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Rossoneri Round-up for 6 December: Juventus v Milan Supercoppa will still be in Saudi Arabia

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Lega Serie A Unveils Partnership With Saudi Arabia As New Venue For The Italian Supercup Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Despite protests from human rights groups, the Supercoppa Italiana between Juventus and Milan will still be held in Saudi Arabia on 16 January 2019.

Groups such as Amnesty International had requested that the match be moved out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to some international incidents, but that’s not gonna happen. A statement from Legia Serie A said:

The game to decide the Supercoppa Italiana 2018-19, the 31st edition of the trophy, will be held in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on Wednesday January 19, 2019 starting at 20.30pm local time (18.30 Italian time).

Is it a good look for the Serie A? Of course not. Should either Milan or Juventus pull out of the match? Probably not, if for no other reason than to avoid the wrath of the Legia. At this point, it’s probably best to just get it over with and try to avoid this situation in the future.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

A preview of AS Roma’s winter transfer window. [Chiesa di Totti]

Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli will reportedly be out for two months. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Like Milan, Fiorentina have been linked to a whole bunch of players. [Viola Nation]

World Football Links

In Mexico, Monterrey beat Cruz Azul 1-0 in the first leg of the Liguilla semi-finals. [FMF State of Mind]

André-Pierre Gignac is once again the Liga MX scoring champion. [FMF State of Mind]

The Philadelphia Union are reportedly interested in a striker from the Chilean Primera División. [Brotherly Game]

Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez named MLS MVP for 2018. [Dirty South Soccer]

Newcastle have reportedly landed the signature of Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron. [Coming Home Newcastle]