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Old 28-10-2003, 02:11 PM   #211
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Tomasson rejects Bologna talk

Milan forward Jon Dahl Tomasson has dismissed speculation that he is on the verge of a move to Bologna.

"I think Iíve already been sold around 15 times this season according to the newspapers," said the Dane.

"Let me say it again, Iím very happy at Milan. Iím not joining Bologna or any other club in the near future.

"Iíve already scored twice in the League and I just want to be ready when boss Carlo Ancelotti needs me."

Although the Dane scored in the 3-0 win over Samp yesterday, he has never maintained a regular first team shirt at Milan.

He joined the Italian giants on a free transfer from Feyenoord after the 2002 World Cup Finals.
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Old 31-10-2003, 01:18 PM   #212
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Maldini after significant win

A win against Juventus on Saturday would be worth more than just three points according to Milan ace Paolo Maldini.

"We are playing for first place in Serie A but the game will be much more important for the mind," said the legend.

"Whoever wins will acquire a feeling of superiority over the defeated side even if in reality that may not be the case.

"This is a clash that could boost morale for the winner because beating your nearest rival will convince you of the strength of your team."

Maldini, who is set to play in his 720th game for the Rossoneri, will also come up against his Golden Ball rival Pavel Nedved.

"It is a race that I would be delighted to win," he continued. "However, if Iím not named the European Footballer of the Year then Iíll get over it.

"Especially as a few days later I will be playing in the Intercontinental Final against Boca Juniors.

"Winning trophies with my teammates are my real objectives. Targets that can be reached with our performances on the field of play."

Meanwhile, teammate Andrea Pirlo feels that next weekís game against Brugges is more crucial than the Juve tie.

"Our Championsí League game in Belgium is more delicate after they beat us at the San Siro," stated the Italian.

"But we must try to delay any thoughts about the European Cup tie until after the game against Juventus."
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Old 31-10-2003, 01:18 PM   #213
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Milan track attacking duo

Italian giants Milan have revealed the names of two strikers who they are keeping a close eye on.

The Rossoneri have been linked with Luis Fabiano plus Fabio Bazzani in recent months and Vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed Milanís interest.

"Fabiano isnít a specific target but we are following his progress in Brazil," stated the San Siro chief.

"While I really like Bazzani after his performances this season," he added. "Heís a real Milan fan too."

Fabiano is a 23-year-old striker who is catching the eye in South America with Sao Paulo. Heís also been linked with Inter.

As for Bazzani, heís made an excellent start to the season with Samp. The 27-year-old first hit the headlines in Italy with Perugia.

Meanwhile, Palmeiras are being associated with a January swoop for the unsettled Rivaldo (pictured).

The Brazilian, who has won two League titles and a Coppa Libertadores with the club in the past, is set to leave Milan in January after failing to break into the first team.
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Old 04-11-2003, 08:54 AM   #214
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Serie A Week 8 - 1/11/03 (20.30)
Milan 1 - 1 Juventus
Tomasson 66 (M), Di Vaio 84 (J)
San Siro
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A stunning Marco Di Vaio strike cancelled out Jon Dahl Tomasson's goal as Milan and Juve remain locked at the top.

These two teams fought for the Champions' League and Italian Supercup over the last few months, but now find themselves battling for the top of the Serie A table. Joint leaders going into this game, both clubs had scored in every single round and were unbeaten.

There were injury worries for both outfits, as Alessandro Del Piero and Pippo Inzaghi did not even make the bench. Andriy Shevchenko has a good record of scoring against the Bianconeri, while Pavel Nedved had the opportunity of facing Milan after missing the Champions' League Final due to a ban.

Manuel Rui Costa was given the nod ahead of Kaka', while Serginho retained his left-back position. Bizarrely, the kick-off was delayed by ten minutes due to a traffic jam outside the Stadium that caught the Juventus team bus.

Juventus had the first shot on goal after four minutes with a fierce Nedved piledriver palmed out for a corner kick. Marco Di Vaio then failed to take full advantage of a defensive error, while Serginho's brave intervention prevented David Trezeguet taking a free header.

Milan slowly gained more of a grip on the game after a strong Juve start and Gianluigi Buffon controlled a Gennaro Gattuso drive from almost 30 metres, then the Italian Number 1 punched a dangerous ball off Shevchenko's head.

The tension was high between these old rivals and a scuffle broke out between Dario Simic and Trezeguet with an apparent elbow from the Frenchman.

Another more determined fight exploded before the break when Milan carried on playing despite the fact Nedved was on the ground at the other end of the field. At least ten players were involved in the brawl and Buffon was forced to hold a livid Maldini back.

Shevchenko skipped past Paolo Montero and placed a slide-rule pass in to the centre, but Stephan Appiah was able to clear before a teammate could pounce.

