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FIFA 22 Ratings Prediction – AC Milan

In this new series, we predict the potential ratings of footballers in FIFA 22. We will do AC Milan Today. Ratings are a huge part of FIFA football games. So we have decided to predict the ratings of players for the upcoming FIFA game.

Every day, we will pick a team and will predict the ratings of the players from that time. Yesterday we did Real Madrid, today we will predict the ratings of AC Milan players.

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FIFA 22 Ratings Prediction – AC Milan

Gianluigi Donnarumma – Rating in FIFA 21 – 85 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 85

Alessio Romagnoli – Rating in FIFA 21 – 83 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 –  83

Zlatan Ibrahimović – Rating in FIFA 21 – 83 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 81

Theo Hernández – Rating in FIFA 21 – 80 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 82

Simon Kjær – Rating in FIFA 21 – 80 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 79

Ante Rebić – Rating in FIFA 21 – 79 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 80

Samu Castillejo – Rating in FIFA 21 – 79 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 80

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Hakan Çalhanoğlu – Rating in FIFA 21 – 79 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 79

Mateo Musacchio – Rating in FIFA 21 – 78 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 77

Ciprian Tătărușanu – Rating in FIFA 21 – 78 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 76

Sandro Tonali – Rating in FIFA 21 – 77 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 77

Franck Yannick Kessié – Rating in FIFA 21 – 77 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 80

Andrea Conti – Rating in FIFA 21 – 77 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 76

Davide Calabria – Rating in FIFA 21 – 76 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 –78

Ismaël Bennacer – Rating in FIFA 21 – 75 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 76

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Rafael Leão – Rating in FIFA 21 – 74 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 76

Jens Petter Hauge – Rating in FIFA 21 – 73 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 76

Rade Krunić – Rating in FIFA 21 – 73 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 74

Alexis Saelemaekers – Rating in FIFA 21 – 72 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 75

Pierre Kalulu – Rating in FIFA 21 – 66 – Predicted Rating in FIFA 22 – 69

That is it for AC Milan. We tried to predict the potential ratings of the players from the team. Now let us see if they match in reality. Tomorrow, we will predict the ratings of the players of Atalanta.

Betis hold Milan in Europa League
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Betis hold Milan in Europa League

Seville (Spain), Nov 9: Real Betis had to settle for a 1-1 draw with AC Milan in a Europa League match whose result complicated the battle for the two round-of-32 berths in Group F.

The outcome here on Thursday evening leaves Betis atop the group with 8 points from four matches. AC Milan are tied on points with Olympiacos with 7, but the Greek club have a better goal difference after pounding last-place Dudelange 5-1 in Thursday’s other Group F contest, reported Efe.

Betis beat Milan 2-1 last month at the San Siro, but have gone winless in their last four La Liga matches, while the Rossoneri arrived at Seville’s Benito Villamarin stadium on the back of three consecutive Serie A victories.

At the same time, the visitors were without several starters, including injured striker Gonzalo Higuain, and Betis made by far the better start, taking the lead in the 12th minute with a goal by Giovani Lo Celso.

The home side went on to dominate for the rest of the first half and Milan’s forays into the offensive zone were few and ineffectual.

Milan showed more ambition in the second half, though Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez had no problem handling Suso’s shot 10 minutes after the re-start.

But it was a different story in the 62nd minute, as Suso prevailed in the duel with Lopez to level the score at 1-1.

Betis responded by trying to limit possession for Milan, who lost Mattia Musacchio and Hakan Çalhanoglu to injuries in the space of seven minutes.

The hosts mounted a late surge in pursuit of a winning goal that didn’t materialise.

AC Milan defeated AS Roma 2-1
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AC Milan defeated AS Roma 2-1

Milan (Italy), Sep 1: AC Milan defeated AS Roma 2-1 here, thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Patrick Cutrone in the opening match of the third-round action in Serie A.

It was the first victory of the season for the Rossoneri on Friday.

Both teams came into the contest at the San Siro off disappointing performances in their previous outings. Milan blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Napoli and Roma were held 3-3 at home by Atalanta, reports Efe news.

Roma struggled to get traction in the first half and visiting goalkeeper Robin Olsen was tested by a strike from Gonzalo Higuain before Franck Kessie put the hosts up 1-0 with a goal in the 40th minute.

