AC Milan came from behind to defeat Sevilla FC 3-1 in Monaco and claim the UEFA Super Cup for a record fifth time on a night which served as a fitting tribute to the memory of Antonio Puerta. Honour Puerta appeared as a substitute as Sevilla defeated FC Barcelona 3-0 in the principality last year, and had tonight's game played in his honour following his death on Tuesday. It was to his team-mates' credit that they played with such verve in a first half which saw them open the scoring through Renato, only to be undone by second-half strikes from Filippo Inzaghi, Marek Jankulovski and Kaká as the Rossoneri added this trophy to the UEFA Champions League won in May. Kaká denied Renato took just seven minutes to open the scoring in last year's defeat of Barça, and he had a presentable chance to eclipse that mark tonight following that rarest of things - a gift from Massimo Oddo. The Italy right-back fluffed an attempted clearance straight into the p
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MONTECARLO - The European Supercup final at the Stade Louis II has just finished: Milan have beaten Sevilla 3-1 with goals in the second half by Inzaghi in the 55th minute, Jankulovski in the 62nd, Kaká from a penalty in the 87th minute. For Sevilla, Renato had scored in the 14th minute of the first half.
MONTECARLO - These will be the encounters programmed for Milan in the 2007-2008 Champions League group stage:
Milan-Benfica: 18 september 2007 Celtic Glasgow-Milan: 3 october 2007 Milan-Shakhtar Donetsk: 24 october 2007 Shakhtar Donetsk-Milan: 6 november 2007 Benfica-Milan: 28 november 2007 Milan-Celtic: 4 december 2007
MILAN - Italian FA president Giancarlo Abete has confirmed Alessandro Nesta's decision not to return to the national team: "Yesterday Nesta clarified his position further. The Federation had made one more approach before the game in Budapest, but Nesta, who has given a lot to the National team, was clear in his position as always."
Amidst rumours that the Azzurri are attempting to convince Alessandro Nesta to reconsider his international retirement, the AC Milan defender reacted in a negative fashion...
Alessandro Nesta emphatically ruled out a stop-gap return to the Italian national side, even in the face of a serious injury to Marco Materazzi that will keep the Inter star on the sidelines as the Azzurri take on France.
Nesta said, "I have already spoken about the national team, and don't have anything else to say. Don't you [journalists] have something else to ask?"
The AC Milan defender continued, "I don't see why the press persist with this... I've already said that I won't return to the national team, and I will not do so."
Many thought that Nesta could be persuaded to don the blue shirt once more following the declar
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