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Lucas Biglia, Leonardo Bonucci stand tall in Milan's 1-1 draw with Torino

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:07:00 PDT

Giacomo Bonaventura's stunning opener got Milan off to a brilliant start at Torino. AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Torino on Wednesday night, with Giacomo Bonaventura's stunning early strike cancelled out by Lorenzo De Silvestri's second-half equaliser. Coupled with results elsewhere, the Rossoneri's slim hopes of securing a top-four finish took another hit. Positives Aside from their brilliant goal, Milan looked in control in the first half as they dictated the tempo of the game and were comfortable. Organised, resolute and focused, they deserved their lead. Negatives As...

Gianluigi Donnarumma's late save masks AC Milan's struggle to score

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:23:00 PDT

Catch all the action from Serie A's top teams as Juventus increased their lead to six points over Napoli. AC Milan picked up a point in an entertaining goalless draw with Napoli at the San Siro on Sunday, with Gianluigi Donnarumma's stunning injury-time save securing a draw. The Rossoneri had their moments, as did the visitors, but ultimately, neither could find a breakthrough. Positives It was clear that Milan still aren't at the level of Maurizio Sarri' s title challengers, but without Leonardo Bonucci and Alessio Romagnoli, they defended well and gave a great account of themselves. Organised, determined...

Nikola Kalinic salvages a point for Milan, but still flatters to deceive

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 06:39:00 PDT

AC Milans hopes of qualifying for the Champions League took a hit on Sunday as they settled for a 1-1 draw at the San Siro against lowly Sassuolo. Here are the goals from teh match. Check out all the best moments from Serie A's top sides, as Napoli's come-from-behind win kept them within four points of Juventus. AC Milan were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home by Sassuolo on Sunday night, as they missed an opportunity to gain ground on the top four teams in Serie A. Nikola Kalinic grabbed a late equaliser, but a wasteful Rossoneri could not capitalize on a dominating performance. Positives There were aspects of this game where Milan could be pleased with their performance. They were in control throughout, dictated possession, played with a quicker tempo, and was able to win the ball back quickly after...

Gattuso's immediacy earned new deal, but is he Milan's long-term solution?

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 10:32:00 PDT

AC Milan have extended manager Gennaro Gattuso's contract until 2021. Little more than four months ago, Gennaro Gattuso was unveiled as the new AC Milan coach. Stepping in after Vincenzo Montella's stint in charge was brought to an abrupt end following a dismal start to the campaign, the 40-year-old has now committed his future to the club until 2021. What has followed since his internal promotion, having coached the youth side previously, has been an impressive turnaround, both on and off the pitch. The club icon has not only led his side on an improved run of...

Montolivo, Bonaventura, Suso mediocre in Milan derby draw

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Suso and several other AC Milan players turned in mediocre performances in the scoreless draw vs. Inter on Wednesday. AC Milan were held to a goalless draw in the Derby della Madonnina against Inter on Wednesday, with Mauro Icardi guilty of missing big opportunities to secure a win for the Nerazzurri. Having shared the spoils, Milan remain eight points adrift of the top four with eight games remaining. Positives The Rossoneri undoubtedly improved in the second half, as they played with a quicker tempo and began to cause Inter more problems. A draw is far from ideal in their pursuit of a top-four finish, but...

Bonucci 7/10 with goal in return to Turin as Milan come up short

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Juventus extended their Serie A lead to four points by virtue of a convincing win over Milan and Napoli's dropped points at Sassuolo. AC Milan fell 3-1 to Juventus in Turin on Saturday night, a scoreline that flattered the hosts but remains a real blow to Milan's hopes of securing a top-four finish in Serie A. The Rossoneri saw Leonardo Bonucci silence the home crowd with an equaliser in the first half, but a strong finish from Juve sealed the win. Positives Milan were arguably the better side for large periods in the first 70 minutes. They enjoyed plenty of possession and created chances while frustrating Juve, yet it was...

