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Patrick Cutrone, Alessio Romagnoli shine in decisive Milan first-leg victory

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:11:00 PST

AC Milan will take a big advantage back to the San Siro after sweeping aside Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League. AC Milan will take a commanding lead back to the San Siro for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Ludogorets Razgrad. Goals from Patrick Cutrone, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini secured a 3-0 win, putting the Rossoneri in a very strong position to advance. Positives Milan produced a professional display in a difficult and scrappy game away from home. They took their goals well, kept a clean sheet and essentially got the job done to ensure that they're firmly in control heading...

Patrick Cutrone surprisingly leading Milan charge in stellar breakout season

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:44:00 PST

Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol break down this week's Player Power Rankings, which see Sergio Aguero's four-goal haul top the list. For all the money spent on 11 new players last summer, there is something refreshing about the fact it's an AC Milan youth player in Patrick Cutrone who continues to deservedly capture the limelight this season. After joining the club at just 8 years of age, he proceeded to impress through the youth levels before making his senior debut last May. From that point onward, the 20-year-old has gone from strength to strength. With 12 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions so far this season, only...

Scouting Spotlight: Cengiz Under, Maxi Gomez and Patrick Cutrone

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:52:00 PST

Rony Lopes is thriving at Monaco after failing to make the grade at Manchester City. Scouting Spotlight profiles players across Europe who have caught the eye. This week, Cengiz Under is Roma's answer to Paulo Dybala, Celta Vigo have Uruguay's next star striker, and have Milan found their new Filippo Inzaghi? Cengiz Under -- Roma Cengiz Under has shot to worldwide fame in recent weeks. Signed from Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir to much fanfare on social media, Under has burst into Roma's starting XI in 2018 after being eased in during the first half of the season. The 20-year-old is already an established Turkey...

Patrick Cutrone, Lucas Biglia fire resurgent Milan past lowly SPAL

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:10:00 PST

AC Milan's revival under Gennaro Gattuso continued as Milan are now unbeaten in five. AC Milan made it four wins in their last five Serie A games with a 4-0 win over SPAL. A brace from Patrick Cutrone coupled with goals from Lucas Biglia and Fabio Borini ensured that the Rossoneri continued to claw their way back into contention for the European qualification spots. SPAL AC Milan 0 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives Milan have too often risked surrendering a slender lead this season, but they killed the game off in the second half with regular goals and more assured play. Their impressive run goes on and that will naturally...

AC Milan plan summer move for Herrera; Man City to return for Mahrez

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 04:04:00 PST

Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window, and Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours. Milan eye up Herrera for summer switch AC Milan spent a cool £150 million last summer, but that won't stop them splashing the cash again when the transfer window reopens in July. And high on their list is providing some competition for midfielders Lucas Biglia and Riccardo Montolivo. The Rossoneri have identified Manchester United's Ander Herrera as the man to do just...

Suso back in business with 7/10 but Davide Calabria lets Milan down

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 08:54:00 PST

Suso did well but Milan's defence let them down again. Given the way in which the game played out, 10-man AC Milan were fortunate to come away with a point at Udinese in a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon. Suso's sensational strike deserved to be the winner, but the Rossoneri weren't able to hold on and were forced to share the spoils after a deflection went in off Gianluigi Donnarumma. Positives There were periods in the game in which Milan asserted themselves well, controlled the tempo and possession, and looked comfortable while threatening to score...

Gianluigi Donnarumma's clean sheet helps AC Milan draw with Lazio

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma rates 7/10 for keeping the Coppa Italia tie with Lazio scoreless. The second leg of AC Milan's Coppa Italia semifinal tie with Lazio will mean everything after the two sides played out a goalless draw at the San Siro on Wednesday night. The visitors looked dangerous and had their chances, but the Rossoneri still have a great opportunity of progressing to the final. Positives Lazio are a top side and have scored the most goals in Serie A so far this season. Milan did well to hold them scoreless and keep themselves in the tie. The pressure to take the game to the...

