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Oops! Remarkable Milan teenager Gigi Donnarumma had a moment to forget today

The teenager has been the Rossoneri’s first-choice goalkeeper for well over a year.

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HE’S JUST 18 years old and set for two decades as Italy’s undisputed number one but AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma had a moment to forget today as the Rossoneri were held to a 1-1 draw by Pescara in their Serie A clash.

The youngster failed to control Gabriel Paletta’s back-pass and could only watch as the ball bounced to the net to give the guests a 12th-minute lead.

The pass wasn’t exactly rolled towards the goalkeeper but Donnarumma will have nightmares about not getting his feet right and setting himself up properly.

Still, the teenager had Mario Pasalic to thank for sparing his blushes.

The 22-year-old Croatian, who is in loan from Chelsea, equalised from close-range before the break though Milan couldn’t conjure a winner.

The draw leaves the side in seventh place, 20 points from leaders Juventus.

Afterwards, Donnarumma apologised for the error but again showed his maturity by expressing a desire to move on and leave it in the past.

“I am sorry for the mistake on the goal but I move forward with my head held high”, he told reporters.

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