Milan beat Juventus 4-2 to capture their fourth win in five games after the lock-down as the Bianconeri experienced an authentic blackout and gave away a two-goal lead. It was Milan’s first Serie A win over the black-and-whites since four years. Far from saying that Juventus’ claim on the Scudetto is at risk, but Maurizio Sarri’s band suddenly found themselves fragile.
Ralf Rangnick’s appointment to Milan is more or less a done deal with the German set to join the Rossoneri for next season. He is set to sign a 3-year deal worth €15M with an option to extend for a further year. Milan will be hoping that their tenth managerial appointment since Massimiliano Allegri in 2014 will be the one to finally help them regain their European powerhouse status.
Serie A Round 30 was split between two days only, with eight games played on Sunday after a Saturday appetizer featuring the Derby of Turin and an interesting Lazio-Milan battle. Stefano Pioli’s Rossoneri savagely dented Lazio’s title ambitions by finding the back of the net three times while Juventus easily saw off their city rivals to place a strong claim on the Scudetto.
Round 29 of the 2019-20 Serie A season saw plenty of goals and plenty of action at either end of the table. Juventus managed to open up a four-point lead at the top of the table with their win at Genoa. Elsewhere, Sampdoria claimed an important win against fellow strugglers Lecce, with wins also for Lazio, Sassuolo, Verona, and Udinese.
SPAL and Milan ended on a 2-2 score their Wednesday night battle at the Paolo Mazza Stadium in Ferrara in Serie A Round 29, courtesy of a shocking own goal by Biancazzurri defender Francesco Vicari which helped the Rossoneri grab at least one point after going down 0-2. A major disappointment for SPAL which honestly deserved to take home the three points.
Jeff Hendrick is officially a free agent after running to the end of his Burnley contract this week. As speculation mounts surrounding his move to Milan, we look at how he might fit into the Rossoneri side. Hendrick showed that he can play as both an attacking and defensive midfielder, and could be a good back-up option in Milan’s 4-2-3-1 lineup.
Milan beat Lecce 4-1 in their return to Serie A duties last night, and one Hakan Calhanoglu caught the eye of watching fans. In arguably their best attacking performance under Stefano Pioli, Milan returned to domestic action with an impressive win away at relegation threatened Lecce and the Turk emerged as the fans’ Man of the Match after providing two assists.
The world of calcio lost another giant as former Milan striker Pierino Prati died at 73 today. Just a few days after Mario Corso, another iconic player from the 1960s left this world, taking away a good share of sweet memories from the most aged football fans. Prati went down in history as the first player to have ever scored a hat-trick in a European Cup Final.
With 12 games of the Serie A season remaining, Milan sit precariously placed outside the top-six. They’ve still every chance of qualifying for Europe next season, but they’ll need one Ante Rebic to be at his best. After a shorter stint against Juventus ending with a red card, the Croatian will be fired up for the return of league action against Lecce tonight.
The Grande Inter – the almost-invincible Nerazzurri squad from the 1960s – lost another piece as unforgettable number 11 Mario Corso died on Friday aged 79. Corso was known for his trademark “dead leaf free-kick” consisting of hitting the ball on the inside of the foot to give it such an effect as to make it dip or curl at the last minute.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with Milan will end once the season is finished. What he will do next remains uncertain as Zlatan apparently had a heated discussion with CEO Ivan Gazidis over his running of the club last week. With the big Swede possibly leaving, here are four names that Milan could be looking at to replace him at the San Siro.
Serie A is back again after months of inactivity and we can expect a lot to go down over the next few weeks. The season is set to be completed properly and following that, the transfer window will be wide open. Some stories have been growing already so let’s take a look at the recent top transfer rumors, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gonzalo Higuain’s future.