Gunners' talisman Alexis Sanchez shocked viewers by not including Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo or any other Arsenal player as he picked his Ultimate XI, but Barcelona icon Lionel Messi made the cut.
AC Milan led the Serie A tributes to former defender and club legend Cesare Maldini, who died on Sunday at the age of 84.
Before Milan play hosts to Roma in Round 29 of Serie A, TheHardTackle takes you back to the epic Round 37 encounter of 2008-09 season between the two sides at San Siro; which was Maldini's last match in the red and black stripes.
Milan face a crisis at leftback position after Maldini's departure. Players have come and gone but none has been half as good as Paolo. TheHardTackle takes a look at the leftback position and analyzes the players who have played after his departure.
History is replete with anecdotes of mediocrity before someone rises up and claims his rightful place in the hallowed annals. AC Milan went from their nadir in history to become one of the powerhouses in the world through a similar channel. TheHardTackle's Guest Author Amlan Chaudhury takes a walk down memory lane.
Italy is not a place for the youth. Italy, considered a powerhouse in World football, are now on the wane, following a string of indifferent performances at the club and national level. TheHardTackle's Nikhil Taneja reckons that the current youth policy is one of the main reasons for this downfall, and explores why.
Apart from having Madrid in the group, The Rosonneri had a favorable draw and were favorites to top the group and go ahead into the knockout stages quite easily. THT's Sachin Madaan walks you through what exactly went wrong as the mighty Milan were knocked out of the campaign by The Red Devils
After a promising start by Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, it was Milan who dominated the major part of the game but failed to take advantage as the two teams had to share points leaving Milan three points behind current leaders Inter.
After another trophyless season for Milan and the frustration of playing second fiddle to their bitter rivals, the Rossoneri looked upon a new manager in an attempt to refresh things. TheHardTackle's Nikhil Taneja revisits the final days of Ancelotti's reign and how Leonardo's arrival has reinvigorated Italy's most decorated club.
TheHardTackle's Sachin Madaan narrates the history the most successful club in the world. The Rossoneri along with their city rivals have made the city of Milan, a capital of European Football.