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LIVE streaming: Lazio vs AC Milan - Watch March 23, 2014 match

European hopefuls Lazio will be keen on heaping more misery on a struggling Milan that have lost their last three league games.

Preview: The Biancocelesti will be going for all three points against a Rossoneri side devoid of confidence

Seven days. That is reportedly the amount of time new coach Clarence Seedorf has to salvage his already difficult career with his former side. After a seemingly bright start, he retired midfielder has lost seven out of his dozen games so far in charge--including both legs of the Champions League and four out of nine in Serie A.

Of course, Seedorf continues to remain defiant, stating in his press conference that he is "not responsible for everything that he has inherited...but I take responsibility for what has happened over the past few games."

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Tough times ahead: Milan's troubles are far from over

Monday March 17 2014,
Tags: Clarence Seedorf, Milan, Serie A, Mario Balotelli
Despite seeming to make a mini-turnaround, the Rossoneri still continue to struggle under new coach Clarence Seedorf. Will he be given time to try to turn things around next season?

Stating that the 2013-2014 season is a rough time to be a Milan supporter would be merely an understatement.

After last season’s miraculous turnaround that saw the Rossoneri move from flirting to relegation to qualifying for the Champions League, fans could not be blamed for, well, thinking that the roller coaster ride had finally stopped and smoother sailing was on the horizon.

After Massimiliano Allegri’s dismissal following the Diavolo’s embarrassing 4-3 reversal to Serie A newbies Sassuolo, in came ex-midfielder Clarence Seedorf in a decision that had many observers scratching their heads. After all, the former Dutch international had zero managerial experience and was just coming off a stint wrapping up his storied career at Brazilian side Botafogo.

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AC Milan vs Parma live streaming: Watch wounded Rossoneri - March 16, 2014

Parma will be looking to continue their charge for European football next season against a struggling Milan side.

Preview: Parma look to consolidate European football at expense of ragged and wounded Milan

What a difference a season can make.

Last year, Parma finished the league campaign in 10th place, all in all, a good showing for a club of its size with 49 points. Milan, on the other hand, completed their topsy-turvy season in third, with their 70 points just enough to earn Champions League football at the expense of Fiorentina.

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Atletico-AC Milan live streaming: Watch crucial Champions League match

Los Rojiblancos need just 90 minutes to secure their place in the next round. The Rossoneri have 90 minutes to salvage their European campaign. Who will prevail on Tuesday?

Atletico - MilanPreview: Los Rojiblancos host the Rossoneri in a make or break clash for both sides

It will be a tale of two polar opposites when Atletico Madrid host AC Milan on Tuesday evening in the second leg of their Champions League tie. The Rojiblancos have gone from strength to strength so far this season in both domestic and continental campaigns.

They have been keeping pace with the powerhouses of Barcelona and Real Madrid so far, much to many observers' surprise and transformed the title race into a much more exciting one this year. And in Europe, they comfortably finished top of their group with 16 points, joint-tied with city rivals Real for the most in the group stages and outscored their opponents by 15 to 3.

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LIVE streaming: Inter vs Milan - Watch December 22, 2013 Serie A clash

beIN Sport will broadcast this Milan Derby, with both clubs looking to improve on their domestic campaign.

Preview: Inconsistencies and bad defending have hurt both Milan sides

Both AC Milan and Inter Milan are two clubs who have enjoyed success over the years, but this season in Serie A, neither has been all that impressive.

Inter comes into Sunday's derby having conceded four goals against Napoli in their latest defeat. From their last three matches, the Nerazzuri have conceded nine, which currently has them fifth in the table, with 28 points from 16 matches.

They have not won a Serie A match since November 9th, when they defeated Livorno 2-0 at home.

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AC Milan's struggles are getting frustrating for Rossoneri supporters everywhere

Floundering in Serie A and unconvincing in the Champions League. Is Milan's season over even before it started?

Il Faraone, like the rest of team, has had a frustrating season so farZero. 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.

