APPIANO GENTILE – Afternoon training has ended for the Nerazzurri at the Centro
Sportivo Angelo Moratti.
After a technical-athletic warmup, Gian Piero Gasperini had the team play an
11 v 11 practice match on a pitch of reduced dimensions.
There were personalised sessions according to individual requirements for Ivan
Cordoba, Yuto Nagatomo, Nelson Rivas and Emiliano Viviano.
Samuel Eto’o and MacDonald Mariga were on excused leave.
MILAN – It begins this afternoon, with the inaugural match between Basel and
Tottenham (Rankhof Stadium at 17.30 local time), the "NextGen Series", the prestigious event for Under-19 talent of the most
important European clubs.
Therefore, the champions of Inter could not miss out, who against Tottenham in
a match for Group 4, will begin their adventure at Leyton Orient on Wednesday
31 August beginning at 14:00 local time.
Sixteen clubs from all over Europe, drawn into four groups of four teams that
will compete in home and away matches, with the top two finishers advancing to
the knockout stage. And from here, in January 2012, the final winners will be
MILAN – Onward together, until 2014, and with the same target: to keep winning. The last piece of bureaucracy has been wrapped up and the contract renewal between F.C. Internazionale and Da Silva Ferreira Lucimar "Lucio" has been sent to the Italian F.A.
Both parties are delighted to have agreed a two-year extension to the contract signed when the Brazilian joined the club on 20 July 2009 (which was due to expire in 2012).
Lucio and Inter have already won 6 trophies together, with the centre-back making 95 appearances (and scoring 3 goals) until now. Added to the other 11 titles won at club and international level, he is one of the most successful modern-day footballers.
MILAN – Name: Rodrigo. Surname: Alborno
Ortega. Position: left-sided midfielder. He was born in Paraguay on 12
August 1993 (but holds an Italian passport) and he’s one of the most
promising young talents to come out of South America. Lots of big European clubs were tracking him but now he’s an Inter
player, joining from Club Libertad after making 20 appearances
(league and Copa Libertadores – becoming one of the youngest ever to appear in
the competition). He has signed a five-year contract with the Nerazzurri that runs to 30
June 2016. He will join Andrea Stramaccioni’s Primavera (U-19) team,
which will resume training tomorrow at the Centro Sportivo Giacinto
Facchetti in preparation for the Giorgio Lago Memorial tournament against Giorgione and
Castelfranco Veneto (province of Treviso).
APPIANO GENTILE – The Nerazzurri will resume their preparations ahead of the 2011/12 Serie A season tomorrow, Monday 15 August, which is a national holiday (Ferragosto) in Italy. And for the third time this summer Gian Piero Gasperini has decided to give fans the opportunity to watch the team in training at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti: the Tribunetta (small stand) will be open to the public from 17:00. All the other training sessions this week will take place behind closed doors.
Buon Ferragosto from everyone at Inter!