The Rossoneri midfielder has revealed his pleasure at finally getting on the scoresheet, while praising the quality of Sunday’s opposition
The Italy international was delighted with the 4-2 victory his side took from their trip to Torino, and has wished Nigel de Jong a speedy recovery from his season-ending injury
MILAN - The club's youth sides were in action over the weekend and both the Youth team and the Allievi Nazionale won their matches.
The youth team defeated Padova 2-0 thanks to a brace from Ganz while the Allievi ran out 3-2 winners over Varese.
MILAN – AC Milan will celebrate its birthday with a number of special events for all Rossoneri fans.
The celebrations begin with the Italian Cup tie against Reggina on Thursday, December the 13th with discount ticket prices and free entry to the stadium for season ticket holders .
Over the weekend, visitors to Milan should not miss the exhibition at the Triennale, which offers free admission to view 46 works by young artists of the Brera Academy in oil on canvas depicting the most important links in the history of AC Milan Club, all with a modern twist, framed alongside real models. In addition there will also be paintings depicting the historical links of the captains: Cesare Maldini, Gianni Rivera, Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini.
Some of the works will be auctioned on e-bay to support the Milan Foundation. The doors of the Triennale musceum will be open on the 15th and 16th of December to the public where they can purchase the “Second Skin” book which is full of all the of team’s shirts and is available in both English and Italian.
Those purchasing the book will also receive two tickets for the league match against Pescara at the San Siro on Sunday, December the 16th.
There will be a real festive feel at the stadium on Sunday with Christmas cards being handed out and special entertainment provided by Radio Italia.
The AC Milan supremo believes that the club have achieved unprecedented and unmatched feats during his time in charge, and hinted at January transfer activity
MILAN - Stephan El Shaarawy and Daniele Bonera will be present at the Milan Megastore on Tuesday, December 11th at 18.00 to meet Rossoneri fans.
MILAN - It was a day off for the players who played against Torino but Montolivo, Constant, Acerbi, Carmona and Taòre were at Milanello for a work-out.
The full squad will return tomorrow for a session at 15.00.
The controversial striker could be on his way back to Serie A with Massimiliano Allegri’s side preparing a loan bid for the forward who is believed to be keen on a return to Italy
20 to 25 January 2013 will see the eighth edition of the appointment with the gastronomy excellence at high altitude. Six days full of appointments will see the top chefs from Italy and abroad competing in the kitchen and on their skis, in the breath-taking scenery of the Alta Badia Dolomites. The Gala Dinner, one of the most important and expected moments, will be held on January 22 at the Hotel Rosa Alpina in San Cassiano. Also this year, the event will see the great chefs of haute cuisine at work, from Norbert Niederkofler - creator of the event - to Fabio Cucchelli and Andrea Berton, for Italy, until Xavier Pellicer of Can Fabes of Celoni (Spain) and Johannes King of Söl'ring Hof Sylt (Germany). Everyone will work together to put their culinary skills for charity: infact, part of the proceeds of the dinner will be donated to Fondazione Milan Onlus.
For more information visit: www.chefscup.it
MILAN - Nigel De Jong will have his achilles operation performed in Finland by Professor Orava at his Turku clinic.
David Beckham had his operation performed by the professor as did Giuseppe Pancaro.
The Rossoneri triumphed 4-2 over Torino – climbing to seventh in the Serie A in the process – with four separate goalscorers on the scoresheet
MILAN - All the post match interviews after Torino-Milan
MILAN - Here's what players and staff had to say after this afternoon's win over Torino:ADRIANO GALLIANI
“A bitter sweet Sunday. De Jong’s Tendine has snapped and that means the season is over for him. It’s a big loss for the team and takes the shine off the win. 10 points in 4 matches. It’s a real shame we dropped all those points at the start but the team has always been competitive. I’ve known President Berlusconi since November 1979 and he’s a real motivator. If he’d been here since August we’d be in the running for title. The team is working well now and we’re winning even when making mistakes. In the last four games, we’re back getting points the way we used to. The top 6 are good teams and we’ll have to do very well to get any higher than we are. We’re not thinking of Roma, there’s Reggina in the cup to come and Pescara who beat Genoa today. We started the season with a handicap of our own making. Muntari is doing well and Ambrosini is as well. We thought about sending Strasser out on loan but we decided to keep him. We have a big squad and we’ll have to make up for the absence of De Jong.”STEPHAN EL SHAARAWY
“I wanted to keep on playing and get another goal but the important thing today was the win and the three points. We’re very happy. 13 goals are enough to make anyone happy. I want to keep on going like this. Nocerino’s first goal of the season was a real joy for all of us. Helping players who make mistakes is something that marks us out as we’re a great group. It’s great to hear the fans chanting. De Jong is a great player and he could really have helped us a lot. Let’s hope he gets back soon.” GIAMPAOLO PAZZINI
“I scored and I’m happy. It was a great day. We won a tough match. I said to De Sciglio yesterday that I’d score from his cross and we came close today. He’s a great guy and he’ll have a great career. I’m happy here and I try to show my attachment to the club every time I take to the pitch. It’s terrible about De Jong as he always gives everything in training and on the pitch. We’ll try to keep on pushing for him. If we hadn’t dropped those points at the start of the season, we’d be in a good position now.” MATTIA DE SCIGLIO
"I was comfortable on the left as well. And when we play like we did today everything is good, it’s all a lot easier. Crossing is part of my game. We have to get the most out of Pazzini with crosses from the middle. We hope that Nigel will get back without any complications. It’s a big loss.”URBY EMANUELSON
"Nigel is not well and he’ll go to the hospital in the next few days. We’re very sorry and it’s a real shame for the team, he was helping us a lot. Best wishes to Nigel and we hope he’ll be back soon. We played a good second half and I’m happy. It was a good game.”
MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI (Press conference)
“I think the win was deserved. It’s always tough to play against Torino. It’s an important win, the third ina row and was especially important after Roma won last night. We’re still a bit off but we have time to recover and things to improve on but now we have to think about the cup match on Thursday. We didn’t play the ball to feet enough in the first part of the match and as a result we didn’t look dangerous. We made a mistake to go behind in the match and Robinho scored a great goal to get us back into it. The second half was a lot easier. A coach, even a good one, can only do so much. The club has always been behind me both Adriano Galliani and President Berlusconi who has a lot of enthusiasm. We’re very sorry for De Jong as he was doing well and he’ll be out for a long time. In that position we have Ambrosini and Muntari will come back. We’ll see what happens in the transfer window, the club is monitoring things closely. I doubt that either Balotelli or Sniejder will be let leave their clubs. Today we started with a handicap of our own making but it was an attitude problem. Montolivo could play in front of the defense but he’s doing better where he is at the moment so he’ll have to adapt.”
(IN THE PHOTO: Pazzini and Nocerino, both goal scorers this afternoon)MILAN – Four goals and the fourth positive result with three wins (2 away from home) and a draw). The worst seems to be behind us. Allegri put out a 4-3-3 with Abate, Pazzini and Emanuelson on from the start. Torino started well with Santana looking dangerous after only 2’. On 17’, De Sciglio found Pazzini with a cross from the left but the striker hit it high. Pazzini turned provider three minutes later only for El Shaarawy to hit his shot high as well. Nocerino hit a bad back pass shortly after and Santana was able to run onto it and put the ball past Amelia but before the break Milan got back into the game. De Sciglio found Robinho and the Brazilian danced his way into the box to put the ball into the back of the net. After the restart, Milan stepped up a gear. El Shaarawy crossed and Gillet had a moment that he’ll want to forget in the Torino goal as Nocerino headed the ball into an empty net. On 16’ Pazzini powered his way into the area and made it three for the Rossoneri. Milan took control of the game from then on. Emanuelson hit the cross bar on 25 and three minutes later the post saved Gillet’s blushes from Pazzini. Another mistake from the keeper gave El Shaarawyb his 13th goal in Serie A this season. Torino managed to make the score line look more respectable prior to the finish through Bianchi. With 24 points on the table, the team are starting to look more recognizable. The only sour note was seeing De Jong leave the pitch and it looks like the Dutchman will be out for a while. Good luck Nigel!THE NUMBERSTORINO-MILAN 2-4GOALS: Santana (T) 28', Robinho (M) 40' f.h.; Nocerino (M) '8', Pazzini (M) 16', El Shaarawy (M) 31', Bianchi (T) 35's.t.TORINO (4-2-4): Gillet; Darmian, Di Cesare, Ogbonna, Masiello; Basha, Gazzi; Cerci (1's.h. Birsa), Bianchi, Meggiorini (20's.h. Sansone), Santana (28's.h. Verdi). Subs: Gomis, Rodriguez, Agostini, D'Ambrosio, Brighi, Suciu, Stevanovic, Sgrigna, Vives. Coach: VenturaMILAN (4-3-3): Amelia; Abate, Mexes, Yepes, De Sciglio; Nocerino, De Jong (21'f.h. Ambrosini), Emanuelson; Robinho, Pazzini (36's.h. Bojan), El Shaarawy (34's.h. Flamini). Subs: Abbiati, Gabriel, Zapata, Antonini, Mesbah, Strasser, Niang. Coach: AllegriREFEREE: Romeo NOTES: Booked Darmian, Masiello, Di Cesare, Abate, Emanuelson. Corners 3-3. Extra time: 1'f.h., 4's.h.
