Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Milan Beaten by the Beautiful Game
ESPN Soccernet, November 15th, 2006 4:12PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z45-HBtrAqg
The European press is in raptures over the crisis at Italian giant AC Milan, writes Roberto Gotta of Soccernet. When the mighty fall, you can count on the press to take pictures and count the number of pieces. This time, that number is four losses in Milan's last five Serie A games; it's now down to the team's board to put on a brave face and pick up the pieces. Gotta points out that Milan was beaten by Roma on Saturday by one of the most beautiful team goals the league has seen in recent seasons. You should check this one out on YouTube: a poor pass from Kaka to Clarence Seedorf was picked off Daniele De Rossi, who poked the ball forward but just behind Alberto Aquilani in the center of midfield. Aquilani, spotting the run of Brazilian winger Mancini down the left, sensed that the only way to deliver a lead pass to the Brazilian was to wrap his right foot around his left so he could reach the ball as it was traveling behind him. His perfect pass found Mancini in space, and the Brazilian then lobbed one-touch ball with his left foot to Francesco Totti, who headed home at the near post. Gotta called Roma's game-winner "a beauty of a goal which I could watch over and over, it embodies the essence of the exquisite skills some of the top players possess, and which make watching this game still worthwhile despite all the dodgy stuff going on in some boardrooms and behind the scenes." The Milanese, of course, protested long and loud after the team's latest defeat, once again bringing up missed calls in older games and mistreatment at the hands of the Italian Olympic Committee. In Italy, the losers will always complain, but the beautiful game beats whining and off-field histrionics every time. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
The case for more female coaches in youth soccer    
Nicole Farley, who coaches at Southern California's Laguna United SC and Dana High School, says "I ...
Nasri to Miss a Month Following Surgery     
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will miss a month after having groin surgery over the weekend. ...
Herrera Out as Man United Injury Crisis Worsens    
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for "weeks" with a fractured rib in yet ...
Giroud Signs Gunners Extension    
Goal.com reports that injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a two-year contract extension with the ...
Defender Helped Finance Barca Move    
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu on Monday confirmed that he paid three million euros out of his ...
Man United Mulls Midweek Friendlies Abroad    
The BBC reports that Manchester United is thinking about playing potentially lucrative midweek friendlies abroad since ...
Cole 'Never Expected' to Play Against Lampard in UCL    
AS Roma defender Ashley Cole said he was surprised to come up against former Chelsea teammate ...
Luis Suarez Ban Upheld in FIFA 15     
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is not currently playable in the "career mode" of FIFA 15, the ...
Simeone: Juve a 'Final'    
It may only be Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League, but Diego Simeone is already ...
Report: Pardew's Job Safe-for Now     
Newcastle United is currently 19th in the Premier League table and winless in six games so ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives