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AC Milan to compete Arsenal and Tottenham for Real Madrid starlet

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AC Milan have joined Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in showing an interest in Real Madrid central midfielder Dani Ceballos. The 21-year old has only been with Real since July, having joined from fellow Spanish club Real Betis in a £16 million deal, signed as part of club President Florentino Perez’s efforts to get more local players in Los Blancos squad. ...

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AC Milan lining up a bid for Manchester City striker

Reports are emerging that AC Milan may make an £80 million bid for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in the next transfer window. Aguero, who is currently side-lined with the rib injury he sustained in his recent car crash, is said to enjoy an uneasy relationship with Manager Pep Guardiola, and may have find himself squeezed out at the Etihad ...

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UEFA Champions League final records

In European football’s Champions League era that began in the 1992/93 season, no team had been able to successfully defend the title for 24 years. However, in the 2016/17 campaign, Real Madrid became the first team to win back-to-back European Cups when they defeated Juventus 4-1 in the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff, Wales. Take a look at some of ...

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Five greatest European Cup finals between Spanish and Italian clubs

Real Madrid vs. AC Milan, 1957/58 The 1958 final was only the third instalment of the nascent European Cup and the two teams in the summit clash were legitimate title contenders. Having won the first two editions, Real Madrid were the favourites to win the trophy for a third consecutive year but Milan were eager to take the prestigious honour ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Nereo Rocco

Whenever catenaccio is talked about Helenio Herrera’s name automatically springs into conversation for the Argentine is regarded – by many – as the inventor of the defensive playing system. However, there was Nereo Rocco before Herrera, employing catenaccio at Triestina and Padova before he took the system to AC Milan, and with great success. Rocco was a midfielder during his ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Gianluigi Donnarumma

The clock was already ticking past the five additional minutes that the match officials had allocated for the second half of the Serie A clash between AC Milan and Juventus and with the scoreline 1-0 in favour of the hosts, the defending Italian champions looked set to lose their first two games against the Milan giants this league campaign. With ...

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Five biggest underdog triumphs in the Champions League

Chelsea 1-1 (4-3 on penalties) Bayern Munich (final, 2011/12) Heading in to the 2012 Champions League final, Bayern Munich were the overwhelming favourites. The Bavarian giants were playing at home and Chelsea had barely survived with enough first team regulars after a bruising semi-final win over Barcelona. But in the final the Blues kept doing what they did to eliminate ...

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Top European clubs with most Ballon d’Or winners

Here’s the list of the top European clubs with most Ballon d’Or winners in their ranks throughout the history of the prestigious award. Barcelona (11) The Catalan giants lead the clubs with most Ballon d’Or winners, having seen a player win the individual honour 11 times while playing for them. The dominance of Lionel Messi at the awards has definitely ...

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Today in football history: 2006 Calciopoli Scandal

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In the 2005/06 Serie A season, Juventus raced their way to the title and wrapped up the league, having finished 15 points ahead of Inter Milan but instead of being awarded the Scudetto the Old Lady were relegated to Serie B after a match-fixing scandal dubbed Calciopoli came to light. The scandal was uncovered in May 2006 and it implicated ...

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Top 30 Quotes on Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho gave football fans a plethora of unforgettable memories. Be it the glorious chip free-kick over David Seaman or the one-man show against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Brazilian’s prime didn’t last very long but it was enough for him to seal his place among the pantheon of football’s greatest players. Ronaldinho’s mastery with the ball was a cut ...

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