Italian-Egyptian El-Shaarawy becomes youngest Milan player to score in Champions League (+Video)

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 4 Oct 2012

Stephan El-Shaarawy becomes AC Milan's youngest scorer in Champions League after netting goal in 3-2 victory over Zenit St Petersburg

AC Milan’s Italian-Egyptian forward Stephan El-Shaarawy become the youngest player to score for the club in the Champions League during a 3-2 win over Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday.

El-Shaarawy, who was born in Italy to an Egyptian father and an Italian mother, is currently AC Milan's top scorer in Serie A with four goals in six weeks.

“It was a very tough game in which we struggled until the end, but we’re very satisfied and will enjoy this victory,” El-Shaarawy told reporters after the game.

“With the players we have, we can create many scoring opportunities.

“We started very well and then lost intensity, partly due to pressure by Zenit, but at the end of the day we didn’t lose our shape and won," he concluded.

El-Shaarawy joined AC Milan in 2011 from Serie A outfit Genoa and has scored six goals in 28 appearances so far.

The 19-year-old, who has said he would prefer to play for Italy rather than Egypt, had been chased by Juventus and Inter Milan but chose to join Italian champions AC Milan.

El-Shaarawy has a contract with the Rossoneri until 2017.

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