UEFA Europa League
Previous
PFC Litex Lovech
FC Veris
5:45 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Aalesund
Molde
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Athlone Town FC
Limerick FC
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Derry City
Bray
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Drogheda Utd
Cork
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
UCD
Sligo
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bohemians
St Patricks
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Shamrock
Dundalk
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
San Jose
DC United
3:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Unión Comercio
Inti Gas Deportes
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Melgar
León de Huánuco
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Olmedo
Club Deportivo Cuenca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
Mushuc Runa
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Houston Dash
Boston Breakers
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Nov, 30, 2007

Donati slams Italy ahead of Milan match

MILAN, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati has criticised Italian football before next Tuesday's decisive Champions League clash at his former club AC Milan.

Italian Donati scored a stoppage time winner in Celtic's 2-1 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday which means the Scottish champions need a point in Group D at already qualified Milan to reach the last 16.

'The simplicity of football in Scotland has won me over. Here there is no jealousy or envy in the dressing room. On and off the pitch everyone is pushing in the same direction. In Italy all these things matter,' Donati told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Donati, who hardly figured in six years at Milan where he was constantly sent on loan, also made a dig at Italian teams' defensive tactics.

'At San Siro a point is enough to qualify but I don't believe we will play for a draw. British teams hate to speculate and do table calculations,' he added.

However, the Scottish footballing diet is something Donati is struggling to understand, even when the menu includes old Italian favourites.

'Lunch is lasagna, eggs, beans, meat drowned in strange sauces. I don't know how they do it. Certainly, I will never be used to cannelloni or fried fish pre-match,' he added.

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.