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Sunday August 25 2019
Abate considering Brescia bid

Former Milan right-back Ignazio Abate is leaning towards Brescia after turning down Olympiakos, Real Valladolid and an offer from Qatar.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the 32-year-old free agent is eager to remain in Italy.

He rejected proposals from Greek side Olympiakos, Spaniards Real Valladolid and an unspecified club from Qatar.

Abate is believed to be considering Brescia, which would see him reunite with ex-Milan teammate Mario Balotelli.

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Monday December 17 2018
Gattuso: ‘Higuain must do more’

Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso says “everyone appreciates” Gonzalo Higuain, but the striker knows himself that “he has to do more”.

The Argentine hasn’t scored since October 28, going six matches without finding the back of the net.

There has even been speculation that the Rossoneri won’t take up their option to buy him from Juventus, given they’d have to spend €36m on him this summer.

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Saturday December 15 2018
Reina: 'Milan hit hard by Europa exit'

Pepe Reina concedes Milan are “wounded” by their Europa League exit to Olympiacos. “We weren’t determined enough to win it.”

The Rossoneri could afford to lose 1-0 or even 2-1, but capitulated 3-1 in Athens and crashed out at the group phase.

“We were really hit hard, wounded by that,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday December 13 2018
Abate has Europa regrets

Ignazio Abate not only regrets the defeat to Olympiacos, but also that Milan were in this Europa League situation. “We had the quality.”

The Rossoneri could afford to lose 2-1 in Athens, but still emerged with a 3-1 loss that knocks them out of the competition in the group phase.

“We had started strong and were well set out on the field. The regret is that we went behind, as we should not have conceded the opening goal,” Abate told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday December 13 2018
Gattuso: 'Milan gifted the game'

Gennaro Gattuso blamed his own players for Milan’s Europa League exit to Olympiacos. “If you fall apart when something goes wrong, you deserve to go out.”

The Rossoneri could’ve afforded to lose here 1-0 or 2-1, but the 3-1 result in Athens decided by a very controversial penalty proved their undoing.

It’s the first time since 1999-00 that Milan have failed to get out of the group phase in a European tournament.

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Thursday December 13 2018
Leonardo: 'Milan elimination unjust'

Milan director Leonardo was furious after the Europa League exit to Olympiacos, blaming the referee. “In the days of VAR, it becomes difficult to accept.”

The decisive moment was a very controversial penalty for Ignazio Abate’s embrace of Vasilis Torosidis in the 3-1 result.

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Thursday December 13 2018
Liveblog: Lazio-Eintracht, Olympiacos-Milan

Join us for all the action as it happens from the Europa League, as Lazio host Eintracht Frankfurt and Milan’s qualification is decided at Olympiacos.

If you are on a mobile phone or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

We begin at 17.55 GMT with Lazio hosting group winners Eintracht Frankfurt and sure of their spot in the Round of 32.

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Thursday December 13 2018
Calhanoglu: 'Milan score at right time'

Hakan Calhanoglu urged Milan to “score at the right time” and assured the Olympiacos atmosphere won’t intimidate them.

The Europa League decider kicks off at 20.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“It’s a very exciting moment, Olympiacos are very strong on home turf and we need a great performance this evening,” Calhanoglu told Milan TV.

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Thursday December 13 2018
Line-ups: Olympiacos v Milan

Milan don’t risk Suso, so Samu Castillejo joins Gonzalo Higuain and Patrick Cutrone in the decisive Europa League trip to Olympiacos.

It kicks off in Athens at 20.00 GMT, you can follow all the action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

The Rossoneri are in a strong position to qualify along with Real Betis, as they can even afford to lose, as long as it is not by two clear goals.

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Thursday December 13 2018
Strong Milan team for Olympiakos

Gennaro Gattuso isn’t taking any chances with Milan’s Europa League qualification, as he’s expected to name a strong team to face Olympiakos.

The Rossoneri need only a draw in Greece to secure their place in the knockout rounds, but the Coach isn’t expected to rotate heavily.

Pepe Reina will replace Gigio Donnarumma in goal, as he has done in all the European games so far, but Patrick Cutrone and Gonzalo Higuain are both likely to start up-front.

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