Edin Dzeko gave Milan a fright with a shot that grazed the post five minutes into the second half and the equalizer came in the 59th on a strike from Federico Fazio, who exploited a poor clearance by defender Davide Calabria.

Each team saw a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee – Higuain in the 63rd minute and Roma’s Steven Nzonzi in the 80th – and the match seemed destined to end in a draw.

But a Nzonzi giveaway with seconds left in stoppage time led to Cutrone’s winner for Milan.

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Transfer Latest: Bakayoko Joins AC Milan On Loan

Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined Seria A club AC Milan on a season-long loan with an option to buy. The deal is worth €35 million (£31m/$40m).

Bakayoko’s loan deal includes an option to buy for AC Milan.

Bakayoko had a terrible time with Chelsea in the English Premier League and faced a lot of criticism at Stamford Bridge. It was only about time for him to move out of the club and a loan deal was the first step of it.

The 23-year old midfielder passed the medical on Tuesday and he is set to take part in the 2018-19 Seria A.

AC Milan’s official website released a statement:
“AC Milan are pleased to announce the signing of French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea FC. The 23 year-old joins the club on a loan deal with an option to make the move permanent.”

“He was born in 17th August 1994 in Paris. His career started in his native France with Rennes before taking him to Monaco and Chelsea. The midfielder has two major honours to his name. He wwon the league title in 2017 with Monaco and then the FA Cup with Chelsea the year after. Bakayoko will be unveiled to the media in a press conference on Friday, August 17th.”

Transfer Latest: Bakayoko Joins AC Milan On Loan 2

Bakayoko, after proving his worth in Monaco was signed by Chelsea for  £40m ($51m) in the summer of 2017. A lot was expected from his according to his potential. But it all fell apart when he failed consistently at Chelsea.

With the arrival of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, there seems no place for the French midfielder any more. Maurizio Sarri has deemed him surplus to requirements since inheriting the managerial reins from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. And it has now  led Bakayoko to Milan with a chance to prove his worth once again.

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Paolo Maldini has returned to AC Milan as the development director. Image Courtesy: Getty
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Paolo Maldini Returns to AC Milan as Development Director

AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini has returned to his boyhood club but this time as a Sporting Strategy & Development Director.

Maldini appointed the Sporting Strategy & Development Director of AC Milan.

The club announced on Sunday that Paolo Maldini’s new chapter starts with AC Milan. The Seria A club sees as a living legend and admires him for his outstanding class, talent, leadership and loyalty. The club also believes such qualities will play an instrumental role in returning AC Milan to greatness. The executive chairman of the club, Paulo Scarani said,

“There are few words to describe what Paolo Maldini represents for AC Milan. It was a privilege watching him as a player, winning countless trophies on the pitch. I am excited and honoured to be working with him today in this new role.

“Paolo’s leadership and experience will benefit the Club greatly, as will his passion and energy. Today’s appointment is yet another sign of Elliott’s commitment to build a strong foundation for long-term success. It will not be easy, and it will take time, but we have ambitious objectives, and Paolo’s appointment is an important step toward returning AC Milan to where it belongs.”

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Paolo Maldini represented AC Milan for more than two decades. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Paolo’s story at AC Milan is unparalleled. He marked his player debut in Serie A at the age of 16. Over the course of his career as a defender, Paolo won 26 trophies, including seven National Championships; one National Cup; five Italian Supercups; five UEFA Champions Leagues. Maldini also won five European Supercups; two Intercontinental Cups, and one FIFA Clubs World Cup.

The defender retired at the end of the 2008/09 season after 25 glorious years wearing the red and black jersey. He also led the team in 419 matches.

A press conference has been called on Monday for Paolo Maldini to present him as the club’s new Sporting Strategy & Development Director.

Gonzalo Higuain AC Milan Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain has joined AC Milan on loan from Juventus.
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Milan was the Team that Stuck Me the Most – Gonzalo Higuain

After a lot of drama and speculations, the three-way deal finally got finalised. Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain has moved to AC Milan on a loan deal with an option to buy, while Mattia Caldara and Leonardo Bonucci returning to the club.

Despite being wanted by Chelsea, Higuain’s heart stuck at AC Milan.

Before heading to AC Milan, Higuain got heavily linked with the English club, Chelsea. He also revealed in the press conference of Milan that only Chelsea’s manager wanted him, while the whole Milan wanted him and that made the difference. Higuain said in the press conference,

“In total sincerity, the esteem I have for Sarri is huge, but he was the only who wanted me. Here at Milan, everyone wanted me, and this is why I made my choice to come here.”