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Milan vs Udinese live streaming, on TV: Watch October 19, 2013 Serie A match

An injury plagued AC Milan will entertain Udinese, who has not started well, but they find themselves ahead of the Rossoneri.

Milan are looking to beat Udinese in the Serie A on October 19, 2013Preview: 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.

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Bologna vs Milan live: Watch the Rossoneri play without Mario Balotelli

Only two points separate Bologna from AC Milan, but after their match on Wednesday, all of that can change.

Milan will face Bologna without suspended Mario Balotelli on September 25, 2013.Preview: Injuries and Balotelli's suspension would cause more frustration for Milan

Going into their home match against Napoli, the AC Milan players were fairly confident that they could overcome the odds. Now that the dust has settled from that match, Allegri's side may have had chances, but they were unable to capitalize, leaving them with a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Rafa Benitez's squad.

Adding to their defeat is the suspension of Mario Balotelli, who was shown a red card after the final whistle. 

The Italian international not only will be missing in action for three matches, but he also missed his first penalty kick against Napoli. With Milan's already long list of absent players due to injury, Super Mario's suspension will have frustrated the Rossoneri manager.

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Milan vs Napoli live: Watch hot Balotelli vs Higuain duel on September 22, 2013

Both AC Milan and Napoli got important victories mid-week, but who will come out on top at the San Siro on Saturday?

Milan vs Napoli on 22 September 2013 is the match of the week in the Italian Serie A this weekend.Preview: AC Milan's list of injuries could play a part in this match

Although battered with injuries, AC Milan managed to come out of their mid-week match against Celtic with the full three points. A goal from Sulley Muntari and an own goal from Celtic's Izaguirre got the Italians off to a positive start, but they will face a tougher test on Sunday against Napoli.

Allegri's side have had to battle for every point due to key absences, and on Sunday they will have to do the same.

With Matias Silvestre, Kaka, Pazzini, Bonera, De Sciglio, El Shaarawy and Montolivo missing, the Rossoneri will have to once again dig deep if they want to knock off the current Serie A leaders. Apart from all the bad news, Allegri will likely welcome back Abate, Niang and Saponara from injury. 

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PSV vs Milan: Mario Balotelli poised to steal Champions League play-off show

Tuesday August 20 2013,
Tags: PSV, Milan, Mario Balotelli, UEFA Champions League
Milan take on PSV in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs on Tuesday night and Mario Balotelli is the name on everyone’s lips.

Mario Balotelli will feature for Milan against PSV on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.Since quitting Brazil at the Confederations Cup due to injury, the former Manchester City troublemaker has not had the opportunity to hit the headlines for his prowess on the pitch. The 23-year-old was forced to miss his side’s pre-season tour in the United States earlier this summer, and was also absent from Italy’s international friendly match against Argentina on August 14.

At first, there were doubts that he would not be able to face PSV Eindhoven but Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri reassured fans when he declared on Monday:

“Mario is feeling good. He is an extraordinary player. It will be an important test for him playing in his first Champions League game with us.

“He won’t be in top condition, but he has some extraordinary qualities.”

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Italy vs Argentina live streaming, on TV: watch big friendly match on August 14

With over 10 years gone since both these countries met, Italy will host Argentina at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Preview: Old rivalry will take center stage, with two key figures missing out

Italy and Argentina used to be a big rivalry, but considering they have not locked horns in over a decade, that flame may have burned out. Their last meeting came in a friendly in 1991 when the Albiceleste defeated Italy 2-1. Having been eliminated by Argentina a year earlier at the 1990 World Cup, the Azzurri can now try to seek revenge.

Much to the disappointment of the spectators, Lionel Messi and Mario Balotelli will likely miss this match. Missing these two in a match like this was like missing Maradona, but regardless of their absence, this match should be one of the more interesting matches to be played on Wednesday.

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Manchester City vs Milan: ESPN to air thrilling matchup live on July 31

The Allianz Arena will host yet another Audi Cup, with the winner of this match taking on the winner of Bayern Munich and Brazilian side Sao Paulo

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.

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EPL transfer update: Can Alvaro Negredo break Manchester City’s striker curse?

