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May 20, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena — Siena
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 13083‎
Mario Balotelli 84′ (PG)

Siena-AC Milan Preview: Rossoneri look to wrap up third place in Tuscany

Massimiliano Allegri's men are in control of their own destiny and only need to better Fiorentina's result to qualify for next season's Champions League

By Livio Caferoglu


Siena approach their last Serie A fixture for quite some time following their relegation last week with almost a full-strength squad to call upon, as only veteran captain Simone Vergassola, Carlos Matheu and Nicola Pozzi are ruled out for the visit of AC Milan.

Nonetheless, coach Beppe Iachini is expected to name a second-string side against the Rossoneri, with only Alessio Sestu and Claudio Terzi likely to retain their places from last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Napoli.

Milan, on the the hand, have successfully turned their season around and lie one match away from featuring in next season's Champions League for a fifth consecutive campaign.

To achieve their feat, only Nigel de Jong and Bojan Krkic are missing through injury, while Sulley Muntari is suspended. With that in mind, the Ghanaian midfielder will be replaced by Riccardo Montolivo.

  • Milan only need to better Fiorentina's result or win at San Siro to finish third.

  • Barring a defeat to champions Juventus last month, the Rossoneri have not lost a Serie A match since the turn of the year.
  • They have failed to qualify for the Champions League just twice since the millennium.
  • Siena have lost their last five matches on the bounce.

  • In addition, their record against Milan is poor with just one win in 14 previous meetings.
  • Innocent Emeghara (pictured, right) has been a rare bright spot in the Tuscans' season with an impressive seven goals in just 12 appearances.

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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ 20-May-2013 Siena 1 - Milan 2
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ 06-Jan-2013 Milan 2 - Siena 1
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ 29-Apr-2012 Siena 1 - Milan 4
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ 18-Dec-2011 Milan 2 - Siena 0
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ 17-Jan-2010 Milan 4 - Siena 0
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Last Five Matches
18-Apr-2014Spezia 1 - Siena 0ITA2
12-Apr-2014Siena 1 - Virtus Lanciano 0ITA2
05-Apr-2014Cittadella 1 - Siena 0ITA2
29-Mar-2014Siena 2 - Brescia 1ITA2
26-Mar-2014Palermo 1 - Siena 1ITA2
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
24-Mar-2014Lazio 1 - Milan 1SR-A
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Available Squads
79Gianluca PegoloGoalkeeper
-Roberto VitielloDefender
19Claudio TerziDefender
-Matteo RubinDefender
-Christian TerlizziDefender
14Adrián CalelloMidfielder
15Francesco BolzoniMidfielder
7Francesco Della RoccaMidfielder
20Innocent EmegharaStriker
27Alessandro RosinaMidfielder
12Simone FarelliGoalkeeper
3Bruno UviniDefender
17Nicola BelmonteDefender
-Carlos Javier MatheuDefender
-Massimo PaciDefender
6Mariano de Almeida AngeloDefender
7Francesco ValianiMidfielder
23Valerio VerreMidfielder
-Alessio SestuMidfielder
-Michele PaolucciStriker
17Salvador AgraStriker
-Erjon BogdaniStriker
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
2Mattia De SciglioDefender
5Philippe MexesDefender
17Cristian ZapataDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
21Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
9M'Baye NiangStriker
45Mario BalotelliStriker
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
4Bartosz SalamonDefender
21Kevin Constant Midfielder
25Daniele BoneraDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
81Cristian ZaccardoDefender
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
-Bakaye TraoréMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
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19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
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Luca Toni Luca Toni
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0