AC Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura has dedicated his winning goal against Pescara to those affected by the recent earthquake that struck central Italy.
The midfielder's cheeky free kick, which went under the opposition wall, was enough to separate the sides in Milan's narrow 1-0 victory that keeps them in third place in Serie A, but still five points off of leaders Juventus.
Following the match, the goalscorer was quick to send his best wishes to those caught up in the earthquake and dedicated his winner to them. The midfielder
Bonaventura told ESPN:
"I'm happy for the victory. We suffered but the important thing was to win," he said. "Montella always asks me to do some kind of work and I'll put in the maximum effort. I'm happy, let's enjoy this third place."
Despite Bonaventura's heartfelt words, AC Milan boss
He said: "A few days ago we were practising defending on dead ball situations and Keisuke Honda, who was acting as the opponent in this scenario, conned us with that trick. Evidently Bonaventura remembered it.
"These three points are worth just as much as the three we got against Juventus. We could've killed it off earlier, but I liked the performance.