Tottenham vs Man City with a 2 – 2 draw

Being rejected by VAR in stoppage time, the defending champion accepted a 2-2 draw in the second round of the Premier League, on August 17.

This is a painful result for Pep Guardiola. Last season, they were also denied a goal by VAR in the fourth minute of injury time in the second quarter of the Champions League quarter-finals against Tottenham. The bad situation of crying and laughing makes Man City eliminated by the law of away goals.

Meeting Tottenham again, the will to ask for a debt in the Champions League last season may also become part of the motivation for many Man City players. They raised the formation and attacked the whole force from the beginning. The link between Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne makes Tottenham’s left wing frequently put on alert. The speed of Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker also created conditions for Man City to have unexpected downfall.

Continuous pressure finally brings results to them. Bernardo lets go of the ball for De Bruyne to stumble without looking towards the far post, knocking out all of Tottenham’s defense. Sterling bandage hit the head in a position that was not attached to anyone, took down Hugo Lloris. However, just three minutes later, Tottenham unexpectedly drew 1-1, when the gap opened for Erik Lamela between the defense and Manchester City midfielder. Being equalized, Man City did not flinch. They continue to organize attacks and once again rise. Still coming from a combination of Bernardo and De Bruyne on the right, Sergio Aguero cut the ball and finished a delicate touch, ending an attack with the brand “Man City – Guardiola”.

But Mauricio Pochettino made a difference from changing people. Only seconds after taking over from Harry Winks, Lucas Moura headed home from a corner. Only 1m73 high but he turned very high to defeat Walker in the air combat phase. It was the second finish for Tottenham’s goal.

Guardiola put Jesus in the yard to replace Aguero, in order to improve his attack power. Become the center of Man City’s attacks, but the Brazilian striker played slightly personal, causing some opportunities to pass. After a headed header, he hit Tottenham in the second minute from a corner kick, but the goal was not recognized.

Man City dominated in most of the match time and finished 10 times more (30 versus 3). However, with just two shots to finish the goal, Tottenham has the same number of goals. In one day, all statistics were inclined to Etihad owners, fortunately not on their side. In stoppage time of the second half, Gabriel Jesus kicked off a Tottenham goal but after being assisted by VAR, referees Michael Oliver denied the goal as the ball was slightly touched by Aymeric Laporte.

AC Milan was banned to attend the Europa League 2019-2020

The Italian club received a penalty, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that Milan violated the Financial Fairness Act (FFP).

AC Milan spends over the allowable limits of FFP for the period 2016-2018. In the period 2015-2017, the red-shirt club also lost more than 36 million USD – the threshold allowed by FFP. Failure to improve losses in two consecutive accounting periods, Milan received a penalty from the European Football Federation (UEFA).

In the period 2015-2017, Milan spent USD 260 million on transfers. They also swung money to recruit players in 2018, but had no positive financial results. They were banned from the European Cup last year by UEFA, but appealed to CAS successfully.

However, this time, Milan accepted the penalty after CAS ruled that the Italian club had violated FFP. Director Ivan Gazidis is seeking to help the San Siro club balance the finance.

Losing tickets to the Europa League does not disappoint Milan fans. This is an opportunity for teachers and coaches Marco Giampaolo to focus on winning tickets to Champions League 2020-2021. Last season, Milan lost tickets to the prestigious European tournament in the final round. They finish fifth, one point behind Atalanta and Inter Milan – two teams in the Champions League.

AC Milan was disqualified, meaning that the Serie A Europa League qualification will be transferred to Torino, the seventh-ranked team last season. The Turin club will start from the second qualifying round, while Roma and Lazio will gain the right to go straight to the Europa League group stage.

This is definitely not good news for Marco Giampaolo. He has recently been allowed to replace Gattuso in leading AC Milan not a long time ago. The departure of Milan from the European Cup will seriously affect the Rossoneri transfer plan this summer.

Paolo Maldini’s son show his potential as a Milan player

17-year-old midfielder Daniel Maldini was born in 2001 as the second son of the legendary AC Milan Paolo Maldini. He kicked in the 0-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the ICC 2019.

