Match 64
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Match 63
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 By Ben Gladwell

AC Milan banned from Europa League over financial fair play violations

Gab Marcotti explains the saga unfolding at Milan after owner Li Yonghong missed a deadline to repay an investment by Elliott Management.

AC Milan have been excluded from playing in the Europa League next season after breaching UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) regulations, pending an appeal.

Milan were referred to UEFA's adjudicatory chamber in May after failing to provide sufficient evidence of their financial stability moving forward, with doubts raised after their owner, Li Yonghong, took out a substantial loan that is due to be repaid by October.

A meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, this month to discuss the case led to the adjudicatory...


Michy Batshuayi laughs at UEFA's decision to drop racist chant complaint

Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi questioned if UEFA cares about tackling racism after European football's governing body on Thursday dropped the investigation into his complaints that he was subjected to abusive chants at Atalanta in the Europa League.

UEFA opened the probe late last month after Batshuayi, on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea, claimed home fans directed monkey chants towards him during the second leg of the last-32 tie in Italy.

Atalanta faced charges of racist behaviour, but UEFA...

Former Torino, Fiorentina and Atalanta boss Emiliano Mondonico dies aged 71

Emiliano Mondonico won the 1993 Italian Cup with Torino.

Emiliano Mondonico, the former Torino coach famous for raising a chair over his head in protest during his team's loss to Ajax in the 1992 UEFA Cup final, has died at the age of 71 following a battle with cancer.

Clara Mondonico announced the death of her father on Facebook, writing: "Goodbye Dad ... you were our example and our strength ... now we will try to continue as you have taught us ... forever yours."

Mondonico was also known for getting himself sent off on purpose while playing for Cremonese...