MILAN - In their upcoming Serie A clash, both Milan and Lazio will have to without one player, Van Bommel and Zarate respectively, due to suspension. Pirlo (Milan) and Mauri are one yellow card away from suspension.
Barcelona’s short and sharp play was just too much for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, claims Lionel Messi’s father Jorge…
MILAN - Milan-Lazio: tickets for tomorrow’s game are available at the network of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group both today and tomorrow. In addition, tickets will be available also at the stadium ticket offices starting from 17.30 CET tomorrow. Remember that, apart from Fans’ Membership card holders, Region of Lazio residents are not allowed to purchase tickets.Milan-Tottenham: ticket sale will be reserved for for Cuore Rossonero card holders until tomorrow, February 1. From Wednesday, February 2, tickets will be available to everyone, i.e., alos supporters without Cuore Rossonero card will be able to purchase tickets.Milan-Parma: ticket sale for this game is set to start on Wednesday, February 2, at the network of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group.
Former Italy defender Nicola
Legrottaglie moved to Serie A leaders AC Milan from rivals
Juventus on Monday in one of the biggest surprises of Italy’s
transfer deadline day.
MILAN - Away sector tickets for the Genoa-Milan Serie A game, to be played on February 6, are going on sale at 15.00 CET today, Monday, January 31, at the Lottomatica sale points. Tickets cost €25 plus presale fee. Remember that away sector tickets are reserved for Cuore Rossonero card holders only. Click here to find out more!
After coming back from behind to win a massive game against Atalanta in the championship, the Milan Youth Team will be in action tomorrow, hosting Fiorentina in the second leg of the Youth Teams’ Italian Cup semifinal, with kick-off secheduled for 14.00 CET. Giovanni Stroppa’s lads will go through their final training session before the game this afternoon starting at 15.30 CET. At the end of the session the boss will name his squad for tomorrow’s game. Remember that Fiorentina won the first leg 2-1 thanks to goals from Iemmello and Acosty, while Simone Andrea Ganz scored for Milan.
Coaches of both clubs eager not to slip up in Tuesday’s anticipo between Milan and Lazio…
MILANELLO – Latest Milan signing Nicola Legrottaglie arrived at the Milan Sports Centre in the company of Ariedo Braida at 13.00 CET.
MILAN - As announced by the FIGC, the referees nominated for Round 23 of Serie A (most games to be played at 20.45 CET, Wednesday) are the following: Bari-Inter (Thursday at 20.45 CET): Romeo from Verona; Cesena-Catania: Gervasoni from Mantova; Chievo-Napoli: Orsato from Schio; Fiorentina-Genoa: Celi from Campobasso; Milan-Lazio (tomorrow at 20.45 CET): Damato from Barletta; Palermo-Juventus: Morganti from Ascoli Piceno; Parma-Lecce: Russo from Nola; Roma-Brescia: De Marco from Chiavari; Sampdoria-Cagliari: Peruzzo from Schio; Udinese-Bologna: Doveri from Rome.
Nicola Legrottaglie has penned a six-month contract with Milan after leaving Juventus, both clubs have said…
Nicola Legrottaglie has penned a six-month contract with Milan, his agent Alessandro Moggi has confirmed…
MILAN – As reported by Lazio’s official website, today Garrido and Rocchi continued their rehabilitation and worked separately, while Matuzalem trained with the rest of the squad.The Biancocelesti, after beating Fiorentina yesterday, went through a war-down session this afternoon.Diakitè and Floccari will undergo medical test tomorrow.
MILAN – Tomorrow, the day before the Serie A Round 23 encounter between Milan and Lazio, Rossoneri coach is going to hold his pre-game press conference at Milanello at 14.00 CET, followed by his team’s final training session starting at 15.30 CET. As for the Roman side, the Biancocelesti coach Edy Reja is going to talk to the media at Formello at 13.30 CET, while his team’s pre-game practice is scheduled to begin at 14.30 CET.