Daniel was placed as an attacking midfielder by coach Marco Giampaolo, behind two strikers Samuel Castillejo and Krzysztof Piatek. He played 58 minutes and left the field, giving room to Patrick Cutrone.

Daniel’s brother – Christian Maldini – is also a player and is a defender of Fano, playing in Serie C. Growing up from the Milan academy, Christian has never played for the club’s first team.

In 22 caps for Milan Primavera, Daniel scored 9 goals. He is judged to have a brighter future than Christian. However, Daniel will have to overcome great pressure if he wants to become a legend like his father and grandfather.

Cesare Maldini – Daniel ‘s grandfather – also an Italian football legend. However, unlike his grandfather, his father and his brother, Daniel did not play as a defender but in the position of the midfielder or fled. The 17-year-old is an outstanding young talent, who was called up to the Italian U18 team earlier this year.

Cesare, Milan’s captain, had 412 caps for the club, won four Serie A titles and won the European Cup in 1962. He also twice coached Milan, leading the team. The ball won the Italian National Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup between 1972 and 1974.

Paolo was even more successful, with 901 matches for Milan. He won the Serie A seven times, won the National Cup and Italian Super Cup five times. This legendary defender five times won the Champions League with Milan.

If Daniel continues to confirm his capacity and plays more often for the San Siro football team in the near future, he will be the 3rd successor of the Maldini family at the AC Milan football club, continuing the heroic tradition of Grandpa Cesare Maldini and his father Paolo Maldini, whose names and careers are associated with the long history of the famous black-and-red striped shirt of Milan.

AC Milan’s unfortunate draw with Fiorentina

Despite playing more than most people during the match, AC Milan still let Fiorentina hold 2-2, thereby losing the chance to overtake Napoli on the Serie A standings in the 31st round.

With home advantage, Fiorentina need a victory to increase the gap with Inter Milan and Lazio who are pursuing very close behind. AC Milan will do everything to get 3 points to win Napoli’s second place, the team will play later.

The pace of the game was pushed up right from the first minute with the continuous ball of the two strikers, especially home team Fiorentina.

However, AC Milan is the team that proves its ability to seize opportunities. At 14 minutes, Fiorentina Ricardo Montolivo’s “old man” unleashed a decisive shot into Viviano’s goal, opening the score 1-0 for AC Milan.

Having won the goal, AC Milan players played more effectively. Stefan El Shaarawy ‘s first – half passes in the 18th and 34th minute or Mario Balotelli’ s shot from outside the penalty area in the 25th minute brought pressure to home fans.

Unable to be overwhelmed at home, Fiorentina also answered “Rosonerri” with very dangerous opportunities of Pasqual and Jovetic. But when the goal equalized, Fiorentina received a shock on 40 minutes. After elbowing El Shaarawy in the face, defender Nenad Tomovic received a red card to leave the field.

Taking advantage of more people, AC Milan organized more attacks to create great pressure on the host.

As a matter of course, the second goal came to Milan in the 62nd minute. From the right-wing pass, the French midfielder Mathieu Flamini made a quick close-range shot to make goalkeeper Viviano fail to keep up.

Favorable lead 2-0 after two-thirds of the match, ​​AC Milan believe they easily get 3 points. However, the visitors’ nightmare just started.

66 minutes into the match, Adem Ljajic gave a penalty to Fiorentina after a nasty ball in the penalty area forced the AC Milan defender to make a mistake. He himself took advantage of the opportunity on the 11m to shorten the score 1-2 for the home team.

Only 7 minutes after the goal, AC Milan defense made a mistake against Fiorentina striker, making the referee once again point to the penalty spot. Facing Abiatti, David Pizarro calmly deceived the Italian goalkeeper, bringing a point for the club of Florence.

For attending Champions League, Atlanta expressed thanks to Milan

Two “giants” Milan have just made a decision to help Atalanta’s dream of attending UEFA Champions League into reality.

