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Daniele Massaro: ‘The Marseille defeat filled us with grief. But we came back’

Like Liverpool, my Milan side lost a Champions League final but made it back the next year – the problem was we were facing Cruyff’s BarcelonaIn the 1993 Champions League final my Milan team faced Marseille. We were the favourites but lost. The followi…

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Gennaro Gattuso leaves Milan but tells club not to pay him for rest of contract

• Former midfielder ends spell as Milan head coach• ‘My story with Milan can never be a question of money’Gennaro Gattuso has announced he is leaving his role as Milan head coach. The Rossoneri missed out on Champions League qualification on Sunday des…

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Atalanta punch historic Champions League ticket in wild Serie A finale | Paolo Bandini

Gian Piero Gasperini’s great entertainers made club history, while Inter edged Milan to a top-four place tooIn Milan, Florence and Ferrara they waited. In Rome and Reggio Emilia, too. The final six games of the Serie A season had been scheduled to kick…

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Atalanta win to claim Champions League place for first time

• Daniele de Rossi plays final game for Roma• Milan miss out on Champions League slotAtalanta qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history on Sunday, coming from behind to guarantee their place with a 3-1 win over Sassuolo in …

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Fond farewells the precursor to more tears as Serie A’s finale draws closer | Paolo Bandini

Juve, Milan and others said goodbye to key players and staff but struggling clubs are still battling not to say so long to Serie A“No more tears, I’ve shed enough already,” insisted Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday. Nobody in the audience was fooled. J…

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Torino channel their Invincibles in unlikely quest for Champions League | Paolo Bandini

Inter v Juventus drew the focus but the cities’ other teams – Milan and Torino – played a more significant match“Game over.” The words stretched out across the second tier of San Siro’s northern stand on Saturday night in an epic display of schadenfreu…

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Torino channel their Invincibles in unlikely quest for Champions League | Paolo Bandini

Inter v Juventus drew the focus but the cities’ other teams – Milan and Torino – played a more significant match“Game over.” The words stretched out across the second tier of San Siro’s northern stand on Saturday night in an epic display of schadenfreu…

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Lazio blame ‘isolated elements’ for Mussolini banner and Bakayoko abuse

• Separate incidents took place around Coppa Italia semi-final• Club rail at media holding ‘entire support jointly responsible’Lazio have blamed “isolated elements” after some of their supporters displayed a banner honouring Benito Mussolini and aimed …

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Milan get shirty with Acerbi after winning ‘€50m match’ with Lazio | Paolo Bandini

Tensions boiled over as two Champions League hopefuls fell out over a penalty decision and a pre-match boastGennaro Gattuso likened it to a cup final. His Milan team, fourth in the table, were facing Lazio, three points behind with a game in hand. Both…

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Unbowed by racism, Moise Kean continues to show his huge talent

Juventus’s teenage forward continues to suggest he is less the new Mario Balotelli than a successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, and his Juve teammate seems to be an admirerLet’s talk about Moise Kean. Not about the cretins who racially abused him, nor teamma…

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Inter take the Milan derby spoils and leap over rivals in Serie A standings | Paolo Bandini

Defeat was hardly catastrophic for Milan, but they have failed to beat Inter now in any of their last six Serie A meetingsThe choreography produced by Milan’s Ultras for Sunday’s derby had been months in the making. As kick-off approached, a colossal d…

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Football transfer rumours: Romagnoli and Rakitic to Manchester United?

Today’s tittle-tattle feels so extraordinaryMaurizio Sarri may have, at a conservative estimate, 99 problems – but apparently Chelsea’s transfer ban isn’t one. Sarri has said the club is working on being able to make summer signings – although whether …

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Football transfer rumours: Romagnoli and Rakitic to Manchester United?

Today’s tittle-tattle feels so extraordinaryMaurizio Sarri may have, at a conservative estimate, 99 problems – but apparently Chelsea’s transfer ban isn’t one. Sarri has said the club is working on being able to make summer signings – although whether …

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Milan’s Piatek and Paquetá milk it after Cagliari get blocked by farmers | Paolo Bandini

Away games against Milan are a daunting prospect at the best of times, let alone when you’re stuck in the middle of a protestIt began like so many other Saturdays at Cagliari’s practice facility, the manager Rolando Maran coming in from training to upd…

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PSG suffer first league defeat of season after Lyon produce shock

• Dembélé and Fekir goals give Lyon surprise 2-1 victory• Real defeat Alavés 3-0; Inter jeered by fans after lossParis Saint-Germain suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season as Lyon claimed a deserved 2-1 home victory on Sunday evening.Ángel D…

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Gonzalo Higuaín quiz: how well do you know Chelsea’s new striker?

The Argentinian forward has reunited with Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Have you followed his career so far?In which country was Higuaín born?Argentina Italy France SpainAt which of the big five clubs in Buenos Aires did Higuaín make his senior de…

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Gonzalo Higuaín: ‘infernal machine’ ready to relaunch career at Chelsea | Marcus Christenson

The Argentinian striker is set to work with the ‘best ever manager’ Maurizio Sarri but can he conquer the Premier League at the age of 31?“Not even a phone call.” Maurizio Sarri could not hide his disappointment. Gonzalo Higuaín had just left Napoli fo…

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Gonzalo Higuaín completes move to Chelsea on initial loan deal

Forward joins from Juventus after ending Milan loanHiguaín will reunite with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuaín. The 31-year-old has moved to Stamford Bridge on an initial loan basis.Higu…

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Milan reach agreement to sign Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for €35m

• 23-year-old Polish striker set to sign five-year deal• Higuaín to join Chelsea and Morata Atlético this weekMilan have reached a deal with Genoa to sign the Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek for €35m (£30.9m) plus add-ons. The 23-year-old has been a se…

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Gonzalo Higuaín to arrive in London for formalities of Chelsea loan move

• Striker will join initially for six months from Juventus• Maurizio Sarri also hopes to sign a midfielder this monthGonzalo Higuaín is expected in London over the next 48 hours to undertake a medical and complete the formalities of his move to Chelsea…