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Alex On May - 25 - 2009

Monday Morning Football Paper Review

Lots of news from the weekend events in Italian football, kicking things off with Roma sending Milan spiralling, a channel4 match review. Roma continued in their winning ways at the San Siro on Sunday defeating AC Milan 3-2 with a deadball winner from captain Francesco Totti just outside the area. Second place is all in the balance as the Rossoneri risk losing automatic Champions League qualification after the epic defeat to Roma…

Francesco Totti’s free-kick seal a Europa League spot and ruin Paolo Maldini’s last home appearance before retirement. (see video highlight of the first Riise goal in our sidebar zone)

Next up, Ultras boo Captain Maldini and Milan delay decision on Carlo Ancelotti’s future until end of season. As AC Captain Maldini made his farewell lap of honour to wave at San Siro fan a a small group in the Curva Sud staged a protest, holding banners and chanting the name of Franco Baresi, who wore the armband before Maldini took over in 1997. “There is only one captain,” said these supporters. Regarding Manager Ancelotti’s departure, it seems the club have decided to delay the announcement after they failed to guarantee automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League following the 3-2 defeat at home to Roma on Sunday.

L’Equipe is reporting in Monday’s edition , Viera wants to stay at Inter Milan “I want to stay at Inter. I feel good here. However, this desire has to be shared by everyone,”

Finally, (AP)Del Piero speaks out on the sacking of Ranieri at Juventus with, Del Piero ‘didn’t understand’ Ranieri senting a scathing message to Claudio Ranieri after scoring two on his comeback to the first XI.“I think that Ranieri has a way of seeing things that only he can truly explain” said Del Piero. Captain Juventus had been repeatedly dropped by the previous tactician, but Ciro Ferrara put him in the starting XI and he scored twice in the 3-0 win at Siena.

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