After managing to acquire the services of the Spain international, Manchester City would be hoping that the same fate does not await Negredo like most of the big name strikers that came to the club in recent years.
After long and arduous discussions, Manchester City were finally able to seal a deal for Spanish international, Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla. The striker was one of the most wanted players in Europe this summer and Manuel Pellegrini can now afford himself a smug smile for being able to get his man.

Indeed, it would be quite interesting to see the player don the City colours and try and replicate the same form that made him one of the best strikers in Spain last season.
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Spain vs Italy: live on ESPN, Univision, full TV info – Confederations Cup 2013

Spain have never played in a Confederations Cup final but they could break this hoodoo on June 27, 2013. Watch Spain vs Italy live online or on TV and witness what history has in store.

Spain and Italy clash on June 27 in a semi-final match at the Confederations Cup 2013.Preview – Daunting task for the Azzurri without Balotelli

When the referee’s whistle will go up to kick off proceedings at the Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza, soccer fans will be 90 or 120 minutes away from knowing if that dream Confederations Cup 2013 final will indeed take place. Many want to see hosts Brazil clash against world champions Spain in Rio on Sunday. However, the Azzuri of Italy have other ideas. They are plotting for an upset to happen on Thursday.

Cesare Prandelli’s mission is as tough as it seems. The Italian manager has lost his star player, Mario Balotelli. In the Milan striker’s absence, pundits have been wondering where the Euro 2012 runners-up will get their goals from.

Revenge is on the mind of the Italians after that humiliating 4-0 loss to current European Champions Spain last summer. At the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, Italy have proven to be passionate in every area of the pitch but their defence needs serious corrections. They have allowed eight goals in their net already. How does this compare to the Spaniards who only conceded on Matchday 1 as a certain Luis Suarez beat Iker Casillas from a free-kick?

La Furia Roja will be looking to impose its possession style of play but the Azzurri will want to overcome the misery of opening holes at the back and suffer a hammering. On Wednesday, the South American affair between Brazil and Uruguay produced a very tight outcome. What kind of show will football viewers be treated to on June 27?

Where to watch the match live – Start time, live stream, TV channels

ESPN and Sportsnet are not the only sports networks via which Spain vs Italy will air live in North America. Univision has added itself to the coverage of this intriguing Last 4 encounter. Below are full TV info details for viewers in Canada, UK and USA.

Watch Spain vs Italy live:

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Spain vs Italy: Who should spearhead the Azzurri attack against Spain

After Mario Balotelli was sent packing home after picking up an injury, it remains to be seen which player Cesare Prandelli will deploy as to lead the attack in the semi-final against Spain
Weakened by injuries and always chastened by the memories of that crushing loss to the same opponents some 12 months ago, Italy will be looking to use their imagination when they take on Spain in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup.

The last time these two sides met, Spain mauled the Italians 4-0 to retain their European title. After romping their way past their opponents during the group phases, Spain will be looking to seal a date in the final with host nation Brazil who eliminated Uruguay in the other semi-final last night.
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Spain vs Italy: Azzurri toothless without injured Mario Balotelli?

Thursday June 27 2013,
Tags: Mario Balotelli, AC Milan
The controversial yet talented striker has been sent home from the Confederations Cup due to a strained thigh, an unwelcome news for the Italians ahead of the game against Spain
In what could be a defining moment for Italian national team’s aspirations of the 2013 Confederations Cup, star striker, Mario Balotelli has been sent packing home due to a strained thigh that had already ruled him out of the semi-final clash against Spain.

Regardless of what happens in that game, Super Mario will not play any part in the tournament, which is quite a disturbing news for Cesar Prandelli who in recent games, has relied heavily on the AC Milan star to spear head the Azzurri attack.
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Italy vs Brazil live broadcast switches to ESPN – Confederations Cup 2013

Saturday June 22 2013,
Tags: Live Stream, TV Schedules, Brazil, Italy, Neymar, Mario Balotelli, ESPN
A big update on ESPN networks was made on Friday. The titanic Italy vs Brazil match will be telecast live on ESPN and not on ESPNEWS as previously indicated.

