Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes Sep 3, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
Sep 3, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
Sep 3, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale
0
3
FT
Game Details
Oldham Athletic
Bradford City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
1
3
FT
Game Details
Barnsley
York City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Morecambe
1
3
FT
Game Details
Notts County
Mansfield Town
2
0
FT
Game Details
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town
1
0
FT
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Chesterfield
2
0
FT
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Southend United
(3) 3
(2) 3
FT-Pens
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Oxford United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
2
3
FT
Game Details
Stevenage
Gillingham
0
1
FT
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City
0
1
FT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Portsmouth
1
3
FT
Game Details
Ballymena
Institute
2
1
FT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Linfield
0
0
FT
Game Details
Coleraine
Crusaders
2
6
FT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
0
2
FT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballinamallard Utd
1
0
FT
Game Details
Glentoran
Portadown
1
1
FT
Game Details
Sp. Belgrano
Huracán
1
1
FT
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Temperley
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
ABC
CR Vasco da Gama
2
1
LIVE 73'
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 2
Game Details
Goianiense
Boa MG
0
1
LIVE 70'
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Sampaio Correa-MA
0
0
LIVE 72'
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Joinville
0
1
LIVE 16'
Game Details
Next

Top 5: First XI costs in Premier League

Transfers 16 hours ago
Read

West Ham fan's fundraiser

The Toe Poke 4 hours ago
Read
Dec 30, 2012

Maldini: Milan magic has been lost

Former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini has condemned the club's current state, claiming "the magic was lost" when the Rossoneri's rich history became less significant.

• Corinthians plot Pato swoop
• Blog: Milan mid-season review
• Allegri coy on departures

Maldini, 44, spent 25 seasons at Milan, winning the Champions League five times and claiming seven Serie A titles during his successful career.

But Massimiliano Allegri's men currently sit in seventh-place after a stuttered start to the season and Maldini believes Milan have lost their prestige over the last year.

"I was fortunate enough to be with Milan for 25 splendid years. When I arrived, I found a great foundation to build a great club," Maldini told La Repubblica. "President Silvio Berlusconi came and taught us to think big, also of course with his investments.

"Arrigo Sacchi followed and we had the mentality that we'd become the symbol of a style of football. It was something magical. Slowly, the magic was lost and Milan transformed into an absolutely normal club.

"That's because Milan stopped transmitting that message and those who had written the history of the club stopped teaching their knowledge to the next generation. There is nobody in the current Milan setup who wrote history, other than those in marginal roles."

A number of changes in the summer forced Milan to focus on a long-term plan, although Maldini insists they are not on the right path.

"It is difficult to evaluate the planning of this Milan side, as over the summer they released 12 players of great character and still didn't expect a difficult start to the season," Maldini said. "In all honesty, I can't see what their plans are. Choosing certain players, even if they are on free transfers, looks a world away from a specific plan."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.