Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Five things to know about AC Milan ahead of the start of the Serie A season: TITLE CONTENDERS? AC Milan is once again the team likeliest to challenge Juventus following a season of transition. After a complete overhaul of its squad, Milan started the last campaign poorly and looked more like candidates for relegation. However, Milan's youngsters began to play well and, with the addition of Mario Balotelli in January, stormed up the standings to secure third spot. If the team continues this season in the same fashion as the second half of last campaign, Milan will once again be a force to be reckoned with. MARIO BALOTELLI Bringing Mario Balotelli back to Italy was certainly the greatest coup Milan achieved last season. Finally the team had a star player and one that could score goals - two things sorely needed following the offseason departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And score goals Balotelli did - 12 in 13 games to be precise, helping lead Milan to the Champions League qualificat...
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