The Milan Youth Team are among the six team to have qualified for the Final Eight of the Scudetto race. the six team are Juventus, Torino, Inter, Milan, Roma and Lazio while the remaining two teams will come from the playoffs between Palermo-Napoli, Chievo-Catania, Varese-Albinoleffe and Fiorentina-Genoa. The Youth team have lost Calvano to injury but do have Valoti back to full fitness. Look out for De Sciglio, who has been called up to the Itay Under 21s and the two strikers Comi and Ganz who have scored 40 goals between them.
The rest of the Milan Youth Sector is also doing very well. The Allievi Nazionali and the Giovanissimi Nazionali have both qualified for the last 32 in their title run while the Giovanissimi have recently won the 32nd edition of the Carletto Annovazzi Tournament after beating Chievo 3-0 in the semi finals and Inter 2-1 in the final.
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Arturo Vidal struck twice in the
first eight minutes to set Juventus on their way to an
embarrassingly easy 4-0 win over AS Roma on Sunday, taking them
three points clear of AC Milan at the top of Serie A.
MILAN – Here’s what players and management had to say after Milan-Bologna this afternoon at the San Siro:
MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI"We played well enough in the first twenty minutes and then we made a few too many mistakes and that’s where we conceded. After that the team reacted well and put in a good second half. We equalized and came close to the win. It’s disappointing that we’ve dropped five points at home in the last 2 matches. Emanuelson has to improve a lot in the defensive phase of the game but he gives the team different options.I’m disappointed for the decision that went against us. We’ve been unlucky this year with the referee’s assistants. It was the right time to make the changes when I made them.I think El Shaarawy has done well until now and so has maxi Lopez but the players that took to the field were capable of playing a good game.Wednesday will be another tough game as Genoa will come here with real anger and a need to put points on the table. We’ll have to play a good game.”
"We have to keep believing because history has shown that titles can be won or lost on the last day of the season. We have five matches left and we have to recharge our batteries because it’s still up for grabs. Cassano can give us a lot in these last matches, he’s a great champion. A great team shouldn’t get attached to singular episodes in game; otherwise you won’t get any points.”
"We’re not happy because we had to win this game. When I came on I tried to help the team and I did well as a full back but the end result isn’t a good one. We needed a bit of luck with all the chances we created. I don’t know what happened today but there are some days when things just don’t go the way you want them to. Now it’s become a bit easier for Juventus because they’re playing after us and that helps. Wednesday’s game is now more important than ever. We have to win against Genoa in what’s now a difficult moment. We can play better than we did today.”MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI (Press conference)
"We conceded a goal from a ball lost in the middle of the field and then we stopped playing together. But it was a good second half, we got the equalizer with 10 players on the pitch and the team did everything possible. No one thought we would get a single point from two home games but now we have to think about Wednesday’s game, get back to winning ways at home and after that we’ll see. Emanuelson was a good substitution.We played well enough for the first 20 minutes then after Bologna scored, we got bottled up. When Cassano came on we did well as did he but he still hasn’t got 90 minutes in his legs. Pato has never been available this year. The midfielders have done well this season to score the goals that should be coming from the two strikers. We made mistakes very close to the penalty area in the first half then in the second half we created a lot of chances, we equalized and we came close to getting the winner as well.I put on Aquilani to get some quality in the middle of the field. I played Robinho because he trained well this week and I thought he could put in a good performance. Ibrahimovic, like all the others, played better in the second half than in the first. We shouldn’t think that everything is lost because even if Juventus win tonight, there are still five matches left and anything can happen in football. There’s no point talking about refereeing decisions. Let’s say we’ve been unlucky with the referee’s assistants. Thiago Silva is almost back as is Boateng.”
