Massimiliano Allegri’s team were given a run for their money, but their star striker once again delivered a world-class performance to secure the three points
MILAN - The Rossoneri are trailing to a Pablo Osvaldo goal at half time. The Roma forward scored on 44', just minutes after El Shaarawy hit the post at the other end.
The Brazilian centre-back was forced off against the Giallorossi during the first half and is now unlikely to feature against the Blaugrana in Europe midweek
MILAN - Here's how the teams will take tro the pitch shortly at the San Siro stadium in Milan:MILAN: Abbiati, Bonera, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Mesbah, Nocerino, Ambrosini, Muntari, Emanuelson, Ibrahimovic, El Shaarawy.ROMA: Stekelenburg, Rosi, Kjaer, Heinze, Taddei, Gago, De Rossi, Marquinho, Totti, Borini, Osvaldo.
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The 44-year-old is looking for his side to be crowned champions of Italy again this campaign as the Rossoneri are in hot pursuit of their 20th Scudetto
MILAN – A big win for the Primavera away to Verona. Aldo Dolcetti’s team won 6-1 fter the hosts took the lead through Andreis on 15’. Speziale eqialised for the Rossoneri on 29’ and Comi made it 2-1 on 34’. Milan got another two goals before half time, both counter attacks: Umunegbu on 40’ and Comi again on 43’. Innocenti won and scored a penalty on 54’ and the last goal came from team captain Bertoni on 77’.The two teams lined out as follows:HELLAS VERONA: Da Vià, Gelain (71' Saggioro), Nyamekeh (45' Piccoli), Andreis, Fornasier, Dal Compare, Dimitrio, Badu, Spagnoli, Alba, Formigoni (45' Bertasi). Subs: Hu, Negri, Bennati, Morra. Coach. Bonazzi.MILAN: Piscitelli, De Sciglio, De Sole, Baldan, Bertoni, Ely, Calvano (65' Roggia), Innocenti, Comi (45' Prosenik), Umunegbu (69' Umunegbu), Speziale. Subs: Narduzzo, Rondanini, Speranza, Pinato.
MILAN - The gates are open at the San Siro stadium in Milan ahead of Milan-Roma at 18.00. The temperature in the city is arund 16° with light winds.
MILAN – A big win for the Primavera away to Verona. Aldo Dolcetti’s team won 6-1 fter the hosts took the lead through Andreis on 15’. Speziale eqialised for the Rossoneri on 29’ and Comi made it 2-1 on 34’. Milan got another two goals before half time, both counter attacks: Umunegbu on 40’ and Comi again on 43’. Innocenti won and scored a penalty on 54’ and the last goal came from team captain Bertoni on 77’.
The Swede makes the starting lineup for the Serie A fixture having been replaced after 45 minutes of the Rossoneri’s Coppa Italia exit on Tuesday
The 36-year-old defender has been out of action for seven weeks and could play a part in this weekend’s crunch fixture versus the Giallorossi at San Siro
The German-born Ghanaian has been cleared by medical staff to feature in Saturday’s crucial Serie A clash against Roma at San Siro
The legendary right-back is of the opinion that the Giallorossi’s governing body should be patient with the Spanish trainer and should give him their backing
With the reigning world, European and Spanish champions due in town next week, the Rossoneri could do with some positive news from their overcrowded treatment room
Massimiliano Allegri’s men welcome Roma to San Siro on Saturday evening and the former Rossoneri defender is expecting his old side to bounce back from their Turin disappointment
MILAN – Work started for the player at 16.00 today ahead of Milan-Roma at the San Siro tomorrow at 18.00. After a team meeting held by Massimiliani Allegri, the team started work on the central pitch at the Milanello sports centre.
The players started with a warm up, a run and callisthenics for the limbs followed by a long stretching session.
Training continued with the players involved in a series of tactical drills ahead of the match tomorrow against Luis Enrique’s side. Boateng trained with his team mates while Pato and Thiago Silva limited themselves to jogging.
Here are the 21 players called up for tomorrow evening’s match: Abbiati, Amelia, Bonera, Mesbah, Mexes, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta, Yepes, Ambrosini, Aquilani, Boateng, Carmona (55), Emanuelson, Gattuso, Muntari, Nocerino, Seedorf, Van Bommel, El Shaarawy, Ibrahimovic.
MILANO - Here is the list of the 21 players calledup for tomorrow's match against Roma at the San Siro stadium at 18.00:Abbiati, Amelia, Bonera, Mesbah, Mexes, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta, Yepes, Ambrosini, Aquilani, Boateng, Carmona (n. 55), Emanuelson, Gattuso, Muntari, Nocerino, Seedorf, Van Bommel, El Shaarawy, Ibrahimovic.
