Riccardo Montolivo

  • Italy hurting after 0-0 draw with Ireland June 1, 2014

    Italy were held to a 0-0 draw by Ireland in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday that saw the Azzurri lose key midfielder Riccardo Montolivo to a broken leg which will rule him out of the tournament in Brazil. Reading fullback Alex Pearce fouled Montolivo in the ninth minute and...
  • Italy's Montolivo out of World Cup with broken leg June 1, 2014

    Italy suffered a serious blow ahead of next month's World Cup when midfielder Riccardo Montolivo broke his leg during a warm-up game against Ireland at Craven Cottage on Saturday. "It's what we feared, a fractured tibia. It will probably need some months, Riccardo is out of the World Cup. He didn't...
  • AC Milan beat Catania, earn fourth straight win April 14, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan earned their fourth win in a row when they beat Catania 1-0 at home here in Serie A football. Riccardo Montolivo, who netted in Milan's 3-1 victory at Catania earlier this season, scored the game's only goal in the 23rd minute Sunday, thanks to a superb long-range...
  • Champions League: AC Milan in last 16 after 0-0 draw against Ajax December 12, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan are through to the Champions League last 16 after holding Ajax to a goalless draw despite playing most of the match with 10 men after captain Riccardo Montolivo was sent off. Montolivo was shown a straight red card in the 22nd minute for a stamp on Christian Poulsen....
  • 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...
  • Italy suffer double injury blow in Brazil loss June 23, 2013

    Salvador, Brazil: Italy were left battered and bruised after losing two starters to injury in a 4-2 loss to Brazil at the Confederations Cup. And the Azzurri have just five days to recuperate before probably facing World Cup holder Spain in the semifinals. Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo exited in the 26th minute...
  • Brazil's attacking quartet pose a threat for Italy June 22, 2013

    Salvador: Italy must contend with Brazil's dizzying array of attacking talent in what will be a demanding and difficult Confederations Cup match on Saturday, said coach Cesare Prandelli. Brazil, buoyed by the return of Thiago Silva, have a glut of attacking talent, including Neymar, Hulk, Fred and Jo, with Prandelli...
  • AC Milan draw 2-2 against 10-man Fiorentina in Serie A April 7, 2013

    Rome: AC Milan squandered a two-goal lead over 10-man Fiorentina and settled for a 2-2 draw on Sunday that ended their four-match winning streak in Serie A. Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo put Milan ahead against his former squad when Fiorentina midfielder David Pizarro gave up the ball in the 14th minute. After...