NEWS
Thursday February 17 2011
Gattuso escapes assault charge

UEFA will charge Rino Gattuso with gross unsporting conduct rather than assault after his clash with Joe Jordan.

Gattuso was seen to raise his arms at the Tottenham assistant manager during the first leg of Milan's Champions League knock-out match on Tuesday evening.

He then sought out Jordan after the final whistle and attempted to head-butt the Scot.

UEFA's decision, which will be ratified on Monday, means Gattuso faces a minimum one-match ban.

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NEWS
Wednesday February 16 2011
UEFA to sanction Gattuso

UEFA have revealed that they will discuss what disciplinary action to take against Rino Gattuso following his antics last night.

The Milan midfielder pushed Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan in the face during the match and attempted to head butt the Scott after the final whistle.

Gattuso later apologised for his actions and is already suspended for the second leg of the Last 16 match after picking up a fifth yellow card.

However, he is expected to receive a much bigger ban for gross misconduct.

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NEWS
Wednesday February 16 2011
Jordan insulted Gattuso, says agent

The agent of Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso claims Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan insulted his client during last night's Champions League match at San Siro.

Gattuso was seen to raise his arms in a confrontation with Jordan during the game and then sensationally attempted to head-butt the Scot after the final whistle.

He later apologised for his actions but UEFA are expected to punish the World Cup winner with a three-match ban.

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NEWS
Wednesday February 16 2011
Gattuso 'gentlemanly' to Jordan

Gennaro Gattuso's representative insists “he was a gentleman in not revealing what Joe Jordan said. Rino didn't kill anyone.”

The controversy over the post-match altercation between the Milan midfielder and Tottenham assistant manager drags on.

“Rino apologised yesterday, above all to his own fans for the effect this has on the image of Milan and his role as captain,” agent Andrea D'Amico told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday February 16 2011
Gattuso so lucky

Milan are facing a Champions League exit, but the home defeat to Spurs could have been even worse as John D Taylor explains

Rino Gattuso is a lucky man. Lucky to stay on the field despite persistent fouling against Tottenham. Lucky not to receive a straight red for pushing Peter Crouch in the chest. Lucky not to receive the same punishment for two touchline bust-ups with Joe Jordan. And lucky that the Spurs Coach didn't take up his offer of a dust-up behind the bike sheds afterwards to settle their differences.

NEWS
Tuesday February 15 2011
Yepes regrets Milan opportunities

Mario Yepes can't help but feel regret at his two great chances to score for Milan and explains why he “had to back off Aaron Lennon.”

The Colombian defender had a strong game and the Rossoneri's best opportunities, but Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes performed two stunning saves.

“Gomes did really well on my two headers and we ran into an excellent goalkeeper having a great night,” he said of the 1-0 home defeat.

“If we had scored in either of those occasions, then the whole game would've changed.

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NEWS
Tuesday February 15 2011
Flamini: 'I apologised to Corluka'

Mathieu Flamini reveals he “went to the Tottenham locker room to apologise” to Vedran Corluka.

The Milan midfielder was fortunate not to be sent off for that two-footed tackle that forced Corluka off on a stretcher in the 1-0 home defeat.

“I went to the Tottenham locker room to check on Corluka's condition and to apologise,” ex-Arsenal man Flamini told Sky Sport Italia.

“It's a shame about the defeat, as we played a good second half. Now we'll have to go to London and win the game.

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NEWS
Tuesday February 15 2011
Redknapp: 'Flamini is a disgrace'

Harry Redknapp felt it was “a great night for Spurs” at San Siro, but blasted Mathieu Flamini. “It's an absolute disgrace.”

Tottenham came away from Milan with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie.

“I said at half time we had to keep giving the ball to Aaron Lennon because he really had the beating of the left back all day,” the manager told Sky Sports 2.

“We had to keep trying to get him on the ball as much as possible, but the back four stood firm.

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NEWS
Tuesday February 15 2011
Amelia: 'Milan are still in this'

Marco Amelia had to come off the bench against Tottenham. “We're upset, but at the same time aware we're still in this.”

Milan lost their goalkeeper during the opening minutes when Christian Abbiati accidentally knocked the back of his head on Peter Crouch's elbow, giving him concussion.

Amelia was the substitute and picked the ball out of the net when Aaron Lennon set up Crouch for the 1-0 win at San Siro.

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NEWS
Tuesday February 15 2011
Gattuso: 'Jordan was winding me up'

Gennaro Gattuso has apologised for his touchline brawl with Joe Jordan. “He was winding me up, but I lost my head.”

The Milan midfielder and Tottenham assistant manager had been trading barbs during the game, which saw Spurs emerge 1-0 winners from San Siro.

There was also a shove from Gattuso, but the tension exploded after the final whistle with the pair going head-to-head.

“At the end of the game I lost my head. I take full responsibility,” confessed Gattuso.

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