No one will ever confuse Italian TV commentator Tiziano Crudeli as a straight shooter. And frankly, we don’t care.
Crudeli, an avid AC Milan supporter, lost his marbles on live television after Mario Balotelli and Adel Taarabt helped the Rossoneri capture their fifth straight win by defeating Livorno 3-0 on Saturday. Take a listen:
Despite the result, Milan face an uphill climb after a subpar start to their Serie A campaign. The Italian giants remain five points behind city rivals Inter Milan in Serie A to secure a Europa League spot.
Just don’t tell Crudelli.
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At first, it seemed that Roma’s perfect start to the season was an anomaly. Surely it would not last. Well here we are, seven games in and they have seven wins, 21 points and sit atop Serie A.
What has been the key to their success? It’s 37-year-old Francesco Totti.
The striker has scored three goals and notched six assists this season, proving that even in his later footballing years, he’s a huge asset to the club. His offensive firepower was especially key on Saturday in Roma’s 3-0 win over Inter, showing the world that they are the real deal and Totti definitely still has it.
Call it the end of era.
AC Milan confirmed a transfer deal for Manchester City’s mercurial striker Mario Balotelli. The 22-year-old will reportedly undergo a medical on Wednesday to finalize his move back to Serie A before signing his contract.
The move back to Serie A ends Balotelli’s turbulent tenure with the defending Premier League giants that has seen the Italian star dominate headlines for on and off-the field incidents with players, managers, teammates and fans.
Milan’s director Umberto Gandini confirmed the deal on Twitter explaining, “Transfer agreement for Balotelli signed with Manchester City. Medicals tomorrow in Milan, then personal terms until 2017 signing.”
Read more on Balotelli’s exit from Etihad Stadium here.