Atalanta played very well in the season 2018 – 2019. La Dea has surpassed a series of “big guys” like AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma to finish at No. 3 on the Serie A rankings and win the right to attend the UEFA Champions League. However, their Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium is in the process of being repaired and ineligible for UEFA to agree to hold European Cup matches. So, they had to request Milan to borrow San Siro as their home ground.

AC Milan initially did not agree. The Rossoneri were not allowed to attend the UEFA Champions League and the loan of Atalanta to the San Siro was like a slap in the honor of the red and black team. However, after a period of deliberation, they accepted La Dea’s request. Meanwhile, Inter Milan and the Milan city government did not object.

Appreciated by the hearts of two Milan “big men”, President Antonio Percassi extend sincere thanks. He said:

“On behalf of Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, I would like to thank FC Internazionale, AC Milan for their help. Being able to play at Giuseppe Meazza for the first time in the Champions League makes us feel very happy and proud. This is a historic event with Atalanta.

We will try to hold this great opportunity in the best possible way. Above all, with the respect and sincerity of both teams, we want to make history for Italian football.

We would also like to send our sincere thanks to the Milan city government and mayor Giuseppe Sala, who immediately accepted our request with great sporting spirit. Finally, special thanks to Sassuolo and Reggio Emilia. In the last 2 seasons, they supported Atalanta, helping us play in the Europa League at Mapei. That always makes us really feel at home. Thanks very much!”

The deal is complete, AC Milan will receive 21-year-old Algerian talent

Ismael Bennacer, the Empoli player is on the way to join the San Siro club.

According to Sky Sports, the AC Milan club may soon complete the signature with the player Ismael Bennacer, who played last season for Empoli, who has dropped Serie B.

Reporters have been rumored in recent weeks about whether the Rossoneri could take the best pair of Empoli players. Earlier, the Milan team almost reached an agreement on the deal of Rade Krunic.

Gianluca Di Marzio and Sky Sports all said that the negotiation between the two teams was going well. Representatives of Milan need to look for a midfielder under 26 and have an EU passport.

Ismael Bennacer is the person who meets the criteria that the Rossoneri need. He was Algerian but grew up in France. In the past, players born in 1997 even used to wear the two youth team levels of ‘Gaulois Rooster’ were U18 and U19. However, he finally decided to choose the color of Algeria national team shirt.

Ismael Bennacer is a young man born in 1997, still has the potential to grow in the future. He is on a great path of development, so it would be better to let him be able to play football peacefully. Empoli is a club with strong potential, they are not forced to sell their players. Several clubs is very interested in this player, including Inter Milan, AS Roma, and Napoli, but it is only from their side.

Di Marzio said it is likely that everything will be completed on July 4, with a double agreement with the previous case of Rade Krunic. Bennacer will leave with a transfer fee of 10 million euros, the price level of Empoli club will be accepted.

The former Arsenal player is currently playing for Algeria at the 1/8 round of the 2019 CAN Cup, where his hometown team has a Guinea clash.

AC Milan is deprived of attending the European Cup next season

The San Siro team officially received a Europa League ban on penalties for violating fair and financial laws for a long time.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has just issued a decision to remove AC Milan from the Europa League in the 2019/20 season because of a violation of financial justice laws.

The San Siro owners will be absent from the second continental prestigious tournament next season, despite finishing the 2018/19 Serie A in fifth place.

“AC Milan cannot participate in club championships organized by UEFA in the 2019/20 season due to violations of FFP rules from 2015 to 2018”, the official announcement issued by CAS.

AC Milan finished fifth in Serie A last season and were allowed to attend the Europa League next season. However, they were deprived of their right to attend the European Cup for violating the Financial Fair Play.

The ruling was made by the Sports Arbitration Court (CAS) yesterday. CAS announcement contains: “AC Milan cannot attend any tournament organized by the UEFA in the 2019/20 season due to a violation of the Financial Fair Play from 2015 to 2018″.

AC Milan was disqualified, meaning that the Serie A Europa League qualification will be transferred to Torino, the seventh-ranked team last season. The Turin club will start from the second qualifying round, while Roma and Lazio will gain the right to go straight to the Europa League group stage.

