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Friday March 25 2011
Sheva's advice for Pato and Balo

Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko has given Alexandre Pato and Mario Balotelli some pearls of wisdom.

The Ukraine international, now back with Dynamo Kiev, feels both strikers can still improve.

Pato has struggled in Europe this season while Balotelli continues to be linked with Milan.

Speaking to Il Corriere dello Sport, Shevchenko was asked about Balotelli's prospective move.

"For the moment it's only a project. Balotelli must find balance in himself. He must learn to respect the rule of football and of the world.

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Friday March 25 2011
Legrottaglie: Milan is God's will

Nicola Legrottaglie says God's will was behind his transfer from Juventus to Milan in the January transfer window.

The veteran defender surprisingly crossed the divide after Juventus brought in Andrea Barzagli from Wolfsburg.

"My move to Milan was also a project wanted by Jesus," Legrottaglie said.

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Friday March 25 2011
Ibra still banned for Milan derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's three-match ban has been reduced on appeal, but he'll still miss the Milan derby.

The Rossoneri lodged a formal appeal after the striker was sent off for jabbing Bari defender Marco Rossi in the ribs.

The Disciplinary Commission did accept it was not a particularly violent gesture, but the three-match ban has been reduced to two.

This still means Ibrahimovic is suspended for the next Serie A game – the Derby della Madonnina against Inter.

That Scudetto showdown is on Saturday April 2.

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Thursday March 24 2011
Ganso sparks Milan derby

Santos' Brazil international starlet Paulo Henrique Ganso has set off a bidding war between Milan and Inter.

The 21-year-old playmaker is widely regarded as the most creative talent of his generation and wants a move to Europe.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ganso said: "Yes, Robinho has told me something [about Milan], but so have Pato and Thiago Silva.

"At times we joke about it. They tell me that Milan is a fantastic club, with great infrastructure, that Italian football is quite strong and the marking is tight.

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Thursday March 24 2011
Pato still hears from Leo

Milan striker Alexandre Pato says he still hears from Leonardo even after his decision to take charge of rivals Inter.

The Brazilian pair have a strong relationship. Leonardo was instrumental in bringing Pato to Italy from Internacional in 2007.

Speaking ahead of the Derby della Madonnina, Pato said: "There are still many days left until April 2. The ankle is better. I hope to play against Inter.

"The fans should be calm. We are still top of the League ahead of Inter.

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Thursday March 24 2011
Balzaretti staying at Palermo

Palermo have rejected claims that Federico Balzaretti will be joining Milan at the end of the season.

Parma stopper Cristian Zaccardo stated yesterday that a mutual friend had told him that Balzaretti is set for a San Siro switch.

However, Rosanero chief Maurizio Zamparini has rejected such talk on Thursday.

"You'll have to ask Zaccardo who told him that," Zampa stated. "It certainly wasn't me.

"I'm not selling him and I actually hope that Balzaretti can conclude his playing days here with us in Palermo.

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Thursday March 24 2011
Ancelotti won't mirror Leonardo

Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that he could never betray Milan by one day taking charge of city rivals Inter.

The Chelsea boss has been talked about as a possible Nerazzurri Coach of the future, but he claims he wouldn't be able to do what Leonardo has done recently.

"If Inter President Massimo Moratti did call me in the future then I would, politely, decline the offer," he told Italian newspaper Il Giorno.

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Wednesday March 23 2011
Ronaldo tips Inter for derby win

Brazilian legend Ronaldo has tipped Inter to beat Milan in the Derby della Madonnina on April 4.

The 34-year-old, who retired in February, played for both clubs in his fabulous career.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo said: "The derby is the derby, a game in itself."

Pressed to pick a winner, he replied: "OK, I believe Inter [will do it] because they have found their own style of play again, but above all because of their confidence.

"I see a more confident Inter than Milan, and this can count."

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Wednesday March 23 2011
Ganso alerts Inter and Milan

Santos' Brazil international starlet Paulo Henrique Ganso has reiterated his desire to leave for Europe, alerting Inter and Milan.

Both clubs have publically expressed their interest in the talented No 10 and are expected to fight it out for his signature in the near future.

"Ganso has spoken little," said Santos President Luis Alvaro Ribeiro. "But he has repeated to me what has been said in recent days - that is that he wants to go and play in Europe.

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Wednesday March 23 2011
Coppa: Semi-final dates set

The dates and kick-off times for the Coppa Italia semi-finals have been announced, as Roma-Inter and Milan-Palermo battle for the trophy.

All kick-offs listed below are UK time.

Coppa Italia semi-finals

1st leg

Roma-Inter (Tuesday April 19, 19.45)

Milan-Palermo (Wednesday April 20, 19.45)

2nd leg

Palermo-Milan (Tuesday May 10, 19.45)

Inter-Roma (Wednesday May 11, 19.45)

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