INZAGHI SENT OFF AFTER CELEBRATING EQUALIZER

Lazio manager Simon Inzaghi was sent to the stands by the referee after over-celebrating his team’s stoppage-time equalizer in a thrilling 1-1 draw against AC Milan in the Serie A on a cold evening at StadioOlimpico on Sunday.

AC Milan goalkeeper GianlugiDonnarumma had done well to keep his side ahead with two outstanding saves before Joacquin Correa found a way past the Italian goalkeeper to rescue a point for dominant Lazio in the 94th minute, sending Inzaghi into frenzy.
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Ramsey to AC Milan

There are some media reports that Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey might be leaving Arsenal during the January transfer window in order to sign for AC Milan. Indeed the player will be out of contract at the end of the season and the London team might want to cash out instead of losing the player on a free transfer.

AC Milan who is under new ownership is looking to build a team that will allow them to challenge Juventus for the title. They feel that having a player such as Aaron Ramsey will improve the team and will be a step in the right direction.
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Vermaelen might leave Barcelona for AC

Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen might be forced out of the team by the Barcelona’s management following the arrival of new defender Clement Lenglet. The player has struggled a lot with injuries since his move to Barcelona and has only managed 41 appearances for the Spanish team in 4 years.

However, it is believed that Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde might not be keen to let the player leave without a suitable replacement. He believes that Thomas Vermaelen is an experienced player and that he might be useful during the course of the season.
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Ac Milan Lose 2-0 At Home To Arsenal

Serie A side AC Milan failed to seize their home advantage against Premier League side Arsenal in the first leg of the Round of 16 clash. The under-fire side shocked San Siro by defeating them 2-0. The victory eased the pressure on longtime coach Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman said the team responded to the pressure “like a boxer.” They now have the advantage of making the last eight with the result. However, there is so much to be done if they are to achieve their target of winning the Europa League and getting automatic Champions League qualification for next season.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first goal for the club since his winter move. Aaron Ramsey scored the second to end their four game losing run. The Milan side was 13 games without a loss so they were expected to at least do better. A clinical and disciplined Arsenal side ended Milan’s unbeaten run and in return ended their losing streak.

The Armenian was critical to Manchester United winning run in the competition last year, scoring a goal in the final. He has been impressive in the tournament as well for Arsenal with his latest goal happening 15 minutes into the fixture.

Milan could not convert their possession to creative chances upfront. After the break, the Gunners compounded their woes with the second from the Welshman, who scored his seventh of the season.  Gennaro Gattuso could not inspire the team to make a comeback in front of their fans. They face a very tough task in the return leg at the Emirates Stadium next week.

Gennaro Gattuso not prepared to step down from AC Milan role

AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso has stressed that he will stick with the Rossoneri despite the club enduring a torrid run under his guidance. Milan have secured just one victory in the last five league games, and this has seen them fall 14 points adrift of the final Champions League spot after 18 games into the season.

Milan suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Hellas Verona last weekend, and this has been coupled with another 2-0 loss at home to Atalanta, which has spread speculation over Gattuso’s potential departure from San Siro.
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BONUCCI: AC MILAN STILL BEHIND JUVE AND NAPOLI

Italian national team central defender Leonardo Bonucci has praised AC Milan for their “journey of growth” but still feels they are behind Juventus and Napoli.


Milan signed ten players this summer as the new owners are keen on helping the club back to their former place in the Serie A and on the continent. However, the pace of delivery is still slow.

Milan needed Suso to score a free kick 20 minutes from regular time for them to scrap a 2-1 result against Cagliari. It was not a show of brilliance yet, though they earnedtheir second successive victory in the league.

