Well, all’s well that ends well, right?
What a way to finish the season! 5 goals scored, 6th place sealed and direct access to #UEL group stages! ⚫️— AC Milan (@acmilan) May 20, 2018
gol, 6⃣° posto e qualificazione diretta ai gironi di @EuropaLeague ⚫️#MilanFiorentina 5-1 pic.twitter.com/4pf2wjFI5n
Yeah, it wasn’t the Champions League like everyone dreamed it might be once Gennaro Gattuso took over and the club started winning all those matches in a row, but hey, 6th place isn’t bad considering the start to the season that Milan had.
Plenty to play for next year, and no bogus Europa League qualifying matches against dirt farmers from Romania or whatever else the draw could have thrown at the Rossoneri.
The club is right on the edge of getting back to where Milan belong, at the top of Serie A.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Lazio lost their collective minds and Inter Milan are through to the Champions League. Boo. [Serpents of Madonnina]
Chievo Verona coach Lorenzo D’Anna said that his team “deserved” to stay in Serie A. [Football Italia.net]
In Napoli, Maurizio Sarri sure sounds like someone who’s not gonna be there next year. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
In Mexico, Santos Laguna captured another Liga MX title, as they beat Deportivo Toluca 3-2 on aggregate in the final. [FMF State of Mind]
Fernando Torres scored twice in his last match for Atlético Madrid. [Into The Calderon]
Sporting Clube de Portugal suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Alves in the Portuguese Cup. [BBC.com]
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has experienced a “delay” with his visa. [BBC.com]
Rafa Benitez would like to sign Fernando Torres for Newcastle. [Sky Sports]