Higuain also said the history of Milan gives him goosebumps.

“I have been playing in Europe for 12 years, Milan was the team that struck me the most, it’s what the player wants to see: History, lots of green, pure football. It gives you goosebumps; it’s special stuff.”

Gonzalo Higuain, AC Milan
Gonzalo Higuain has joined AC Milan on loan from Juventus.

Higuain joined Juventus from Napoli in 2016. He scored a total of 55 goals in 105 appearances. The striker also scored 92 goals in 147 appearances in Naples and netted 122 goals in 264 games for Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, for Juventus, the days keep getting better for the Seria A champions. After Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Juventus, they have pulled off an incredible swap deal. Bonucci’s comeback has made their defence even stronger than before, and they are all set to target the Champions League once again.

But for Caldera, things have gone a little bit different. The player wanted to stay in Juventus, as his dream was to play alongside Ronaldo. In the end, Juventus had to shatter his dreams to complete the swap deal.

Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain is set to leave Juventus for AC Milan on loan.
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Transfer Latest: Higuain Moves Closer to AC Milan, Bonucci to Juventus

The drama of the summer transfer window doesn’t seem to end so soon and according to reports, Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain is ready to swap Turin for Milan.

While, Leonardo Bonucci prepares to say farewell to the Rossoneri after a single season to return to his former club.

A swap deal between AC Milan and Juventus is all set to happen.

If Higuain consents to a move, he will arrive at San Siro on an initial loan deal, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s blockbuster arrival threatens to usher him out of the first team at the Old Lady.

Milan will pay out €18 million (£16m/$21m) for a loan move. The deal will include an option to buy at the deal’s conclusion for another €36m (£32m/$42m).

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri declined to respond to the Higuain talk at a news conference on Monday. He insisted he is not involved in the discussions.

“I am not in charge of the transfer market, that is up to the club. I don’t even have a [senior] striker here, so let’s see [about transfers] because we still have to return to Italy. When the market closes on the 17th [of August], the Juventus squad will be as competitive as ever. The club has worked very well, and after this week of work we will go back.”

While Allegri may be potentially losing a striker, he could get reunited with former Juve defender, Bonucci. Unsettled at San Siro, Bonucci is keen to cut his losses and seal a move back to the team he abandoned last summer.

Transfer Latest: Higuain Moves Closer to AC Milan, Bonucci to Juventus 3

If the defender does move, Juventus youngster, Mattia Caldara could see himself travelling in the opposite direction in a bid to reduce transfer costs.

Chelsea, however, are also interested in 24-year old Caldara, and could upset Milan’s plans after representatives of the Blues and Juventus met in Nice last week.

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AC Milan to Play in Europa League, Ban Overturned

Seria A Club AC Milan have won their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. As a result, they now will be able to play the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Europa League, next season.

The club was banned by UEFA in June after an investigation into their handling of the body’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) Regulations.

Milan got barred from the next European competition which they have qualified for. A suspension that would have kicked in straight away since they had secured a place in the 2018-19 Europa League.

They announced their decision to appeal against the sanction sooner. And it has now been quashed. CAS has also referred the case back to UEFA to issue a “proportionate disciplinary measure”.

Since the ban was revealed, Milan has undergone an ownership change. Elliot Management took over the club after Chinese owner Li Yonghong failed to meet a deadline to make a debt repayment.

AC Milan
Photo Credit: Getty Images.

UEFA announced the ban last month after an investigation under its FFP regulations. It said AC Milan had not provided sufficient evidence of its financial stability. But with new ownership now in charge at the San Siro, the Rossoneri have successfully overturned that sanction.

Meanwhile, Chinese businessmanYonghong is under investigation in Italy for alleged false accounting, according to reports.

It’s claimed the Italian tax police had asked the club and its auditors to see documents regarding the acquisition of AC Milan by Li.

Li bought the Serie A club last year from former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with the help of the United States (US) hedge fund Elliott. The fund assumed the control of the club some weeks ago after Li failed to repay Elliott his debts.