MILAN - All the photos from the win in Turin.
MILAN - Here are the results from Round 16 of the Italian top flight:
ATALANTA-PARMA 2-1 (Saturday)ROMA-FIORENTINA 4-2 (Saturday)CAGLIARI-CHIEVO 0-2PALERMO-JUVENTUS 0-1PESCARA-GENOA 2-0SIENA-CATANIA 1-3TORINO-MILAN 2-4INTER-NAPOLI (at 20.45)SAMPDORIA-UDINESE (Monday at 19)BOLOGNA-LAZIO (Monday at 21)
The Rossoneri midfielder is expected to miss the next six months after falling to the ground awkwardly midway through the first half of his side’s victory in Turin
(IN THE PHOTO: The TIM Cup trophy which will be presented on 26 May at the Stadio Olimpico in in Rome)MILAN – Thursday at 21.00, the Italian cup comes back to the San Siro. Milan start the competition in the last 16 against Reggina who have already been through three knock out matches before facing the Rossoneri. They beat Nocerino (1-0), Modena (5-1) and Chievo (1-0). Reggina and Verona are the only teams from Serie B still in the competition.
The two teams have faced off nine times in the past but only in the league with no cup games. The Rossoneri won seven and twice the meeting between the two ended all square. Milan are in the competiton that they’ve won 5 times in the past(1966-1967, 1971-1972, 1972-1973, 1976-1977, 2002-2003).
The winner of the match will go straight to the next round in January facing one of either Juventus or Cagliari. In Serie B Reggina are sitting on 19 points, reduced to 16 due to a penalty imposed during the summer.
(IN THE PHOTO: Allegri with the kids from the S. Bernardino da Siena parish in Turin)
MILAN - Massilmiliano Allegri, Massimo Ambrosini and Stephan El Shaarawy met the children from the parish at the NH Longotto hotel in Turin ahead of Sunday’s match.
Vita Antonio Vanadia, head of parish activities was also present as was Father Fedele Pradella. The parish have their own amateur football side.
Sporting activities in the parish include 5-a-side, basketball and volleyball for close to 150 children between the ages of 6 and 18.
TURIN - Milan came back from the Olympic stadium with an impressive 4-2 win over Torino. After a 1-1 draw in the first half, the Rossoneri took the lead thanks to Robinho and added to their tally with Nocerino and top-scorer El Shaarawy. Bianchi put one behind for the home side in the final minutes but it was all useless.
TURIN - Milan managed to come back on level thanks to a Robinho goal just before the break after Torino had taken the lead thanks to Santana's opener at half hour.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side secure their third victory in a row after recovering from an early setback to record an emphatic victory in Turin
TURIN - Here are the official line ups for the game at the Olympic stadium between Torino and Milan:
MILAN: Amelia, Abate, Mexes, Yepes, De Sciglio, Nocerino, De Jong, Emanuelson, Robinho, El Shaaraw, Pazzini.TORINO: Gillet, Darmian, Di Cesare, Ogbonna, Masiello, Basha, Gazzi, Cerci, Bianchi, Meggiorini, Santana
MILANELLO - Photos from today at the Milanello sports centre.
MILAN - Here's some of what Giampiero Ventura had to say in his pre-match press conference:
"Milan are going through a good period and have a lot of conviction. I don't know who'll play in place of Boateng. We'll have to wait and see how they play before we decide how we'll go up against them. They're a team that have changed their formation and tactics a lot. It won't be an easy game for us."
MILAN - Here are the 23 players called up by Giampiero Ventura ahead of the match against Milan at 15.00:
Agostini, Basha, Bianchi, Birsa, Brighi, Cerci, D'Ambrosio, Darmian, Di Cesare, Gazzi, Gillet, Gomis L., Masiello, Meggiorini, Ogbonna, Rodriguez, Sansone, Santana, Sgrigna, Stevanovic, Suciu, Verdi, Vives.
The Milan trainer was less than happy with comments made by his opposite number, and instead placed importance on the club’s remaining fixtures in 2012
The striking legend commands a special place in the hearts of Milanisti, and memories of his exploits have been thrust back into the front of the mind of late
The Rossoneri boss says he will be without a number of first-team players for Sunday’s Serie A meeting while suggesting Giampaolo Pazzini could be in contention to start
MILAN – Coach Dolcetti’s Primavera side have beaten Padova in both legs putting the team into the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia.
A goal in each half from Simone Andrea Ganz means that the Rossoneri will face Roma in the next round.