MILANO – The team continues their impressive form at the Saint’Elia stadium in the Sardinian capital this evening with a 2-0 win at a difficult stadium. Allegri’s team are now number one in the Italian top flight.Milan started with their collective foot on the gas and bafter only 4’ took the lead. Ibrahimovic sent a pass forward to Robinho who did well to get the better of his man on the right hand side of the penalty area and sent the ball back across the box. Nocerino was ready and waiting to put the ball into the back of the net, but received a helping hand from Pisano whose name will remain on the score sheet. The goal seemed to shake up the hosts a bit and on 14’ Ekdal got a good shot on target from outside the area but Abbiati was more than up to the task and pushed it out for a corner. Cagliari kept pushing forward without running too many risks at the back and the sides went in at half time with the score at 1-0. The second half saw the home team continue to push forward but Milan’s back line held more than firm. As the minutes ticked by, Milan started to get more of a grip on the game and created some chances, notably through Robinho. Ibrahimovic once again managed to pick out the Brazilian who covered a lot of ground for the Rossoneri this evening, but his shot from a tight angle went over the bar. Just a few minutes later the second goal came. Ibrahimovic, always dangerous, got the ball in the area ahead of Canini and managed to beat Agazzi in the Cagliari goal. One hour played and the home team were 2-0 down with a mountain to climb. 10 minutes later Thiago Silva showed his class with a well times tackle on Larrivey. On 80 minutes played, Milan had a chance to make it 3-0, but Pato who had come on for Robinho was unable to get the ball past the keeper after Milan pushed forward on a counter attack. Milan’s number 7 was dangerous again on 88’ but his shot was blocked by the defense. Nainngolan, who was probably the home team’s most dangerous player, had a chance near the death, but his shot failed to trouble Abbiati.
4 minutes of injury time came to a close and sent Milan back to the summit of Serie A with a 2-0 won.
MILAN – Milan’s league campaign gets off to a start in 2011 at the Atleti Azzurri stadium in Bergamo. Match Day 17 kicks off for the Rossoneri at 15.00 on Sunday 8 January.At the Atleti Azzurri stadium in Bergamo,. Milan have faced Atalanta 50 times, with a record of 19 win, 19 draws an 11 losses.The last game was the last draw between the two. In the 2009/2010 season on 4 October 2010, the hosts took the lead after 21’ through Tiribocchi but Ronaldhino turned things around near the end to get the draw. Pato hit the post just before his fellow Brazilian got the equalizer.The last time the Rossoneri came away with the win was during the 2008/2009 season. The game was played on 26 October 2008 and the visitors came away with the win thanks to Kakà on 80’.
The last time the hosts won was on 23 January 2008. Match Day 12 had to be postponed from 11 November due to disturbances in the stadium from the home fans. The home team got the win that night -1. Rino Gattuso opened the scoring on 16’. Langella equalized on 42’ an Del Neri’s team got all three points thanks to Tissone on 68’. The season before (2006/2007), Atalanta got the win as well on Match Day 10 when the team coached by Colantuono beat the visitors 2-0 with goals from Nicola Ventola after 50’ and Andrea Soncin on 92’. Prior to that, the last win by Milan away fronm home was on 5 March 2006 when on Match day 27, Carlo Ancelotti’s team got the three points thanks to a 2-1 win. Massimo Ambrosini gave the team the lead on 72’, Atalanta equalized through Makinwa two minutes later and Andrea Pirlo wrapped things up five minutes into stoppage time. Another comeback came in the 2001/2002 season on 19 December. Milan went behind due to Sala, but the equalizer came through Shevchenko in the last minute of the game.
HERE ARE THER LAST 8 RESULTS FOR THE ROSSONERI IN BERGAMO2009/2010 SEASONAtalanta-Milan 1-1Goals: 21' Tiribocchi, 83' Ronaldinho
2008/2009 SEASONAtalanta-Milan 0-1Goals: 80' Kakà2007/2008 SEASON23/01/2008Atalanta-Milan 2-1Goals: 16' Gattuso, 42' Langella, 68' Tissone2006/2007 SEASON5/11/2006Atalanta-Milan 2-0Goals: 52' Ventola, 94' Soncin2004/2005 SEASON5/3/2005Atalanta-Milan 1-2Goals: 72' Ambrosini, 74' Makinwa, 95' Pirlo2002/2003 SEASON20/10/2002Atalanta-Milan 1-4Goals: 15' Rivaldo, 30' Sala, 41' Tomasson, 66' (pen), 81' Pirlo2001/2002 SEASON19/12/2001Atalanta-Milan 1-1Goals: 32' Sala, 57' Shevchenko2000/2001 SEASON10/3/2000Atalanta-Milan 1-1Goals: 63' Ganz, 24' Lorenzi (o.g.)
