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  • Neymar will be the world's best, says Brazilian Ronaldo December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil football great Ronaldo said that the country's national team lacked talent, but "it is just a matter of time" before Barcelona star Neymar becomes the "world's best player". "Cristiano Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi are the best right now, but Neymar has come a long way. The move to...
  • Luiz Adriano eyes Champions League record November 24, 2014

    Barcelona: While Lionel Messi tries to break the Champions League's all-time scoring mark on Tuesday, another record could fall when Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano faces Athletic Bilbao. The Brazilian is having a breakout European campaign and has Shakhtar on the cusp of qualifying for the second round for the third...
  • I was victim of racist chants, says Luiz Adriano October 22, 2014

    Luiz Adriano, who scored five goals in Shakhtar Donetsk's record-tying 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov on Tuesday, said he was the victim of racist chanting from a section of the crowd. "I heard rude abuse...racist ones," the Brazilian marksman was quoted as saying on Shakhtar's website. "Supporters behaved improperly and...
  • Bayern Munich, Chelsea win in Champions League goal-fest October 22, 2014

    Frankfurt: The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven goals past BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea were't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor,...
  • Seedorf wants Galliani to keep faith amid Milan struggles March 23, 2014

    Rome: Clarence Seedorf says that he has asked AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani to keep supporting him and his team amid claims the Dutchman has until Wednesday's trip to Fiorentina to save his job. Reports in Italian media say the 37-year-old coach is under pressure for poor results and his team's...
  • AC Milan CEO Galliani to stay despite handing resignation, says Berlusconi November 30, 2013

    Rome: Adriano Galliani will stay in his position as AC Milan CEO despite handing in his resignation, club president Silvio Berlusconi announced on Saturday. "Serenity has returned to AC Milan. Adriano Galliani will remain in his position," Berlusconi told news agency ANSA. On Friday, Galliani announced he would resign after nearly 28...
  • Galliani to quit as Milan chief executive: ANSA November 29, 2013

    AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani is to quit after 27 years at the club, he told the ANSA news agency on Friday. "I'm leaving with or without a (severance) agreement," he was quoted as saying. "I have suffered serious personal damage, that's not the way to carry out a restructuring;...
  • Barcelona's Adriano injured, to miss Ajax match November 24, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona's already injuryhit squad has received another blow with full back Adriano ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League game at Ajax. Barcelona says that the versatile, yet injuryprone Brazilian hurt a ligament in his left ankle during the 40 win over Granada on Saturday and will miss the trip to...
  • Balotelli, Abbiati unlikely for Barcelona game October 20, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani confirmed that striker Mario Balotelli and Christian Abbiati could probably miss the Champions League game against Barcelona due to injuries. Balotelli, who returned from international duty with a thigh problem, will reportedly be sidelined for three weeks, while Abbiati has a calf strain, reports...
  • Barcelona's Adriano doubtful for Spanish Super Cup August 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say defender Adriano is doubtful for Wednesday's second leg of the Spanish Super Cup after injuring his right leg. The Spanish club says Adriano "strained a muscle in his right leg" after scoring the winner in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Malaga. He was substituted at halftime of the Spanish...
  • Lacklustre Barcelona edge past Malaga in La Liga August 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Playing without the injured Lionel Messi, Barcelona needed Adriano's long strike on Sunday to beat Malaga 1-0 and maintain a perfect record through two rounds of the Spanish league. Barcelona kept Bernd Schuster's team pushed back in their area early on at La Rosaleda Stadium but failed to finish its...
  • Adriano Galliani confirms Robinho staying at Milan July 13, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan vicepresident Adriano Galliani has confirmed that negotiations with Santos over the sale of Robinho have broken down and that the player is "delighted" to be staying where he is, according to espnfc.com. Despite hinting that a deal could still be struck with Santos, Galliani now accepts that Robinho...
  • Robinho wants Santos return, says Galliani July 7, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: AC Milan winger Robinho has told the Italian Serie A football club that he wants to return to Brazilian outfit Santos. The Rossoneri are understood to have lowered their asking price to eight million euros from 10 million euros in a bid to strike a deal before the...
  • Montolivo named AC Milan captain after just 1 season June 24, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has announced that Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo will become the squad's new captain after just one season with the club. The move comes after Milan decided earlier this month in a surprise move not to renew the contract of previous captain Massimo Ambrosini, who...
  • Allegri extends stay at Milan June 3, 2013

