NEWS
Tuesday March 24 2020
Numbers favour Pioli to stay?

Milan coach Stefano Pioli will, according to Tuttosport, have the support of several players wanting him to stay at San Siro.

The Spanish winger Samu Castillejo claimed that the Rossoneri players “want Pioli to stay” in charge beyond the current campaign, after having seen improvement in both performances and results.

When Pioli replaced Marco Giampaolo after seven rounds, he signed a deal until June 2021 but reports regarding big changes at Milanello have sparked rumours also about the future of the head coach.

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NEWS
Monday March 23 2020
Bennacer: 'I miss the pitch'

Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has revealed that he “misses the pitch” and insisted the world will “come out stronger” after this emergency.

The Algeria international had established himself at the Rossoneri since his move from Empoli last summer, as the 22-year-old had played 20 games in Serie A before the forced break.

The former Arsenal player admitted that he is looking forward to return and encouraged everyone to remain united in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak all over the world.

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NEWS
Friday March 6 2020
Bennacer: 'We'll make Milan proud'

Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has vowed to “do anything” to make the Rossoneri faithful “proud” against Genoa on Sunday.

The Diavolo will recover the postponed game from last weekend against Genoa on Sunday and Bennacer has revealed that it will be “strange” to carry out the game at an empty San Siro.

“It will be strange to play our next games behind closed doors, but health must come first,” he wrote on Twitter. “We will do everything we can to make Milan proud.

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NEWS
Tuesday February 25 2020
Bennacer: 'Zlatan is incredible'

Ismael Bennacer has revealed that he chose Milan over Olympique Lyonnais last summer and joked about how Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes advantage of his status.

The midfielder has established himself in the Rossoneri line-up under Stefano Pioli and has played 19 games in the League this term.

But he revealed that the club had been eager to get the deal over the line before he could evaluate other options and revealed that Lyon had shown interest.

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NEWS
Friday February 14 2020
Leao: 'Ibrahimovic so much fun'

Rafael Leao hailed “big brother” and Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “He’s a hard man on the field, but off it he’s always a lot of fun.”

The 20-year-old Portuguese talent has struggled for playing time, but seems to be relishing the experience of training with Ibrahimovic.

“Ibra is like a big brother to me. He always helped me to become a better player and you can feel the difference with him on the pitch,” Leao told Milan TV.

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NEWS
Friday February 7 2020
Pirlo: 'A very different Milan now'

Andrea Pirlo warns “this is a very different club to the old Milan” and gives his views on Stefano Pioli, Lucas Paqueta, Theo Hernandez, Suso and more.

The now retired midfielder told La Gazzetta dello Sport his views on the club where he spent 10 years, playing in 401 competitive matches.

“This is a very different club to the old Milan. Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban are doing what they can, signing the players they could get, as there aren’t the same financial capabilities as the past,” said Pirlo.

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Saturday February 1 2020
Pioli: 'Ibrahimovic and Kjaer ill'

Stefano Pioli reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Simon Kjaer and Rade Krunic are likely to miss Milan’s clash with Hellas Verona. “We have more than a few problems.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Hellas Verona are in good shape, doing great work this season and will arrive at San Siro very determined. They run hard and it has been a difficult week for us,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Friday December 20 2019
Bennacer: 'I learn from Biglia'

Ismael Bennacer reveals he is “learning a lot” from Lucas Biglia as he continues to establish himself in Milan's midfield.

The Algeria international arrived from Empoli over the summer and, after a tough start to life at San Siro, has gone on to play 11 times in Serie A this season.

“Now I’m playing more, I want to do well,” he told Milan TV.

“I know my teammates better and the people who work at Milanello.

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NEWS
Wednesday December 4 2019
Serie A stars up for African awards

Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan’s Ismael Bennacer are in contention for the 2019 African Player of the Year award.

Koulibaly has been a virtual ever-present in the heart of the Napoli backline and was also nominated for the award in 2018.

Bennacer, meanwhile, was awarded Player of the Tournament at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations as he helped Algeria win the trophy.

The midfielder was signed by Milan on the strength of his displays for Empoli last season.

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BLOG ITALIA
Monday November 11 2019
Milan almost there with Juventus

Milan will be disappointed their tactical masterstrokes forced Juventus to play badly, writes Elio Salerno, but not enough to stop them winning again.

For regular viewers of calcio, it was a game that had an all too familiar feel about it. Paraphrasing a certain Gary Lineker, Italian football is a simple game, two teams chase a ball for 90 minutes and in the end, despite being second best, Juventus always win.

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