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Italy
Can Ante Rebic inspire Milan to Europe?
12:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

AC Milan saw their season hit rock bottom when high-flying Atalanta humiliated them before Christmas humiliation. It ended a disappointing 2019 during which three managers oversaw the squad. In January the club responded. Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

Italy
Can Daniel Maldini make a difference for Milan this season?
12:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

27 May 2007. Paolo Maldini’s AC Milan are back home from lifting the Champions League trophy two days prior. Clarence Seedorf takes part in an event in which he plays a game against fifteen small children. He tiptoes past almost…

Spain
Can Suso fuel Sevilla's top-four hopes?
16:01 Sunday 2nd February 2020

Suso’s dream at Milan came to a bitter end. After being isolated under Stefano Pioli, he’s found himself deemed unnecessary to plans after a five-year stay.  But one door closing has opened up another. The Spaniard has returned…

Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Italy
How can AC Milan get out of this mess?
09:00 Tuesday 21st January 2020

AC Milan are in a colossal mess. After a brilliant campaign with Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo replaced Gennaro Gattuso to begin the season. Life at San Siro wasn't so well lit and he was sacked in short order. Stefano Pioli took over…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Italy
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

Italy
Ante Rebic the last piece of AC Milan's puzzle
08:00 Thursday 5th September 2019

Life isn't being kind to Marco Giampaolo. Unlike compatriot Antonio Conte at Inter, the AC Milan manager is struggling to incorporate a dominative aura. Quite the contrary, the Rossoneri are a stuttering unit while their rivals function…

Italy
Can Marco Giampaolo take AC Milan back to the top?
09:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte share something in common. The three legendary players came back as managers to lead their teams to glory. Winning trophies galore between them, this model became worthy of emulation. Unfortunately,…

Italy
2019/20 AC Milan Serie A preview
17:01 Thursday 22nd August 2019

AC Milan underwhelmed last season. While a fifth-place finish was respectable, it marked another botched bid at cracking into the Champions League. It's been six laborious years since that happened and eight when the Scudetto last came…

Italy
Why AC Milan may rue getting rid of Suso
09:01 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Marco Giampaolo's AC Milan era is underway. The ex-Sampdoria manager settled into his new role quite swiftly. As part of a major shakeup, Spanish midfielder Suso is expected to depart. This could ultimately backfire.  A drastic overhaul…

Italy
European ban darkens Rossoneri hopes
08:00 Thursday 11th July 2019

Oh, how Milan's mighty have fallen. Once the city's two clubs lived and breathed at the pinnacle of European football. Now they find themselves praying to relive their Champions League euphoria. AC Milan, in particular, has succumbed…

Italy
5 potential replacements for Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan
12:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

The 2018/19 term proved to be a real disappointment for AC Milan. The Rossoneri, under the new ownership of Elliott Management Corporation, targeted a top-four finish. Agonisingly, they finished in fifth place, missing out on…