    Milan: Massimiliano Allegri will continue to coach AC Milan next season, club owner Silvio Berlusconi confirmed. Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi made the official announcement after holding talks with club vice president Adriano Galliani and Allegri on Sunday night, reports Xinhua. "With Galliani and Allegri we had a frank and cordial discussion...
  • Adriano Correia's versatility helps secure new Barcelona contract May 22, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona utility player Adriano Correia has agreed a fouryear contract extension until 2017, the La Liga champions said in a statement on Wednesday. The Brazilian, who was signed from Sevilla in 2010, has a buyout clause of 90 million euros. "He's become known as one of the most versatile players on...
  • Milan and Fiorentina clash in quest for Champions League birth May 7, 2013

    Milan: Although the title has already been secured by Juventus, there is still much to play for at both ends of the Serie A table, with AC Milan and Fiorentina fighting for the final Champions League spot. Milan is in pole position to finish third and earn a place in the...
  • AC Milan striker Balotelli fined for smoking in train toilet April 7, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan's maverick forward Mario Balotelli was caught smoking in the toilet on the train during the team's journey to Florence and will be fined, chief executive Adriano Galliani said on Sunday. Balotelli was ticked off by the train guard who told Galliani: "You need to pull his ears. He...
  • Adriano to miss Barcelona's Champions League clash with PSG March 18, 2013

    Madrid: Spanish football giant Barcelona's full-back Adriano will miss the club's Champions League quarter-final match against French side Paris Saint-Germain due to an hamstring injury. The Brazilian international was injured in Barca's Spanish league match against Rayo Vallecano Sunday and was forced off after 23 minutes. He will be out of...
  • Kaka bid has failed, admits Milan chief executive January 22, 2013

    Rome: Negotiations aimed at bringing Brazilian midfielder Kaka back to AC Milan from Real Madrid have ended in failure, the Italian club's chief executive said Monday. Despite Kaka's willingness to take a pay cut, the transfer was not "practicable" because of the vast discrepancies between the Spanish and Italian tax systems,...
  • Barcelona's Adriano out of Copa game due to injury January 10, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Adriano will miss the Copa del Rey game on Thursday against Cordoba because of a leg injury. The Spanish club says Adriano has hurt his right ankle. It is not clear when he will return to action. The Brazilian has scored five goals in the Spanish league this season. Barcelona...
  • Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Atletico 41 December 17, 2012

    Madrid: Leaders Barcelona struck a potentially decisive blow in the La Liga title race when Lionel Messi scored twice in a 41 win at home to secondplaced Atletico Madrid to move nine points clear at the top on Sunday. The victory moved Barca 13 points ahead of ailing champions Real...
  • Shakhtar beat Nordsjaelland in the Champions League November 21, 2012

    Copenhagen: Shakhtar Donetsk advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League after winning 52 at FC Nordsjaelland following a hat trick by Luiz Adriano and two goals by Willian on Tuesday. The Ukrainian club lead the group with 10 points, one more than Juventus and three in front of...
  • Massimiliano Allegri will stay at AC Milan November 13, 2012

    Milan: AC Milan club vice president Adriano Galliani confirmed that Massimiliano Allegri will stay as the football club's head coach despite their dismal loss to Fiorentina at home. Allegri's job was again placed in doubt following the 13 home loss their sixth in 12 Serie A games, reports ...
  • Injured Adriano out for three weeks for Barcelona November 4, 2012

    Madrid: Spanish football giants Barcelona confirmed they will be without defender Adriano Correia for the next three weeks due to an injury he picked up during his side's 31 win at home to Celta Vigo. Adriano opened the scoring for Barca after 21 minutes of the game, but was forced to...
  • Kaka in Brazil squad for friendly against Colombia October 30, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Kaka has kept his place in the Brazil squad after his impressive return last month but Shakhtar Donetsk players were again overlooked by coach Mano Menezes. Menezes, naming his squad for next month's friendly against Colombia in the United States, also declined to give Ronaldinho another chance...
  • Barcelona Coach impressed by Adriano's performance October 8, 2012

    Madrid: FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova was pleased with the display of stop-gap defender Adriano during the 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in the Clasico. Lionel Messi and Crisitano Ronaldo took the headlines with two goals each in the game Sunday, but the big surprise of the night was the appearance...
  • Real beat Barca to win Super Cup on away goals August 30, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid took advantage of quick goals plus an early sending off to beat 10man Barcelona 21 on Wednesday to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals after the twolegged tie ended 44. Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in control with goals inside 23 minutes at the...
  • Real, AC Milan meet to decide Kaka's future August 7, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: The immediate future of Brazilian star Kaka will reportedly be decided at a meeting between Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliano on Wednesday. Real Madrid is looking to cash in on the 2007 FIFA world player of the year, who has expressed his...