MILANELLO – Coach Filippo Inzaghi will speak to the Milan Channel today at 12.45 before then facing the media for his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s Serie A match with Chievo. The players will train at 16.00.
MILAN – Today is Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s birthday. The former Milan player spent 2 important years at the club, helping the rossoneri win the Scudetto and Italian Super Cup and he turns 33 today. Happy Birthday!
The 3rd of October is also a special date because on this day 15 years ago in 1999, Andriy Shevchenko scored his first hat-trick with the rossoneri jersey: Lazio-Milan 4-4 in a spectacular match which involved a fascinating duel between Nesta and Sheva.
MILAN – Milan-Chievo brings to mind some memorable goals from distance by former Milan greats:
ANDREA PIRLO: 2nd half strike during Milan-Chievo 2-2 in the second half of the 2003-04 season.
CLARENCE SEEDORF: Last minute shot during Milan-Chievo 1-0 in the second half of the 2009-10 season.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC: 1st half goal during Milan-Chievo 4-0 in the first part of the 2011-12 season.
RICARDO KAKA': His last goal for the club earlier this year during Milan-Chievo 3-0.
MILAN – As indicated by the Chievo Verona official website, please see below for an extract of what coach Eugenio Corini had to say in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s clash with Milan at the San Siro:
"Milan has shown itself to have lots of character despite the two successive draws. They’re a worthy adversary and tough, but my side has shown itself capable of achieving big results at difficult grounds and so it’s our duty to also try against the rossoneri. In attack I can choose between various players, I will choose based on the formation that I adopt Saturday evening."
AC Milan informs that Jeremy Menez is suffering with an inflammation to the tendon in the area behind his left knee. The player will be evaluated in the following hours.
MILAN – CEO Adriano Galliani has paid a visit to Isaac Akuetteh, the 15 year-old Ghanaian Milan Youth Sector player, who is currently in hospital after being struck by a train recently while out riding his bike.
Fortunately things are going a lot better since the incident, as the club’s CEO can now testify having spent some time by his side at the San Fermo della Battaglia Hospital. Click here to see a photo of Galliani with Isaac and his family.