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Rossoneri Round-up for 20 May: Gattuso: Finishing 6th makes a huge difference

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It’s time for the final match of the season tomorrow, with a spot in the Europa League up for grabs in the match against Fiorentina.

Milan can hold onto sixth place in the table with a win over Fiorentina, otherwise a loss or a draw could allow either Fiorentina or Atalanta to jump ahead of Milan.

In the pre-match press conference, Gennaro Gattuso said:

Our season starts tomorrow. 60,000 fans might be Sunday at San Siro and we must give a great performance. It won’t be an easy match against Fiorentina. The reverse fixture was very tough and we played with grit. We were tired, it was the first match we were losing and we managed to equalise. I saw something new in the eyes of the boys. The turning point of the season was the Milan derby but in Florence, I noticed an important change of character from my players.

Finishing sixth makes a huge difference. Tomorrow we will have to work hard, we will have to play with professionalism and desire. Fiorentina are a young team, just like us. They have many interesting young players. They attack very well and we must be very careful.

Milan have a lot to play for in this final match of the season, let’s hope that Gattuso gets the message across to the team that they need to go out and make sure they win.

On to the links

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

A look at the scenarios that could play out to determine who will be relegated from Serie A. [Football-Italia.net]

Napoli released a statement slamming displays from Juventus players that taunted their title rivals. [Football-Italia.net]

A look at today’s match against Fiorentina from our “friends” at Viola Nation. [Viola Nation]

World Football Links

Sam Allardyce showed his commitment to Everton by skipping training to go on holiday to his house in Spain. What a jackass. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Chelsea beat Manchester United for the FA Cup. [BBC.com]

Bayern Munich lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final. [Bavarian Football Works]

A Philadelphia Union player, once again, shows that the MLS rules on “rookie of the year” need a little tweaking. [Brotherly Game]

Despite an amazing goal from Carlos Vela, Los Angeles Football Club fell 2-1 to the Portland Timbers yesterday. [Stumptown Footy]