LAME PUN OF THE DAY: PAT-ASTROPHE

Alex Pato: more muscle injuries than Inter have had 2011-12 wins

Luckless AC Milan star out for the 14th time in little over two years

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What was the least surprising incident in the Champions League this week? All three away-leg winners triumphing at home? Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice? Chelsea fans waving their super naff flags?

Nope, forget all that, the event that trumped all others in the so-damn-disappointingly-inevitable stakes was AC Milan forward Alex Pato hobbling off [...]

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DUCKING OUT

Tevez in ‘being involved in interesting transfer saga’ shock

Still got some power - has Berlusconi scuppered the Tevez deal?

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While everyone in England is bored to tears of Carlos Tevez, the transfer saga that he is currently tangled up in over in Italy is genuinely riveting, and produced a doozy of a twist on Thursday.

It finally, finally looked like AC Milan had sussed a way to deck him in red and white that [...]

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BACK IN BUSINESS

Fresh from ruining Italy, Berlusconi is ready to derail AC Milan

Massimiliano Allegri can look forward to plenty of tactical insights

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Italian football club presidents are notorious for being as hard to please as mother-in-laws, Daily Mail readers and Aston Villa fans (hey, we can’t pick on Liverpool all the time you know!) combined.

Nine coaches have been sacked already in 2011-12 – two before the season even started – and the most reactionary president of [...]

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FUTURE OF THE GAME

Don Balon’s list of the 100 best young players in the world

You’ll be hearing a lot about this man in the next 20 or so years

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Don Balon is a Spanish football magazine with a good line in fate-tempting articles predicting the next generation of world superstars.

Of course, speculating on the potential of young players is a risky [...]

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