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Under-pressure Montella summons spirit of Churchill

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Milan (AFP) – Vincenzo Montella summoned the spirit of Britain’s World War II leader Winston Churchill on Saturday as he remained defiant amid reports his days were numbered as AC Milan coach.

Milan host Genoa on Sunday in a must-win game for Montella’s future after three consecutive Serie A defeats to Sampdoria, Roma and Inter Milan were followed by a goalless draw at home by AEK Athens in Europa League.

Under-pressure Montella summons spirit of Churchill

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Milan (AFP) – Vincenzo Montella summoned the spirit of Britain’s World War II leader Winston Churchill on Saturday as he remained defiant amid reports his days were numbered as AC Milan coach.

Milan host Genoa on Sunday in a must-win game for Montella’s future after three consecutive Serie A defeats to Sampdoria, Roma and Inter Milan were followed by a goalless draw at home by AEK Athens in Europa League.

Milan chief backs under-fire Montella

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan chief Marco Fassone has backed under-fire coach Vincenzo Montella despite the club falling to a third straight Serie A defeat to fierce city rivals Inter on Sunday night.

“Vincenzo is staying with us. When you change this much, as we did, you need time,” said Fassone.

AC Milan to face Inter in Chinese-owned city derby

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Milan (AFP) – Vincenzo Montella will be in the firing line as AC Milan look to kick-start their season against city rivals Inter in the highly-anticipated derby of the Chinese-owned sides on Sunday.

The clash takes on even more significance as both teams are now under Chinese ownership - Inter on the payroll of the Suning Group and Milan, the Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux Group.

AC Milan to face Inter in Chinese-owned city derby

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Milan (AFP) – Vincenzo Montella will be in the firing line as AC Milan look to kick-start their season against city rivals Inter in the highly-anticipated derby of the Chinese-owned sides on Sunday.

The clash takes on even more significance as both teams are now under Chinese ownership - Inter on the payroll of the Suning Group and Milan, the Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux Group.

Bonucci told to improve as Milan face Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Coach Vincenzo Montella wants captain Leonardo Bonucci to improve his leadership skills as AC Milan host Roma in a crucial Serie A clash this weekend.

Montella’s side fell to their second defeat of the Serie A campaign against Sampdoria last weekend with fitness coach Emanuele Mara getting the boot in the fallout.

Niang on hold due to ‘psychological problems’

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Milan (AFP) – Unwanted striker M’Baye Niang has issued AC Milan with a medical certificate citing “psychological problems” to justify missing training after rejecting an offer to join Spartak Moscow.

Niang is surplus to requirements at the Serie A giants following their signing of Andre Silva from Porto and Franck Kessie from Atalanta earlier this summer.

Montella throws down gauntlet for first all-Chinese Milan derby

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella has thrown down the gauntlet to Inter Milan as the Serie A giants begin life under new ownership and desperate for victory in the first all-Chinese ‘Derby della Madonnina’.

“Inter have top players, but there’s no need for fear.

Antonelli blow compounds AC Milan’s Euro hopes

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan's bid to end their three-year hiatus from the Champions league suffered another setback Thursday when left-back Luca Antonelli was ruled out for up to a month due to injury.

Milan, the seven-time European champions, last featured in the competition in 2014 when they lost 5-1 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid in the last 16.

Antonelli blow compounds AC Milan’s Euro hopes

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan's bid to end their three-year hiatus from the Champions league suffered another setback Thursday when left-back Luca Antonelli was ruled out for up to a month due to injury.

Milan, the seven-time European champions, last featured in the competition in 2014 when they lost 5-1 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid in the last 16.

Niang set for Watford as Milan look to Ocampos

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Out-of-favour AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang is set to join Premier League strugglers Watford on a loan deal as the Rossoneri look to lure Lucas Ocampos to the San Siro, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani said Wednesday.

Niang has dropped down the pecking order in the Rossoneri squad having initially shown plenty of promise following his return from a loan spell at Genoa last year.

Manuel Locatelli: Meet the AC Milan starlet dubbed Italy’s next top-class midfielder

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AC Milan have long had a strategy based around recruiting Italian, homegrown, quality players. This is especially true if we look at the last five years. A noble premise, no doubt, but as time has...

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Montella hails Berlusconi as Milan pip Sassuolo

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella paid tribute to Silvio Berlusconi by dedicating victory over Sassuolo in a seven-goal thriller to the club owner as he prepares to sell the Serie A giants.

Milan, who have not won the Italian league since 2011, looked to be on their way to a third defeat in seven games on Sunday as they trailed 3-1 at home to Sassuolo just before the hour mark.

Montella hails Berlusconi as Milan pip Sassuolo

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella paid tribute to Silvio Berlusconi by dedicating victory over Sassuolo in a seven-goal thriller to the club owner as he prepares to sell the Serie A giants.

Milan, who have not won the Italian league since 2011, looked to be on their way to a third defeat in seven games on Sunday as they trailed 3-1 at home to Sassuolo just before the hour mark.