MILAN - Milan come away from Sardegna with all three points thanks to a goal in each half. Nocerino scored the first with some help from Pisano and Ibrahimovic made it two in the second half. The Rossoneri go back to the top of the table.
A Francesco Pisano own goal
and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 11th strike of the season gave AC Milan
a comfortable 2-0 win at Cagliari on Tuesday that put them a
point clear of Juventus at the top of Serie A in their last game
before the winter break.
MILAN – Here’s what Milan’s goal keeping coach had to say to the Milan Channel ahead of Cagliari-Milan:
"Myself and Allegri come back here all the time. It was an important step in our careers. It’ll be a tough game tonight, but we have to get the points. We’ll have to be careful because Cagliari have some good players. We’re in good shape. We have to focus on the game. Christian Abbiati is back tonight, he’s well. Marco Amelia did well, he was ready when called upon and showed it but when he's in shape, Christian is our starting keeper.”
MILAN – pHere's how the teams will take to the pitch for Cagliari-Milan shortly:CAGLIARI: Agazzi, Pisano, Canini, Ariaudo, Agostini, Ekdal, Nainggolan, Thiago Ribeiro, Cossu, Ibarbo, Larrivey.MILAN: Abbiati, Bonera, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Taiwo, Aquilani, Ambrosini, Nocerino, Boateng, Ibrahimovic, Robinho.
MILAN – Here’s what Ballardini had to say ahead of Cagliari-Milan:“Milan is like an armored car with 22 amazing players. We’ll have to ferociously competitive. The Rossoneri are a team that I rate and doing our best this evening will be extra motivation. Football is a team sport but a player like Ibrahimovic makes it seem like a an individual sport. Barcelona is the only team that could do without him.”
MILAN - Many kids today at a Milan camp. Under the initiative "Milan and the recreation centres" which takes place with every rossoneri away trip, the club met Giovanni Paolo II from the San Vito parish in Gergei, a small commune north of Cagliari.
Massimiliano Allegri, Massimo Ambrosini and Alexandre Pato met chidren from the centre, signing autographs and getting thier photos taken with them. The pre-Christmas atmosphere made the occasion even more meaninful.
HERE ARE THE PHOTOS FROM THE MORNING, CLICK HERE:
MILAN - Daniele Orsato will be in charge of tonight's match at 20.45 at the Sant'Elia stadium for the game between Cagliari and Milan. His assistants will be Simone Ghiandai and Michele Giordano. The fourth official will be Antonio Giannocaro.
Transfer talks between
Manchester City and AC Milan over Carlos Tevez appear to be
heading for stalemate after coach Roberto Mancini on Tuesday
again ruled out loaning the Argentine striker to the Serie A
(IN THE PHOTO: Bozzani Adriano Galliani and Braida Ariedo with the original trophy in 2011 in occasion of the Football League in Desenzano del Garda)MILAN - During the evening at Desenzano del Garda, on the Serie A League dinner there was a presentation of trophies for the 2010-11 season. Adriano Galliani, Milan's managing director, has along with Ariedo Braida taken the Serie A Trophy and the Super Cup, won in Beijing last August 6 against Inter.
All the winners were praised as were the finalists of the Tim Cup Inter and Palermo, while Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi has awarded of the silver Scirea Fairplay Cup. Sampdoria were given the Discipline Cup and a medal to President Riccardo Garrone.
Federation president Giancarlo Abete and the president of the League Cup Maurizio Beretta, were there with all the representatives of the Clubs and the President of Players' Association Damiano Tommasi.
For his part in the statements made to reporters, Adriano Galliani said he was certain of an open and fair fight for the title and expressed the hope that we can heal the deep wound of Calciopoli, "because you have to move on." The Rossoneri chief executive also spoke about the transfer market: "On Thursday we have a date with Manchester City for Tevez, but will probably not be the decisive one to conclude the negotiations. It will be almost impossible to take him with the rest of the team to Dubai. With Manchester City we are very far apart at this time."