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Suso, Kalinic, Borini 4/10 as Milan stumble to 3-0 defeat at Verona

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:20:00 PST

Borini, left, and Milan's attack was woeful in Sunday's heavy defeat at Verona. After some positive signs in their past two games, AC Milan took a huge backward step in Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Verona. The scoreline flattered the hosts with the Rossoneri controlling the game and dominating possession for the most part, but it was an infuriatingly disappointing display. Positives Milan were in the ascendancy early on, showing confidence on the ball and were patient as it looked a matter of time before they got a breakthrough. In turn, Gennaro Gattuso should feel aggrieved...

Milan supporters too harsh, rushed in latest row with Gianluigi Donnarumma

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:49:00 PST

Gab Marcotti recaps the timeline of events that led up to Milan fans making a sign saying their 'patience is done' with Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. After the furore surrounding his contract situation over the summer, it had been hoped that Gianluigi Donnarumma's future wouldn't be a talking point for at least another 12 months. Sadly, we haven't even made it to the New Year and the AC Milan goalkeeper has spent the week in the headlines. From talk of no release clause being in his contract renewal to chatter of an annulment and being put under pressure to sign a new deal. Add to the pot Mino Raiola's ongoing involvement and speculation...

Cutrone impresses as Milan cruise past Verona in Coppa Italia

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:57:00 PST

Patrick Cutrone impressed, scoring in AC Milan's 3-0 Coppa Italia win over Verona on Wednesday. AC Milan booked a showdown with rivals Inter in the next round of the Coppa Italia after their comfortable 3-0 win over Verona on Wednesday. Goals from Suso, Alessio Romagnoli and Patrick Cutrone handed Gennaro Gattuso another win as the Rossoneri look to build some momentum. Positives It was another solid performance and result that will only build confidence within the group. Milan controlled the game well and applied sustained pressure, exactly what was expected of them while limiting dangerous...

Another day, another mess for Milan as Donnarumma nears the exit again

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:14:00 PST

Gab Marcotti recaps the timeline of events that led up to Milan fans making a sign saying their 'patience is done' with Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Milan needed this like they needed a hole in the head. The club are currently seventh in Serie A, albeit 11 points (14, if Roma win their game in hand) away from the Champions League spots. UEFA have yet to rule on whether the club will be granted a "voluntary agreement" enabling them to play in European competition next year without sanction and if they don't get it -- the prospects aren't good -- they will be hit with a settlement agreement, limiting further spending and possibly incurring...

Giacomo Bonaventura the hero as Gennaro Gattuso bags first Milan win

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:46:00 PST

Check out the best moments from Serie A's top sides in matchday 16, as Juve miss the chance to take the top spot in Serie A. After Gennaro Gattuso's promotion to first-team manager at Milan, Gab Marcotti assesses his managerial history. It took some time, but Gennaro Gattuso finally got his first win as AC Milan coach with the Rossoneri's 2-1 victory over Bologna on Sunday night. A brace from Giacomo Bonaventura sealed the win and, while Milan's play wasn't convincing, it was a huge relief for their fans to get the three points. Positives Switching to a 4-3-3, Milan dominated early and had a direction about their play. While they still need to be sharper and more consistent, there were certainly positive signs and this win should...

Summer signings Andre Silva, Lucas Biglia come up short again in Europe

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 01:42:00 PST

Gennaro Gattuso's wobbly start to life as coach of AC Milan continued as Rijeka blanked the Rossoneri 2-0 in Croatia. As if this week couldn't get any worse following Sunday's disaster at Benevento, AC Milan put in a lacklustre effort as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Rijeka in the Europa League. Top spot in Group D had already been secured and so the game didn't mean much, but a win would undoubtedly have been a welcome boost for Gennaro Gattuso and his men. Rijeka AC Milan 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives It's difficult to pick anything positive from the game, aside from perhaps the determination of the younger players and that this was another perfect...

Transfer Rater: Juan Mata to Inter Milan, Olivier Giroud to AC Milan

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 02:06:00 PST

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Riyad Mahrez to Roma - 2.8 It was a deal poised to go through in the summer, but a fee with Leicester couldn't be agreed and Mahrez had to remain at the King Power....

