Matchday 25: Milan vs. Fiorentina (Sunday, February 19, 2017 20:45 CET)
#1
Backed by popular demand Big Grin I am opening another match thread. Big Grin

Now this one is by no means easy, although we will be playing at home. Fiorentina has been in form for a while, including beating Juventus quite recently. We are simply plagued by lack of quality in the team. 

And no, I don't think that this is a must-win game. I don't think we must win any game now, seeing that we are way too far behind CL spot, and even EL spot is pulling away little by little. Thanks to the bottom three teams, we should be free from relegation too. Icon_lol2

How many saves will Donnarumma make? Will we recover some players out of injury? 

News, called up players, etc to follow.  Sagrin
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#2
Your thread opening record is certainly better than mine as of late! Fiorentina have been inconsistent this season (hence why they're 8th) plus they played EL this week and we're at the San Siro so I would say that we have a reasonable chance of getting something out of this game..
Siamo a posto cosi.
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#3
It has to be a win, this is a big game for us and it's vital we win to get the season back on track.
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#4
Both teams must go for win cause draw would "kill" both ,so it should be interesting game. Hopefuly we will get more.
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#5
This is a head to head game for 6th place. Fiorentina has more to lose just because of the fact that they are a point behind...but yes, a draw will probably mean losing further ground on the European places for both teams.

There is still a long way to go and anything can happen, but I expect Atalanta to start losing points just like Torino...but I don't think Lazio will. They are looking good and in prime position for 5th place. Which means there is only 1 EL place up for grabs, and if we want a head start on that, we have to beat Fiorentina this weekend.
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#6
I actually don't believe that Lazio will stay on. I think they are going to collapse, but the problem is that I don't want EL. Big Grin

I also read on a Chinese site (hence, I don't know if that's pure BS) that the prospective Chinese owners don't want EL either. They want CL of course, but EL means little, AND, if we are in EL next season, we will be subject to FFP, which could present a problem for their wild spending spree, so for them (according to that report), it would be either CL or nothing at all.
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#7
Well honestly, if they are really planning to spend as much as reports say they are....CL won't be much help in terms of FFP either. They'll just have to come up with some clever sponsorship deals and future projections that the club's financial side will be better than what it is now.
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#8
Actually EL would be great thing for us. We need Europe. First thing ,it will be much more difficult to attract high profile players with no Europe. Why on earth ,for example ,Aubameyang would came to Milan and play nothing except Serie A when he can go to Real or M.City and play everything? Even semi-high profile players will have problem with that. I seriously doubt that we will make so great financial offer which will compensate that. That was problem last year when we had some money and it will be problem again. No matter on ownership change. EL is not same as CL but it is something.
Second thing ,we need to adapt our players on European football ,on efforts which comes with it. From our 20+ players only few knows what it is (and it is very questonable how much of them will remain in Milan on long term). All our "young hopes" have no clue. We're already strugling with fitness and everything else when we have a little dense scheldue. They need to learn to play in three competitions ,to play wed-sat till september to december ,and why not even on spring...And all that on high level of performance. I know there will be (probably) new players which are capable to play on that level ,but still ,our "youngsters" needs some "practice". It would be nice to have that one EL season to waste on that. If we throw them into CL 2019 just like that...Well ,it will be disaster...in best case...
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#9
Atalanta and Lazio have already won this weekend..
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#10
Inter won too.

Gazzetta is running a story that this could be the last home match of the Berlusconi era.
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