Bacca wins ‘Battle of Colombians’ as Milan sink Samp

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca came off the bench to win the 'Battle of the Colombians' with a late strike in a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on Friday.

Bacca started on the bench amid reports of a midweek spat with Rossoneri coach Vincenzo Montella.

But amid the ever-present danger of a Sampdoria goal from friend and compatriot Luis Muriel, Montella introduced the Colombian on the hour and Bacca didn't disappoint.

Bacca wins ‘Battle of Colombians’ as Milan sink Samp

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca came off the bench to win the 'Battle of the Colombians' with a late strike in a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on Friday.

Bacca started on the bench amid reports of a midweek spat with Rossoneri coach Vincenzo Montella.

But amid the ever-present danger of a Sampdoria goal from friend and compatriot Luis Muriel, Montella introduced the Colombian on the hour and Bacca didn't disappoint.

Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho Linked to Managerial Position at AC Milan

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According to ESPN, AC Milan have targeted Jose Mourinho to replace Massimiliano Allegri as the manager of the club.

Milan are rebuilding their squad, putting an emphasis on young talent and are looking for a top-notch manager that has the ability to work with such a project.

Team of the Week: Catania Comfortable in Triumph Over Inter Milan

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Five goalless draws and an average of just 1.4 goals per game made for Serie A's quietest round of games yet but there were still a handful of notable performances. Entertaining ties (particularly at the Stadio Olimpico) resulted in big wins for Lazio, Milan, Bologna and Parma, but Inter's enduring woe is the real story of the week.

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Manager: Chelsea star is like Lionel Messi

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Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella has likened on loan Chelsea star Mohamed Salah's dribbling prowess to Lionel Messi. The Florence based side booked their place in the quarter finals of the Europa League with a stunning 3-0 away win over Roma in the second leg taking the aggregate score to 4-1 over two legs.

Fiorentina vs Spurs: La Viola key players, tactics and what they can learn from Liverpool

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Juan Cuadrado has joined Chelsea according to Fiorentina coach

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Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has confirmed that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not play for the Viola on Saturday, with the Colombian winger finalizing his permanent move to Chelsea.

Cuadrado is expected to undergo a medical in London on Friday with Fiorentina's permission after both clubs agreed a transfer fee for the 26-year-old.

Juan Cuadrado has joined Chelsea according to Fiorentina coach

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Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has confirmed that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not play for the Viola on Saturday, with the Colombian winger finalizing his permanent move to Chelsea.

Cuadrado is expected to undergo a medical in London on Friday with Fiorentina's permission after both clubs agreed a transfer fee for the 26-year-old.

Roma 2-0 Fiorentina – Match Analysis

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Hope often springs eternal in late August – with clubs and their supporters emboldened by the happenings of the summer transfer window. And for Serie A sides AS Roma and ACF Fiorentina, it's no different.

Serie A to offer escape route for United flop?

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Strange though as it might sound, Marouane Fellaini looks to have attracted interest from a few European clubs and reports in Italy claim Fiorentina could soon be open talks with United for the Belgian midfielder.

Last week reports suggesting that Louis Van Gaal had told Ed Woodward "Fellaini wasn't a United player" emerged, before the former Everton man told Sky Sports that he "had nothing to prove" despite a dismal debut season at Old Trafford and that he remained confident his future would be resolved this summer.

Giuseppe Rossi to visit knee specialist

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More bad news for American born striker Giuseppe Rossi. who will see a knee specialist later this week to confirm the extent of the injury he picked up during Fiorentina's 1-0 win over Livorno on Sunday.

Initial reports said the Italy international had suffered a badly sprained knee, before a club statement confirmed he has suffered a sprain in his right knee.

Vincenzo Montella Encapsulates Mario Balotelli

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For some apparent reason, Mario Balotelli decided to mimic kicking a ball at Vincenzo Montella, Fiorentina's coach, before the match between Milan and Fiorentina this weekend. The look which then permeates Montella's face is one of utter perfection. No one look in history has defined a player so much as this one defines everything Mario Balotelli and everything he's ever done.

Vincenzo Montella bet referee a dinner that he got sending off in Fiorentina-Milan match wrong

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Despite going a man down in the first half, Fiorentina came back from a 2-0 deficit to Milan to take a point with the help of two second-half penalties. The 38th-minute red card for Nenad Tomovic was a controversial one, though since replays showed that the elbow that downed Stephan El Shaarawy was both glancing and inadvertent.

The Race for the Champions League Next Season: Part Two

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The Race for the Champions League Next Season: Part Two is a post from: Serie A Weekly The Race for the Champions League Next Season: Part Two is a post from: Serie A Weekly Race for Third, A final placing A breath of fresh air in Serie A this season has been Vicenzo Montella's Fiorentina. After an inconsistent start to the season, La Viola enter their next fixture against Milan off the back off.

