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December 18, 2011 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 41759‎
 
 
64′ (PG) Zlatan Ibrahimovic
 

Serie A Preview: AC Milan v Siena

Massimiliano Allegri's side welcome the Bianconeri on Saturday, knowing a victory over the visitors would send them temporarily to the summit of Serie A

By Adam Wheeler

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

AC MILAN

Amelia
Abate, Thiago Silva, Mexes, Antonini
Nocerino, Van Bommel, Seedorf
Boateng
Pato, Ibrahimovic
SIENA

Brkic
Vitiello, Terzi, Rossettini, Rossi
Brienza, Gazzzi,
D'Agostino, Mannini
Calaio, Destro


For the home side, Philippe Mexes is set to start his first league game for the Rossoneri since signing from Roma in the summer, with Alessandro Nesta and Mario Yepes both ruled out through injury. The champions should also welcome back Antonio Nocerino after the former Palermo midfielder returned to full training following a thigh injury.

However, Cristian Abbiati is unlikely to feature, with the 34-year-old still nursing the shoulder injury that has seen him miss Milan's last four fixtures, while Gianluca Zambrotta is also a doubt.

The visitors will travel to Milan without veteran midfielder Simone Vergassola, with the former Sampdoria man still suffering from the muscle strain that has seen him out of action since late October. Cristian Del Grosso and Nicolas Belmonte are also unlikely to feature for the visitors.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Milan are now unbeaten in their last nine league games.
  • Only second-placed Udinese have won more games than Milan this season.
  • The Rossoneri are still undefeated on home soil this season.
  • Siena have failed to win any of their last five league games, with the Bianconeri suffering defeat in four of those clashes.
  • The visitors have both scored and conceded 14 goals so far this season.
  • Only two sides in Serie A have scored fewer goals than Siena in the 2011-12 campaign.

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1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
3Taye TaiwoDefender
5Philippe MexesDefender
25Daniele BoneraDefender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
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7RobinhoStriker
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32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
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21Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
28Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
9Alexandre PatoStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
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-Roberto VitielloDefender
27Cristiano Del GrossoDefender
6Mariano de Almeida AngeloDefender
15Luca RossettiniDefender
19Claudio TerziDefender
14Alessandro GazziMidfielder
15Francesco BolzoniMidfielder
16Emanuele CalaiòStriker
23Franco BrienzaStriker
23ReginaldoStriker
79Gianluca PegoloGoalkeeper
29Andrea RossiDefender
4Matteo ContiniDefender
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