Soccer-Italian clubs can mix it with elite – Milan chief (Reuters)

By Brian Homewood GENEVA, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Italian clubs can still challenge for the Champions League by using old-fashioned guile and stealth to compete with their richer rivals, according AC Milan vice-president Umberto Gandini. Serie A teams, struggling with dilapidated stadiums and domestic economic problems, are falling behind their Spanish, English and German rivals in terms of spending power and no Italian team has gone beyond the Champions League quarter-finals in the last three seasons. …

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