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Champions League final in Milan highlights Serie A's crisis

MILAN (AP) AC Milan failed to qualify for Europe for a third straight season and club president Silvio Berlusconi is in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the club to a group of Chinese investors.

Inter Milan will miss out on the Champions League for a fifth straight season and is scrambling to avoid financial fair play penalties.

When Madrid's two clubs face each other in the Champions League final at Milan's San Siro stadium on Saturday, it won't merely highlight the recent domination of Spanish football. It will also serve as a reminder of how far the Milan clubs have fallen in recent years - and Serie A's problems in general.