This is definitely not good news for Marco Giampaolo. He recently agreed to replace Gattuso to lead Milan not long ago. The departure of Milan from the European Cup will seriously affect the Rossoneri transfer plan this summer.

Milan has been warned before the 2018/19 season but is still entitled to the Europa League. However, the 7-time European Cup / Champions League winners have been disappointed when eliminated from the group stage before under-rated rivals Real Betis and Olympiacos.

Transfer situation in AC Milan: Ronaldo’s countryman returns?

An exciting summer is about to start with AC Milan after Rossoneri appoints Ricky Massara to the position of sporting director.

According to reputable writer Gianluca Di Marzio, AC Milan had talks with Donato Orgnoni, Patrick Cutrone’s representative yesterday (June 21) that they would be willing to sell the striker if he received an offer worth 25 million euros.

According to sources from the press, the striker’s destination for the Italian U21 will be Fiorentina, where he will see Vincenzo Montella again. It was ‘Little Airplane’ that drove him to an AC Milan team in January 2017 and allowed him to make his debut four months later (May 21, 2017) against Sampdoria.

About Andre Silva, AC Milan’s new coach, Marco Giampaolo is ready to give the striker a chance to show. After a year on loan at Sevilla, the player will return to Milan football team from July 1, 2019. The Portuguese player received the support of midfielder Suso, who is likely to become number 10 in the former Sampdoria manager 4-3-1-2 favor.

Suso started from the academy of the tiny Cadiz Club. In 2010 he moved to Liverpool and 2015 officially joined AC Milan in the long term.

At the present time, Suso is one of the top attacking midfielders in Serie A. He scored 4 goals and had 8 assists after only 12 rounds.

In addition, Di Marzio believes AC Milan will do everything possible to bring Ozan Muhammed Kabak from Stuttgart. The Rossoneri are willing to spend 15 million Euro to release the contract for this player. Everything is in the final decision of the boy born in 2000.

Besides, Cristian Zapata, who will be out of contract with AC Milan later this month, is likely to join Genoa instead of Sampdoria.

Arsenal is about to lose Sampdoria star to AC Milan

With a limited budget, Arsenal will likely have to give up the pursuit of the Danish center-back this summer.

In an effort to strengthen the defense, Arsenal have targeted Joachim Andersen. The 23-year-old midfielder made great progress this season, when he made 34 appearances in Serie A, making a big contribution to Sampdoria’s time to compete for a European ticket. Knowing the interest of The Gunners and many other “big men” across Europe, President Massimo Ferrero made a bid for the Danish midfielder. Accordingly, the team who wants to own Andersen will have to spend 22 million euros.

Although he really wants to own a 23-year-old boy, but Unai Emery coach does not have too much money to spend in the summer market. The Arsenal leadership also transferred to Genoa for a € 42 million offer but not only for Joachim Andersen but also Dennis Praet. Of course, Sampdoria refused straightaway.

The Gunners’ hesitation will most likely cost them. AC Milan is also ready to jump into the race to sign the Danish midfielder. The Rossoneri are still looking for at least one midfielder after saying goodbye to Cristian Zapata, Mattia Caldara is still in serious injury and Mateo Musacchio’s form is not stable.

Besides the money factor, the coach Marco Giampaolo is expected to move to lead AC Milan also makes Joachim Andersen’s psychology disturbed. Recently, in an interview with EkstraBladet, the 23-year-old said:

“I know that Giampaolo left for media and was happy to have worked with him. However, I was also a little disappointed. Reuniting with Marco? I can’t say anything about my future. but AC Milan is a great team. “

Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Stephan Lichtsteiner have announced their farewell to Arsenal this summer. Therefore, the team is led by Unai Emery coach who is planning to buy in order to strengthen the force next season. However, being unable to attend the Champions League will make this team unable to violate UEFA’s financial justice laws. Under that circumstance, selecting Sampdoria’s couple is considered suitable for the club’s budget.