It is Neymar vs Mario Balotelli again in a Confederations Cup match on June 22, 2013.Preview – Neymar and Balotelli mark the hype

When Neymar plays, world football fans – critics and admirers alike – stop to watch him in action. The 21-year-old Brazilian’s move from Santos to Barcelona has widely increased the attention of European soccer fans.

This Saturday, Neymar will come head-to-head with Italy’s darling player – Mario Balotelli. The ‘King Kong’ striker has already scored three goals at the Confederations Cup 2013. He is a strike above Brazil’s number 10 star in the tournament’s goalscorers chart.

The matchup between the Azzurri and the Samba Boys will not mean much as far as both teams have already qualified out of Group A. However, claiming the top spot in the table and building more momentum in the process is an honour they want to achieve.

Brazil are fresh from sending Mexico home thanks to the ‘Neymar Show’. Meanwhile, Italy are beaming with confidence following a high-octane 4-3 victory against Japan on Matchday 2. Brazil vs Italy could as well be the fixture of the Confederations Cup 2013 final – depending on how things go in the semi-finals.

Where to watch the match live – Start time, live stream, TV channels

For now, spectators around the globe can enjoy this group stage fixture which has moved from ESPNEWS to ESPN in the United States. Below is information restricted to viewers in Canada, UK and USA.

Watch Italy vs Brazil live:

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Italy vs Brazil Preview

Saturday June 22 2013,
Tags: Neymar, Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo
Italy and Brazil renew acquaintances in their third group game of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup with both sides looking to win in order to top the group.

Italy will be hoping to beat the Selecao for the first time in over 30 years. With both sides having already sealed a place in the last four of the competition, Cesare Prandelli would be looking to see his side do well against the hosts whose performances have been nothing short of spectacular so far in the tournament. 

In their first game, Italy quite professionally dispatched a rather uninspired Mexican side 2-0 before beating reigning Asian champions Japan 4-3 in one of the most thrilling encounters of the tournament.

However, Prandelli would be hoping for his defenders to be at the top of their game against a Brazilian attack that is quite lethal and is built to score goals. 

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Italy vs Japan Preview

Wednesday June 19 2013,
Tags: Andrea Pirlo, Keisuke Honda, Mario Balotelli
Following a thrilling win over Mexico, Italy will be looking to seal a place in the semifinals of the competition at the expense of the Blue Samurai

Team News

It is highly expected that Italy manager, Cesare Prandelii will keep the same side that did so well against Mexico in the opening game of the tournament at the fabled Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. 
A fantastic free-kick from the evergreen Andrea Pirlo who was making his 100th appearance for the Azzurri was cancelled out by a goal by Javier Hernandez. However, Mario Balotelli once again showed why Prandelli is willing to give him as many chances as he can after the Milan forward scored in the latter stages of the game to hand his side valuable points against the Mexicans. 
Japan on the other hand, were beaten 3-0 at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia in the opening game of the tournament against the hosts.
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Mexico vs Italy Preview

The second fixture of the 2013 FIFA Confederations will offer football fans a blend of youth and experience displayed over 90 minutes through Mexico and Italy.

FIFA Confederations Cup: Chicharito and Balotelli will be under the spotlight when Mexico and Italy clash against each other on Sunday.The form

Mexico and Italy enter the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup having failed to win any of their last two matches respectively. However, the Azzurri might feel less disadvantaged than El Tri in terms of confidence.

Drawing 2-2 against minnows Haiti on Tuesday was not the best result to clinch but manager Cesare Prandelli is not too bothered; his side have been able to step up their performance when it matters most as friendly encounters are widely used to experiment with other options. Besides, Prandelli was certain the stalemate against Haiti was due to jet lag problems. 

“We knew that was a risk. But I'm not worried,” the Italian told the press on Wednesday. 

“We have (five) days to work on our physical condition. And we also need to find more motivation. I know it was a long club season but we need to produce something special here.”

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