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Video: Philippe Mexes scores stunning volley in Milan Derby
Video: Philippe Mexes scores stunning volley in Milan Derby

French defender Philippe Mexes is hardly considered the sweetest striker of the ball, however there is no denying the skill he showed in converting from a corner against AC Milan’s most bitter rivals Inter Milan in a pre-season friendly. The two teams were gridlocked in a Milan pre-season derby until a corner was floated in by Giacomo Bonaventura seemingly mis-hit at it went towards the opposite edge of the box. It had only one aim and b

Jul 25 2015
Greatest XI of the last 25 years
Greatest XI of the last 25 years

In the last 25 years or so, football has witnessed plenty of modifications in its various aspects. There have been revised tactics, new formations and technical developments that have transformed the standards of the game. And amidst all of it, we have been blessed with a plethora of talents who progressed with passing time and converted themselves into world-class talents, some of whom established their legacies as icons of the modern game. But

Jul 23 2015
Inter or AC Milan - Which club is best prepared to qualify for the Champions League?
Inter or AC Milan - Which club is best prepared to qualify for the Champions League?

The San Siro will host the 2016 Champions League final but neither Milan nor Inter will take part in 2015/16 Imagine a European club competition without Inter Milan or AC Milan. Actually, don’t bother. That has become a reality. For the first time in sixty years, both these monumental clubs have failed to qualify for European football and will not feature in either the UEFA Champions League or the Europa League next season. The fact

Jul 22 2015
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?

Ronaldo, Suarez, Bale and Di Maria have all been big money signings in the last 10 years With transfer prices of players skyrocketing every year, it doesn't seem much of a surprise when top teams pay big to land their targets. Over the past few years, teams and their rich owners have pumped millions in order to buy desired players in the hope of landing more trophies. This injection of money hasn't necessarily translated

Jul 20 2015
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries

Many players struggle to reclaim their pace and form after an injury  Acceleration and sprint speed typically make up the definition of ‘pace’ in football, and this attribute can be absolutely deadly in open play if used well. There have been plenty of players who have gotten by fairly well without it, but as seen throughout football history, most of the best players in the world have had pace in their locker in addition

UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award
UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award

UEFA have released their 10-man shortlist for the best Player of the 2014-15 season shortlist. Any person who hasn’t had their head under the sand for the last decade or so can blindly name two players on this list. As expected Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi make the list.     They have both won the award in the past, with Cristiano Ronaldo claiming the title of reigning champion as h

Jul 15 2015
5 Golden Boy award winners who are struggling to live up to their hype
5 Golden Boy award winners who are struggling to live up to their hype

The Golden Boy award is a prestigious award given by sports journalists to a young player playing in any of Europe top tier leagues and aged 21 or below, in recognition of the player’s performance over the course of a season. The award was established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport in 2003.  Since its induction, the award has gone to players like Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero – players who tasted p

Jul 15 2015
Stephen El Shaarawy sale to Monaco could come back to haunt AC Milan
Stephen El Shaarawy sale to Monaco could come back to haunt AC Milan

Stephan El Shaarawy pulled outside the gates to Milanello and stepped out of his car. Even in casual dress, his colours were coordinated with those of club. The sides of his sunglasses were red and the frames were black. His T-shirt also matched. A group of starstruck teenage girls had gathered like screaming fanatics outside the stage doors at Justin Bieber concerts. El Shaarawy patiently penned autographs and posed for photos. After

Jul 15 2015
Player analysis: A look at the new AC Milan signing Carlos Bacca
Player analysis: A look at the new AC Milan signing Carlos Bacca

Carlos Bacca will bring his robustness and goalscoring prowess to AC Milan AC Milan announced last month that they have reached an agreement to sign Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, subject to a medical. The Italian giants met the buyout clause in his contract that is reported to be set at €30 million. Let’s take a closer look at the 28-year-old Colombian who will ply his trade in the Serie A next season. Background When he

Jul 14 2015
11 club legends we thought would retire at their beloved clubs
11 club legends we thought would retire at their beloved clubs

There is a saying that no player is bigger than the club. While the saying is true, some players are the images of their respective club and are the first name to ring within the eardrums of the mind when their respective club is mentioned. To imagine these players wearing any other shirt other than their own beloved club’s is an exercise in futility. They were born to play and retire at that very club. But with Iker Casillas’ move to Porto,

Jul 13 2015
AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy set to join AS Monaco on loan
AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy set to join AS Monaco on loan

The Little Pharoah is set to move to French side AS Monaco According to Sky Sports, AC Milan forward is on his way out of San Siro to AS Monaco. The deal will initially be a €2million loan deal, although if he makes 15 appearances for the French side, it will trigger the buyout clause for an additional €16 million, Football Italia reports. The forward will have his medical on Monday, according to the Dailymail

Jul 12 2015
Attacking additions encouraging but AC Milan must mend defence
Attacking additions encouraging but AC Milan must mend defence

Silvio Berlusconi likes the sound of his own voice. A former cruise ship singer, he finds it hard to resist putting on a show whenever there’s an audience and he stole it from Sinisa Mihajlovic at his official unveiling last Friday. Limping to his place, Berlusconi joked: “I’m Milan’s first injury of the season.”   Even at 78, one particular gag never gets old and that’s when Berlusconi tells the story

Jul 10 2015
Gemellaggio: 10 unbelievable stories of friendship in Italian football
Gemellaggio: 10 unbelievable stories of friendship in Italian football

While the Serie A is known for its heated rivalries, there are stories of rival fans coming together Think of Italian football, and Catenaccio, long-haired throwbacks, striped jerseys and astonishing golazos come to mind. But what gives the game an X-factor in Europe's most decorated footballing nation is her fandom. With the Ultras baying for blood and flares flying around with gigantic tifos in the background, football, in th

Jul 9 2015
Ranking Carlo Ancelotti's Champions League-winning teams
Ranking Carlo Ancelotti's Champions League-winning teams

Carlo Ancelotti has done some impeccable work in the biggest club championship of the planet Two-time European Cup winner as a Milan player, 2 wins as their trainer and 1 as the manager of 2013-14 European champions Real Madrid, Ancelotti’s name is etched in the annals of Champions League history for all times to come. Whether it be as a defensive medio under Arrigo Sacchi or as the point man in the dugout, the Ita

Jul 8 2015
AC Milan receive go-ahead to build new stadium
AC Milan receive go-ahead to build new stadium

Milan are set to leave the San Siro AC Milan’s plans for a new stadium have been green-lit, after the Fondazione Fiera (Fair Foundation) approved their bid to build a new complex at the northern Italian city’s old fair grounds. The stadium will have a capacity of 48,000 and is set be completed by the 2018-2019 season, while the currently shared San Siro will be handed over to Inter Milan, who will be allowed to re

Jul 8 2015
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