AC Milan and Gennaro Gattuso left stunned in latest fall from grace

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 07:28:00 PST

Goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli's header earned Benevento their first ever Serie A point. Just when Milan fans thought they had seen everything this season, up stepped goalkeeper -- yes, goalkeeper -- Alberto Brignoli to snatch a point for Benevento, ending their 14-match losing run in Serie A and wrecking Gennaro Gattuso's hopes of a first win as boss. Issues could have been raised before Sunday's incredible 2-2 draw. Although Gattuso deserves some leeway considering the chaos at the club, his selections raised eyebrows. Switching to a 3-4-3 system, there were positive and negative...

Benevento keeper Alberto Brignoli stuns AC Milan to claim first Serie A point

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 05:36:00 PST

Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli's 95th-minute diving header against AC Milan ended a run of 14 straight Serie A defeats. Sometimes football really does take your breath away.  Serie A whipping boys Benevento had lost 14 matches in a row (well, 15 in all competitions, but who's counting?) before Sunday's clash with AC Milan -- but finally they claimed their first point of the season ... thanks to their goalkeeper! =1 ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, WHEN YOU THINK YOU'VE SEEN IT ALL... =1=. INJURY TIME, GOALKEEPER DIVING HEADER EQUALISER =.Sensational drama at Benevento =O pic.twitter.com/3q7qVYbvYU— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) 3 December 2017 It all looked to be going to plan in Gennaro Gattuso's first game in charge, with Nikola Kalinic's strike on 57 minutes seemingly setting Milan on their way to a 2-1 victory.  Alberto...

Five things Gattuso must sort out after AC Milan sack Montella

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:17:00 PST

With Gennaro Gattuso set take over for Vincenzo Montella, Craig Burley examines Milan's outlook in Serie A. Gab Marcotti explains the dire situation Milan could find themselves in if they fail to finish in Serie A's top four. After weeks of frustration and poor results, AC Milan finally decided to part company with Vincenzo Montella on Monday, and replaced him with club legend Gennaro Gattuso. Question marks remain, as the Rossoneri must salvage something from this season, with Gattuso now the man entrusted to lead the side to improved results. Here are five things that the former Milan midfielder must address ... Prove that he can do the job First and foremost, the 39-year-old has to provide early proof that he's even...

Kalinic, Silva struggle as Milan attack lacks punch in 0-0 draw vs. Torino

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:49:00 PST

Nikola Kalinic struggled once again as Milan were held to a scoreless draw vs. Torino on Sunday. A toothless AC Milan were held to a goalless draw by Torino at the San Siro on Sunday, as they failed to show the class needed in the final third to find a breakthrough. Although the Rossoneri did have chances, it was evident that the problem is well beyond bad luck. Positives Milan were able to dictate the tempo of the game, and in turn they enjoyed a sense of control for the most part and limited Torino's threat. Unfortunately, that's only the minimum expectation, especially at home. Negatives There...

Andre Silva-Patrick Cutrone tandem comes to life vs. Austria Vienna

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:45:00 PST

AC Milan sealed their place in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night with an impressive 5-1 win over Austria Vienna to secure top spot in Group D. A double from Andre Silva and Patrick Cutrone apiece along with a goal from Ricardo Rodriguez ensured the Rossoneri came from behind to secure all three points. AC Milan Austria Vienna 5 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives Milan's reaction to going behind was key, as had they not found a response almost immediately, it could have been a very difficult and frustrating night....

Milan's uncertain future: Q&A on ownership, possible FFP sanctions

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:01:00 PST

Gab Marcotti explains why the Europa League could prove to be Milan's best hope of Champions League football in 2018. Last week, Marca and The New York Times reported that Milan were staring down the barrel of financial fair play sanctions, if not worse. Here's an attempt to make sense of a complicated situation. Q: I thought Milan had a rich Chinese owner now? Like the guy at Inter Milan? Isn't this part of the whole trend of wealthy Chinese buying up football assets with the blessing of the Chinese government? A: Li Yonghong is certainly Chinese and he may be rich, but he was only able to buy the club after...