Gattuso's future as Milan boss will be decided by results against Inter, Juve

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:32:00 PDT

Back in mid-December, after back-to-back defeats to Verona and Atalanta, the worst was feared for AC Milan's season. Gennaro Gattuso, who had been appointed as Vincenzo Montella's successor almost a month prior to that, was seemingly struggling to have an immediate impact. Crucially though, that was followed by a Coppa Italia encounter against Inter with Patrick Cutrone scoring the winner in extra time. The Rossoneri haven't looked back since, aside from the blip in Europe against Arsenal, and have...

Milan the kingmakers as Serie A enjoys tightest title race in Europe

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 02:02:00 PDT

When the final whistle blows in Italy, broadcasters tend to leap from ground-to-ground for an instant reaction from the managers. One Sunday in early February, it just so happened that Gennaro Gattuso followed Massimiliano Allegri's postmatch interview. Milan had drawn away to Udinese, a result that felt like two points dropped after Davide Calabria's red card allowed the hosts to get back into the game and share the spoils. Meanwhile, Juventus had just thrashed Sassuolo 7-0 and looked ominous. Asked...

Andre Silva has finally begun to fulfill his massive potential at AC Milan

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:27:00 PDT

After a rough start to life in Milan, Andre Silva is beginning to realise his massive potential. It's been a difficult first season at AC Milan for Andre Silva, as the Portuguese forward has struggled to force his way to the front of the queue at the San Siro while trying to adapt to a new country, league and team. High expectations arguably didn't help either, as the 22-year-old arrived following an impressive stint at Porto and with agent Jorge Mendes predicting big things from him in the future. "He can become one of the best strikers in the world, he has everything to be so," Mendes...

Summer signings Hakan Calhanoglu, Andre Silva come through for resilient Milan

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:04:00 PDT

Hakan Calhanoglu is starting to resemble the player that Milan paid Bayer Leverkusen €25 million for. AC Milan fought back from a goal down to secure a 3-2 win over Chievo at the San Siro on Sunday, with Hakan Calhanoglu, Patrick Cutrone and Andre Silva scoring the goals. Given results around them in the battle for the Champions League qualification spots, the win was crucial to the Rossoneri. Positives Milan made a bright start to the game as they played with a high tempo and dominated possession and so had the perfect approach. After falling behind, they showed great character to fight back and...

Milan out of Europe, but Calhanoglu exits with confidence-boosting 7/10

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:44:00 PDT

After dominating Milan in the first leg, Arsenal put the finishing touches on the Rossoneri at the Emirates to reach the Europa League quarterfinals. Arsenal averted a European nightmare disaster after conceding early against AC Milan but came back to win 3-1 and 5-1 on aggregate as Arsene Wengers men advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. After dominating Milan in the first leg, Arsenal put the finishing touches on the Rossoneri at the Emirates to reach the Europa League quarterfinals. AC Milan crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday night with a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates, resulting in a 5-1 aggregate loss. Hakan Calhanoglu had given the Rossoneri hope with the opening goal in the second leg, but a contentious penalty swung the tie back in Arsenal's favour as they advanced. Positives Milan looked more compact and composed for large periods and gave a good account of themselves to show they can compete at this level. Particularly compared to the first half of the...

Arsenal capitalise on referee's error, advance to last eight of the Europa League

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:14:00 PDT

After dominating Milan in the first leg, Arsenal put the finishing touches on the Rossoneri at the Emirates to reach the Europa League quarterfinals. Danny Welbeck pulls the wool over the referee's eyes to earn a penalty and bring Arsenal level on the night against Milan. LONDON  -- Three quick thoughts from the Emirates as Arsenal defeat AC Milan 3-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate to advance to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. 1. Arsenal see off Milan with a little help from the referee Arsenal are back in a European quarter-final for the first time since 2010, though they needed a friendly refereeing decision to kill off AC Milan's attempt at a comeback. Danny Welbeck ensured Arsenal's passage as he scored his first goal in more than two...

Andre Silva earns 7/10 and three points for Milan with winner from bench

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 03:20:00 PDT

Andre Silva provided a sigh of relief for Milan with his first Serie A goal. AC Milan secured a dramatic last-gasp win at Genoa on Sunday, with Andre Silva scoring his first Serie A goal with the last touch of the game. The Rossoneri struggled to get going for the most part, but they managed to produce a decisive moment at the end. Positives Particularly with Lazio dropping points, it was imperative that Milan took advantage by closing the gap on the top four. Further, it will be a huge relief for all concerned for Silva to get on the mark for the first time in Serie A;...

Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu part of the problem as AC Milan fall flat

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 02:10:00 PST

AC Milan suffered a 2-0 defeat in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League clash with Arsenal, and in turn have given themselves a mountain to climb next week at the Emirates. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey have put the Gunners in full control of the tie. Positives Arsenal could, and arguably should, be out of sight given their chances in the first half and in truth, the tie easily could be over already. It's a learning curve for Milan, but they have to learn quickly if they...

Arsenal show sense of desperation, ease pressure on Arsene Wenger with win in Milan

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 12:31:00 PST

Arsenal eased the pressure on Arsene Wenger with a 2-0 victory in their Europa League round-of-16 first leg against Milan. After a torrid run of results, Arsenal pulled off a big 2-0 win over AC Milan in their Europa League first leg tie at the San Siro. Arsene Wenger discusses how pleased he was with Arsenal's resilience versus AC Milan especially after how poor they've been playing in recent weeks. MILAN, Italy -- Three quick thoughts from the San Siro on Arsenal's 2-0 first-leg win over AC Milan in the Europa League round of 16. 1. Arsenal finally deliver a win to ease pressure on Wenger Don't say your farewells to Arsene Wenger just yet. The Arsenal boss was granted a stay of execution as his Gunners finally produced the kind of performance that indicates there may be hope for this team yet. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey scored first-half goals to finally put at least a temporary...

Alessio Romagnoli key to Milan resurgence under Gennaro Gattuso

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 06:12:00 PST

Going 13 games unbeaten in all competitions and keeping six consecutive clean sheets takes more than just one individual playing at a high level. Gennaro Gattuso has transformed AC Milan in recent weeks but at the heart of that turnaround has been the form of Alessio Romagnoli. Gattuso has instilled a new sense of belief, confidence and hunger in the group to get them back on track this season. No longer is the possibility of qualifying for the Champions League through their league position a...

Mouthwatering weekend fixtures will reveal where Serie A's power lies

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 12:04:00 PST

Italy goes to the ballot box on Sunday. Forza Italia party leader and former AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi will no doubt have one eye on the exit polls and another on the Derby della Madonnina that evening. Ask Italians what's in the national interest this weekend and it wouldn't be at all surprising to hear a lot of them say calcio rather than the last-minute campaigning going on around the country. Turnout is expected to be big at the Olimpico, the San Paolo and San Siro, but also the...

Romagnoli imperious, scores penalty to send Milan to Coppa Italia final

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 04:22:00 PST

AC Milan booked their place in the Coppa Italia final after defeating Lazio 5-4 on penalties at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night. Alessio Romagnoli scored the winning spot kick as Milan extended their unbeaten run to 13 games in all competitions, with the Rossoneri now going on to face Juventus in the final in May. Positives It's been a difficult schedule for the Milan players, but they dug deep to battle it out over 120 minutes and kept their nerve in the end to prevail. Advancing to...

Alessio Romagnoli gets 8/10 as Milan secure crucial win against Roma

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:49:00 PST

Second half goals from Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria led Milan to a crucial three points, extending their run to 12 games unbeaten. Craig Burley explains why Arsenal's Europa League tie with Milan should help determine Arsene Wenger's future at the Emirates. AC Milan extended their unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions with an impressive 2-0 win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night. Goals from Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria sealed three important points for the Rossoneri, as they continue to make ground in the battle for European qualification places. Positives Milan were defensively solid in the first half, but whatever Gennaro Gattuso said at the break worked wonders. The visitors took control of the game after the interval,...

Man United renew Jean Michael Seri interest amid doubts over Paul Pogba

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:48:00 PST

Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window, and Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours. United step up Seri interest amid Pogba doubts As Paul Pogba has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho, Manchester United have stepped up their efforts to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, the Mirror reports. Pogba has started from the substitutes' bench twice in United's past four matches as his relationship with Mourinho becomes increasingly strained. The report...

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