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Rossoneri Round-up for 11 September: Four Milan players started for Italy in loss in Lisbon

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Portugal v Italy - UEFA Nations League A Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy lost 1-0 to Portugal yesterday, but a positive takeaway for Milan fans should be that four Milan players started for Italy.

Yes, Italy gave up a goal to Portugal without Cristiano Ronaldo, but hey, they can only keep the other team at bay for so long. Plus, Gianluigi made a couple really nice saves. Hopefully Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli, and Mattia Caldara can get some time together in Milan’s first team and gel into an outstanding defensive block for both club and country.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Milan have reportedly asked Kaka to keep tabs on Flamengo midfielder Lucas Paqueta. [AC Milan Offside]

AS Roma’s women’s football team won the Trofeo Luisa Petrucci. [Chiesa di Totti]

Here’s at least one reason why the Italy team is bad. [Serpents of Madonnina]

Poland supporters are being investigated for claims of racist chanting during their match against Italy in Bologna. [Football-Italia.net]

André Silva scored as Portugal beat Italy 1-0 in Lisbon. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is set to be rested against Switzerland. [BBC.com]

Scotland beat Albania in UEFA Nations League action. [BBC.com]

Everton’s League Cup match against Southampton has been moved from the week of 24 September to the first week of October. [Royal Blue Mersey]