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Sunday July 14 2019
Sheva: Maldini & Boban 'guarantees'

Andriy Shevchenko feels Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban offer ‘guarantees’, a new San Siro is needed and Krzysztof Piatek deserves to be Milan No 9.

Shevchenko gave an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday about the new-look Milan, where he was also asked about Marco Giampaolo’s suitability as Coach.

“The club’s mentality hasn’t changed, Maldini and Boban offer guarantees. They’ll do well,” opined the Ukraine CT.

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Saturday July 13 2019
Atalanta squatters at San Siro

Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall knows allowing Atalanta to play Champions League games at San Siro makes sense, but still feels wrong.

Perhaps it’s the decommissioning of ‘battleship San Siro’ that has triggered such contempt. What could make the news that one of the world’s greatest stadiums, is to be demolished and be rebuilt, worse? Both representatives from Inter’s Curva Nord and Milan’s Curva Sud were up in arms this week as it was announced that Atalanta would play their Champions League games in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. For them, it is certainly salt into a very raw wound, but for Italian Football and Le Dea, it seems an absolute must.

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Friday July 12 2019
Atalanta: Thank you, Milan & Inter

Atalanta have thanked Milan and Inter in an official statement after they both allowed the club to play their Champions League home games at San Siro.

Milan finally gave Atalanta their approval to the request, with the Champions League debutants unable to host matches at their ground due to it not meeting UEFA standards.

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Thursday July 11 2019
Reaction mixed to Atalanta's San Siro move

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez has thanked Inter and Milan for the ‘honour’ of letting his club use San Siro, but ultras of the city rivals are furious.

It was confirmed on Thursday evening that Atalanta would be playing their Champions League home games at San Siro in 2019-20 after Milan joined Inter and the city council in granting the club’s request.

“Unfortunately, the Champions League won’t be played at our stadium,” Gomez wrote on Instagram.

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Thursday July 11 2019
Atalanta to play at San Siro

Atalanta will play their Champions League home games at San Siro this season after Milan gave their seal of approval.

Atalanta made the request as their stadium is currently being renovated to meet UEFA standards.

Despite being initially hesitant, the Rossoneri are now in agreement with Inter and Milan’s city council over letting the Dea use the arena.

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Thursday July 11 2019
Atalanta given San Siro green light?

Milan have finally given Atalanta the green light to play their Champions League home games at San Siro, according to reports.

Inter and Milan’s city council had both already approved of Atalanta’s request, but the Rossoneri were hesitating.

However, Calciomercato.com, Goal.com and Calcio e Finanza all state the Diavolo have now followed suit.

The Orobici made the request as their stadium is currently being renovated to meet UEFA standards.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
New San Siro plans submitted

Milan and Inter have officially submitted joint-plans for a new, 60,000-seater stadium to replace San Siro.

The two clubs confirmed last month that they were in agreement over demolishing San Siro and building a new venue adjacent to the ‘Scala del Calcio’.

That has now been followed by a ‘Technical and Economic Feasibility Study’, with Inter and Milan both promising over 3,500 new jobs and €1.2bn of private investment.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Scaroni drops San Siro hint

Paolo Scaroni has suggested that Milan will deny Atalanta the chance to play their Champions League games at San Siro. “Our fans have already suffered...”

Atalanta’s request comes as their own stadium is currently being refurbished, Milan are not participating in European competition this season and that there is minimal distance between the two clubs.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Milan Mayor welcomes Atalanta to San Siro

Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala is “very much in favour” of Atalanta playing their Champions League home fixtures at San Siro.

The idea was floated after a UEFA inspection confirmed the restructuring work in Bergamo won’t be completed in time for the tournament.

Atalanta had used Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium for their Europa League home games, but San Siro is closer to Bergamo and will only be used for continental fixtures by Inter this season.

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Burning the Cathedral of Calcio

Plans to tear down San Siro are breaking Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall’s heart, as a pilgrimage to the cathedral of calcio is irreplaceable.

May 27, 2007, never for me has San Siro felt like that. Inter lifted the Scudetto after beating Torino 3-0. Still revelling in the incredible goal scored by Douglas Maicon, the party lasted six hours on the Curva Nord from start to finish. That was my idyllic moment, however, it’s only one of so many etched over almost a 15-year period of pilgrimage to Milan’s second Duomo.

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