When Real Madrid meet AC Milan in the Champions league they will be wary of the rossoneri’s recent impeccable form. Milan beat Parma 2-0 on Saturday night to narrow the 9 point gap that leaders Inter have over them
Once again the in-form Ronaldinho proved just why he deserves a place in the Starting line-up after setting both goals for compatriot Mario Borriello. This win moves the them up to 4th place and it was a good morale booster ahead of their tie against the Merengues.
Leonardo’s break could not have come at a better time. The rookie coach has been under a lot of pressure to restore Milan to their form of yesteryears since taking over from Carlo Ancelotti. A string of poor showings at the start of the season had many calling on club president Silvio Berlusconi to make drastic changes in the dressing room.
Leonardo has a shot of doing something only a few coaches have ever succeeded in doing- wining the champion’s league as a player and coach albeit with the same club. If he succeeds then he will be in a class of very few men who have achieved this including his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti.
Elsewhere, Juventus squandered a 2 goal lead to lose 3-2 to Napoli at home. The new come back kids of Italian football have for the second time in one week come from 2 goals down to get a result.
Walter Mazzarri has had more success with Napoli in four games than Roberto Donadoni had during his short tenureas coach. Juve’s goals came from Trezeguet and Sebastian Giovinco. However, a Marek Hamsik goal in the 59th minute and a Jesus Datolo equaliser 5 minutes later stunned Juve. Hamsik struck again in the dying minutes to ensure his side bagged all the three points. This win moved them up to 5th position.