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  • 7 November 2012
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AC Milan - Malaga Preview: Andalusians aim to secure progression with back-to-back wins over Rossoneri

AC Milan - Malaga Preview: Andalusians aim to secure progression with back-to-back wins over Rossoneri

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The Liga outfit have picked up maximum points so far without conceding a goal, but fresh off the back of an emphatic weekend win, Massimiliano Allegri's men will want revenge

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

AC MILAN

Amelia
Mexes, Bonera, Zapata
Abate, Montolivo, Ambrosini, Emanuelson
Bojan, Pazzini, El Shaarawy


MALAGA

Caballero
Gamez, Weligton, Demichelis, Eliseu
Camacho
Joaquin, Isco, Portillo, Duda
Saviola



Malaga face the toughest test of their inaugural Champions League campaign as they travel to the San Siro to face the seven-time winners AC Milan.

The Rossoneri will be eager to recover some pride against the Andalusians following their 1-0 defeat at La Rosaleda, and look in good form to do so after the 5-1 thumping of Chievo.

Christian Abbiati will start between the sticks ahead of Marco Amelia, while Kevin-Prince Boateng may miss out on a starting spot to Massimo Ambrosini despite returning to training in the past week. Robinho could also be available but is unlikely to form part of the attacking trident that contributed three goals against Chievo on Saturday.

With Nacho Monreal still not back to full fitness, Manuel Pellegrini is expected to use Eliseu at left-back once again. His compatriot, Duda, will therefore start wide on the left while Jeremy Toulalan could once again be available as Malaga look to maintain their 100 per cent start to the tournament.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • AC Milan have scored a total of 395 goals in Europe's top competition
  • Daniele Bonera and Philippe Mexes (pictured, right) could find themselves suspended for the next fixture should they pick up a yellow card.
  • Milan's last win over Liga opposition at San Siro was a 1-0 win triumph over Barcelona in 2004. Their overall record against Spanish sides stands at W11 D5 L6.
  • Manuel Pellegrini's Real Madrid side earned a 1-1 draw away to the Diavolo in the 2009-10 Champions League.
  • Malaga are the only team yet to concede a goal in this season's Champions League.
  • The 1-0 victory over the Rossoneri on matchday three ensured that the Andalusians won first ever fixture against Italian opposition.
  • Martin Demichelis and Manuel Iturra will incur suspensions should they pick up a booking against the Milanese club.

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32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
5Philippe MexesDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
-Kevin Constant Midfielder
25Daniele BoneraDefender
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
34Nigel De JongMidfielder
9Alexandre PatoStriker
-Bojan KrkicStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
14Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
2Mattia De SciglioDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
13Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
-RobinhoStriker
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
13Willy CaballeroGoalkeeper
18Jesús GámezDefender
3WeligtonDefender
26Martín DemichelisDefender
18EliseuMidfielder
21Sergio SánchezDefender
6CamachoMidfielder
17JoaquínMidfielder
-Manuel IturraMidfielder
23IscoMidfielder
30Javier SaviolaStriker
1Carlos KameniGoalkeeper
5Oguchi OnyewuDefender
8Jérémy ToulalanMidfielder
17DudaMidfielder
21S. FernándezStriker
9Roque Santa CruzStriker
27PortilloMidfielder

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