MILANO - Here are the results from Round 34 in the Italian top flight:CATANIA-ATALANTA 2-0 (Played on Saturday) CHIEVO-UDINESE 0-0 (Played on Saturday)CESENA-PALERMO 2-2 FIORENTINA-INTER 0-0 LAZIO-LECCE 1-1 NAPOLI-NOVARA 2-0 (Played on Saturday)MILAN-BOLOGNA 1-1 PARMA-CAGLIARI 3-0 (Playes on Saturday) GENOA-SIENA 1-4 (Play held up for 45 minutes after 9' in the second half)JUVENTUS-ROMA (Kick off at 20.45)
MILAN - Milan-Bologna ends 1-1, but it’s a tough pill to swallow for the Rossoneri who especially in the second half deserved much more. Ibrahimovic got twenty fourth goal of the season and it really should be the twenty fifth. On 13’ in the second half, he scored a goal ruled out for an inexistent offside.Milan took to the field to warm up with the players wearing the number 25 shirt with the name Morosino on the back in memory of Piermario Morosino. The stadium sound system also played the Ligabue track, “Un Giorno Di Doloro Che Uno Ha”, one of the player’s favourite songs. The game started after a minute’s silence.Milan looked dangerous after less than a minute with Ibrahimovic bringing a save out of Agliardi from just under 30 meters. Milan dominated the opening 15 minutes with it was on the quarter hour mark that Seedorf found Ibra in the box but the Swedish striker’s shot ended just wide. Bologna got better as the game went on and on 26’, Milan got the sucker punch. Van Bommel lost the ball in his own half and Diamanti fed it through to Ramirez who beat Abbaiti for the opening goal. Milan tried to react immediately. Robinho put a dangerous ball in the area but Nocerino just couldn’t get to it The Rossoneri had all the possession but it was Bologna who made themselves the more dangerous through Mudingayi who broke forward on the counter attack but hit his shot wide. The first half ended with a single minute of stoppage time.Milan started the second half with real aggression and purpose. Three chances for the Rossoneri in the first three minutes, the first from Seedorf, saved by Agliardi, then Robinho whose shot from distance went wide and finally through Nocerino whose left footed shot failed to find the target. On 11’, Cassano made his way onto the pitch for Seedorf and only 2 minutes later, it was the man from Bari who Put Ibrahimovic through. The striker managed to get it over the advancing keeper but the goal was wrongly ruled out for offside. A minute later it was Robinho who warmed up the keeper’s cloves with a sharp shot. Cassano kept pushing and tried to find Ibra in the box but his ball was just too long. On 21’, it was Ibra to set up Cassano but the keeper did enough again. No goal yet and on 36’ Bonera gets his marching orders after a second yellow card. Ibra had another chance on 41’ but it was just wide. Finally on 90’, Emanuelson’s cross finds the Swedish forward at the far post and he managed to direct it past the keeper. The referee gave four minutes of stoppages, but despite frantic efforts from the team including shots from Nocerino and Robinho, it ended 1-1 at the San Siro.
MILAN – It ends 1-1 at the San Siro stadium in Milan between the Rossoneri and Bologna. The visitors took the lead on 26’ through Ramirez and Milan piled on the pressure in the second half with Ibrahimovic finally getting the equalizer on 90’, his 24th goal of the season.
MILAN - Milan take to the field for their pre-match warm up with the number 25 shirt in memory of Piermario Morosini with the stadium sound system playing "Il Giorno Di Dolore Che Uno Ha" by Ligabue, one of the players favorite songs.Morosini passed away on the pitch on 14 April.
MILAN - Here's how the two teams will take to the pitch for Milan-Bologna at the San Siro at 15.00:MILAN: Abbiati, Abate, Nesta, Bonera, Antonini, Nocerino, Van Bommel, Muntari, Seedorf, Ibrahimovic, Robinho.BOLOGNA: Agliardi, Raggi, Portanova, Cherubin, Garics, Perez, Mudingayi, Morleo, Ramirez, Diamanti, Di Vaio.
On Saturday from 10, the second day of the charity event took place. This year’s objective, in conjunction with the Milan Foundation is the building of a Soccer Camp in Naples for disadvantaged kids. As well as tennis starts such as Laura Golarsa, ex players such as Paolo Maldini, Daniele Massaro, Massimo Taibi and Maurizio Ganz.The following teams will be on the court:ADIDAS, BANCA GENERALI, CAFFE’ BARBERA, COGEI LUCE/ONE SHOT, GREEN STELL SOLANA, IDI SOLE, NUTRILITE, RISTORANTE DONATI.
MILAN - Here are the 20 players called up for Milan-Bologna tomorrow afternoon at the San Siro at 15.00:Abbiati, Amelia, Abate, Antonini, Bonera, Nesta, Yepes, Aquilani, Emanuelson, Gattuso, Merkel, Muntari, Nocerino, Seedorf, Van Bommel, Cassano, El Shaarawy, Ibrahimovic, Maxi Lopez, Robinho.
MILAN – A day to remember for Milan’s Primavera side and the entire youth sector. With a 5-0 win over Cittadella, Milan are through to the Final Eight of this year’s competition.Here’s what players and staff had to say:ALDO DOLCETTI (coach): "Today’s match confirms the team’s growth and despite the injuries they’ve achieved a good level of play. We won’t stop now though. We’ll go the Final Eight and play our cards. We don’t feel inferior to anyone”
FILIPPO GALLI (Youth Sector Head): "We’ve made a lot of progress in these three years and this won shows it but our biggest success is bringing players through to the first team. Dolcetti and Allegri have a good relationship an we’ll enjoy this win but I’m already thinking about the Final Eight and the delicate matches that the Allievei and Giovanissimi have to play!”
GIANMARIO COMI (Striker, 32 goals this season): "I dedicate today’s double to my family who have always been there throughout the more difficult moments of the season. We always believed in ourselves even when not many others did. No we have four days off and then we get back to work. It’ll be hot at the end of May and we’ll need to be in top condition.”