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February 5, 2012 7:30 PM IST
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Serie A Preview: AC Milan - Napoli

Massimiliano Allegri's men will be looking to bounce back from their midweek defeat to Lazio when they welcome the southern Italian outfit to San Siro on Sunday

By Max De Luca

Ibrahimovic e Nocerino, Milan-Cagliari (Serie A)
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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

AC MILAN

Abbiati
Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta
Emanuelson, Ambrosini, Nocerino
Robinho
Ibrahimovic, El Shaarawy
NAPOLI

De Sanctis
Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica 
Maggio, Gargano, Dzemaili, Dossena
Lavezzi
Hamsik, Cavani

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will be without a plethora of players for the crunch clash at San Siro on Sunday. The main concern is in midfield as Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alexander Merkel, Rodney Strasser, Gennaro Gattuso, Alberto Aquilani and Mathieu Flamini are all nursing injuries.

Antonio Cassano continues his recovery from heart surgery while Alexandre Pato is dealing with another muscle complaint and will not feature. Stephan El Shaarawy is likely to see some more playing time alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Meanwhile, Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri does not have any injury concerns ahead of the must-win match for the Partenopei. Captain Paolo Cannavaro has shrugged off an ankle injury that he picked up against Genoa and will be ready to feature from the opening whistle after missing Wednesday's goalless draw with Cesena.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • AC Milan have won six out of their last seven Serie A games at San Siro, outscoring their opponents 20-2 during that span. 
  • The Rossoneri lead the league in wins (13) and in goals scored (43).
  • The Serie A champions have kept five clean sheets in their past seven league encounters, conceding only 19 goals overall.
  • Napoli have picked up only one win in their last five games on the road in Serie A (W1 D2 L2).
  • The Partenopei have the most draws in Serie A this season (9).
  • Mazzarri's men beat Milan 3-1 earlier in the campaign at the Stadio San Paolo, with an Edinson Cavani hat-trick proving decisive on the day.


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Last Five Matches
Milan
19-Apr-2014Milan 3 - Livorno 0SR-A
14-Apr-2014Milan 1 - Catania 0SR-A
08-Apr-2014Genoa 1 - Milan 2SR-A
30-Mar-2014Milan 3 - Chievo 0SR-A
27-Mar-2014Fiorentina 0 - Milan 2SR-A
Napoli
19-Apr-2014Udinese 1 - Napoli 1SR-A
13-Apr-2014Napoli 4 - Lazio 2SR-A
07-Apr-2014Parma 1 - Napoli 0SR-A
31-Mar-2014Napoli 2 - Juventus 0SR-A
27-Mar-2014Catania 2 - Napoli 4SR-A
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
5Philippe MexesDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
28Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
7RobinhoStriker
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
-Djamel MesbahMidfielder
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
25Daniele BoneraDefender
21Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
7Maxi LópezStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
26Morgan De SanctisGoalkeeper
-Salvatore AronicaDefender
14Hugo CampagnaroDefender
-Paolo CannavaroDefender
11Christian MaggioMidfielder
17Marek HamsikMidfielder
18Camilo ZúñigaDefender
20Blerim DzemailiMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
9Edinson CavaniStriker
21Ezequiel LavezziStriker
22Antonio RosatiGoalkeeper
3Andrea DossenaDefender
21Federico FernándezDefender
5Miguel Angel BritosDefender
88Gökhan InlerMidfielder
-Edu VargasStriker
19Goran PandevStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0