Gennaro Gattuso asks AC Milan players to slap him after win vs. Lazio

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:07:00 PST

With four wins in their last five matches, things are slowly beginning to turn round for AC Milan under head coach Gennaro Gattuso. After a mediocre start to the season, the Rossoneri are steadily gaining ground on the teams at the top, with a 2-1 victory over third-placed Lazio on Sunday leaving them just three points off a Europa League spot. Gattuso seems to have instilled some of his famously dogged mentality into his team, though his methods are what you might call "unorthodox". Indeed, the...

Cutrone and Calabria lead AC Milan to win in solid team effort

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

Check out all the action from Serie A's top four sides at the weekend, including Napoli's comeback win over Bologna and Lazio's devastating loss to Milan. Patrick Cutrone celebrates after scoring a goal for AC Milan in a win against Lazio. AC Milan dug deep and showed flashes of real quality to secure a 2-1 win over Lazio on Sunday night. Goals from Patrick Cutrone and Giacomo Bonaventura sealed the victory, which makes it three consecutive wins in Serie A as the Rossoneri climb to joint seventh place. Positives At times, Milan played some great football and had that bit of quality required to unlock a top team like Lazio, as seen with both goals. It was a gritty effort to hold on for the win and it builds further momentum and confidence. Negatives To...

Style, as much as results will determine Gattuso's future as Milan boss

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:09:00 PST

Gennaro Gattuso has Milan on the uptick but his future is still very much up in the air. Between January 2014 and now, AC Milan have had eight different coaches sit at the helm at the San Siro. From Massimiliano Allegri via Filippo Inzaghi to Vincenzo Montella, the responsibility of taking the Rossoneri forward currently falls on the shoulders of Gennaro Gattuso. That's a significant amount of turnover in a short space of time. Granted Mauro Tassotti had one interim outing in charge while Cristian Brocchi lasted just seven games. Nevertheless, the fact remains that Montella is the...

Franck Kessie gets 8/10 in Milan's comeback win vs. Cagliari

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:54:00 PST

Franck Kessie proved the difference for AC Milan in a comeback win. It wasn't a particularly convincing display, but AC Milan ground out a 2-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday, with Franck Kessie's brace sealing a comeback victory. The Rossoneri fell behind early on to Nicolo Barella's strike in a hostile atmosphere, but to their credit, they managed to fight back to seal an important win. Cagliari AC Milan 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives Specifically in the second half, Milan showed plenty of grit and determination, as the game became very scrappy. The quality on the ball wasn't always there, which made...

Time for Silva, Calhanoglu to prove they were worth Milan's investment

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu arrived at AC Milan in the summer to much fanfare. Of the 12 new faces that arrived at AC Milan last summer, Hakan Calhanoglu and Andre Silva were arguably two of the more intriguing and exciting additions for the Rossoneri. Given their classy style of play, flair and creative qualities, much was expected of the pair this season. Much like the campaign as a whole though, things haven't gone to plan for the duo as they've struggled to live up to those expectations and deliver what the Milan hierarchy were hoping for. Both have had their moments....

Milan greats Maldini, Kaka, Shevchenko, Ambrosini surprise birthday boy Gattuso

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 07:44:00 PST

To mark Gennaro Gattuso's 40th birthday, AC Milan lined up a special surprise for their head coach. Several of Rino's former Rossoneri teammates delivered personal messages, including Paolo Maldini, Kaka, Andriy Shevchenko and Massimo Ambrosini. Hey coach, some friends wanted to share their birthday wishes (and suggestions...) with you! =ýJoin them: send Rino yours with #Gattuso40Mister ci sono alcuni amici che vogliono farti gli auguri (e darti qualche consiglio...)! =ýFesteggiate Rino insieme a noi: #Gattuso40 pic.twitter.com/LuFXKdaDGt— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 9, 2018 Funny that both Cafu and Andrea Pirlo should joke that Gattuso already looks closer to 50 after being in the Milan hotseat for a couple of months. Threatening to destroy his fish shop is a entirely different matter, however! Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

Bonucci nets the lone goal for much-improved Milan in win vs. Crotone

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:04:00 PST

Leonardo Bonucci notched the lone goal in AC Milan's win over Crotone. AC Milan kick-started 2018 with a 1-0 win over Crotone on Saturday, with Leonardo Bonucci scoring his first goal for the club. It was a much-improved performance from the Rossoneri, although they still had to endure a nervous ending as they secured all three points. Positives The speed with which Milan were moving the ball from defence to attack was an obvious positive. They played with better tempo, more intensity and there was better movement off the ball, which led to improved build-up play...

