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Rossoneri Round-up for February 23rd: Gattuso happy to not concede

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AC Milan v Ludogorets Razgrad - UEFA Europa League Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Gennaro Gattuso was pleased with Milan’s performance against Ludogorets and the fact that the team kept another clean sheet.

He said after the match, “I did not want to concede and trusted that the defence would play well. It seemed like an easy match but I wasn’t relaxed because I know these types of games can change quickly. Yet, we were on top of things and did everything not to concede.”

Another win, another clean sheet, and Milan are off to the last 16 of the Europa League. Milan will now wait to see who they will face in the round of 16.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Borussia Dortmund’s Chelsea loanee striker Michy Batshuayi used Twitter to tell fans that used racist chants at him to “go watch Black Panther.” Dortmund overcame Atalanta to advance in the Europa League. [The Independent]

Napoli beat RB Leipzig 2-0 last night, but still didn’t advance to the next round of the Europa League. [The Siren’s Song]

Milan beat Ludogorets 1-0 to move on to the last 16 of the Europa League. [AC Milan.com]

World Football Links

Spartak Moscow and Athletic Bilbao fan violence marred the Europa League tie between the two sets of fans. A policeman died of a heart attack during the clashes. [The Independent]

Ellis Short, the owner of Sunderland, is willing to part with the club for free, as long as the new owner absorbs the club’s debt. [Roker Report]

Arsenal lost 1-2 on the night to Östersunds, but still advanced in the Europa League. [The Short Fuse]

West Ham United have scheduled a friendly against East London neighbours Dagenham & Redbridge to raise funds for the financially struggling club. The non-League club are in serious financial trouble and the friendly against West Ham should raise needed funds to keep the Daggers in business. [Brace The Hammer]

Club Tijuana beat Motagua, a club from Honduras, 1-0 in the CONCACAF Champions League in a match played in Texas. And because it’s the CCL, the match was delayed by a power outage. [FMF State of Mind]