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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 Add Comments 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 Add Comments 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 Add Comments 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 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Giampaolo Pazzini grabbed the headlines with a second half brace after coming off the bench for Milan against Catania in the last round of fixtures. The ex-Internazionale striker has scored fifteen league goals this season . However, the Pazzo is yet to cement a regular starting line-up place in Massimiliano Allegri’s side. Prior to the Catania encounter Pazzini faced an extremely difficult task of having to force his way back into the Milan starting line-up. An ankle injury picked up [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Apr - 30 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A second half brace from substitute Giampaolo Pazzini secured a thrilling 4-2 victory for AC Milan at the San Siro stadium. Milan headed into the encounter out of the Champions League places after Fiorentina had comprehensively beaten Sampdoria earlier in the day. The Rossoneri needed a victory to reclaim the all-important third spot. Milan welcomed back Mario Balotelli and Mathieu Flamini from suspension and Christian Abbiati and Massimo Ambrosini missed out through injury. Antonio Nocerino was also handed a rare [...]

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

Juventus tightened their grip on the Serie A title with a 1-0 victory over an uninspiring AC Milan at the Juventus stadium. A second half penalty converted by Arturo Vidal proved not only to be enough for Juventus but also the only highlight in an uneventful encounter. A match that had promised so much offered so little. After all the controversy that surrounded last year’s meeting between the two sides and with Milan’s fight for Champions League football, the match [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Apr - 22 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flamini scored and was sent off as AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Napoli at the San Siro. Dubbed as the play-off for second place, Milan looked to close the gap on Napoli. The Partenopei began the match with a four point lead over Milan and had last won at the San Siro in April 1986. Giampaolo Pazzini started for the Rossoneri as Mario Balotelli began his three match suspension. Stephan El Shaarawy was surprisingly left out [...]

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

Fiorentina fought back from 2-0 down to gain a share of the spoils with AC Milan at a packed Stadio Franchi on Sunday afternoon in a match marred by controversy. Despite Milan extending their unbeaten league run to thirteen games, a complacent performance squandered a perfect opportunity to heap pressure on Napoli. Former Fiorentina captain, Ricardo Montolivo opened the scoring in the first half before crossing for Mathieu Flamini to double the lead in the second period. La Viola who [...]

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

Race for Third, A final placing A breath of fresh air in Serie A this season has been Vicenzo Montella’s Fiorentina. After an inconsistent start to the season, La Viola enter their next fixture against Milan off the back off three victories and one loss in their last four games. They are now in fourth spot six points short of Milan. Paramount to Fiorentina’s success has been Stevan Jovetic. The fact that the forward has constantly been the subject of [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Apr - 5 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Race for the Champions League spots: Part 1 With eight games left of the season and Juventus in command at the top of the table, the race for the final two Champions League spot is set to provide a fascinating finale in Serie A. Napoli and AC Milan look set for dogfight for second place. However should either one of them slip up, Fiorentina, Lazio, Roma and Internazionale are all well placed to snatch the third and final Champions League [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Apr - 4 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Current Ligue Un leaders, Paris Saint-Germaine, host La Liga leaders, Barcelona, in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal round on Tuesday evening at the Parc des Princes. This will be the toughest task yet for the Qatar-backed French side. Interestingly the game will have a distinct Serie A flavour to it with a number of the PSG players having played in Italy. Furthermore if we add their successful Italian coach, Carlo Ancelotti and their Sporting Director, Leonardo who [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Apr - 2 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

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