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  • 28 January 2013
  • • 01:00
  • • Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo
  • Referee: A. Gervasoni
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Atalanta-AC Milan Preview: Rossoneri expect revenge against troubled Lombardy neighbours

Atalanta-AC Milan Preview: Rossoneri expect revenge against troubled Lombardy neighbours

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Sunday’s hosts defeated the Rossoneri early on in the Serie A season, but their recent form has been woeful and Massimiliano Allegri’s side will be keen to make up for that loss

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS

ATALANTA

Consigli
Raimondi, Stendardo, Canini, Brivio
Carmona, Cigarini, Biondini
Bonaventura
Denis, Parra
AC MILAN

Abbiati
De Sciglio, Zapata, Mexes, Constant
Nocerino, Montolivo, Boateng
Niang, Pazzini, El Shaarawy


Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono will be without the likes of Gianpaolo Bellini, Daniele Capelli (knee) and Guido Marilungo (cruciate ligament) for AC Milan’s visit to the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.

Meanwhile, Nerazzurri midfielder Luigi Giorgi will miss the Lombardy derby having been sent off late in their 1-1 draw with Cagliari.

The Rossoneri remain without central midfielders Massimo Ambrosini and Nigel de Jong for their trip to Bergamo, while Urby Emanuelson and Mario Yepes are not expected to feature in the squad.

In defence, Ignazio Abate - who has been linked with a move to Zenit - is likely to make way for Mattia De Sciglio, and Daniele Bonera could start ahead of Philippe Mexes. Massimiliano Allegri has already confirmed that his attacking trio will remain unchanged but he could opt to swap out Mathieu Flamini for Antonio Nocerino.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Atalanta have only won one of their last nine Serie A clashes - a 2-1 home triumph over Parma.

  • AC Milan sit sixth in the Serie A having surged up the table since a rocky start to the season. Their opponents, contrastingly, have been in reverse and are wedged 13th in the Italian top tier.
  • Stephan El Shaarawy (pictured, right) is Milan's top goalscorer this season but has not scored in over a month in the league for the Rossoneri.
  • The two teams played in match day 3 of the Serie A season, and Luca Cigarini scored the only goal of the game to condemn Allegri's side to their second defeat in the first three matches.

  • Milan won both Italian top-tier games against their Lombardy neighbours 2-0 last season.
  • Both clubs have only kept four clean sheets in Serie A clashes this campaign.

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47Andrea ConsigliGoalkeeper
2Guglielmo StendardoDefender
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28Davide BrivioDefender
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10Giacomo BonaventuraMidfielder
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9James TroisiStriker
91Giuseppe De LucaStriker
19Igor BudanStriker
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
5Philippe MexesDefender
17Cristian ZapataDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
21Kevin Constant Midfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
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9M'Baye NiangStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
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25Daniele BoneraDefender
81Cristian ZaccardoDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
4Sulley MuntariMidfielder
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7RobinhoStriker
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