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GALLIANI LOOKS BACK AT FINAL OF 1989

MILAN – The club’s joint-CEO Adriano Galliani has given an interview to Premium Sport:

"I will always remember the final played in Barcelona in 1989, a spectacular game, the stadium was full of Milan fans. That was the greatest emotion without a doubt. In the 1960s, the Milanese teams dominated in Europe: let’s hope we can get back to winning the competition again soon. The city of Milan will be successful again in football, just like it has shown in other sectors, the foundations are there, the brands as well as the stadium which has been renovated for the final and is fantastic. Milan and Inter were the last two Italian teams to win the Champions League. Everything goes in cycles. Both us and Inter will be back. I am happy for Torres, he is a good lad and we are often in touch. I am happy that he is back playing in a Champions League final. Italian Cup final? When you win, everything is great, when you lose everything is wrong. We have to restore winning ways but we cannot overlook the fact that we played the final with a goalie, Donnarumma, born in 1999, a right back, Calabria, born in 1996, a centre back, Romagnoli, born in 1995 while De Sciglio is 23. We didn’t deserve to lose and no one took notice of these aspects. El Shaarawy? Around the 21st of June, Roma will decide whether to make his move permanent or not. We are not open to other negotiations. Roma have an option to buy him, but if they don’t exercise their option, he will come back to us."

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY FOR BACCA AND ZAPATA

MILAN – As part of their preparations for the Copa America, Colombia will take on Haiti tomorrow in a friendly in Miami at 17.00 local time. A reminder that Milan duo Carlos Bacca and Cristian Zapata are both in the Colombia squad. 

THE LATEST FROM THE AZZURRI CAMP

MILAN – Italy will hold a training session this morning from 10.30 at Coverciano. Later this afternoon meanwhile, the squad will make its way to Malta where they will face Scotland tomorrow night at 20.45 as part of the team’s preparations for EURO 2016. A reminder that the Milan trio Riccardo Montolivo, Mattia De Sciglio and Giacomo Bonaventura are currently with the Italy squad.

GIOVANISSIMI 2002 IN ACTION TWICE TODAY

MILAN – The Milan Giovanissimi 2002 will be taking part at the Torneo della Solidarietà today. The team’s first match is this morning at 11.00 at Pavia. At 17.00 the Rossoneri youngsters will be back in action versus Anderlecht for the final group stage match. Milan have a good record in the competition winning the 2009 and 2014 editions.

YOUTH ACADEMY: SATURDAY’S FIXTURES

MILAN – Here are the friendlies taking place this Saturday, May 28:

- ALLIEVI UNDER 16, 15.00, Milan-Sudtirol, Centro sportivo Vismara - via dei Missaglia 117, Milan.
- GIOVANISSIMI UNDER 15, 15.00, Juventus-Milan, Centro sportivo Vinovo, via Stupinigi 182 Turin.
- ESORDIENTI 2005, 15.30 B1 Milan-Villongo; 16.30 B2 Milan-Lombardia 1, Centro sportivo Vismara - via dei Missaglia 117, Milan.
- PULCINI 2006, 15.30, Milan-Feralpi.
- PULCINI 2008, 15.30 Milan-Cimiano; 16.30 Milan-Feralpi, Centro sportivo Vismara - via dei Missaglia 117, Milan.
- GIRLS 2006-07, 10.00, Training.

ON THIS DAY: MILAN WIN ALL-ITALIAN EUROPEAN CUP FINAL

MILAN – On this day 13 years ago, 28 May 2003, Milan defeated Alessandro Del Piero’s Juventus in the final of the Champions League. Old Trafford in Manchester hosted the event which went down to penalties after a 0-0 draw after extra time.

The Rossoneri however held their nerve to win the shoot-out 3-2, thanks to successful spot-kicks from Serginho, Nesta and Shevchenko, and celebrate the club’s sixth European Cup triumph. This is how Milan lined-up that night: Dida; Costacurta, Nesta, Maldini, Kaladze; Gattuso, Pirlo, Seedorf; Rui Costa; Inzaghi, Shevchenko. 

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