two goals ended the
session. Dida and Kalac were guarding the goals, while Storari and Fiori worked
apart. The following players worked in the gym during today’s session: Paolo
Maldini, Kakha Kaladze, Giuseppe Favalli, Alberto Gilardino, Massimo Ambrosini,
Andrea Pirlo and Yoann Gourcuff.
Rino Gattuso and Serginho concluded the session in the gym, while Gastone
Bottini joined the rest of the group in the training game. Of special note are
Pippo Inzaghi’s and Ronaldo’s goals. The Brazilian sank a brilliant left footed
shot. The team will meet tomorrow at Milanello at 14.30CET and training will
start at 15.00CET.