OPPONENT CHECK ⚽️👇 This was a weekend to forget for all teams of Europa League group D. No victories and several surprising results. Following theloss in the derby, it’s now time to review in detail the matches played by our European opponents in their respective leagues. ⬇️ AUSTRIA WIEN 🇦🇹 The big clash of the Austrian Bundesliga Matchday 11 between the table leaders Sturm Graz and Austria Wien did not end well for our Europa League rivals. Coach Fink’s boys lost 3-0 in their visit to the Merkur Arena. The Violets are now in fourth place, 7 points below their last opponents, and will face Rapid Wien next weekend in the capital derby. ⬇️ AEK ATHENS 🇬🇷 The Yellow and Blacks tied away 1-1 to Xanthi, with Brito and Vranjes present on the scoresheet. In an edgy match, the home side saw two of his players being sent away, and as result lost the advantage. This draw, however, stopped AEK Athens to keep the first place of the competition as new leader PAOK defeated Lania. The boys from the Greek capital are now second, one point below the White and Blacks. ⬇️ HNK RIJEKA 🇭🇷 A third defeat in twelve games for Rijeka’s Whites, who lost away to Istra 1961 at the Stadion Aldo Drosina, after a lonely goal scored by Puclin. Following this negative result, boss Kek’s boys remain now 5 points below current leaders Dinamo Zagreb, who tied home against Osijek. - #calcio#soccer#football#milan#milano#rossoneri#rossonero#milanista#acm#acmilan#love#instagood#photooftheday#tbt#picoftheday#instadaily#weareacmilan#acmswiss#forzamilan#uel#groupd#d#austria#wien#aek#athens#hnk#rijeka 🔴⚫
FASSONE BACKS MONTELLA 💪 AC Milan head coach Vincenzo Montella was backed by chief executive Marco Fassone after his side's derby defeat. ⬇️ AC Milan chief executive Marco Fassone gave his backing to head coach Vincenzo Montella in the aftermath of a sapping 3-2 Derby della Madonnina defeat to Inter. ⬇️ Mauro Icardi completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the final minute, having already twice given Luciano Spalletti's high-flyers the lead. ⬇️ A brilliant effort from distance by Suso and a Samir Handanovic own goal had Milan within touching distance of a point after a thrilling second-half rally but Montella was left angered by the decision to penalise Ricardo Rodriguez for impeding Danilo D'Ambrosio in the area. ⬇️ Despite lavish close-season investment, Milan have now lost four and won four of eight Serie A matches so far this season and reports this week linked Switzerland's former Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic with Montella's post. ⬇️ Nevertheless, Fassone was unequivocal in his backing for the 43-year-old when he spoke to Milan TV after Sunday's match. ⬇️ "We certainly go along with Vincenzo," he said. "When we are reconstructing our [club] we need to give time and tools. ⬇️ "Now we see the first positive signs. Montella will absolutely have the time to continue working." ⬇️ Fassone added: "Derbies are always an amazing thing. This time it turned badly for us and they celebrated with their fans. "The next time, I am convinced it will be nice for our fans. The second half seemed like a completely different game and, with quality and attitude, we closed Inter in their half of the field. ⬇️ "[Tenth in the table] is not a position for Milan and we have to roll our sleeves up but we have received good indications." ⬇️ Milan host AEK Athens in the Europa League on Thursday and will aim to break a run of three consecutive Serie A defeats when Genoa visit San Siro next weekend. - #calcio#soccer#football#milan
Milan ha realizado contactos con el entorno del mediocampista brasileño del Santos Lucas Lima 💰, su valor es de 9M€ aproximadamente, pero lo ideal sería convencer al jugador de no renovar su contrato que expira el 31/12/207 y haci llegar como jugador libre. 🔴⚫😈 Cabe recordar que el jugador ha sido sondeado por el Barcelona, pero el club brasileño lo "aprisionado" 😵.