MILAN – Milan have achieved some important results in Europe on this day, the 24th of October, in recent years.
24th October 2000: Milan win 2-0 at the Inonu stadium in Istanbul against Besiktas and in doing so qualify for the 2nd Group Stage of the 2000-2001 edition of the Champions League. The goals were scored by Shevchenko and Josè Mari.
24th October 2007: Milan bounce back from a defeat in Serie A and lay the foundations for qualification to the last 16 stage of the Champions League by beating Shakhtar Donetsk 4-1 at the San Siro. Alberto Gilardino and Clarence Seedorf scored two goals each.
MILAN – As is the custom on a Friday, the President Silvio Berlusconi will visit Milanello today. He is also expected with his daughter and the club’s joint CEO Barbara Berlusconi.
MILAN - Thiago Silva’s father has passed away. The entire club and all the fans are close to the Brazilian defender who spent 3 unforgettable seasons with the rossoneri from 2009-2012, where he made an excellent impression on and off the pitch.
MILAN - Fiorentina, the rossoneri’s opponents this Sunday in Serie A, won away to PAOK 1-0 earlier this evening thanks to a 38th minute goal by Vargas. It was the Viola’s third group stage match of this season’s edition of the Europa League and it was also their third win of the competition meaning they are on maximum points in Group K.
Here is the match table: Fiorentina (4-3-1-2): Tatarusanu; Richards, Tomovic, Basanta, Pasqual; Kurtic, Badelj, Vargas; Borja Valero (66' Lazzari); Ilicic (78' Marin), Bernardeschi (57' Cuadrado)
MILANELLO – The squad will train tomorrow at 11.30 at the Milanello Training Centre and continue with their preparations for Sunday’s match at home to Fiorentina.
MILAN – Since the turn of the century, the majority of the goals against Fiorentina at the San Siro have come from Milan’s foreign stars from Crespo to Sheva, to Seedorf to Kakà, and Pato, Ronaldinho and Ibrahimovic. Just 3 Italian players meanwhile have got their names on the score-sheet in the fixture Milan-Fiorentina in the last 15 years: Inzaghi in 2001, Gattuso in 2006 and Pazzini in 2012.