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Old 21-10-2003, 11:10 PM   #196
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conspiracy theories
wat ever, but if lazio's 1st goal was allowed, think the final score will be different

poor lazio, who ask u not to have prime minister be ur boss
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Old 23-10-2003, 08:57 AM   #197
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Champions' League Phase One, Gp H - 22/10/03
Milan 0 - 1 Club Brugge
Mendoza 32 (B)
San Siro

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The reigning European Champions were shocked at the San Siro by Belgians Club Brugge.

Milan were expected to field Manuel Rui Costa in the same midfield line-up with Kaka', but Coach Carlo Ancelotti opted to play the young Brazilian in the driving seat. Gennaro Gattuso is suspended and Massimo Ambrosini injured, so Christian Brocchi was drafted in to act as the midfield battler.

The Rossoneri had a good start and a desperate B Martens intervention prevented Kaka' making the most of a good Clarence Seedorf assist after just four minutes.

Pippo Inzaghi saw an early goal disallowed for an offside position, but the flag was raised incorrectly for another chance during the opening 15 minutes.

Inzaghi was lively and ran on to a wonderful Marcos Cafu through ball, but failed to keep his shot down as the goalkeeper ran out to narrow the angle.

The pressure on the Belgian goal increased as Andrea Pirlo blasted a powerful effort inches over the bar.

However, Bruges tried to take advantage of the counter-attack and Dida punched away a De Coeck shot.

It was a warning sign and on 32 minutes the Belgians took a shock lead with Mendoza. The South American sprung the offside trap out wide on the left and drilled an unstoppable drive with the outside of his left foot into the far corner.

Milan poured forward with even more vehemance in search of an equaliser, Seedorf's fierce effort skimming the woodwork, but this left even more room to counter-attack in.

Ancelotti's men came out for the second half with all guns blazing and goalkeeper Verlinden performed a magnificent save on Pirlo's free kick.

Soon after Inzaghi somehow ballooned over from less than six yards after a corner kick was floated into the box.

The disappointing Seedorf then found space, but saw his effort fingertipped over the bar, while Andriy Shevchenko fired over from close range.

Ancelotti made changes and introduced Serginho and Manuel Rui Costa to introduce some more creativity.

The Portuguese international created a good chance within seconds of taking the field, but his chip was fingertipped over.

There was controversy on 64 minutes when Inzaghi fell under pressure from a defender, but the referee awarded Bruges a free kick for an offside position.

The five-man Belgian defence held on well and Jon Dahl Tomasson was the final gamble to replace a disappointing Shevchenko.

However, the Dane fired a horrible finish over the bar from the edge of the box.

In fact, Bruges substitute Saeternes almost netted a second for the visitors when his angled drive skimmed the far post.

Belgian goalkeeper Verlinden had a great performance and punched out another dipping long-range Rui Costa effort as it turned into a siege, but it was all to no avail.


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Milan: Dida; Cafu, Nesta, Maldini, Pancaro; Brocchi, Pirlo, Seedorf (Serginho 61), Kakà (Rui Costa 61); Shevchenko (Tomasson 76), Inzaghi

Club Brugge: Verlinden; De Coeck, Clement, B Martens, Van Der Heyden, Rozehnal; Simons, Ceh (Stoica 92); Gvozdenovic, Mendoza (Saeternes 78), S Martens (Verheyen 78)

Ref: Henning (Nor)
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Old 23-10-2003, 09:01 AM   #198
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Originally posted by demouse
Champions' League Phase One, Gp H - 22/10/03
Milan 0 - 1 Club Brugge
Mendoza 32 (B)
San Siro

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The reigning European Champions were shocked at the San Siro by Belgians Club Brugge.

Milan were expected to field Manuel Rui Costa in the same midfield line-up with Kaka', but Coach Carlo Ancelotti opted to play the young Brazilian in the driving seat. Gennaro Gattuso is suspended and Massimo Ambrosini injured, so Christian Brocchi was drafted in to act as the midfield battler.

The Rossoneri had a good start and a desperate B Martens intervention prevented Kaka' making the most of a good Clarence Seedorf assist after just four minutes.

Pippo Inzaghi saw an early goal disallowed for an offside position, but the flag was raised incorrectly for another chance during the opening 15 minutes.

