If this doesn't give you a smile nothing will!

Discussion in 'AC Milan' started by Catfish, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Arsenal FC
    From www.acmilan.com
    ...always present in the talks regarding Carlo Ancelotti. One hundred games as a Milan coach in the league and 143 points in two full seasons with the Rossoneri. A first-rate coach, a top-flight boss. In particular, in the last 41 rounds in Serie A he has totalled 96 points of the 123 possible: a very high average, the century record is close, but it is always a big achievement. In the derby's goalless draw with Inter (the last time a derby ended this way Milan won the Champions League... will it be of good omen?), Carlo Ancelotti made it to one hundred. His first appearance at the helm of Milan ended with a goalless draw as well. It was November 18, 2001 and the Rossoneri were facing Piacenza at the San Siro. Then, the first victory came seven days later at the Tardini stadium, thanks to Pippo Inzaghi's winner. An excellent period, if not for the collision between goalkeeper Cristiano Lupatelli and red-hot Inzaghi at Milan-Chievo, which slowed the Rossoneri's march to the top of the table until the end of the season. However it was a useful season, Milan finished fourth place in the league, clinching a berth to the Champions League preliminary round. And from there, after playing 19 games against such tough oppositions as Deportivo La Coruna, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Inter and Juventus, the triumph in Manchester that was celebrated a week later, they lifted the Italian Cup as well. And don't forget the UEFA SuperCup, the 17th title and the Italian SuperCup. Carlo Ancelotti, one hundred games in the league well-played. And the coach knows in his heart of hearts that the best is yet to come.
  2. Diavolo

    Diavolo New Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    Great post Catfish.

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