AC Milan's loss to Napoli continues amid mounting issues on, off pitch

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:30:00 PST

Vincenzo Montella understands the challenge AC Milan are facing in many areas. Lorenzo Insigne's performance for Napoli on Saturday night was just another cruel reminder of what former Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura -- and nobody else -- failed to realize: Right now he's easily one of the best attacking players in Europe. Napoli won 2-1 and rumble on in first place while the Rossoneri remain in some sort of limbo. For all of manager Vincenzo Montella's attempts at saying and doing the right things, you can't escape the gnawing suspicion that, as monumental a task as finishing...

AC Milan average top to bottom as top-five woe continues vs. Napoli

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:20:00 PST

Napoli added to their lead atop Serie A after goals from Insigne and Zielinski earned a 2-0 home victory over Milan. Few expected AC Milan to return from Napoli with anything to show for their efforts, and that's ultimately how it played it out on Saturday night, as the hosts secured a 2-1 win. It was a similar story for the Rossoneri, as they continue to fall short against the top-five sides in Serie A, with Alessio Romagnoli's superb late strike not enough. Positives Milan did improve in the second half, as they retained possession well and applied some pressure on Napoli. The first goal was always going...

After break, three factors are crucial to getting AC Milan's season on track

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 04:03:00 PST

Gab Marcotti explains why the Europa League could prove to be Milan's best hope of Champions League football in 2018. Fixtures after an international break don't get much more difficult than Napoli away, but that's what faces AC Milan when the players reconvene this week. Vincenzo Montella was afforded some much-needed respite prior to the break with a win over Sassuolo, but the pressure will be back on next weekend. The Rossoneri sit in seventh place in the Serie A table after 12 games and are nine points adrift of the top four, with Roma and Lazio both having a game in hand. To add to their problems aside from...

Suso sends AC Milan to international break with much-needed win

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 05:41:00 PST

The top five in Serie A are all within seven points, but will Napoli maintain their narrow lead over the rest of the pack? It wasn't always pretty, but AC Milan secured a 2-0 win over Sassuolo on Sunday night with goals from Alessio Romagnoli and Suso. Much was made of this game and what it could mean for Vincenzo Montella's future at the club given the poor start to the campaign, and so he will be delighted to see his players seal the victory ahead of the international break. Positives Milan visibly grew in confidence after going ahead, and they looked more composed and settled on the ball, particularly in the second...

Montella laughs off exit talk, but AC Milan must deliver at Sassuolo

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 05:46:00 PDT

The top five in Serie A are all within seven points, but will Napoli maintain their narrow lead over the rest of the pack? Gab Marcotti explains why the Europa League could prove to be Milan's best hope of Champions League football in 2018. Kylian Mbappe gets spooked, Neymar has a reunion and Milan reveal a Halloween-inspired tifo against Juventus in the Sweeper. With just one win in their last seven games in all competitions, AC Milan's season has deviated way off track as they fall further adrift of their rivals for a Champions League qualification spot. They don't look anywhere near capable of going all the way in the Europa League either. Just 19 competitive games into the campaign, there has been little sign of sustained and consistent improvement under Vincenzo Montella, and the calls for change only seem to be getting louder. In contrast, the Milan...

Andre Silva, AC Milan blanked again by AEK Athens in Europe

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 02:55:00 PDT

After 180 minutes of football home and away, AC Milan were unable to break down AEK Athens as they were held to another goalless draw, this time in Greece on Thursday. Riccardo Montolivo hit the post for the Rossoneri, but they rarely looked like finding the back of the net in another drab performance as the pressure continues to increase on Vincenzo Montella. AEK Athens AC Milan 0 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives Not losing the game is arguably the only positive to really take. Milan remain top of Group D and picked up an important...

Max Allegri's tactical change helps Juventus pile on AC Milan's problems

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:32:00 PDT

Paulo Dybala and Juventus only added to AC Milan's woe on Saturday. Juventus went old school for the trip to take on AC Milan in a packed San Siro (78,000-plus fans, kinda like the good ol' days). Not just because not one of the summer signings cracked Max Allegri's starting XI, but for the way they set up. They were tidy and organized, they soaked up the pressure and they waited for their superstars to make a difference. On Saturday night, Gonzalo Higuain was the difference-maker, notching both goals in a 2-0 win. Beyond the scoring, Higuain was the player he can...

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