MILANELLO – The CEO Adriano Galliani spoke from Milanello today where naturally he was keen to say a word or two about Marco Van Basten, who turns 50 today. This is what Galliani said: "The President has tried to contact him to wish him happy birthday, but his phone is off. I continue to watch Van Basten remix videos! The last match was versus Ancona in 1993, 20 years more or less have passed. He was an immense centre forward. Van Basten seemed to have a hand in place of his foot."
MILAN – During his speech to the players today, club President Silvio Berlusconi reiterated his confidence in the work being done by the coach and the players, confirming the vote of 7 and 8 out of 10 given to the players and coach Inzaghi in a recent interview that the President gave to the Italian daily "La Gazzetta dello Sport".
MILAN – Here is a full list of the fixtures taking place from the AC Milan Youth Sector this coming weekend:
Saturday 1 November:
- 14.30, Primavera, Milan-Cesena, Vismara (MI)
- 15.30, Giovanissimi regionali 2001, Milan-Atalanta, Vismara (MI)
- 15.00, Esordienti 2003, Pro Sesto-Milan, Stadio Breda (Sesto San Giovanni (MI))
- 15.00, Esordienti 2004, Milan-Cimiano, Vismara (MI)
- 15.15, Pulcini 2005, Inter-Milan, Accademia Internazionale Via Cilea 51 (MI)
Sunday 2 November:
- 11.30, Berretti, Milan-Ancona, Vismara (MI)
- 10.00, Esordienti 2004, Milan-Acc. Gaggiano, Vismara (MI)
- 11.00, Allievi Nazionali, Milan-Udinese, Vismara (MI)
- 15.00, Allievi Lega Pro, Feralpisalò-Milan, Comunale via Guareschi 6 Nuvolento (BS)
- 11.00, Giovanissimi Nazionali, Milan-Feralpisalò, Vismara (MI)
- 15.00, Giovanissimi regionali 2002, Milan-Renate, Vismara (MI)
- 15.00, Esordienti 2003, Fair Play Tournament, Milan-Pavia-Como-Monza, Vismara (MI)
Wednesday 5th November:
- 11.00, Primavera, Cagliari-Milan, Centro Sportivo Asseminello Sa Ruina (CA)
MILANELLO – The club President Silvio Berlusconi arrived at Milanello at around 13.45 (local time) in an Audi. After greeting Adriano Galliani and Filippo Inzaghi, he headed over to the dining area to speak to the players.
Today is the President’s 10th visit of the season.
MILAN – CEO Adriano Galliani arrived at Milanello earlier ahead of the President’s visit this afternoon.
MILAN – Andrea Gervasoni, the designated referee for Milan-Palermo on Sunday, was born on the 21st of July 1975 at Castiglione delle Stiviere (Mantova). So far he has taken charge of 117 matches in Serie A, 4 of which this season.
Milan’s record with Gervasoni in charge reads: 7 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats. For Palermo: 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats.