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Allegri hails goal-scorer El Shaarawy

Created on 30 Sept., 2012 4:26 AM GMT

Massimiiano Allegri lauded the performance of teenage sensations Stephan El Shaarawy and Mattia De Sciglio in AC Milan's 1-1 draw at Parma.

Following goals against Cagliari and Udinese, striker El Shaarawy opened scoring on the night for the Milan against Parma, only to see his team pegged back by a Daniele Galloppa free-kick shortly after.

"El Shaarawy isn't even 20 yet, and so he is improving yet from last season," Milan coach Allegri said.

"He has a great eye for goal, but he has great strength, stamina and pace too."

"We found space after the break to create chances. It wasn't a bad performance, but we did not manage it on a night we should have taken three points home comfortably.

"Now, there is an important match against Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday, and we need the win," he said, referring to Milan's next Champions League clash.

Club director Ariedo Braida reserved praise for fellow youngster Mattia De Sciglio as well, after the academy graduate put in yet another solid shift on the flank.

"De Sciglio is a humble boy, yet strong on a technical level," he said.

"We need to focus on youth such as him, always patient and giving him time to grow."

"We have several promising young players who value their chances to make it on a professional level."

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