AC Milan President Berlusconi visits practice
MILAN (AP) -AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has made a rare visit to the team's training ground to give his troubled squad a pep talk.
Berlusconi arrived at Milanello via helicopter on Friday and watched several minutes of the training session before approaching the players.
The former Italian Premier hugged Stephen El Shaarawy - who dedicated his goal for Italy to him - and shook hands with all the players and coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Berlusconi spent 10 minutes talking to the group in an effort to boost morale ahead of this weekend's Serie A match against Napoli.
Milan, which won the league in 2011, is in 12th place after losing six of its first 12 games this season.
Berlusconi last visited Milanello in October 2011, before Milan lost to Juventus.