The coach Vincenzo Montella is working at integrating the new signings and develop a strong winning team. Bonucci, who is the skipper of the side, is pleased with the progress so far but admits that they are “only at the start.” He claimed Juventus and Napoli are “a little ahead” of them so they would need to improve and become more of a team. Continue reading “BONUCCI: AC MILAN STILL BEHIND JUVE AND NAPOLI”

ALLEGRI AND THE BANE OF COMPULSIVE LOVE FOR DEFENCE

When Massimiliano Allegri parted ways with AC Milan 3 years ago, his prospect of landing another top job seemed very low.


He left theRossoneri in crisis and before then had already made the poor decision of telling Silvio Berlusconi, then club chief, of how Andrea Pirlo had become obsolete and surplus to requirements.

As fate will have it, Juventus was at that time looking for a replacement for outgoing Antonio Conte after he confirmed he would be taking the job of being in charge of the Italian national side. Beyond the ugly decline of Milan overseen by Allegri, the Turin giants were able to spot and willing to harness his lucrative tactical skills.

Allegri’s subsequent success with the Old Lady, leading them to 3consecutive league titles and 2 Champions League finals,exceeded expectations. He hybridized the squad and actually made them better than Conte’s, an unthinkable feat given what the current ‘Chelsea coach achieved with the club. Continue reading “ALLEGRI AND THE BANE OF COMPULSIVE LOVE FOR DEFENCE”

MILAN FRUSTRATED BY DONNARUMMA’S AGENT

Serie A giant AC Milan are keen on keeping highly sought after goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma but the club says they are frustrated with the player’s agent Mino Raiola.


The new sporting director of the club Massimiliano Mirabelli made the revelations.

Donnarumma has a year left on his current deal with the San Siro but top sides are open to signing him. The 18-year old shot stopper has been decent in his role for the club, winning the hearts of top clubs. With the recent completion of the Chinese takeover of Milan, Mirabelli was part of the changes at the club.

The director wants to keep the club’s best players of which Donnarumma is one. He remains optimistic of convincing the player to stay at the club as they set rebuilding plans in motion.

“All we needed to do was look Donnarumma in the eyes to see if he wants to stay at Milan, and we could see that he wants to. But now we have also got to talk with his agent. We wanted to talk with him to understand how much the lad is attached to these colours. Continue reading “MILAN FRUSTRATED BY DONNARUMMA’S AGENT”

PIRLO – I COULD HAVE PLAYED AT BARCELONA

Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo has revealed that he could have lined up for the best team in the world in Barcelona if he wanted to.


The AC Milan legend said he rejected a potential move to join Pep Guardiola’s ‘perfect’ team.

Pirlo started his pro career through a host of Italian football clubs like Brescia, Inter Milan, and Reggina before he developed into a superstar at Milan following his big-money move. He was with the Rossoneri for a decade before he decided to leave. He moved to Serie A giant Juventus as he left in the pecking order at the San Siro.

Pirlo said that before his move to play for the Bianconeri, he could have moved to Nou Camp.

“When I was at Milan, we played a friendly game at the Camp Nou and after the game, Pep Guardiola called me into his office inside the stadium. He asked me if I would like to play under him at Barcelona. It was very nice for me, to have been asked to his office and told that. At that time, Milan would never have allowed me to leave though,” Pirlo said recently in an interview with L’Equipe. Continue reading “PIRLO – I COULD HAVE PLAYED AT BARCELONA”

AGENT: CARLOS BACCA HAPPY AT AC MILAN

Sergio Barilla, the agent of AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca has denied the reports which suggest the 30 years old Colombian international is on his way to leaving the club.


The agent reiterated that his client is fully committed and happy in AC Milan and does not intend to leave the San Siro anytime soon.

Bacca, who joined AC Millan from Sevilla for a transfer fee of €30 million, was a subject of transfer speculations all summer with top clubs in Europe like Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham all gunning for the signature of the prolific AC Milan attacker.

At the beginning of the season, the 30-year-old striker revealed he almost completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain, with West Ham united manager claiming Bacca favored a move to Arsenal. Continue reading “AGENT: CARLOS BACCA HAPPY AT AC MILAN”