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Italian press hail Diogo Dalot after goal and assist against Sparta Praha

The Italian media has lauded Manchester United loanee Diogo Dalot for his performance in AC Milan’s 3-0 win over Sparta Praha.

Diogo Dalot picked up a goal and assist on the night and it seems like he’s enjoying his time in Italy.

The Portuguese full-back was interviewed by Sky before last night’s game, in which he started at left-back, saying: “When you play in Europe it’s always a pride, then doing it with a club like Milan is a double pleasure. It’s a pleasure to be part of this group and to play in the Europa League,” he said (via MilanNews).

Minutes after getting an assist to make it 2-0 (footage below courtesy of BT Sport), Dalot got himself his first goal in an AC Milan shirt.

In the 66th minute it was 3-0 (footage via CBS Sports) — and this time it was Dalot who got his name on the scoresheet after scoring at the near post.

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Fabrizio Romano reported for Calciomercato.com earlier in the month that Milan are convinced that they have made a great coup in Dalot. The same outlet reflected on his appearance last night, writing: “The action starts again this time from Bennacer, ready to fish with a long ball to Dalot who dusts off the challenge of his compatriot Quaresma, hitting an inviting ball for his other compatriot Leao to make it 2-0. That could be enough, but Milan have fun, discovering the quality of Dalot who, after giving a spectacular assist for Leao, collects Bennacher’s ball unmarked and signs the 3-0 with a great left foot shot.”

Dalot made WhoScored’s Europa League team of the week:

Dalot received a 7.5 rating from SempreMilan.com, a source for Milan fans who also described his performance against Praha: “The Man Utd loanee showed signs of what he can do against Celtic did even better this evening, playing on the left side this time out. Picked out Leao with a gorgeous assist and also scored his first goal for the club.”

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It remains to be seen if Dalot has a future at United but it’s definitely promising to see him perform well for one of Italy’s biggest clubs.

Dalot is unlikely to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back when he returns to United, but Dalot has a number of attributes and could be a good option to have on the wing.

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