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Euro u21 2013 Final : Italy v Spain In a repeat of the Euro 2012 final, Spain take on Italy in the Euro 2013 u21 final in Jerusalem on Tuesday evening. The Spanish will be looking to defend their title while the Azzurrini will be searching for a record 6th u21 title. Following a dogged and brave performance in overcoming Netherlands in the semi-finals the Italians will be faced with an even tougher assignment in the final. While both sides […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Jun - 18 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A sublime free-kick from Andrea Pirlo and a second half strike from Mario Balotelli allowed Italy to kick-off their Confederations Cup campaign on a winning note. The Azzurri opened their campaign and Pirlo won his 100th cap at the legendary Maracanà stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Both the Italians and Mexicans came into the match off the back of two disappointing draws. It was the Italians though who overcame the pressure to perform. They dominated large spells of the game […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Jun - 17 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Italy kick off their 2013 Confederations Cup campaign with a tricky tie against Mexico on Sunday. The Azzurri are coming off two disappointing draws but are still favourites to win their opening encounter. Italy’s scoreless draw against Czech Republic on June 7th left them unbeaten in World Cup qualification. While a point away from home was a good result, of concern would be the manner of the performance. This was then followed up with an equally disappointing performance in a […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Jun - 15 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

AC Milan confirmed on Tuesday that Massimo Ambrosini will be leaving the club as he was not offered a contract extension. “It’s a real shame to say goodbye to Ambro, a decision that see’s me very emotionally involved,” Galliani told the Milan Channel. Ambrosini will depart after a glittering 18 year career with the Rossoneri that included over 340 appearances. The 36-year-old now former Milan captain began his long standing romance with the club when he joined from Cesena in […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Jun - 13 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Antonio Nocerino has gone from ascending to the ranks of the Italian national team to being surplus requirements at Milan in the space of just two seasons. Just as quick as he rose to prominence, he has now fallen almost into the ranks of complete unimportance. How has arguably one of Serie A’s best midfielders in the 2011/2012 season become the forgotten man of AC Milan and the Italian National team? Nocerino signed for Milan from Palermo on the transfer […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 29 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

David Beckham, the 38-year old icon, announced on Thursday 16 May 2013 that he will retire from football at the end of the current season after a long, illustrious and successful career. Beckham won league titles in four different countries and England’s most famous footballer said he was “thankful to PSG (his current club) for giving me the opportunity to continue, but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.” Beckham will […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 23 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It was meant to be somewhat of an easy task for Milan. Siena had reassured Fiorentina in the lead up to the game that they would not give up without a fight despite already being relegated. However with so much to play for and with the huge gulf in talent between the two squads Milan were expected to win comfortably. True to form, Milan came out firing and created a number of early scoring opportunities. Gianluca Pegolo did well to […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 21 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Milan and Roma shared the spoils with a scoreless draw in a match marred by controversy on Sunday evening at the San Siro. Sunday night’s encounter will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Ninety minutes that on occasions threatened to produce a good game of football was instead overshadowed by two red cards and racial abuse aimed at Mario Balotelli by unruly Roma supporters. After Fiorentina’s victory over Palermo earlier in the day, Milan required a victory to secure […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 14 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Milan comfortably overcame Pescara 4-0 away from home as they tightened their grip on third place and Champions League football next season. As expected, it was a stroll in the park for AC Milan. The Rossoneri never really got out of second gear nor did they need to. The match stats which included 60% possession for Milan and in turn not a single shot on target for Pescara, in essence tells the full story. As early as the second minute […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 9 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Eighth placed Internazionale entertain Lazio, who are one place ahead of them, at the San Siro on Wednesday evening. A mere two points separate the two teams as they both desperately seek three points in order to remain in contention for Europa League qualification. A run of poor form in 2013 has seen both teams slip down the Serie A table. Injuries have severely plagued Andrea Stramaccioni’s Inter side which has contributed to their poor form. The Nerazzurri have now […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 7 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Milan will hope to move one step closer to securing third place and Champions League football next season when they take on bottom placed Pescara. The Rossoneri were boosted by their victory over Torino Sunday, while Fiorentina went down to Roma the day before. They are now four points clear of Fiorentina who travel to struggling Siena midweek. Milan come off the back of two consecutive victories and will look to secure another three points ahead of their tough clash […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 7 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Milan made significant strides to securing Champions League football next season with an uninspiring 1-0 victory over struggling Torino. In a game of few chances, Mario Balotelli’s late strike earned a victory for the Rossoneri at the San Siro. With only four games of the season left and Fiorentina going down to Roma the day before, Milan new a victory against Torino would go a long way to securing third place. Ricardo Montolivo and Massimo Ambrosini missed out through injury, […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 6 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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