Europa League? What Europa League?
While losing to Arsenal in controversial fashion wasn’t an ideal result for Milan, it does allow the team to concentrate on both Serie A and the Coppa Italia.
4⃣ - #ACMilan have won their last four games in Serie A without conceding a single goal; the last time they won five league games whilst keeping a clean sheet each time was back in February 1994. ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/8OG2Yzooj1— MilanData (@acmilandata) March 16, 2018
The good news is that despite how the Europa League result left a bad taste in the mouths of all of the Milan fans, it might be a blessing in disguise. Lazio and Roma both have at least two more European matches to contend with, and while catching Roma might be unlikely at this point, catching Lazio and sneaking into the final Champions League place is still within reach. The best thing for Milan right now is to have a distracted Lazio team drop points in the league.
Milan has an opportunity to keep five clean sheets in a row while winning in Serie A, something they haven’t done in 24 years, so while it’s disappointing to go out of the Europa League, something special is still happening with this club right now.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
AS Roma were unlucky and drew tournament favourites Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. [Chiesa di Totti]
Juventus drew Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, a rematch of last year’s final. [Black & White & Read All Over]
Elliot Management may loan Milan owner Yonghong Li more money. Great, more debt, just what Milan needs. [Football-Italia.net]
Meanwhile in the Europa League, Lazio drew RB Salzburg. Pffftt... who cares about that tournament anyway? [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
VAR will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. I’m sure everything will work out perfectly fine with it and no problems will happen. [BBC.com]
The Philadelphia Union have added another investor in the club. Does this mean the MLS team is finally ready to spend the money needed to compete? [Brotherly Game]
West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew has met with the owners of the club to “clear the air” after rumours about his status at the club. He can’t last, right? [BBC.com]
West Ham United chairman Karren Brady has claimed that the security budget at the London Stadium had been reduced, which the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has insisted is not true. So basically instead of trying to fix the problems that arose during the match against Burnley, everyone is going to point fingers at each other. [The Guardian]