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UEFA Champions League

  • October 24, 2012
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga
  • Referee: Pedro Proença
  • • Attendance: 27683
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Champions League Preview: Malaga - AC Milan

The Spaniards have taken maximum points from their opening two fixtures but face their toughest test as the Italian giant comes to visit La Rosaleda.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

MALAGA

Caballero
Gamez, Weligton, Demichelis, Monreal
Camacho

Joaquin, Isco, Portillo, Eliseu
Saviola

AC MILAN

Amelia
De Sciglio, Bonera, Zapata, Antonini
Ambrosini
Emanuelson, Montolivo, Boateng
Pazzini, El Shaarawy



Malaga faces Italian opposition for the first time in its history when the club takes on AC Milan and will be keen to continue its perfect start to the club's maiden Champions League campaign.

There are no fresh injury worries for Manuel Pellegrini, but Nacho Monreal faces a late fitness test before he is passed to feature at La Roselada. However, should he fail, Eliseu could move to left back with Manuel Iturra coming into midfield.

Sergio Sanchez was absent from training with a virus while Diego Buonanotte, Julio Baptista and Jeremy Toulalan all continue their recoveries from long-term layoffs with light training.

Massimiliano Allegri is unlikely to be able to select Robinho as the Brazilian picked up a muscular injury in his right thigh during training.

Massimo Ambrosini could make his first Champions League appearance of the season for the Rossoneri, with Nigel de Jong making way for the veteran in midfield.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Apart from Porto, Malaga is the only side yet to concede a goal in this season's tournament.
  • The Andalusians have never faced Italian opposition. This is only their second ever European campaign.
  • Malaga pair Javier Saviola and Martin Demichelis could come up against former River Plate teammate Mario Yepes.
  • AC Milan has scored a total of 395 goals in Europe's top competition.
  • At 19 years and 342 days, Stephan El Shaarawy booked a place in the Rossoneri's history books by becoming their youngest Champions League goalscorer when he netted against Zenit St Petersburg on matchday two.
  • That goal was key in Milan's 3-2 victory over the Russians - the team's first win in seven Champions League away matches.
  • The Diavolo's last visit to Spain ended in defeat as Barcelona came out on top 3-1 in the quarterfinals of last seson's tournament.

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Available Squads
13Willy CaballeroGoalkeeper
-Jesús GámezDefender
3WeligtonDefender
26Martín DemichelisDefender
18EliseuMidfielder
6CamachoMidfielder
17JoaquínMidfielder
-Manuel IturraMidfielder
23IscoMidfielder
30Javier SaviolaStriker
27PortilloMidfielder
1Carlos KameniGoalkeeper
5Oguchi OnyewuDefender
17DudaMidfielder
28RecioMidfielder
21S. FernándezStriker
9Roque Santa CruzStriker
-F. OlingaStriker
14Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
2Mattia De SciglioDefender
5Philippe MexesDefender
15Francesco AcerbiDefender
-Kevin Constant Midfielder
25Daniele BoneraDefender
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
13Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
59GabrielGoalkeeper
33Mario YepesDefender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
9Alexandre PatoStriker
-Bojan KrkicStriker

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