Gattuso won’t pair Piatek & Cutrone at goal-shy Milan

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has ruled out playing new signing Krzysztof Piatek alongside Patrick Cutrone despite AC Milan’s goalscoring problems continuing against Napoli.The Rossoneri failed to score for the fifth time in their last seven league matches on Saturday as Carlo Ancelotti’s side claimed a 0-0 draw at San Siro.New signing Piatek, who arrived from Genoa this week for a reported €35million, came off the bench for Cutrone after 71 minutes but was denied by a good David Ospina save with his only clear chance. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Despite watching his side draw a blank for the third time in four league games at home, Gattuso is not yet prepared to sacrifice a midfield player for an extra forward.”Yes, but not right now,” he told DAZN when asked if Piatek and Cutrone could play together. “I don’t like getting pinned back with a line of four in midfield. You risk losing too much space.”They won’t play together for now because there’s an issue of getting balance in the team. When we used two strikers, we were too unbalanced.”A hard-fought battle ends in a stalemate: Here’s the match report https://t.co/96Bx44KxLiUna partita combattuta finisce in pareggio a San Siro: leggi il match report https://t.co/af9uqTzLiy#MilanNapoli pic.twitter.com/stkavWRcHR— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 26, 2019Gattuso was content with a share of the spoils, even if he was frustrated by some of Milan’s play in the attacking third.”We played against a fantastic team and did well in the first half, even if we seemed to go missing in the last part of the pitch,” he said.”Napoli are an opponent who always keep you on your toes and had all their forwards out there. We were getting stretched in the second half and struggled with fatigue, but I am happy with a point.”We often lose our way in the final third, getting the final ball wrong, which is a real problem. We are doing a lot of work on it in training.”last_img read more

The Latest Defence lawyers accuse feds of judge shopping

BOSTON — The Latest on the case against prominent parents and athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college bribery scam (all times local):3 p.m.Attorneys for a group of parents charged in the college admissions bribery scandal are accusing prosecutors of manipulating the legal process to get the case in front of the judge of their choice.The defence lawyers criticized prosecutors Tuesday for adding their clients to an indictment that has already been assigned to Judge Nathaniel Gorton.The lawyers say the move is a “clear form of judge shopping” in a letter to Chief Judge Patti Saris.They want their clients’ case randomly assigned to a judge to “stamp out any perception” that prosecutors evaded the standard judge-picking process.Saris has asked the U.S. attorney’s office to respond to the lawyer’s letter.The parents were indicted Tuesday on money laundering and mail fraud conspiracy charges.___1:45 p.m.Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been hit with a new charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery case.Loughlin and Giannulli were among 16 prominent parents indicted Tuesday on a charge of money laundering conspiracy.The parents were arrested last month on a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew team recruits, even though neither of them played the sport.They have not publicly commented on the allegations.The new charges come a day after fellow actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents announced they would plead guilty to the scam .The Associated Press read more