CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MILAN MAINTAIN BOTTOM SPOT

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AC Milan have maintained bottom spot in Group B of this season’s Champions League after they lost 2-1 at home to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in their second game in the group.

 

Liverpool were the first opponents for AC Milan in Group B and the Italians pushed the Reds all the way before they eventually succumbed to a 3-2 defeat. Reds skipper Jordan Henderson scored the all-important third goal in the second half to hand the three points on offer to his team. The result meant that AC Milan were the only team to suffer defeat after the first round of games in Group B and the Rossoneritook the bottom spot as a result. Continue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MILAN MAINTAIN BOTTOM SPOT”

HOW WELL HAVE MILAN FARED IN THIS TRANSFER WINDOW?

The Italian Serie A season is about to start this weekend and there’s a lot of reasons to be excited. There have been new faces added to some of the league’s biggest clubs in terms of players and managers and there is a huge expectation that the league would be very competitive this season. Inter Milan were crowned the champions of last season after their brilliant performances in that campaign but it does not look likely that they will be retaining the league crown this season, especially with Juventus, AC Milan, Napoli, AZ Roma, and others making sure that they handle their businesses in a summer that has been full of business activities.

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Inter were deserving of their league crown last season and one of the reasons for their success was the fine transactions they handled the summer before last season. It looks like their rivals have learned from the champions and they have all been strengthening their squads this summer. AC Milan have particularly done some fine dealings this summer and many people now believe that they are a strong contender for the title.
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DAMSGAARD, A TRANSFER TARGET FOR MILAN

AC Milan are one of several teams interested in Sampdoria attacker MikkelDamsgaard who has been in sensational form at the Euro 2020 tournament. The 20-year-old has been one of the best young players at the tournament and he has played a key role in propelling his country to the quarterfinals.

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Corrieredello Sport reported on Monday that AC Milan want to sign Damsgaard this summer and that directors Ricky Massara and Paolo Maldini want to act quickly so that Milan will get their man ahead of the other teams interested in him. A lot of clubs from the German top flight and the Premier League are monitoring his development in the colours of the Denmark national team at the Euro 2020 tournament.
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MILAN JOIN THE RACE TO SIGN SPORTING LISBON MIDFIELDER

Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon have had a reputation of producing some fine talents in the last couple of years and they are still maintaining that tradition even in recent times. Not only do they have a talent factory of an academy they also have a very impressive transfer recruitment strategy that has seen them sign some huge talents in the past and a common example is their former midfielder, Bruno Fernandes.

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The Portuguese club signed Fernandes and transformed him into a much better midfield superstar before eventually selling him to English Premier League giants Manchester United. Even after losing their best player last year, they signed his replacement, another brilliant Portuguese midfielder, in the person of Pedro Goncalves.
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EUROPE’S BIG CLUBS EYEING TORINO STRIKER

The transfer window is not restricted to just incoming signings alone, outgoings are also expected, regardless of the club(s) involved. This is why both football players and clubs usually play a role in the arrivals and departures that happen in the market. As the forthcoming transfer window continues to draw nearer, both clubs and players will now be bracing themselves for possible future transfers that could take place.

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There are a number of transfer activities that are already being lined up, and more will still join the queue of pending business deals. According to reports, one of those business deals is one that could see striker Andrea Belotti leave current club Torino FC.
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Solksjær Dismisses Dalot’s Permanent United Exit Amid Rumors

Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær has poured cold water on the rumors linking right-back Diogo Dalot with a permanent exit from Old Trafford. Dalot is currently on loan at Italian Serie A giants AC Milan and was allowed to walk through the exit door by Solksjær after the Portuguese defender found playing time hard to come by due to Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s solid form.

Dalot’s move to AC Milan has been a very fruitful one following his highly impressive performances for the Rossoneri. He has been influential whenever he makes it to the team and has also continued to improve his game in Italy. The 22-year-old has been confirmed to be wanted by AC Milan for the long-term, but according to the words from the manager at his parent club, he won’t be going anywhere and is expected to return to Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season.
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Possible Milan Lineup For Red Star Belgrade Clash

 AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will be looking to tread cautiously in his team selection as he would like to field a side capable of securing victory over Red Star, while also wanting to rest some players for the league run-in. Milan suffered a shock defeat away from home in the Serie A after losing their last league game 2-0 to Spezia on Saturday – their first away league loss this season. Pioli will want an immediate response from his players who need a win to banish the memories of the Spezia loss.

For their game against Red Star, Milan will most likely make use of the famous 4-2-3-1 formation given that the coach has reportedly ruled out any formation that will accommodate two strikers in the starting eleven. Continue reading “Possible Milan Lineup For Red Star Belgrade Clash”

MANDZUKIC SET FOR MILAN SWITCH

Veteran striker Mario Mandzukic is closing in on a free transfer move to AC Milan who are the pacesetters in the Serie A. MarioMandzukic previously played in the Italian top flight for Juventus and he has made the decision to move to a familiar terrain (Italy) over the Premier League.


According to popular Italian transfer news platform Tuttomercatoweb, Mandzukic turned down some English clubs to move to AC Milan. It was revealed that the veteran Croatian striker opted for a move to AC Milan ahead of Premier League clubs Aston Villa and West Ham United.
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FOUR NAPOLI FIRST-TEAM PLAYERS COULD MISS MILAN CLASH

 

The international break is finally coming to an end and players will be looking forward to returning to their respective clubs and resume duties. Clubs and managers will be biting their fingers and hope their key players return to base free of injuries or covid-19.

Gennaro Gattuso and his Napoli side will soon start getting ready for their huge clash against table-toppers AC Milan, a match they must win if they want to close the already-established three-gap lead by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led side.
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MILAN TO PLAN JUVE UPSET

 

AC Milan would be looking to upset Juventus as they did Lazio in the last fixture. They were the visitors but that did not reflect in their impressive performance against the second-placed team in the Italian topflight. They were dominate with 58% ball possession, more shots on target and a penalty.


The 3-0 win over Lazio means Juve became seven points clear at the top – effectively gifting them yet another title. The Old Lady remains every dominant. Lazio were expected to see off Milan, but they fumbled spectacularly at StadioOlimpico. Since the league restarted, AC Milan have been getting good results, defeating AS Roma 2-0 then forcing a draw against SPAL before the huge Lazio victory.
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