Genoa miss out on Marco Amelia as he opts to stay with Milan, despite limited chances of regular action…
Goal.com looks at the best performing players from the 22nd round of the Serie A calendar.
Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie has joined Milan on a free deal after reaching agreement on a two-year deal.
Goal.com’s Rick D’Andrea takes a look at the Serie A youth and how they have performed over the past seven days.
Milan defender Marek Jankulovski has revealed this will be final season at the Rossoneri.
Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie is set to join Milan in the next 24 hours, as he revealed he will be flying to Milan to sign a contract.
Five first team players missing, no problem! Playing with ten- man for the forty-minutes, light work! Reshaping an entire midfield, no sweat! Scoring two goals in the second half, down a man, and beating Catania in their home cauldron, STUFF OF CHAMPIONS!!!
Over exaggerated? Maybe, but once Van Bommel did his best De Rossi impersonation I felt that sinking feeling that this was going to be a chippy nil-nil draw, mirroring the first half, and one that would require a gargantuan effort from the defense of AC Milan. Instead Milan took advantage of a free kick, almost a necessity when you are down a man, and then Allegri made a smart sub and tactical shift removing Cassano for Oddo who slotted into the defense so that Silva could shift up into the Destroyer Desailly role and allow Milan to attack, maintain possession, and not just kill the game but get a second goal.
Personally, I am not too pleased with Van Bommel not even lasting 53 minutes in his first Serie A match, he put the team at a disadvantage in a must win match. But the way the team reacted and galvanized, has left me both impressed and satisfied. Defensively and through the midfield Milan were very stout and despite at times being very narrow, Simeone arguably got his tactics all wrong as he played directly into the narrowness and made it almost too easy for Milan to keep attacks in front and not being challenged on the flanks. Yepes was once again positionally sound, and his covering tackles and interceptions were excellent. Not bad for a guy get older, but maybe the Milan magic is working yet again for an old defender! Catania was limited to one good chance in the 75th minute on a dreaded corner kick but the rest was solid despite some nervous moments late with a two-nil lead.
This day; however, in my opinion, belonged to Allegri. He lost Ambrosini, who hopefully has a short recovery (at this time I am not sure of the details), but using all three subs to make an entirely new midfield and utilizing Janks and Oddo to maintain some sort of solidarity and freshness to players for the Tuesday match against Lazio, was very well done. The team continues to find ways to win despite the issues at hand, and if they can earn three points from the Lazio match midweek, it will have been a succesful January that got off to a slow start. I would offer a lineup and preview for Tuesday but the only certainties at this point due to suspensions and injuries are probably Emanuelson in the midfield, Pato as a striker, and Yepes at the back. As for the rest, your guess is as good mine…
Highlights for those that missed out…
MILAN - Ahead of Juventus against Udinese, here are the results for the 22nd round of Serie A:Bologna-Roma suspended for snow, Brescia-Chievo 0-3, Cagliari-Bari 2-1, Catania-Milan 0-2 (played yesterday), Genoa-Parma 3-1, Lazio-Fiorentina 2-0 (played yesterday), Inter-Palermo 3-2, Lecce-Cesena 1-1, Napoli-Sampdoria 4-0.
MILANELLO - Milan went through their morning training session. Click here for all the information.
MILAN - Zlatan Ibrahimovic's friend Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in three sets to win the Australian tennis Open. Ibra met up with the tennis star during Milan's winter training in Dubai at the start of the year.
Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits that winning against Catania was difficult…
Massimiliano Allegri defends Mark van Bommel despite the Milan debutant’s red card against Catania yesterday…
A horror head-in-hands moment from Serie A.
MILAN - Click here to view the photos taken at the Catania-Milan Serie A match this evening!
MILAN - Milan beat Catania 2-0 in the two teams' Serie A Round 22 encounter this evening. The Rossoneri, playing with ten mne for the majority of the second half, got goals from Robinho (58') and Ibrahimovic (85') to secure the three points.
Simeone was disappointed with Catania’s second half display against Milan…
Robinho and Ibrahimovic grab the goals as ten-man Milan shrug off Van Bommel’s red.