Shrugging off the controversy off the pitch, following the topsy-turvy esque nature of Adriano Galliani’s resignation, Milan players picked up a desperately needed 3-1 win at Catania on Sunday.
It was great to see the Rossoneri replicate their performance from the Champions League win over Celtic to Serie A and it seems that Massimiliano Allegri has finally turned the corner following a poor start to the new campaign.
Once again, Milan were left chasing the game but like the Milan sides of yesteryears, they rallied towards a very important win that could define their season.
Zero. That is the number of games that AC Milan have won on the road all season—both in domestic and continental competition. Sure, they’ve, oftentimes been fortunate to escape with a draw—their Champions League tie with Ajax and Serie A clash with Torino come to mind, but the Rossoneri have yet to secure all three points away from the San Siro.
And as if their 11th place standing wasn't bad enough, one should note that they’re currently on 12 points, which is just three above nine. That's the exact number of points that 18th-placed and relegation candidates Sassuolo have earned so far this season.
Preview: Both sides seeking revival after disappointing start
Both Milan and Lazio have had difficult starts to the new season and will be hoping that a win on Wednesday can kick start their campaign. Hosts AC Milan after losing against Parma courtesy of a last ditch goal by Marco Parolo, have slipped down to tenth place in the league table.
Following the match coach Massimo Allegri singled out troubled striker Mario Balotelli for criticism, claiming that the Italian international failed to follow the instructions given out by the head coach.
Barcelona are set to reacquaint themselves with the fabled San Siro as they take on AC Milan on Tuesday. This is the seventh time these two sides have met in the past two years. The last time the Catalan giants were in Lombardy, it was a case of them running back to Catalonia with their tails between their legs, thanks to goals by Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari.
At that time, many thought that the defeat was the beginning of the end for Barcelona. The same team that was then considered to be fading away has now become a genuine Champions League contender while their victors are now struggling a lot domestically while being exploited by inferior opposition in Europe.
Preview: Mario Balotelli is the latest headache for the Rossoneri
While Balotelli may be a constant headache for the Milan management, due to his on and off the pitch antics, he handed the Italian outfit another setback.
Super Mario's injury will definitely be a big loss, given how many times he has come to the rescue for Allegri's side. Who will now step up and score goals for Milan in his absence? Could the pressure fall on the shoulders of one Alessandro Matri?
The former Juve forward will need to guide his new club past Udinese, who is eighth in the Serie A table, four spots and two points ahead of Milan.
The tie could not have come at a better time for Juventus, with Milan currently suffering from a number of injuries including their talismanic yet troublesome striker Mario Balotelli who will continue to serve his three match suspension as a result of a red card against Napoli.
However former Juventus forward Alessandro Matri who joined the Rossoneri back in August is set to lead the line along with Robinho against his former side. Even though the 29 year old is yet to open his goal account for his new club, he believes he can turn things around when his team faces Juventus and has further indicated that he will celebrate if he gets his name on the score sheet.
Preview: Kaka's return will help overshadow Milan's injury list
When Ricardo Kaka left Milan to apply his trade at the Santiago Bernabeu, Rossoneri fans were left with hope that he would one day return to the San Siro. After playing for the Italian side from 2003-2009, Kaka became an icon, but his injuries while in Madrid limited his impact in the squad.
Heading into the 2013/14 campaign, Milan fans were hoping to see some defensive signings, but apart from the arrival of Cristian Zaccardo, Allegri's squad still lacks depth in their own third.
As Milan and Arsenal get ready to take on PSV Eindhoven and Fenerbahce respectively in the first legs of the final playoff games for the right to play in the group stages of the Champions League, it would not be wrong if fans of both Milan and Arsenal would not be feeling completely confident.
A new Dutch order in the Eredivisie
The game between PSV and Milan at the Philips Stadion is indeed going to be the pick of Tuesday’s Champions League playoff games. Although Milan are being considered favourites to qualify for the group stages, one should not take the current PSV side lightly at all.
Preview: Mario Balotelli will miss out as AC Milan take on his former club
Never knowing what to expect from AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is what makes matches like these interesting to watch. Getting a chance to go up against his former employer would likely spark additional motivation into the Italian, but it appears that he will miss out on this match due to his participation in the Confederations Cup.
His former club will arrive at the Allianz Arena fresh off a title in Asia, where Manuel Pellegrini's side had to endure some poor field conditions, defeating South China and English Premier League side Sunderland.
An in-form AC Milan will be desperate to clinch a spot in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League when they travel to the Montepaschi Arena to take on an already relegated Siena.
Milan, who beat Siena 2-1 earlier in the season, have been in electrifying form in recent weeks and will be looking to put on a memorable display in the final game of the Serie A season.
AC Milan will be hoping to secure themselves of third place of the Serie A and a place in next season's UEFA Champions League when they take on Roma at the San Siro on Sunday.
The Rossoneri have been in fine form in recent weeks, with three successive victories, and will be looking to make it four in a row at home against the Giallorossi.
AC Milan will be desperate to claim a much-needed victory over lowly Torino at the San Siro in order to remain in contention for Italy's third and final direct Champions League spot.
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