Monday January 16 2012
Galliani: Milan still above Inter

Milan’s Scudetto bid is still on course despite Sunday’s loss to city rivals Inter, says Vice-President Adriano Galliani.

The Rossoneri lost 1-0 to the Nerazzurri last night to allow their city rivals back into the title race, but Galliani is remaining optimistic.

“The League table is what talks in football,” he noted. “At the minute, with 20 games to go, we have five more points than Inter.

“There are five teams from Inter’s 32 points to Juventus’ 38. The three points against Inter are as important as those against Novara and Cagliari.

“We need to end the first half of the season with 40 points as we did last season – that possibility remains.”

Diego Milito scored the winner for the Nerazzurri in a tight game after he capitalised on an error by Ignazio Abate.

“We dominated possession,” the Rossoneri official added. “There were not a lot of scoring opportunities and it was clear that whoever opened the scoring would win.

“We conceded during the best moment of the tie for us. Games are won and lost thanks to certain incidents – and we lost this one.

“That’s life, that’s football.”

Milan, second on 37 points, will now play Novara twice in a week – once in the Coppa Italia and then in the championship.

In Week 19, Juventus will travel to Atalanta and Inter will host Lazio.