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Seriea A Team Review: AC Milan

Hello everyone and welcome to AC Milan team review

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AC Milan is one of the most successful teams in the world in fact they are the most decorated team in the world with more trophies than any other team. Including 19 Scudetto and 7 Champions League trophies. Some of the best players of all time have put on the Rossoneri colors including the heart and soul of the team for 20 years Paolo Maldini. On December 16, 1899 Milan Foot-Ball was officially formed. The first president was a British expatriate, Alfred Edwards, the current president is Silvio Berlusconi who has taken Milan to the pinnacle of the world game since taking control in 1986.

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The ushering in of the Berlusconi era first saw Arrigo Sacchi and then Fabio Capello win numerous trophies. Sacchi won back to back European Cups with a team considered to have been one of the greatest teams in history, also claiming a Serie A title, two Intercontinental and European Super CupsCapello followed that with four league titles, one European Cup and one European Super Cup. Alberto Zaccheroni kept the rich tradition going as he led the team to a league title in his first year before Fatih Terim took over for a short time and then passed the reins on to Carlo Ancelotti whose management skills have brought Milan back to top spot in Italy and throughout Europe.

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Over the last few seasons the Rossoneri, four-times semi-finalists of the top European competition in five years, have certainly reaffirmed themselves as key players in the national and international scenarios, and are prepared for new achievements supported by the enthusiasm of their numerous fans In Italy and abroad, and by over one hundred year tradition of emotions and successes.

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Following the departure of Leonardo, the Rossoneri were taken over by Massimiliano Allegri, who for the 2010/2011 season had an all-star team to rely on thanks to new signings Ibrahimovic and Robinho in August 2010 and Cassano, Van Bommel and Emanuelson in January 2011. With these new faces reinforcing the squad, the coach took Milan to the club’s 18th Italian League title and 6th Italian Super Cup. After two and a half seasons which included a Serie A runners-up spot and a third-place finish, Massimiliano Allegri was replaced by Clarence Seedorf as Milan coach in January 2014, with the former Rossoneri midfielder guiding the team to sixth place by the end of the 2013/14 campaign. Filippo Inzaghi, who had already written his name into Rossoneri history as a player and then coach of the youth team, is now the coach of the team at least for the 2014-15 campaign.

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Current Squad

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For further interesting details please visit:  http://www.acmilan.com/en   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.C._Milan

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Serie A Review 2014-15 week 21: Juventus stumble at Udine AC Milan get a much needed 3 points

Hello everyone welcome to the Serie A Review where the beautiful game is played con stile

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Juventus hit a roadblock in Udine in a 0-0 draw against Udinese. Juve dominated the game in every aspect except the score line and Udinese have only their keeper to thank for this precious point. With Roma drawing also, the top of standing did not change at all, Juve still have a commanding lead and the way I see it will take a small miracle to dethrone Juventus. Italian Andrea Pirlo who is like a bottle of wine that just gets better with age had an outstanding game, controlled the tempo of the game with ease and made a total of 105 passes. Udinese for their part are playing better of late and have regained some form and although they did not play particularly well they did get a point which keeps them in the hunt for a European spot.

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Roma hit a wall against Empoli in a 1-1 draw.  Brazilian Maicon who is back in the lineup after an extend absence scored for the Romans while Italian Massimo Maccarone replied for Empoli. Surprisingly enough the score line reflected the game, possession was split and Empoli once again proved that they can pass the ball with accuracy. Roma who have 4 draws in their last 6 games must find a way to win on a regular basis or they can kiss the Scudetto goodbye. Something is not right in the eternal city, they are having trouble scoring like never before, hope fully they can turn it around in time to challenge Juventus. Empoli for their part are having a sea saw season although they are clear of the relegation spots, they must continue to play this way if they want to avoid relegation.

napolivschievo2Napoli held their position in the standings with a tough 2-1 win over their nemesis, Chievo Verona. For some reason Chievo always gives the Partenopei lots of trouble and this game was no exception. Uraguain Miguel Britos and newcomer Manolo Gabbiadini scored for Napoli while Slovenian Bostjan Cesar replied for Chievo. Although Napoli dominated possession Chievo fought very hard and the result was in doubt till the last minute. Napoli must find a way to be more consistent if they want to catch at least Roma. Chievo for their part are struggling and again are in danger of retrocession, in spite of changing 11 players they are still looking for improvement.

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AC Milan finally got a win, a 3-1 victory over lowly Parma. Italian Cristian Zaccardo and Frenchman Jeremy Menez with 2 got the goals for the Rossoneri while ex Milanista Italian Antonio Nocerino replied for Parma. The game was much closer than the result indicates and if not for the fantastic play of Menez the Rossoneri would have not got the precious 3 points. A tough season once again for the Rossoneri changing manager did not give the expected results, only time will tell if they made the right move. Parma once a feared team has fallen from grace, after a promising season last year the hopes we’re high however the opposite happened, they must find a way to rack up some points

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Fiorentina who are inching closer to the top spots drew Genoa 1-1, a fantastic contest Genoa have definitely come of age they gave the Viola all they could handle and more. Argentinian Gonzalo Rodrigues got the goal for the Viola while Genoa’s goal was an own goal from Fiorentina’s keeper Romanian international Tatarusanu Ciprian. Fiorentina have not lost a game is 6 matches and are in a good position to advance in the standings. Genoa for their part must be happy with this result which confirms their improved play and they too can dream of Europe.

In other scores

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Inter Milan who are in a freefall lost to Sassuolo 3-1, Roberto Mancini will turn gray in no time.

Torino clobbered Sampadoria 5-1 in a very uncharacteristic performance by Sampa

Lazio lost to last place Cesena 2-1 which puts a damper on their climb in the standings

Palermo continue their good play with a win of 2-1 over Hellas Verona

Atalanta snapped their losing streak with a 2-1 win over Cagliari

 Another exciting week in Serie A wher the game is played with style…stay tuned

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