Croatian striker optimistic ahead of Nigeria tie
(160710) -- BELGRADE, July 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Serbia's Nikola Kalinic (L) vies with Puerto Rico's Guillermo Diaz in the final at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying basketball tournament at the Kombank Arena in Belgrade on July 9, 2016. (Xinhua/Predrag Milosavljevic)
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Croatian striker optimistic ahead of Nigeria tie

Saint Petersburg (Russia), June 14: AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic said he was optimistic about Croatia’s chances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but stressed the importance of the team getting off to a strong start in their first Group D game against Nigeria.

Speaking at a press conference at the Roschino Arena here on Wednesday, the 30-year-old said Croatia need to come out with an aggressive mindset in that opening contest on Saturday in the western Russian city of Kaliningrad, reports EFE news agency.

“The most important thing now are those three points”, he added.

Croatia, who boast stars like Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic, FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, have demonstrated their strong potential, especially in midfield and attack, he said.

“We certainly have very high quality offensive players and we shouldn’t be afraid. It’s important that we play well and create opportunities for our attackers,” Kalinic added.

The striker cautioned, however, that the Nigerians were a dangerous side and compared them to Senegal, who Croatia defeated 2-1 in an international friendly last Friday.

“I think they’re very similar teams that especially look to counter-attack. It’s true that against Senegal we weren’t at our highest level. If we play at our level against Nigeria, there’s no doubt we’ll win,” Kalinic said.

Croatia’s final two round-robin matches will be against Lionel Messi and Argentina on June 21 and versus Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Iceland on June 26.

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Juventus rout AC Milan to win 4th straight Coppa Italia

Rome, May 10: Moroccan centre-back Medhi Benatia scored two second-half goals as Juventus pounded AC Milan 4-0 here to hoist the Coppa Italia for the fourth consecutive year and the record-extending 13th time in all.

After a goalless first half, Benatia opened the scoring with a header in the 56th minute on Wednesday. The goal was followed by two mistakes within eight minutes from Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The 19-year-old was the culprit of allowing a drive from Douglas Costa to go through before failing to grab an easy header from Mario Manzukic — from which Benatia tucked in to get his second goal.

Later in the 76th minute, Nikola Kalinic headed a Juventus corner into his own net as the defending champions ran away with the title.

After the big win on Wednesday, the Turin football giants are also on the verge of clinching their seventh successive Serie A title, needing only one point from their final two matches to be assured of besting second-place Napoli, reports Efe.

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri, bidding to win his fourth consecutive double of the league and Cup titles, surprised many by leaving striker Gonzalo Higuain out of the starting line-up in favour of Mario Mandzukic, flanked by Douglas Costa and Paulo Dybala.

Milan’s coach Gennaro Gattuso, meanwhile, stuck with his usual attacking trio of Hakan Calhanoglu, Suso Fernandez Saez and Patrick Cutrone, who leads the team in scoring with 16 goals.

Each of the five previous one-match title showdowns between AC Milan and Juventus were decided in extra time or on penalties and Wednesday’s relatively uneventful first half in front of 65,000 people at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico pointed toward a similar outcome.

Instead, Juventus upped the intensity after the restart, taking a 1-0 lead in the 55th minute as Benatia headed-in Miralem Pjanic’s corner.

Disheartened, Milan went on to concede two more goals in the space of minutes just after the hour mark. Donnarumma reacted too late to stop Brazilian winger Costa’s shot from the edge of the box in the 61st. Two minutes later, Benatia got his second of the night to make it 3-0 for Juventus.

Kalinic, who came on as a sub for Cutrone, only made things worse for Milan with an own goal from Pjanic’s corner kick from the left and was headed in by the Croatian who was standing at the near post.

The fourth goal killed off the game as Juventus pocketed their first title of the season, with Allegri’s side on the verge of sealing yet another league title in the next few days.

“We’ve written another chapter in Juventus’ history and now is the time to celebrate,” Allegri was quoted as saying by Juventus’ website.

“The lads put in an extraordinary performance and deserved the victory. They showed technical quality and mental strength in the game, gifting another night to remember to the fans.

“Winning our fourth Coppa Italia in a row wasn’t easy after a difficult and sapping season. Now we have to wrap up the league title.”

“The full-time score does not tell the whole story because if you think about the first half we created a clear-cut opportunity through Cutrone, whereas they didn’t have many chances. We played a good match but mistakes punished us and as I said, it’s part of the game,” the former AC Milan midfielder was quoted as saying by the club’s website.

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