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December 2, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ D. Celi‎
Attendance:‬ 23000‎
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 56′ (PG)

Genoa - AC Milan Preview: Champions can take top spot in Serie A with win

The Rossoneri can move above Juventus at the summit with a win over Alberto Malesani's men at Marassi on Friday evening

By Max De Luca

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Dainelli, Kaladze, Moretti
Mesto, Merkel, Veloso, Constant, Rossi
Caracciolo, Jankovic


Abate, Bonera, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta
Aquilani, Ambrosini,
Robinho, Ibrahimovic

Genoa boss Alberto Malesani will be without the team's leading scorer Rodrigo Palacio who is suspended for Friday's encounter. Cesare Bovo, Luca Antonelli and Ze Eduardo will also miss out due to injury.

Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will be without the services of Alessandro Nesta who is out for three weeks after sustaining a hip injury in the Champions League loss to Barcelona last week. Daniel Bonera will likely partner Thiago Silva in the Italian's absence.

Marco Amelia may get the nod to start between the posts on Friday after Christian Abbiati trained away from the rest of his team-mates on Wednesday.

  • Genoa are unbeaten at home so far this season (W3, D2), outscoring their opponents 8-3 in the process.
  • The Rossoblu have been held scoreless in two of their last three league encounters.
  • Genoa played out a 1-1 draw with Massimiliano Allegri's side last season at Marassi.
  • Milan have scored the most goals in Serie A so far this term (27).
  • The Serie A champions are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak (W6 D1).
  • The Rossoneri have not conceded a goal in their last three domestic matches.

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Last Five Matches
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Team News
Available Squads
1Sebastien FreyGoalkeeper
3Dario DainelliDefender
-Kakhaber KaladzeDefender
24Emiliano MorettiDefender
21Kevin Constant Midfielder
4Andreas GranqvistDefender
16Giandomenico MestoMidfielder
4Miguel VelosoMidfielder
-Marco RossiMidfielder
11Bosko JankovicStriker
12Lucas PrattoStriker
12Cristiano LupatelliGoalkeeper
-Mario SampirisiDefender
33Juraj KuckaMidfielder
17F. SeymourMidfielder
-Alexander MerkelMidfielder
10Cristobal JorqueraMidfielder
-Andrea CaraccioloStriker
-Zé EduardoStriker
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
4Thiago SilvaDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
21Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
30Flavio RomaGoalkeeper
5Philippe MexesDefender
25Daniele BoneraDefender
3Taye TaiwoDefender
28Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
Players to Watch
Bosko Jankovic
Bosko Jankovic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
17 2 6 1

The Serbia international will be entrusted to provide the firepower upfront in the absence of the club’s leading scorer Rodrigo Palacio. Must link up well with Caracciolo if the hosts stand a chance of pulling off the upset.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

The Sweden international eclipsed the 100-goal mark in Serie A with a brace against Chievo last weekend. ‘Ibra’ leads the Scudetto holders in scoring and will look to add to his personal tally at Marassi on Friday evening.


The Serie A champions are firing on all cylinders in Italy at the moment and will take care of business in the port city.


Editor's Prediction
Genoa 0
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0