Analysis of Milan by soccerage.com
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(126.96.36.199) Abbiati, CONTRA, Laursen, Maldini, Coco, Ambrosini, Gattuso, Serginho, RUI COSTA, Shevchenko and INZAGHI.
Coach Terim ended up getting his favourite player from Fiorentina and poached Juve's predator Inzaghi to keep the Portuguese creative busy. But it will be Shevchenko who should produce the most goals.
This year, the rossoneri have a solid chance to challenge hard for the title after enduring some miserable times and everyone at the San Siro is confident that this will be their year. "We haven't had a team like this since the days of Marco Van Basten," VP Adriano Galliani has said.
Terim's back 4 looks strong and flexible but the Turk may have to wait until Redondo finally finds fitness and Donati settles in to find the perfect red and black blend overall. The players leaving were no surprise except for hyper-talented young hitman Comandini who joined Atalanta. Boban knew there was no place for him up against Rui Costa and Leonardo has flattered to deceive for too long at the highest level.
The incoming Liga top scorer Javi Moreno should keep Inzaghi on his toes and Brocchi and Pirlo are good cover for Terim's plans.
Defender Laursen (from Parma), midfielder Brocchi (from Inter), midfielder Rui Costa (from Fiorentina), striker F.Inzaghi (from Juventus), midfielder Pirlo (Inter), defender Contra (from Alaves), midfielder Donati (from Atalanta), defender Domoraud (from Bastia), striker Javi Moreno (from Alaves), defender C.Zenoni (from Atalanta), midfielder Corrent (from Salernitana), defender Coloccini (from San Lorenzo) and midfielder Brncic (who returns from a loan with Vicenza).
Midfielder Daino (to Derby County), midfielder Ba (to Marseille), goalkeeper Aldegani (to Alaves), midfielder Boban (to Celta Vigo), midfielder Guglielminpietro (to Inter), midfielder Ba (to Marseille), defender Coloccini (loaned to Alaves), Aldegani (loaned to Alaves), midfielder Giunti (to Brescia), defender Sala (to Atalanta), midfielder Guglielminpietro (to Inter), striker Leonardo (to San Paolo), striker Comandini (to Atalanta) and striker Saudati (to Atalanta).
9.5/10: Powered by a strong and respected coach, Milan have all the right pieces assembled for a title challenge. If they don't win, they will come a very close second.
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