Upon a time…

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Ahead of the Champions League first clash this eve, Rossoneri Blog’s Gfloriano speaks about the unsuccessful history of AC Milan against the French side

Olympique Marseille? a name that brings back memories of the Milan fans  many bad memories. Step back in time reminded of the blurred images of one night 18 years ago when old Velodrome at a Milan of great champions, led by the mister Arrigo Sacchi, after a disappointing home draw, and yep below zero to one, only moments from the end, with the excuse of a sudden lack of visibility occurred  due to the shutdown of some lighthouses lighting system, badly advised by the leaders of the time, unexpectedly decided to leave the field. Consequently it was not only inevitable fool and the loss of style, the one-year ban from all European competitions.

A few years later, in the golden age under the guidance of  Mister Fabio Capello, the Rossoneri found themselves in front again Olympique Marseille, the then-powerful Bernard Tapie, a spring night in the picturesque setting of the Olympia Stadion in Monaco of Bavaria, after a run of only perfect victory came one of the most stinging defeats and painful history, a headed goal by Boli, the development of a corner, above all non-existent, the Cup did take the road to Marseilles. That sad night also coincided with the last game of Marco Van Basten in the Rossoneri.

And tonight we are again, in the first day of the new edition of the Champions League AC Milan is called again to take the field in Marseille, in the new Velodrome, compared to an OM, returned to high levels after the dark years of  scandals and relegation to Ligue II. The French, led by Didier Deschamp, one who was in camp that night, the Rossoneri Tregear, are having a good time, thanks to large investments in the last two years have come along the Mediterranean Mandanda, Diawara, Lucho, Brandao , Niang, Heinze.

Opaque Milan this season is called, in its natural habitat, as claimed by the AD Adriano Galliani, with convincing evidence and substance, but also contrast with the lean of the last meetings.

Leonardo was preoccupied for more than a doubt about the training to be deployed, I just hope his head and not listened to the suggestions of management leaving the bench Ronaldinho and Seedorf and Inzaghi and relying on a midfield of substance.

Although it is only the first meeting in the calendar, saw that Real will surely one of the first two places in the group stage, losing to the Velodrome tonight would mean compromise, already now, the European campaign.

By Gfloriano, Rossoneri Blog

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