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Serie A

  • 26 October 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: C. Russo
  • • Attendance: 35000

AC Milan - Parma Preview: Visitors have not won at San Siro in Serie A since 1996

AC Milan - Parma Preview: Visitors have not won at San Siro in Serie A since 1996

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Allegri's men will be aiming to maintain their recent form after winning their last three fixtures in all competitions, and history is on their side against Wednesday's opponents



Abate, Nesta, Yepes, Antonini
Nocerino, Van Bommel, Aquilani
Ibrahimovic, Cassano

Zaccardo, Paletta, Lucarelli, Gobbi
Biabiany, Morrone, Jadid, Modesto

The home side will still be without Brazilian duo Alexandre Pato and Thiago Silva through injury; the former has not featured since September 21 against Udinese. Long-term absentee Mathieu Flamini continues his recuperation, but Clarence Seedorf should return for the Rossoneri after a spell out with a knee problem.

Captain Massimo Ambrosini's place may be at risk after being hooked at half-time in the astounding comeback against Lecce, with Alberto Aquilani an option and Kevin-Prince Boateng is likely to be included after his heroics on Sunday. Gennaro Gattuso has however been devastated by the news that an eye problem will keep him out for up to six months.

Parma's Franco Colomba should have a full squad to choose from with, Hernan Crespo likely to return to the squad. The Argentine is unlikely to start the match but could well feature from the bench after recovering from a thigh problem.

  • Both AC Milan and Parma have won three games in Serie A this season.
  • Antonio Cassano and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have scored a total of 15 goals against Parma in their careers.
  • Kevin-Prince Boateng has scored four goals in his last two games for the Rossoneri, including a second half hat-trick against Lecce on Sunday
  • Parma's last win at San Siro in Serie A was back in 1996.
  • Parma are the only team in Italy's top flight not to have drawn a game this season.
  • Parma have only won one of their last 14 fixtures against AC Milan.

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Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
3Taye TaiwoDefender
25Daniele BoneraDefender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
13Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
30Flavio RomaGoalkeeper
5Philippe MexesDefender
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
33Mario YepesDefender
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
83Antonio MiranteGoalkeeper
18Massimo GobbiMidfielder
-R. FeltscherDefender
29Gabriel PalettaDefender
81Cristian ZaccardoDefender
-Francesco ModestoMidfielder
-Nwankwo ObiorahMidfielder
-Stefano MorroneMidfielder
7Francesco ValianiMidfielder
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
15Jaime ValdesMidfielder
-Nicola PavariniGoalkeeper
13Fabiano SantacroceDefender
-Jadid AbderrazzakMidfielder
7Jonathan BiabianyStriker
9Hernán CrespoStriker
29Graziano PellèStriker
8Daniele GalloppaMidfielder
Players to Watch
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Ghana midfeilder will be looking to maintain his recent goalscoring form at San Siro on Wednesday, after scoring four goals in his last two games, including a 14-minute hat-trick against Lecce.
Sebastian Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The young Italian is the star of this Parma team and with five goals already this season, he will be hoping to strike again against an in-form Milan side.
Milan's recent form suggests that they will have too much for Parma on Wednesday with both home advantage and the champions coming off the back of three straight wins filling them with confidence as they look to climb the table.
Editor's Prediction
Parma 1

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