Signing a Kessie backup and a winger would be an ideal January for Milan

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 02:13:00 PST

With the January transfer window now open for business, it has unsurprisingly led to vast speculation suggesting comings and goings at AC Milan. This season has not gone to plan thus far, and that fact is painfully reflected in the Rossoneri's current standing in Serie A. However, given the level of spending last summer, a busy January surely isn't in the cards. Question marks have been raised over the players, coaches and hierarchy. Bringing in 11 new faces in the last window hasn't had the desired...

How will Serie A's top teams approach the January transfer window?

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:48:00 PST

Paulo Dybala was the star of the weekend in Serie A as Juventus and leaders Napoli created a little space at the top of the table. With the January transfer window now open, James Horncastle looks at how Italy's top clubs will approach the market amid a tight battle for the title and the top four. Napoli: Spending could make them champions Napoli look like being the busiest of the top teams in Italy and for obvious reasons. Add the right depth in key positions and there's no reason why the "winter champions" can't make it stick and win the Scudetto for the first time since 1990. An agreement has already been reached with...

Hakan Calhanoglu salvages point for Milan to continue impressive form

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 06:37:00 PST

Hakan Calhanoglu earned AC Milan a point against Fiorentina on Saturday. After their enthralling extra-time win over Inter Milan in the cup in midweek, AC Milan struggled to muster the same level of intensity and determination but still earned a hard-fought point in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Fiorentina. Hakan Calhanoglu continued his impressive recent form off the bench with the all-important equaliser. Positives Gennaro Gattuso has spoken in recent weeks about how the Rossoneri struggle to react to a setback. Well, he got the answer he was looking for on Saturday as his...

Patrick Cutrone nets first Derby della Madonnina goal to cap 8/10 night

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:06:00 PST

With their Coppa Italia victory over Inter in extra time, ESPN FC's Paolo Bandini reveals what that means for Gennaro Gattuso's job security at Milan. AC Milan booked their place in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia on Wednesday night with an enthralling and much-needed 1-0 win over Internazionale. An extra-time goal from Patrick Cutrone separated the two sides, with the Rossoneri now advancing to face Lazio. Positives Given recent results, Gennaro Gattuso and the players were under real pressure to deliver. The grit, determination and desire shown was exceptional, and maybe this match can be a catalyst to kick-start the second half of the season. Negatives Milan...

Barcelona marginalise Madrid, Bayern are back, AC Milan's horror show

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

The FC crew rate the first half of the season for Barcelona and Real Madrid, as Barca continue to run away with La Liga. Gab Marcotti evaluates the performances of Serie A's biggest clubs in the first half of the season as the Scudetto race heats up. The FC crew grade Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and struggling Borussia Dortmund in the first half of the season. The FC crew sing the praises of PSG for their dominating play in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season. With the season at its halfway point, it's time to take stock of how clubs across Europe are getting on. ESPN FC's club correspondents across all the major European leagues grade the team's season so far, pick a star man, flop, key question and predict the rest of the campaign.  La Liga BARCELONA: A Ernesto Valverde has brilliantly steadied the ship since the Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid. To have Barcelona nine points clear at Christmas, safely through in the Champions League and 25 games...

Kalinic, Abate just two of the underperformers in loss to Atalanta

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 04:12:00 PST

Atalanta was better than AC Milan in every aspect during their 2-0 victory at the San Siro. It's far from the most wonderful time of the year for AC Milan as they failed to provide any Christmas cheer in their 2-0 defeat to Atalanta at the San Siro on Saturday night. It was another abject display from the Rossoneri as they didn't deserve to take anything from the game. AC Milan Atalanta 0 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives None. After the disaster that was the loss at Verona last time out, it didn't seem as though things could get worse. Somehow, Milan managed to fail in every department in this game in another inexcusable...

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