Published On: Tue, Feb 19th, 2013

Berlusconi Names His Favourite AC Milan XI

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owner spoke on Mediaset’s sports show Undici and told presenter Pierluigi Pardo the make-up of his favourite Rossoneri team. The 76-year-old former Italian president told of the reasoning behind his team.

“I wonder what is the ideal Milan, with a team that is built by selecting the best player from each position” before continuing to add, that he “dare not do it, because I would make omissions that would do harm to those who feel excluded.”

In the end, Mr Berlusconi opted to choose a team in its entirety, and explained that “this is the Milan that started winning internationally on that magical and fantastic night in Barcelona”; a Milan that had remained in his heart, and he believed remained in the hearts of many Milanistas.

The team he named, as it happens, was a composite AC Milan team of the 1988-89 season rather than the team that started in Barcelona itself. started the European Cup Final, but he was squeezed out in favour of .

That match will be very much in mind for Milan at the moment as they face Barcelona in a Champions League tie; hosting the Spaniards this coming Wednesday before returning to the Camp Nou in a fortnight.

Berlusconi’s team in full: Giovani Galli in goal,  and fullbacks; and Alessandro Costacurta at centre-back, , and Carlo Ancelotti in the midfield, Evani on the left, and and  up front.

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- Displaced Yorkshire-born football writer now based in Kent and former contributor to the Huddersfield Examiner, currently providing statistically-based Huddersfield Town related content for the Thrice Champions website. Contact me via Twitter at @MarcoJ.

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