The 44-year-old coach has urged his players to remain focused on domestic duties and not look ahead to their European date with the Primera Division champions
MILAN - At the end of training today Luis Enrique read out the list of players to make to trip to Milan:Borini, Cicinho, Curci, De Rossi, Gago, Heinze, Kjaer, Krkic, Lamela, Marquinho, Osvaldo, Perrotta, Pigliaceli, Pjanic, Rosi, Simplicio, Stekelenburg, Taddei, Totti, Josè Angel.
MILANELLO - Training has started at the Milanello sports centre ahead of Milan-Roma tomorrow at 18.00. Boateng, Merkel, Nesta, Van Bommel and Ambrosini are training with the group while Robinho and Maxi Lopez are in the gym. Thiago Silva is running laps.
econd win for the Under 15’s at the Bruno Di Marchi tournament. After a 3-0 win over Scotland (with Luca Vido on the score sheet) the Italians beat the Russians as well thanks to a goal from the penalty spot scored by Roma’s Valerio Trani on 36. The third and final game will be played today against Switzerland while in the other match, Scotland will play Russia. Kick off at 14.30.
MILANELLO - The team will start training today at 16.00. Check the site later for a full breakdown of what the team did.
(IN THE PHOTO: Allegri during today’s press conference)
MILAN – Here’s what the Rossoneri coach had to say in today’s press conference at the Milanello sports centre:
“I don’t think about the past. At the moment we have some players out injured. I’m lucky enough to have a big squad as we saw in Turin, but the injuries don’t give the players who play often a chance to catch their breath. The importance of this game is that from tomorrow evening, there’ll be only 9 games left. It’s important to maintain the advantage that we have. We won’t think about Barcelona as we’re focused on Roma. We showed in Turin that we’re not making any calculations regarding that game. Roma play well when in possession and they’ve improved their performance when they don’t have the ball. They’re more alert in defense and haven’t conceded n the last two games. They’ll have Totti back tomorrow and they’ve a lot of young players who have matured since the first half of the season. They’re fighting for third place so we’ll have to play a good game from a technical point of view with high levels of intensity and concentration.“Their style is to play good football but compared to a month and a half ago, they’re conceding very little, much less than before. Luis Enrique is a very good coach with clear ideas. He’s wide awake and he’s understood that Roma have to defend better. How can <I convince Galliani in the coming years? Only by winning. We’re doing well on all fronts but we have to keep string because Juventus won’t give in. Next year we want to play for the second star (representing 20 league wins). Boateng and Aquilani are both available. On Tuesday, Aquilani ended the game better than he started it. I’ll have to decide if Boateng starts from the start or from the bench. I’ll evaluate everything after training. El Shaarawy will probably start with Ibrahimovic up front.I spoke with the president on Saturday at Parma and he asked me about the injuries. I think a lot of these injuries have been the result of clashes, traumatic injuries rather than muscular ones. Of course it’s something that we should improve. Juve-Inter? I’m thinking of ym game. A win would mean at least a four point lead and after that we’ll see. But the title won’t be won tomorrow. Over 90 minutes against Juventus we won but I’m not interested in the unbeaten record. I don’t have any transfer regrets either. I want to be in front on 13 May. Now the priority is Roma and they won’t be easy to play against. Robinho is out tomorrow, we‘ll see if he’ll be back for the Barcelona game. Thiago Silva has some muscular fatigue but it shouldn’t be a problem for tomorrow. Mesbah did well against Juventus and of course it’s normal that you get the good with the bad. Now he’s calmer, he has a lot of room for improvement. El Shaarawy is still only 19, he doing great things and there’ll be highs and lows in his growth. Despite the injuries, we’re on top of the table, testament to how well the club has done in recent years. The players have quality and character. Pato? The only certain case study is that he only gets injured at the San Siro. When you talk about human beings, science also leaves space for the psyche and there are no other certainties than that. Time and experience will improve everyone, especially myself. After the game in London I spent some time reflecting on what happened. I consider myself fortunate to be coaching Milan and to go for the league title as well as being in the Champions League with Barcelona a team that has to be faced with courage and balance.”
The Rossoneri chief is eager to figure out the cause of the Brazilian’s injury problems, with reports suggesting that Massimiliano Allegri’s work methods are being looked at
MILAN - Luis Enrique's press conference has just come to a close. Here's some of what he had to say: "We are able to beat a team like Milan but we'll need to be at 100%, and play almost a perfect game. A win at San Siro would be a big boost but to do it we'll have to play at an incredible level."Click here to read the press conference in full at the A.S. Roma website.
MILANELLO - Massimiliano Allegri will hold his press conference ahead of Milan-Roma at the Milanello sports centre today at 14.00
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