The goalkeeping coach of the Italy national team and former custodian of Milan and Roma suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday morning
The team has just begun today's training session at the Milanello sports centre in front of the fans who have gathered. There will be a full description of what the team has done as soon as the session is over.
Andrea Pazzagli passed away this morning at 51 years old. Milan goalkeeper under Arrigo Sacchi from 1989 to 1991, Andrea lifted one European Cup, one Italian Super Cup, two European Super Cups and two Intercontinental Cups; in Tokyo, December 9, 1990, he played in goal for the Rossoneri against Olimpia Asunción.Andrea will be remembered forever by Milan and everyone connected with the club sends their condolences to his family.
The young attacking midfielder struggling to overcome a knee injury and will remain in Italy as his team-mates prepare for the clash in Beijing
The Dutchman has been snapped up to fill a problem slot at the Olimpico, and it is arguable that he is already in amongst the very best that the Italian league has to offer
After a two-day rest the team resumes its pre-season preparation tomorrow at the Milanello sports centre with one training session at 6pm.
The Fiorentina playmaker appears too costly for the Serie A champions, leaving them to look across town for a midfielder
The Italian team’s executive has stated that they could not meet Palermo’s valuation of the Argentina international, and that Kaka will not return to the club
MILANELLO - Two days off for the players, yesterday and today. The team came back from Germany on Thursday and will get back to work at the Milanello sports centre tomorrow. Training is scheduled for 18.00
The controversial chief is famous for his various rants and Goal.com have picked out 10 of the best following his threat to quit football earlier in the week
MILAN - A reminder that La Lega Serie A has already released the match dates for next season. Italian top flight football will kick off on 28 August. There will be 5 midweek rounds (21 September 2011, 26 October 2011, 1 February 2012, 11 April 2012 and 2 May 2012). There will also be five rest periods. 3 for qualification for the European Championsships (4 September 2011, 9 October 2011 and 13 November 2011), as well as the traditional Christmas break (25 December and 1 January). The season ends on 13 May 2012.
The former Italian transfer chief has tipped Massimiliano Allegri’s outfit to win the title and has advised Inter not to sign Carlos Tevez from Manchester City
MILANELLO - Two days off for Allegri's players after the Audi cup played in Germany. The squad will getback to work on Sunday. Training is scheduled for 18.00
The team is back in northern Italy. The flight from Germany has just landed and the players have two days rest to look forward to now and will get back to work on Sunday. Training is scheduled for 18.00.
The midfielder is widely expected to leave the Premier League side this summer and the Serie A champions are now allegedly after his services
MILAN - In an official press release, La Lega has released the list of early and late kick offs for the first Serie A Match Day. Milan will be away to Cagliari on Saturday 27 August at 20.45
MILAN - Get Milan's match calender for next season click here.
MILAN - Tickets for the XXI Luigi Berlusconi Trophy MSC Crociere Cup, Milan - Juventus will go on sale on Monday 1 August at all Intesa Sanpaolo branches and banklink machines. Ticket prices for the event are on sale for special prices, click here to find out more.
Playmaker’s lack of form in friendly tournament has caused concern at the top as CEO tells him to burn off the calories after struggling to impress against Internacional
MILANELLO - While the rest of the team was in Germany for the Audi Cup 2011, 5 players stayed at Milanello to continue their individualized training programmes to get back from injury. Amelia, Inzaghi, Mexes, El Shaarawy and Flaminini all did double sessions. Today and tomorrow however, the players will only train once.
MILAN - the team has just started today's training session at the Adidas headquarters at Herzogenaurach in Germany. Check the site later for a training breakdown.
Coach, the season has started with some bad news but in general, what are your first impressions?“Very positive. The whole group is ready to get started on this new adventure with both enthusiasm and desire. The season hasn’t started in the ebst way with the passing of Giovanni but we got here in Pinzolo and before training started I made a speech to the players and the staff and we paid our respects and now we have another reson to try and do well. Regarding what happened on the pitch, it was a positive day, I saw a squad of players that wants to work and to do well.”There’s a bit of an age difference in your squad. Is this an important mix to help all the players to grow together? “Yes that’s true. There are a few members of last year’s Primavera team and they’ll be joined by players from Berretti’s team and another group from Coach Beggi’s title winning side. I brought a couple of 17 year olds as well and it’s all in an attempt to help the whole squad get stronger. The objective is to give a sense of continuity to the work done in the past 2 years, bring the best players into the first team, make them all better players and to keep on winning. Victory is the sign of a job well done. We have to win and to play well. The desire to do well is there, it’s clear to see but all players are judged on results. Stroppa’s two years here were much appreciated by everyone and that’s where we’ll be starting off from."
MILANELLO - After the match in Germany, thwe Rossoneri will be given two days off by coach Massimiliano Allegri. No training at Milanello on Friday or Saturday. Training starts again on Sunday at 15.00
As one winger was grateful not to have picked up a more serious problem, another wide player in Basel’s Xherdan Shaqiri has once again been linked with a move to the club
Following the conclusion of the prestige tournament, Goal.com looks at the lessons the participants can take from the Allianz Arena
The San Siro side’s CEO has made it clear that the Spain international will not move to Italy as he expects the midfielder to stay at his current club
Click here to see Milan's entire fixture list for Serie A 2011/12.
Massimiliano Allegri and Gianluca Zambrotta gave their reaction after the match with Internacional:
MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI"We played well in the first quarter of an hour then we tired slightly and couldn’t hold on to our advantage. Now we’ll throw ourselves fully into the second stage of our pre-season so that we are in peak condition for August 6th in Beijing. We must respect Cagliari because they will prove to be a team to be feared on the first day of the season, playing there is never easy.”
GIANLUCA ZAMBROTTA "The penalty shoot-out certainly didn’t go in our favour although it was a good performance overall. We are aware we are behind the other teams in terms of preparation, but only because we started later. Today we played differently, taking advantage of the quick ball forward; we understood some of the mistakes we made yesterday and this helped us play better today. We’ll be at the same stage as Inter. The new season is interesting because we’ll meet all the teams aiming to qualify for the Champions League at the start of the campaign, even if starting with Cagliari won’t be easy.”
The draw for the Serie A season 2011/2012 has just concluded. Milan will face their main rivals for the title as early as Round 3 when the Rossoneri meet Napoli, then Juventus in Round 6, Roma in Round 10 and the derby against Inter in Round 18.
Click here to view the photo gallery from the Audi Cup match between Milan and Internacional de Porto Alegre.