We try not to talk about how badly Milan has deteriorated. But in just two pictures, there is a vast chasm of disparity that says more than a thousand words, buckets of tears, or a slow death by alcohol could say. The bottom line is that in 2007, not only were Milan in the Champions League, they won it. In Athens, Greece. In 2014, we have a team that are not only not in Champions League, they couldn’t even win a match with a Greek side in a friendly. And to add insult to injury, on Saturday, we face Liverpool, the team that the 2007 side beat in that final. It’s got to be hard for Inzaghi, who scored both goals for Milan in 2007. Now he’s tasked with facing off with the same club he beat back then with this excuse for a team. With so many connections, it’s hard not to notice how faded Milan’s glory truly is.
|2007 Glory: Maldini, Dida, Oddo, Nesta, Ambrosini, Seedorf, Inzaghi, Kaka, Gattuso, Pirlo, Jankulovski|