Inzaghi was lively and ran on to a wonderful Marcos Cafu through ball, but failed to keep his shot down as the goalkeeper ran out to narrow the angle.

The pressure on the Belgian goal increased as Andrea Pirlo blasted a powerful effort inches over the bar.

However, Bruges tried to take advantage of the counter-attack and Dida punched away a De Coeck shot.

It was a warning sign and on 32 minutes the Belgians took a shock lead with Mendoza. The South American sprung the offside trap out wide on the left and drilled an unstoppable drive with the outside of his left foot into the far corner.

Milan poured forward with even more vehemance in search of an equaliser, Seedorf's fierce effort skimming the woodwork, but this left even more room to counter-attack in.

Ancelotti's men came out for the second half with all guns blazing and goalkeeper Verlinden performed a magnificent save on Pirlo's free kick.

Soon after Inzaghi somehow ballooned over from less than six yards after a corner kick was floated into the box.

The disappointing Seedorf then found space, but saw his effort fingertipped over the bar, while Andriy Shevchenko fired over from close range.

Ancelotti made changes and introduced Serginho and Manuel Rui Costa to introduce some more creativity.

The Portuguese international created a good chance within seconds of taking the field, but his chip was fingertipped over.

There was controversy on 64 minutes when Inzaghi fell under pressure from a defender, but the referee awarded Bruges a free kick for an offside position.

The five-man Belgian defence held on well and Jon Dahl Tomasson was the final gamble to replace a disappointing Shevchenko.

However, the Dane fired a horrible finish over the bar from the edge of the box.

In fact, Bruges substitute Saeternes almost netted a second for the visitors when his angled drive skimmed the far post.

Belgian goalkeeper Verlinden had a great performance and punched out another dipping long-range Rui Costa effort as it turned into a siege, but it was all to no avail.


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Milan: Dida; Cafu, Nesta, Maldini, Pancaro; Brocchi, Pirlo, Seedorf (Serginho 61), Kakà (Rui Costa 61); Shevchenko (Tomasson 76), Inzaghi

Club Brugge: Verlinden; De Coeck, Clement, B Martens, Van Der Heyden, Rozehnal; Simons, Ceh (Stoica 92); Gvozdenovic, Mendoza (Saeternes 78), S Martens (Verheyen 78)

Ref: Henning (Nor)
WTF MAN! im stunned :wobble:
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Old 23-10-2003, 09:06 AM   #199
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WTF MAN! im stunned :wobble:
me stunned stunned stunned

lost at san siro, unbelievable
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Old 23-10-2003, 02:43 PM   #200
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bad cl week for Italian clubs....
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Old 23-10-2003, 02:51 PM   #201
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bad cl week for Italian clubs....
not for Juve
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Old 23-10-2003, 02:53 PM   #202
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Originally posted by demouse


me stunned stunned stunned

lost at san siro, unbelievable
shocked defeat
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Old 23-10-2003, 03:07 PM   #203
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Originally posted by rekooB
bad cl week for Italian clubs....
hmm..... 1 win 3 lost
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Old 25-10-2003, 08:01 AM   #204
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Rui Costa going nowhere

Manuel Rui Costa maintains he is happy at Milan despite reports that he could be on the verge of being sold.

The Portuguese ace was again left on the bench for the Brugge game last night as boss Carlo Ancelotti kept faith with Brazilian star Kaka.

"Obviously it is only logical that I wasn’t happy with being left out but when I went on to the field I gave it my all," he said.

"I’m just working hard and I’m not about to give up. It is normal for there to be strong competition for places at a club like this one."

The former Fiorentina star also dismissed speculation that he has a problem with Coach Ancelotti.

"That’s not true," he continued. "I’ve never been one to cause problems within a squad and I’m not about to start now."

Reports on Thursday suggested that Rui Costa could soon be on his way out of the club if he continued to be ignored.

With former club Benfica, Barcelona and Liverpool all believed to be interested in his services.

There are also rumours circulating today that Inter rejected the chance to sign the playmaker in the past.

