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Daniele Bonera notes it was “inevitable” the Milan defence would be under pressure against Barcelona, “but qualification is still wide open.”
Luca Antonini was voted UEFA’s Man of the Match and pledged Milan would “play with the same spirit in Barcelona” next week.
Milan and Barcelona both had numerous chances to score, including a penalty appeal, but the first leg of this quarter-final at San Siro was goalless.
Mark van Bommel is suspended for tonight’s game, but believes “Barcelona are scared of Milan.”
Former Inter boss Rafa Benitez was asked about his opinion on new Coach Andrea Stramaccioni. “Nothing surprises me about what Massimo Moratti does now...”
Chievo have lost forward Davide Moscardelli for the rest of the season after he ruptured a tendon in his left leg.
Milan have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Robinho against Leo Messi and Alexis Sanchez’s Barcelona in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final.
Roma will visit Chicago, Boston and New York in July’s tour of the U.S., including a friendly against Liverpool, announced the club.
Italy’s Under-21 side beat Frosinone 5-3 in today’s friendly, but Coach Ciro Ferrara was far from satisfied. “We should’ve done a lot more.”
Mauro Zarate “still loves Lazio and would be happy to stay” if his Inter loan spell is not renewed, said his agent.
Roma will play Liverpool in a friendly at Fenway Park on July 25, as both clubs are owned by Boston investors.
Diego Armando Maradona will “be in town next week, could salute Napoli fans at the San Paolo and will certainly attend the Coppa Italia Final,” said his lawyer.
Italian Under-21 international Federico Macheda has been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking up an ankle injury.
Andrea Stramaccioni could still be in charge of Inter for 2012-13, director Ernesto Paolillo has stated on Wednesday.
Former Juventus director general Luciano Moggi has warned the Old Lady of making a move for Lazio midfielder Hernanes.
Gian Piero Gasperini has refused to respond to claims made by Massimo Moratti that he is to blame for Inter’s disastrous campaign.
Milan have made it clear that they would not consider an offer from Barcelona for key defender Thiago Silva.
Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano admits that he is not in control of his future. “Inter will decide.”
Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that he is surprised that Juventus are fighting for the Scudetto this season.
The agent of Milos Krasic has admitted that clubs interested in his client will have to dig deep into their pockets to sign the Juventus man.
Pierpaolo Bisoli has defended struggling Juventus striker Alessandro Matri from mounting criticism.
Atalanta are adamant that Federico Peluso and Manolo Gabbiadini are on the radar of Serie A’s big clubs.
Milan will take on Barcelona this evening in the knowledge that they have never been beaten at San Siro in a quarter-final Champions League tie.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte is reportedly on the radar of Tottenham – but a successful swoop seems unlikely.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he could return to troubled Inter at some stage in the future.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Manchester City star Mario Balotelli explains why he gate-crashed Andrea Stramaccioni’s press conference. “It’s not an easy time for Inter.”
Philippe Mexes takes over from Thiago Silva in the Milan defence against Barcelona and admits “Leo Messi is hard enough to stop in a video game!”
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi has confirmed a deal to sign Greek talent Sotiris Ninis at the end of the season.
Inter President Massimo Moratti hailed new Coach Andrea Stramaccioni as a long-term candidate, sniped at Diego Forlan and blamed Gian Piero Gasperini for this disastrous season.
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola believes Milan are “among the best teams in the world and will play to win. If we don’t perform, we won’t qualify.”
Inter general manager Ernesto Paolillo feels new Coach Andrea Stramaccioni “reminds me of Jose Mourinho. We hope he’ll remain next term.”
Kevin-Prince Boateng, Maxi Lopez and Robinho are in the Milan squad to face Barcelona in tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final.
Watch the bizarre moment when Manchester City star Mario Balotelli gate-crashed new Inter Coach Andrea Stramaccioni’s press conference!
After a chaotic day of negotiations that saw the Stadio Olimpico withdrawn from eligibility, it is now official the Coppa Italia Final will be in Rome on May 20.

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