Despite the tension, the first yellow card fell to Gianluca Zambrotta for a foul from behind on Serginho on 50 minutes.

The Rossoneri went close when a Serginho cross was fingertipped off Shevchenko's head from close range.

The strain on the field rose further when Shevcheko hit the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed for a very tight offside decision.

Moments later Montero was forced into a desperate challenge on Gattuso as he strode into the six-yard box.

But Juventus went even closer to an opening goal on 56 minutes when Di Vaio volleyed a deflected Camoranesi cross on to the near post with Dida beaten.

The Brazilian goalkeeper then performed a great reaction save to palm away Trezeguet's shot from eight yards.

Milan fought back immediately and a Serginho cross caused havoc with Shevchenko and Rui Costa unable to get a solid touch on it.

A clearly unhappy Clarence Seedorf was substituted by Massimo Ambrosini.

Mere seconds later Milan took the lead through Jon Dahl Tomasson. The Juve defence tried to play the offside trap on a corner kick, but failed to notice Pirlo's through ball to the unmarked Tomasson from nine yards. Replays suggest that Camoranesi was the man keeping his opponents onside.

The Dane, who was only on the field due to Inzaghi's thigh injury, also netted in last week's 3-0 win over Sampdoria.

Juve poured forward in search of an equaliser and Di Vaio thought he had it with a free header at the back post, but Dida performed one of the best saves of his career to palm it out.

Marcello Lippi threw on Fabrizio Miccoli, while Milan turned to a 4-4-2 with Serginho in his habitual more advanced position and Kaka' partnering Shevchenko upfront.

Juventus found their equaliser and it was well worth the wait. Di Vaio unleashed a simply unstoppable volley from 20 metres that slotted into the top corner beyond Dida's outstretched hand. There was also some fine set-up work by Trezeguet to lift the ball up for the ex-Parma player's left foot.

There was bad news in the final minutes for both teams. Serginho and Enzo Maresca seemed to sprain ankles during awkward falls, but the Juventus midfielder appeared to have the worst injury.


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Milan: Dida; Simic, Maldini, Nesta, Serginho; Gattuso, Pirlo, Seedorf (Ambrosini 64); Rui Costa (Kaka' 77); Tomasson (Pancaro 74), Shevchenko

Juventus: Buffon; Thuram, Legrottaglie, Montero, Zambrotta; Camoranesi (Miccoli 74), Tacchinardi (Maresca 81), Appiah; Nedved (Iuliano 86); Di Vaio, Trezeguet

Ref: Racalbuto
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Old 04-11-2003, 08:54 AM   #215
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Opinion: The best and the rest


The bestÖ
Christian Vieri (Inter)
Christian Vieri got back on the scoresheet against Chievo last night to put his poor form behind him. Heckled by his own fans last week, he proved that if the quality of service to him is good then he will put the ball away. Heís on the up which is good news for Inter and Italy.

Nelson Dida (Milan)
He was undoubtedly the man of the match in the 1-1 draw with Juventus. He didnít make one mistake all night and made two outstanding saves to deny Juventus all three points. He was a joy to watch from the stands.


Marco Di Vaio (Juventus)
What a goal! Heís often said in the past that he wants to prove to people that he deserves to be at Juventus and that volley against Milan has left few doubts. Heís now a top quality striker, one whoís diagonal runs and powerful shots consistently cause havoc.


The restÖ
Stephen Appiah (Juventus)
He didnít play badly against Milan but that was the kind of game where the dynamism of Edgar Davids may have been more suited. Appiah did his job but the Dutchman, left on the bench, could have offered more.

David Trezeguet (Juventus)
Trezeguet had a poor game against Milan. The Juventus system may leave him isolated at times but he didnít look world class at the San Siro. His elbow on Dario Simic was also a disgrace. He should have seen red.

Morgan De Sanctis (Udinese)
The goalkeeperís error against Lazio gifted the away side the maximum three points. Despite signing a new contract last week, these are tough times for the No 1. Maybe he should stop trying to impress so much. After all, none of the big clubs are looking for a new Ďkeeper.
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Old 04-11-2003, 01:06 PM   #216
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Parma cham liao...without Adriano for 2 mths...

dun think they can win against Milan this weekend..
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Old 04-11-2003, 03:35 PM   #217
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Originally posted by dreamer75
Parma cham liao...without Adriano for 2 mths...

dun think they can win against Milan this weekend..
a relief for milan defenders
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Old 05-11-2003, 10:03 AM   #218
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It's all balance up now... Maldini will be out for the next match and Adriano is out as well.. A good win last nite to put Milan on top of the table....
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:12 AM   #219
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Serie A Week 9 - 9/11/03
Parma-Milan
9 Nov, Sun @ 09:55pm - Ch 22 LIVE
Stadio Tardini
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Fourth-placed Parma could not ask for a tougher tie as they bid to prove they can perform even without star striker Adriano.

