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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 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Despite a first half that may have given hope of salvaging some much needed points for the home side, Napoli continued its run to European glory in 2014 with a 3-0 win over relegation-bound Pescara. The win leaves Napoli seven points ahead of Milan with four matches to go and kept Juventus from clinching the scudetto this weekend. This match was an uphill climb from the beginning for the home side as a number of their starting XI were missing, [...]

Posted by Robert Hay On Apr - 29 - 2013 Add Comments 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 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Like a bad James Bond movie, not that there have been many, the headline from La Gazzetta dello Sport reads, “Never say never” in reference to Ezequiel Lavezzi making the move to AC Milan. The PSG player flew into Milan Monday for shopping with a visit to restaurant Giannino and friend/owner Lorenzo Tonetti, “I came to find him.” Lavezzi has been clear for some time, “the two Milan teams would be good solutions and the charm of Inter Milan is [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Apr - 24 - 2013 Add Comments 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

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 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

Italy recommence their World Cup qualifying campaign with a trip to the National Stadium in Malta Tuesday evening. Italy are currently top of a tough Group B, one point ahead of Bulgaria and with a game in hand. The Azzurri will be looking for a fourth successive victory in the qualifying campaign. Cesare Prandelli’s men come off the back of an inspiring 2-2 draw against Brazil in Geneva last Thursday evening. A strong second half display enabled the Italians to [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Mar - 26 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Mario Balotelli produced a moment of brilliance to earn the Azzuri a 2-2 draw against Brazil on Thursday evening in Geneva. These two powerhouses of world football have produced memorable encounters through the years. Thursday’s match was tabled as a friendly but in reality Italy v Brazil is never a friendly, and so it turned out. The game was a thrilling encounter which produced excitement for the full ninety minutes. Despite four goals being scored the final score line does [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Mar - 25 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Five Milan players have been called up by Italian coach Cesare Prandelli. The Azzurri play a International friendly against Brazil on Thursday and then a World Cup qualifier against Malta five days later. A look at the five Milan players called up: Riccardo Montolivo Montolivo has been a vital cog in the Milan machine that has seen them surge up the Serie A table. He has controlled the midfield and become a central figure in this season’s new look Milan [...]

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

A brace from Mario Balotelli propelled Milan back to winning ways after the disappointing midweek Champions League elimination. A first half penalty and a tap-in during the second period by Balotelli saw off a dogged Palermo outfit. It allowed the Rosseneri to continue their unbeaten run in Serie A to eleven games. For Palermo on the other hand, the prospect of relegation is becoming more and more of a reality. Their defeat to Milan was the fourteenth loss of the [...]

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

Milan named a very similar lineup to the one that overcame Barcelona in their now tried and trusted 4-3-3. The only changes saw Mattia De Sciglio, Antonio Nocerino & Mario Balotelli included at the expense of Kevin Constant, Massimo Ambrosini and Giampaolo Pazzini. At the other of the pitch the Nerazurri handed a start to Ricky Alvarez with Esteban Cambiasso and Walter Gargano playing in centre midfield and a cautious 4-4-2 formation. Although Inter comfortably disposed of Romanian side Cluj [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Feb - 28 - 2013 2 Comments READ FULL POST

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