Tag: AC Milan

Analyzing 4 Former Premier League Players’ Serie A Form

There were four players that arrived from Premier League clubs with big reputations and expectation at the beginning of the Serie A season. Despite their potential Ashley Cole, Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic and Ferando Torres have been underwhelming for their new clubs. Here’s an in-depth look at how each player has stacked up thus far. 1. FERNANDO TORRES (AC Milan) It’s fair to say that Torres has been the worst performer of the quartet. The ex-Liverpool star and Chelsea reject was supposed to solve Milan’s problems in front of goal and bring back Champions League soccer. However, the Spaniard has ... Read more

Previewing The Milan Derby – AC Milan vs. Inter Milan

Serie A matchday 12 pits AC Milan against their fierce rivals FC Internazionale in the eagerly anticipated Milan derby. Both teams have experienced difficult times of late, however, the latest instalment is very important if either team wants to assert themselves in the fight for Champions League places. Watch: AC Milan vs Inter Milan, Sunday 2:45pm ET on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS Espańol & DishWorld Inter recalled ex-manager Roberto Mancini to reignite the club’s fortunes, who won three crowns with the club during his first stint in charge of the club between 2004 – 2008. The previous manager Walter Mazzarri adopted a 3-5-2 formation, whereas ... Read more

Appreciating Arrigo Sacchi and His All-Conquering Milan Side

“I never realized that to be a jockey you had to be a horse first”. One of the most famous quotes in the history of soccer came from a man under intense pressure from the Italian media. Having never played football as a professional player, Arrigo Sacchi’s ability to manage a team trying to reach the pinnacle of European football was in scrutiny. Having beaten AC Milan twice with Parma, Sacchi had been handpicked by Silvio Berlusconi, who attempted to revolutionize Milan with new signings after buying the club. Early results were far from promising, but once Milan got into ... Read more

What We Learned From Week 6 Of The Serie A

The main event of the sixth week of Serie A was the clash between Juventus and Roma, the only two sides with an open streak of five victories in the five opening games. The match did meet its lofty expectations, ending 3-2 for the Bianconeri after 90 thrilling minutes. Both teams played expansive football, searching for open looks to the net and confirming themselves as the best formations in Italy by far. Juventus were awarded two penalties and Carlos Tevez buried them both, scoring his second brace in a row. Both penalties were openly contested by Giallorossi, and replays proved ... Read more

Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri Proving His Doubters Wrong

Massimiliano Allegri spent his last few months with Milan as a dead man walking with rumours circulating about his imminent sack hugging the headlines of Italian newspapers day after day. The results were simply not good enough. The once mighty AC Milan was a mess on and off the pitch. During Allegri’s reign with the Rossoneri, several players including Andrea Pirlo, Mark van Bommel, Filippo Inzaghi, Pato, Gennaro Gattuso, Massimo Ambrossini, Gianluca Zambrotta, Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all left the club, be it to another club or through retirement. The players brought in to replace ... Read more

What We Learned From Week 3 Of The Serie A

AC Milan and Juventus FC clashed in a sold out Giuseppe Meazza stadium, in what has been the first real big match of this term. With two victories in a row, both teams were at the top of the league together with AS Roma, but in this game we understood that Bianconeri are still a level above Rossoneri. After a good start by the home team, Juventus then began to take over the game, creating several chances with Fernando Llorente and Roberto Pereyra. In the second half Massimiliano Allegri’s team dominated Milan, thanks to an excellent performance by Claudio Marchisio, ... Read more

What We Learned From Week 2 Of The Serie A

Twenty eight goals, many confirmations and one, big surprise – this is the second week of Serie A. Once again the two favourites teams in the Scudetto race, Roma and Juventus, both played on Saturday due to their upcoming Champions League matches. Rudi Garcia decided to leave on the bench a host of attackers against Empoli, whilst Massimiliano Allegri instead faced Udinese with the best team possible. Two different decisions that ended up with the same result – victory. Thanks to another great performance by Radja Nainggolan, in fact, Roma defeated the newly-promoted team 1-0, taking advantage of an own goal ... Read more

What We Learned From The Opening Round Of The Serie A

The new season of Serie A began with no surprises and a low amount of goals – only 19. It is a sign that all defences are still a work in progress. Both Juventus and Roma, the two favorites teams in the Scudetto race, played on Saturday, and both gained victory. However, they challenged two opponents ranked very differently. Massimiliano Allegri made his official debut on the Bianconeri bench at the Bentegodi Stadium against Chievo, a side that will struggle to maintain its place in this league. The new coach confirmed the 3-5-2 formation, the trademark of Antonio Conte’s successes, ... Read more