Leaders Milan will be thanking their lucky stars that the Brazilian tore a thigh muscle during the 3-2 win at Brescia last week, effectively ruling him out until the New Year. Adriano netted almost half of all their goals in the League this season and his absence may even force a change of tactics.

The keys to the Parma attack are handed to Alberto Gilardino, an Under-21 international who has made a good impression in his few substitute appearances. If the youngster can pierce through Serie Aís second meanest defence then it will put his name firmly on the map. The problems donít stop there for the Gialloblu, as central midfielders Manuele Blasi and Marco Donadel are suspended. The return from a two-match ban of Emanuele Filippini could not have been timed better as he slots in beside Simone Barone.

Milan must win to ensure they stay top of the table, particularly with a relatively simple task for Juventus this weekend. Their record at the Tardini is not particularly impressive, winning just once in their last nine trips to this Stadium. There is still ill feeling over last yearís 1-0 home victory, as Pippo Inzaghi saw a late goal incorrectly disallowed for offside following Adrianoís winner. That result effectively ended Milanís Scudetto hopes.

Question marks remain over the fitness levels of Inzaghi, who has missed the last two Serie A ties with a muscular problem, while Paolo Maldini is out after suffering a thigh strain during the 1-0 win in Bruges. It has been a bad week for Brazilians, as Serginho was also ruled out until January at the earliest after damaging ankle ligaments. Jon Dahl Tomasson was on target in that 1-1 draw against Juventus and will retain his place alongside Andriy Shevchenko. Manuel Rui Costa should again win the battle with Kakaí, while Giuseppe Pancaro steps in to the left-back position.

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Parma: Frey; Bonera, Ferrari, Castellini, Junior; Barone, Filippini; Marchionni, Morfeo, Bresciano; Gilardino

Milan: Dida; Simic, Nesta, Costacurta, Pancaro; Gattuso, Pirlo, Seedorf; Rui Costa; Shevchenko, Tomasson

Ref: To follow
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:36 AM   #220
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the ref is collina. finally one good ref. milan must win this match.
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Old 10-11-2003, 11:18 AM   #221
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Unfortunately, We draw the match... In a match wre Parma is missing their relaible gk, their chief strikers, their main creator Morfeo and their centre mid Balsi, Milan is expected to come out victor but was held to a 0-0 draw... How abt a change of tatics, Mr Carlo Ancelotti??
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Old 10-11-2003, 07:21 PM   #222
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Not much of tactical problem, I think, it's more on finishing problem. We just can't seem to score...
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Old 15-11-2003, 06:03 PM   #223
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Rui Costa linked with exit

Manuel Rui Costa is being tipped to leave Milan in the summer if he finally gets his hands on Lo Scudetto.

The 31-year-old has been in Italy since his move to Fiorentina in 1994 but he has yet to collect the elusive Serie A championship.

Having won the Championsí League and the Coppa Italia last season, the Portuguese star is desperate for the title before he ends his Italian stint.

The playmaker went close to winning the League with the Viola under the guidance of Giovanni Trapattoni in 1999, but their title challenge faded after an injury to Gabriel Batistuta.

Now reports suggest that Rui Costa will return to former club Benfica at the end of term if Milan conclude the season as champions.

The Rossoneri are believed to be willing to sell the player after the emergence of 21-year-old Brazilian sensation Kaka.

Rui Costa has also been associated with moves to Barcelona and Liverpool in recent months.

The Premiership side could also be the January destination of Milan flop Rivaldo after he confirmed negotiations had taken place.
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Old 15-11-2003, 06:04 PM   #224
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Alex to replace Rivaldo

Milan have already found the replacement for Rivaldo as an offer is tabled for fellow Brazilian Alex.

Rossoneri director Ariedo Braida has been in South America all week to discuss future deals and has seemingly sewn up an agreement with Santos.

Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa is 21 years old and already a crucial element of the team in central defence.

Several big clubs are trailing the young talent, but Milan have reportedly bagged the deal for around £5m.

In order to sign the Brazilian they must first sell another non-EU player and Rivaldo already has his bags packed.

ďThis has been the worst year of my career,Ē confessed the former Barcelona star and current San Siro benchwarmer.

ďAt this stage all I can do is wait for January to arrive. I have had talks with Liverpool, but I cannot say more than that.Ē

Meanwhile, Milan are also tracking another mid-season target after new tests confirmed Serginho will be out until the New Year with ruptured ankle ligaments.

Perugia wide man Fabio Grosso has impressed this season and earned his third Italy cap against Poland midweek.

It is possible the Grifoni will let him go in January despite their difficult start to the campaign.
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Old 17-11-2003, 10:49 AM   #225
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Milan has brought Fabio too according to many sources... and also if Milan failed to buy Grosso, Milan will try to buy Trasbelsi... Well, Not bad....
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