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Montolivo ruled out of Coppa Italia semi-final

Posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 by Goal.com122 hits

AC Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo will miss the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Alessandria with an Achilles injury. Sinisa Mihajlovic's men go into Tuesday's tie at San Siro with a 1-0 lead after Mario Balotelli's penalty proved decisive in the away leg. But 31-year-old Montolivo, who missed Saturday's win over Torino through suspension, has not been included in Milan's 23-man ...Full Story »

World Cup warm-ups: Italy's Montolivo breaks leg, Dutch edge Ghana

Posted Sunday, June 01, 2014 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Paris (AFP) - Italy's World Cup build-up suffered a major blow on Saturday when midfielder Riccardo Montolivo broke his leg against Ireland, while in other Brazil 2014 warm-ups Holland beat Ghana and Greece held Portugal. AC Milan captain Montolivo was injured in the early stages of the friendly at Fulham's Craven Cottage following a crunching tackle from Ireland defender Alex Pearce. Skipperi...Full Story »

AC Milan 1 : 0 Catania - Montolivo revives Milan Euro hopes

Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014 by PA101 hits

Riccardo Montolivo fired AC Milan back into the top half of the Serie A table and into the race for Europe as they recorded a 1-0 victory over 10-man Catania. The 18-time Italian champions have spent most of the season in the doldrums but four-straight wins have now seen Clarence Seedorf's men close to within five points of city rivals Inter Milan and the final Europa League berth. While botto...Full Story »

Genoa vs AC Milan preview - Montolivo chasing third win on spin

Posted Monday, April 07, 2014 by PA165 hits

AC Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo admits his team needs to "find consistency" if they are to secure European qualification this season. Milan travel to the Luigi Ferraris stadium to face Genoa on Monday on the back of straight victories at Fiorentina and against Chievo. Consistency has been the Rossoneri's main problem this campaign but Montolivo is hopeful his side can clinch for the first ...Full Story »

AC Milan vs Juventus preview - Montolivo backing Milan

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA81 hits

Captain Riccardo Montolivo believes AC Milan have what it takes to "embarrass" Serie A leaders Juventus at San Siro on Sunday night. With over two thirds of the season gone, the Rossoneri are still down in ninth place - a distant 31 points behind the reigning Italian champions - and seriously risk failing to secure European football for next season. Results have, however, improved since Claren...Full Story »

Parma vs AC Milan preview - Montolivo keeping Milan motivated

Posted Sunday, October 27, 2013 by PA136 hits

AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has warned his team-mates not to drop their standards when they travel to Parma on Sunday. The Rossoneri appear to have put a disappointing start to the Serie A season behind them. Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Barcelona kept Milan on course for the knockout stage of the Champions League and, coming after last weekend's 1-0 league win over Udinese, suggests ...Full Story »

Montolivo: Balotelli doesn't need special treatment

Posted Monday, August 12, 2013 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has insisted that he will not treat Mario Balotelli any different than his other teammates in his new role as Rossoneri skipper.The former Fiorentina man replaced Massimo Ambrosini as the San Siro side's captain following the latter's departure this summer and he has stressed that he will not give the flamboyant striker preferential treatment."Balotelli doe...Full Story »

Montolivo praises 'massive' Pazzini performance

Posted Wednesday, May 01, 2013 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has praised the "massive" Giampaolo Pazzini performance in the 4-2 Serie A win over Catania on Sunday.Pazzini came off the bench in the second half to score two goals in three minutes before Mario Balotelli sealed the points with a late penalty and Montolivo was thrilled to see his compatriot perform so well when it mattered most to the side."This was a big...Full Story »

Chievo 0 : 1 AC Milan - Montolivo wins it for Milan

Posted Saturday, March 30, 2013 by PA58 hits

Riccardo Montolivo's first-half goal was enough for AC Milan to take all three points from their Serie A trip to Chievo and sustain their improbable title challenge. Montolivo decided a game affected by rainy conditions in the 25th minute as the Rossoneri responded to Juventus' 2-1 win at Inter Milan to keep their own bid for the Scudetto alive. Chievo's woes were compounded by a red card for ...Full Story »

Montolivo: AC Milan must beat Bologna

Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

Riccardo Montolivo has insisted that AC Milan desperately needs to take all three points from this weekend's Serie A match against Bologna. The Italy international realizes that the Rossoblu will not be pushovers, though, and has singled out Alberto Gilardino as its main attacking threat. "Bologna have good technical qualities and we'll have to be careful because they have quality in the middl...Full Story »

Barcelona are like Spain but we have a chance, says Montolivo

Posted Friday, December 28, 2012 by Goal.com159 hits

The AC Milan midfielder believes his team has what it takes to get past Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo believes his team has what it takes to get past Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League. The Italian giants will face the Catalans in the round of 16 in early 2013 and Montolivo believes it is not an impossible task to ...Full Story »

Montolivo: Scoring four goals away from home is fun

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Goal.com131 hits

The Italy international was delighted with the 4-2 victory his side took from their trip to Torino, and has wished Nigel de Jong a speedy recovery from his season-ending injury AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has expressed his delight with his side's 4-2 triumph at Torino in Serie A on Sunday. The Rossoneri recovered from an early deficit to win the match in convincing fashion, and th...Full Story »

Montolivo: Milan must be confident for the Champions League

Posted Monday, November 05, 2012 by Goal.com75 hits

The midfielder was delighted with his side's 5-1 thrashing of Chievo on Saturday, and believes a third-placed finish in Serie A will be possible if they can build on their form Riccardo Montolivo insists AC Milan are beginning to get into their stride this season, and has called on the team to take their growing confidence into the Champions League clash with Malaga on Tuesday. The Italy int...Full Story »

Riccardo Montolivo: AC Milan are behind Allegri

Posted Friday, September 21, 2012 by Goal.com162 hits

The Italy international has expressed his belief that the under-fire Rossoneri boss is the right man for the job, despite his side's lacklustre start to the new campaign AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has thrown his support behind coach Massimiliano Allegri, whose position at the club has come into question following some poor results so far this season. There have been rumours circ...Full Story »

Montolivo: I'm at AC Milan to replace Pirlo

Posted Friday, September 07, 2012 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

Riccardo Montolivo is determined to make an impact at AC Milan and aims to emulate Andrea Pirlo at the San Siro. The latter left the Rossoneri for Juventus in the summer of 2011 after a 10-year spell at the club, and the former Fiorentina man feels it is up to him to make the Milan fans forgot about the illustrious playmaker. "Whether I’m here to replace Pirlo? Yes that’s what I...Full Story »

Montolivo welcomes Kaka at Milan

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by ESPN280 hits

AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has revealed he would welcome Kaka if the out-of-favour Real Madrid man decides to return to the San Siro this summer. Kaka spent six glorious years at Milan from 2003 to 2009 and helped the club to the Serie A title in the 2003/04 season, as well as a UEFA Champions League triumph in 2007. He then moved to Real for a fee of €68.5million but his t...Full Story »

Montolivo ready to replace Pirlo

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by PA137 hits

Riccardo Montolivo is ready to step in as Andrea Pirlo's replacement in Italy's opening two World Cup games. The experienced Pirlo is set to miss games against Paraguay and New Zealand through a calf injury but could return in time for the Azzurri's final Group F match against Slovakia on June 24. With Pirlo out, Italy coach Marcello Lippi is likely to give Fiorentina midfielder Montolivo a sta...Full Story »

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