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Leonardo slams referee after Milan crash out of the Europa

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has fumed at the club's elimination from the group stages of the Europa League, citing poor decisions made by the referee in the 3:1 defeat away to Olympiacos. The Serie A outfit were 3 points ahead of their Greek counterparts before the game but were sent packing after the defeat. Olympiacos raced into a 2 goal lead through an opener from Pape Abou Cisse and an own goal from Cristian Zapata. However, the Colombian defender pulled one back for Gennaro Gattuso's men in the 72nd minute. Eight minutes from time, the referee on the night, Benoit Bastien awarded a penalty to the Greek side after he deemed that Ignazio Abate fouled Vasilis Torisidis. The ensuing penalty was put away by Kostas Fortounis. Leonardo criticised the referee's decision an...
Marchisio and Khedira return to training for Juventus
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Marchisio and Khedira return to training for Juventus

  Claudio Marchisio and Khedira have returned to training for Juventus as they prepare for tomorrow's UCL encounter against Olympiakos. The two essential midfielders of the Serie A giants had been laid off due to injury worries and this resulted in a lack of depth in Juve's central midfield positions. READ: Zidane – La Liga is the most difficult league to play in However, reports indicate that both returned today to resume working with the team at Vinovo. They will likely not feature in the UCL encounter but the club is optimistic that both players will regain full fitness after the international break.