AC Milan's exclusion from the Europa League for the 2019-20 season has been upheld, the Court of Arbitration (CAS) has ruled. The Rossoneri finished the previous campaign in fifth place, missing out on a Champions League finish to their city neighbours Inter by one point. - Top European league honours 2018-19 But despite qualifying for the Europa League, they will not play in the competition next season after being found guilty of failing to adhere to UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) regulations. "AC Milan is excluded from participating in the UEFA Club Competitions of the sporting season 2019-2020 as a consequence of the breach of its FFP break-even obligations during the 2015-2016-2017 and the 2016-2017-2018 monitoring periods," a CAS statement read. In response, Milan have said they have "no other choice but to accept the sanctions." The statement also pointed to the fact the owners inherited a club in July 2018 which had "substantial accumulated losses." Milan were initially … [Read more...] about Milan hit with Europa League ban for 2019-20
It's fashion week in Milan and after Inter beat AC Milan 2-0 in Saturday's derby at San Siro no one was left in any doubt over whose collection looked the better on this stretch of runway. Less than 24 hours earlier, J-Lo brought the house down at the Versace show, appearing in the iconic low-cut sheer dress she wore to the Grammys 15 years ago. Inter, styled by Antonio Conte, are looking like the Juventus team he designed in 2011. It isn't just the fit. It's the confidence, the swagger and how fierce Inter look in Serie A with their 100% start to the season. The football hasn't always been great and since the 4-0 win at Lecce on opening night the performances have been flatter, culminating in the disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Tuesday. Even then, though, the team kept fighting and got a stoppage-time equaliser, preserving an unbeaten start to the season and hinting at the never-say-die attitude Conte is working at installing. - Champions League … [Read more...] about Stylish Inter flash Serie A credentials in one-sided Milan derby
As a metropolis, Milan is on the rise again. It has been for the past five years. The skyline is changing, the architecture at the cutting edge. From the World Expo in 2015 to the Winter Olympics in 2026, the city is hosting one major international event after another. Named top of a list of 52 places to go by the New York Times four years ago, Milan's momentum is unchecked and the past decade has been compared with the booming 1960s. The city's football clubs are not on top of the world, but if Milan exudes confidence at the moment, it's because these bastions of civic pride are exhibiting the necessary ambition to restore themselves to their former glory. Run at a loss in a pre-Financial Fair Play era by local fans-turned-owners who could no longer compete in a transfer market inflated with money from state-funded clubs like Man City and PSG, Milan's clubs experienced a painful transition. Inter and Milan have changed ownership twice this decade. They are now in the "right" hands, it … [Read more...] about Milan derby is the weekend’s must-see game. Can the historical rivals finally deliver on expectations?
Marco Giampaolo earns his first win as AC Milan manager thanks to Hakan Calhanoglu's strike vs. Brescia. To watch Serie A, sign up for ESPN+. … [Read more...] about Calhanoglu lifts Giampaolo to 1st win as AC Milan manager
MILAN—Alexis Sanchez scored in his first start, but was also sent off as Inter Milan won 3-1 at Sampdoria on Saturday to maintain its perfect opening to the Serie A season. Sanchez was involved in Stefano Sensi’s goal before getting on the scoresheet himself. However, the Chile forward was sent off at the start of the second half after receiving a second yellow card for simulation. Jakub Jankto got one back for Sampdoria, but Roberto Gagliardini restored Inter’s two-goal advantage. It was Inter’s sixth win from the opening six matches and the perfect way to head into a crucial week. Antonio Conte’s side visits Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday before hosting eight-time defending champion Juventus four days later. Inter dominated from the start and took the lead in the 20th minute when Sensi’s snapshot was deflected into the bottom corner. Two minutes later, Sanchez tapped in Sensi’s wayward effort. It was his first goal for Inter … [Read more...] about Inter Milan stays perfect in Serie A with challenging week looming