MILAN – With the 2016 TIM Cup final just around the corner, here below we detail all the key information for Milan fans making their way to the Olimpico for the game with Juventus. - Turnstiles will open from 16.00.- Milan fans have been assigned the Curva Sud and Tribuna Monte Mario sector of the Olimpico stadium.- Those travelling down by coach or with their own vehicles have been advised to use the ‘Roma Sud’ and ‘Roma Ovest’ toll-booths and take the “Aurelia direzione centro” exit on the Great Ring Road to the following destinations:by car:- “Cipro” Park and Ride where fans can make their way to the stadium by free shuttle bus service.- Piazzale Clodio Parking Centre where fans can make their way by foot or free shuttle bus service.by coach:- Parking at Lungotevere della Vittoria – Lungotevere Oberdan – Lungotevere della Armi – Lungotevere Flaminio (via Luigi Canina – Ponte della Musica from where fans can reach the stadium by foot)
MILAN – Ahead of the final verdicts for the Primavera (U19) and Allievi Nazionali (U17) championships, we look back at another very successful season for the teams at the lower end of the Milan youth academy, confirming the excellent job carried out by the coaches with the club’s youth. Another demonstration of the club’s reputation as one of the best for youth at home and abroad is the number of call-ups to the national teams: this year a total of 37 players were called-up to international duty, a record in Italy and Europe.The main objective though is the development of the individual and creating youth teams that play good football and mould them so that they can eventually make the step-up to the first team. Results and winning are important, but not the ultimate aim. The likes of Calabria, Donnarumma and Locatelli are the most satisfying results from the youth sector and for all those people involved in working with the club’s future.Season round-up:Giovanissimi Regionali 2002: the team coached by Bertuzzo enjoyed an excellent season, showing massive improvement and ending in third place. The team also managed to collect silverware, winning the Torneo delle Sirene where they beat Napoli 4-0 in the final.Giovanissimi Regionali 2003: Misso’s lads won the league as well as three tournaments over the course of the season. They were: Nico Giovannini Memorial, Davide Eleni Tournament (running out 3-0 winners over Inter) and Protti Tournament.Esordienti 2004: a season to remember for the Rossoneri youngsters which ended with the league title thanks to 27 wins as well as clearing up in a number of tournaments such as the Montecatini International where they beat PSG.Esordienti 2005: an attacking brand of football took the team all the way to the league title.Esordienti 2005 B: Morin’s lads also won the league courtesy of 11 wins as well as lifting the Albioni Memorial.Finally, the Pulcini 2006 & 2007 impressed everyone with their talent and triumphs in several tournaments at home and abroad such as the Venlo Tournament where they beat Spartak Moscow in the final.
(IN THE PHOTO: the club president talks to the players)
MILANELLO – On Thursday, the President Silvio Berlusconi paid a visit to Milanello and spoke to the team ahead of their TIM Cup final showdown with Juventus on Saturday.
These were the words of the Milan number 1: "Victory in the TIM Cup would give a new meaning to the season. You have to give everything you have inside, and more. It would be a big achievement for you and for Milan to obtain direct qualification to Europe, as well as allowing the club to win its 29th trophy in 30 years."
MILAN – With the league season now over, the Rossoneri will now set their sights on the TIM Cup final with Juventus at the Olimpico scheduled for May 21. PAST FIVE CUP MEETINGS:2012/13: Juventus-Milan 2-1 (aet). Quarter Finals2011/12: Juventus-Milan 2-2 (aet). Second leg Semi Final2011/12: Milan-Juventus 1-2. First leg Semi Final2001/02: Juventus-Milan 1-1. Second leg Semi Final2001/02: Milan-Juventus 1-2. First leg Semi FinalMEMORABLE MEETING: 1972/73. Milan-Juventus 1-1, 6-3 (on penalties): Cesare Maldini and Nereo Rocco were on the Milan bench for the cup final which ended 1-1 after normal time thanks to goals from Bettega for Juve and Benetti for Milan. The Rossoneri went on to hold their nerve in the shoot-out and didn’t put a foot wrong to lift the cup.FORMER PLAYERSMilan: Christian Abbiati (on loan at Juve in 2005/2006 season).Juventus: there are no former Milan players currently in the Juve squad.The following have played for both clubs: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (at Juventus between 2004 to 2006, at Milan from 2010 to 2012), Roberto Baggio (at Juventus from 1990 to 1995, at Milan from 1995 to 1997), Fabio Capello (at Juventus from 1970 to 1976, at Milan from 1976 to 1980), Romeo Benetti (at Juventus in 1968/1969, at Milan from 1970 to 1976, back at Juventus from 1976 to 1979), Alessandro Matri (at Milan in 2006/2007, August 2013 to January 2014. At Juve from 2011 to 2013), Andrea Pirlo (at Milan from 2001 to 2011, at Juventus from 2011 to 2015), Filippo Inzaghi (at Juventus from 1997 to 2001, at Milan from 2001 to 2012, Milan coach in 2014/2015).The following have coached both clubs: Carlo Ancelotti (at Juventus from February 1999 to 2001, at Milan from November 2001 to 2009), Fabio Capello (at Milan from 1991 to 1996 and 1997/98, at Juventus from 2004 to 2006).Milan’s run to the final:17 August, Milan-Perugia 2-01 December, Milan-Crotone 3-117 December, Sampdoria-Milan 0-213 January, Milan-Carpi 2-126 January, Alessandria-Milan 0-11 March, Milan-Alessandria 5-0
(IN THE PHOTO: the stage for this year’s final, the Olimpico)
MILAN – Here below is a full list of Milan’s appearances in the Italian Cup final over the past 50 years:1967: Milan-Padova 1-0 1972: Milan-Napoli 2-0 1973: Milan-Juventus 6-3 (after penalties)1975: Fiorentina-Milan 3-2 1977: Milan-Inter 2-0 1985: Milan-Sampdoria 0-1, 1-2 (two legged final)1990: Juventus-Milan 0-0, 1-0 (two legged final)1998: Milan-Lazio 1-0, 1-3 (two legged final)2003: Roma-Milan 1-4, 2-2 (two legged final)Here are all the previous meetings since 1966 between Milan and Juventus in the cup:Coppa Italia 1966-67, Semi-final: Juventus-Milan 1-2.Coppa Italia 1971-72, Second Group Stage: Juventus-Milan 0-1, Milan-Juventus 3-2.Coppa Italia 1972-73, Final: Milan-Juventus 1-1 (6-3 on penalties).Coppa Italia 1974-75, Second Group Stage: Milan-Juventus 1-0, Juventus-Milan 2-1.Coppa Italia 1977-78, Second Group Stage: Juventus-Milan 0-3, Milan-Juventus 4-2.Coppa Italia 1982-83, First Group Stage: Juventus-Milan 2-1.Coppa Italia 1984-85, Quarter-final: Milan-Juventus 0-0, Juventus-Milan 0-1.Coppa Italia 1989-90, Final: Juventus-Milan 0-0, Milan-Juventus 0-1.Coppa Italia 1991-92, Semi-final: Milan-Juventus 0-0, Juventus-Milan 1-0.Coppa Italia 2001-02, Semi-final: Milan-Juventus 1-2, Juventus-Milan 1-1.Coppa Italia 2011-12, Semi-final: Milan-Juventus 1-2, Juventus-Milan 1-2 (2-2 after extra-time).Coppa Italia 2012-13, Quarter-final: Juventus-Milan 1-1 (2-1 after extra-time).