Milan apparently offered him to Inter in exchange for Clarence Seedorf. Then boss Hector Cuper allegedly turned him down and Francesco Coco joined the Nerazzurri instead.
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Old 26-10-2003, 02:12 PM   #205
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Inzaghi sits out Samp game

Pippo Inzaghi and Rivaldo will not step on to the field against Sampdoria this Sunday after picking up injury worries.

The Italian international was set to start at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, but pulled a right thigh muscle during the final training session.

Club doctors suggest he stay on at the Milanello camp to perform specialist exercises and physiotherapy.

Rivaldo is also out of action for the trip to Genoa after suffering yet another muscular problem.

The Brazilian has barely featured for the Rossoneri this season due to a series of setbacks.

Therefore it is likely that Danish World Cup star Jon Dahl Tomasson will start alongside Andriy Shevchenko tomorrow afternoon.

There are also reports that Kaka’ will be partnered by Manuel Rui Costa in a more creative midfield after the Portuguese hero was left on the bench for the midweek defeat to Club Brugge.
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Old 26-10-2003, 02:13 PM   #206
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Ancelotti calls for 'real' Milan

Carlo Ancelotti has urged his side to beat Sampdoria with a show of force in order to silence the doubters.

“I think the defeat to Club Brugge was merely a blip,” insisted the Milan Coach, “but this next game will be the test of that theory.”

The Rossoneri are the reigning European Champions, but have always struggled to see off the smaller sides.

“Our first disappointing performance of the season was the 0-0 at Celta Vigo, but we must ensure this is just a worrying moment rather than a trend.”

Sampdoria have won only once so far this season despite their star-studded squad that includes ex-Milan men Massimo Donati and Francesco Antonioli.

“The Blucerchiati have always played well against the big teams and deserve more points than they have. This is an organised squad that will close down all the spaces, so we must learn to create that extra room.”

Much has been said on Ancelotti’s recent decisions, in particular leaving Manuel Rui Costa on the bench in favour of youngster Kaka’.

“I fielded the same men against Bruges as those who had beaten Inter and Lazio because they had played well and looked fit,” he explained.

“Some players are tired and will therefore be rested for this trip to Genoa. Rivaldo and Pippo Inzaghi have not been called as they are struggling with muscular injuries.”
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Old 26-10-2003, 02:15 PM   #207
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Sampdoria - Milan
26 Oct, Sun @ 09:55pm - Ch 21 LIVE
Stadio Marassi

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Milan must win in order to stay level with Juventus at the top of the table and face a tricky trip to Marassi.

The Rossoneri are one of only three teams to remain unbeaten so far this season, but have struggled somewhat outside the San Siro. Held to a 1-1 draw by Perugia and struggling to see off Ancona, so this will be a real test of their title ambitions.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side has always found life difficult against the smaller clubs and must turn that trend around if he is to take the Serie A crown. The team could still be affected by the controversy surrounding their 1-0 win over Lazio and their midweek Champions’ League test with Club Brugge. Kakha Kaladze, Massimo Ambrosini and Rivaldo are doubts for this game due to minor injury worries, but Manuel Rui Costa may find his way back into the side in place of Kaka’.

Sampdoria are slowly but surely making their way up the standings with a series of improving results. Last week’s 1-1 draw at Chievo proved they are an organised set-up with a wild card in attacking winger Aimo Diana. The former Reggina man is their second top scorer with two goals and his prowess from distance make him a danger for the Milan defence. Fabio Bazzani and Francesco Flachi should be the starting strikers, although Massimo Marazzina has recovered from an injury to battle for his place.

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Sampdoria (probable): Antonioli; Sacchetti, Carrozzieri, Falcone, Bettarini; Diana, Palombo, Volpi, Doni; Flachi, Bazzani

Milan (probable): Dida; Simic, Nesta, Maldini, Pancaro; Gattuso, Pirlo, Seedorf; Rui Costa; Shevchenko, Inzaghi

Ref: To follow
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Old 27-10-2003, 12:55 AM   #208
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milan won 3 - 0 .

tomasson 1
shevchenko 2

the title chase is just starting to get hot.
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Old 27-10-2003, 10:02 AM   #209
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Great game for Milan... Top-notch performance by every single 1 of them....

Next match will be determine who will be the leader in Serie A as Milan and Juve square off next week...
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Old 27-10-2003, 02:28 PM   #210
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The second goal was nice
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