At the next presence in Barcelona jersey, Xavi (33) will check the game with numer 700 for the Catalans, the only club who played in his entire football career.
The midfielder born in Terrassa told newspaper Mundo Deportivo that a few years ago was very close to sign with Bayern Munich. He also was heavily courted by AC Milan immediately after was promoted to the first team of the Catalans.
“I was twice close to leave Barcelona. First time in 1999 when AC Milan wanted me very much, they were willing to take my family there, just to get to them. A second missed moments to become a player of Bayern Munich,” said the Spanish midfielder. Read more
La Liga champions will play Wednesday night at Camp Nou against AC Milan, in a replay of the match in the round of last season. On March 12, the Catalans have defeated 4-0 the Rossoneri, after in the first leg was 2-0 for Milan.
Ten months away, Gerardo Martino’s team is now considered the big favorite of the meeting, but the coach came in summer to the Blaugrana grouping has some problems in the squad. Pique and Adriano missed on Monday’s training, the two accusing various medical problems that required a break. Considering that the players in question could not prepare very well for this clash, the coach has completed the group with two players from the second team, respectively Carles Panares and Denis Suarez. Read more
Former Juventus chief thinks that the Rossoneri are no longer the grouping that Mario Balotelli to put his qualities in value. Luciano Moggi claims that is not Allegri, but Galliani guilty for the bad period from Milan.
AC Milan are in the worst start of the season in the last 32 years, the same as the season after which were relegated to Serie B.
The team led on the bench by Massimiliano Allegri no longer manages to find the pace in Serie A, even if in the Champions League has played reasonably so far. Read more
The Milanese Devils are in constant pain. Last feat of the footballers led by Massimiliano Allegri was recorded yesterday, in their travel to Parma, when conceded a goal in 95th minute, after had managed to rebound from 0-2.
It finished 3-2 for the Ennio Tardini grouping, which results put AC Milan in 10th place in the standings, 16 points behind leader AS Roma.
One of the issues of the group from San Siro is the injuries that do not allow the Italian tactician to create a permanent core. This can be easily observed in their results. But Allegri has already set two targets for the winter transfer period, two football players already monitored by the Rossoneri. Read more
AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate advises his colleague Mario Balotelli to take Kaka’s example, the Rossoneri star who returned to the team this season, after a break of four years in which he played at Real Madrid.
Mario Balotelli is one of the most ‘vicious’ footballers at the moment. His period in England was dotted by numerous scandals, both during sports activities and away from the pitch.
He was transferred in January in his native country, where now plays for the club he loves the most, AC Milan. Although it seemed to be quiet and to have matured a bit, everything collapsed at the end of the match with Napoli, when he insulted the referee, incident followed by three stages of suspension in Serie A. Read more