Tensions are high at Milanello as the derby approaches. There are numerous reports that there is some discontent amongst the senior management and the manager due to the state of Milan's performances. Moreover, Giampaolo's decisions surrounding the squad selection are a particular concern given the conflict with Lucas Paqueta, the choice of Fabio Borini in starting line-ups and the impending derby whereby Milan new signings have barely clocked any significant time.
Giampaolo faces tough decisions this week as Milan take on Inter at home for the first derby of the season. Inter are currently 1st in Serie A and have been firing on all cylinders. Giampaolo needs to pick a starting RB, he needs to choose Biglia or Bennacer at CM, Rebic or Paqueta at LSS, Calhanoglu or Paqueta at LCM and set the formation.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
- Marco Giampaolo only spoke to Fabio Quagliarella 5-6 times in 3 years at Sampdoria [Calcio Mercato]
- Inter Milan CEO delighted by meeting with Milan's Mayor over new stadium. [Sempre Inter]
- Star signing Refiloe Jane will not take Milan opportunity for granted after becoming the first female player from South Africa to play in Italy. [Goal]
- Juventus throw away 2-0 lead against Atletico Madrid to settle for a point. [Evening Standard]
- Atalanta pummelled in their first ever Champions League game by Dinamo Zagreb. [Football Italia]
World Football Links
- Real Madrid get wrecked 3-0 by PSG through a Di Maria brace. [The Independent]
- French League Cup to be suspended from next season. [SuperSport]
- Tottenham throw away their lead to tie 2-2 with Olympiakos. [Sky Sports]
- Mauro Icardi is reportdely being shunned by PSG teammates over his history with former Argentina striker Maxi Lopez. [Caught Offside]
- Former Netherlands defender Fernando Ricksen has passed away. [Fox Sports]