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  • 14 May 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: M. Ciampi
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AC Milan - Cagliari Preview: Massimiliano Allegri’s men aim to extend unbeaten run after winning Serie A title

AC Milan - Cagliari Preview: Massimiliano Allegri’s men aim to extend unbeaten run after winning Serie A title

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There looks set to be a festival atmosphere for the match at San Siro on Saturday as the newly crowned champions celebrate winning their first league title since 2004


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
AC Milan (4-3-1-2): Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Van Bommel, Ambrosini; Seedorf; Robinho, Ibrahimovic.

AC Milan


Kevin-Prince Boateng will be the only first-team regular to miss the match as he is suspended. Andrea Pirlo could be making his San Siro swansong as speculation of a summer switch to Juventus heats up.

Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Agazzi; Canini, Ariaudo, Astori, Agostini; Biondini, Nainggolan, Lazarri; Cossu; Missiroli, Acquafresca.

Cagliari


Cagliari coach Roberto Donadoni will have the luxury of choosing from a full-strength squad as he returns to his old stomping ground on Saturday.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • AC Milan clinched their 18th Scudetto following the 0-0 draw against Roma last weekend.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men have beaten Cagliari in their last four Serie A meetings.
  • AC Milan are currently on a six-game unbeaten run.
  • They are unbeaten in their last nine games at San Siro.
  • Cagliari's last win against AC Milan in Serie A came in 1998.
  • Roberto Donadoni's men are currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak.
  • Cagliari have picked up only two points in their last five matches.
  • They have also conceded 24 goals on the road this season.

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Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
21Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
8Gennaro Ivan GattusoMidfielder
10C. SeedorfManager/Coach
7RobinhoStriker
9Alexandre PatoStriker
14Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-Filippo InzaghiStriker
25Daniele BoneraDefender
-Michael AgazziGoalkeeper
33Alessandro AgostiniDefender
-Davide AstoriDefender
-Michele CaniniDefender
-Gabriele PericoDefender
21Andrea LazzariMidfielder
23Radja NainggolanMidfielder
-Davide BiondiniMidfielder
7Simone MissiroliMidfielder
7Andrea CossuMidfielder
12Robert AcquafrescaStriker
-Ivan PelizzoliGoalkeeper
-Daniele MagliocchettiDefender
4Simon LanerMidfielder
5Daniele ContiMidfielder
-P. CeppeliniMidfielder
-Daniele RagatzuStriker
-Lorenzo AriaudoDefender
Players to Watch
Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 4
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Brazilian has been a tower of power at the back for AC Milan all year long and was named the club's Player of the Season by Goal.com earlier in the week. He will be eager to extend his side's four-game clean sheet streak on Saturday.
Robert Acquafresca
Robert Acquafresca
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
19 0 2 0
The former Inter striker will look to dampen AC Milan's title celebrations at the weekend. The 23-year-old has nine goals this season and will look to add to his tally on Saturday.
Prediction
There will certainly be a carnival-style atmosphere at San Siro on Saturday and AC Milan will reward their supporters with one more home victory.
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