Inter Milan Held At Home As Fiorentina Go Third

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Inter Milan missed the chance to move within two points of league leaders Juventus after being held 2-2 by Cagliari but it was a better day for Fiorentina, Catania, Bologna and Siena, who all won at home.

Rodrigo Palacio gave Inter the perfect start at San Siro before two goals from Marco Sau looked to put the visitors on course for a third away win this season.

Vittorie per Fiorentina e Juventus. Jovetic fa felice Montella, giudici di porta protagonisti a Torino

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Parte bene l'avventura di Vincenzo Montella alla guida della Fiorentina, ricomincia con un successo quella della Juventus campione d'Italia, con Carrera (Conte squalificato, ndr) a guidare i bianconeri in panchina. I toscani piegano l'Udinese in rimonta, con la doppietta di Jovetic, i bianconeri trovano il successo contro un coriaceo Parma grazie al tap-in di LichtsteinerContinua a leggere .

Vittorie per Fiorentina e Juventus. Jovetic fa felice Montella, giudici di porta decisivi a Torino

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Parte bene l'avventura di Vincenzo Montella alla guida della Fiorentina, ricomincia con un successo quella della Juventus campione d'Italia, con Carrera (Conte squalificato, ndr) a guidare i bianconeri in panchina. I toscani piegano l'Udinese in rimonta, con la doppietta di Jovetic, i bianconeri trovano il successo contro un coriaceo Parma grazie al tap-in di LichtsteinerContinua a leggere .

Italian Serie A Week 7 Preview: Fiorentina vs. Catania

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The first game of the weekend is nearly upon in Florence where Fiorentina will take on a resurgent Catania side. After a slow start to their season southerners Catania have achieved noticeable results especially the brilliant 2-1 home victory over Inter Milan last Saturday. Obviously manager Vincenzo Montella will be looking to have his squad continue their run by shooting for another victory in.

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Italian Serie A Matchday 30 Preview: Sicilian Islanders Meet Roman Capitalista

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Italian Serie A Matchday 30 Preview: Sicilian Islanders Meet Roman Capitalista is a post from: Serie A Weekly Italian Serie A Matchday 30 Preview: Sicilian Islanders Meet Roman Capitalista is a post from: Serie A Weekly This weekend the two Sicilian sides face off against the two Rome clubs as Lazio host high flying Catania and Roma travel to struggling Palermo.

Inter Lose To Catania

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Italian giants Inter Milan are going through a dry spell in the Serie A that has seen them pick up only 3 points from their last 5 league games. In fact, things are so bad for the Nerazzurri that yesterday's loss has left them only 1 point above the bottom 3.

This latest loss will only put more pressure to coach Claudio Ranieri who is looking to make a positive come back to coaching in the league after less than perfect stint with AS Roma .

Inter Lose To Catania

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Italian giants Inter Milan are going through a dry spell in the Serie A that has seen them pick up only 3 points from their last 5 league games. In fact, things are so bad for the Nerazzurri that yesterday's loss has left them only 1 point above the bottom 3.

This latest loss will only put more pressure to coach Claudio Ranieri who is looking to make a positive come back to coaching in the league after less than perfect stint with AS Roma .

Atalanta divina e gioia Siena: il ballo della provincia

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La quinta giornata di Serie A vede gli anticipi del sabato che vanno a far sorridere le milanesi che, in un derby lombardo-emiliano-romagnolo, battono Bologna e Cesena e trovano i primi tre punti di stagione. La domenica, la Signora è fermata dal pimpante Catania di Vincenzo Montella ed allora ecco che dalle quindici alle diciassette, [.

Italian Serie A 2011-2012 Club Preview: Catania

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Season Preview: Catania Opening/Recap Catania finished last season in a relatively comfortable 13th position, exactly the same as the season before earning a point more in the process- which was a record for the club for the third year in a row. The side featured an exciting mix of stalwarts and rising youngsters, such as Matias Silvestre and Ezequiel Schelotto.

Catania: An Established Club, A New Coach

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When Catania were promoted to Serie A back in 2006 most people thought they would not really survive in the top flight, but over the following seasons they have undoubtedly proved those people wrong with some really good displays against the top sides, while playing some very attack-minded football. Last year the club finished in 13th and went through two managers during the season.

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United make £30m for Barcelona’s target

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There isn't just Arturo Vidal on Manchester United's radar this summer, and Louis Van Gaal might have already moved to secure another World Cup star, if reports in Spain are to be believed.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo today suggests that United have tabled a €38m £30m offer for Colombia international Juan Cuadrado, who's attracted interest from a host of different clubs this summer, including United and Barcelona.

Mid-Day Ticker: Villas-Boas leaves Porto, Enrique takes reins at Roma and more

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European coaching's Next Big Thing could be on his way back to Stamford Bridge.

Andre Villas-Boas, who coached Porto to an undefeated league season and capped the campaign with Portuguese Cup and UEFA Europa League titles, has resigned as manager of the Portuguese champions.