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  • January 20, 2013
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Serie A Preview: AC Milan - Bologna

Serie A Preview: AC Milan - Bologna

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The Rossoneri will fancy their chances as they look to continue their surge towards the European places, against the visitors, who had a grueling Coppa Italia battle on Wednesday.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

AC MILAN

Abbiati
De Sciglio, Mexes, Zapata, Constant
Nocerino, Montolivo, Boateng
Bojan, Pazzini, El Shaarawy
BOLOGNA

Agliardi
Garics, Portanova, Antonsson, Cherubin
Perez, Krhin,
Diamanti, Kone, Gabbiadini
Gilardino

AC Milan's quest for European soccer continues on Sunday with boss Massimiliano Allegri having a couple of injuries to contend with as defender Mario Yepes and midfielder Massimo Ambrosini miss out for the clash against Bologna.

Tough-tackling midfielder Nigel de Jong is the only long-term absentee for the host.

The Rossoneri have no suspensions to worry about, though Stephan El Shaarawy is walking a disciplinary tightrope as his next booking incurs a ban.

Allegri might reshuffle his pack with Daniele Bonera in contention to start instead of Philippe Mexes, while promising youngster M'Baye Niang may play instead of Bojan up front.

Meanwhile, Bologna is unlikely to change the team that emphatically beat Chievo 4-0.

But coach Stefano Pioli is missing defender Cesare Natali, midifielders Saphir Taider and Henry Gimenez, and attacker Robert Acquafresca for the trip to San Siro.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • AC Milan (seventh) is 11 points off third-placed Lazio while Bologna languishes in 14th position.

  • The Rossoneri are eight games unbeaten against the Rossoblu, a run which stretches back to August 2008.
  • Milan's biggest win against its opponents was 6-0 victory back in the 1990-91 season in Serie A.
  • Bologna last beat Milan at San Siro 2-1 back in 2008. Goals by Marco Di Vaio and Francesco Valiani were enough to give the visitor the win that day.
  • The Rossoblu have failed to find the net in seven of their last 10 matches away from home.
  • Pioli's side has had one win in its last eight away games. It came against Napoli with Panagiotis Kone (pictured, right) netting a stunning equalizer before Daniele Portanova sealed the 3-2 win.

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Team News
Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
5Philippe MexesDefender
17Cristian ZapataDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
21Kevin Constant Midfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
78M'Baye NiangStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
14Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
59GabrielGoalkeeper
15Francesco AcerbiDefender
25Daniele BoneraDefender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
2Mattia De SciglioDefender
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
-Bakaye TraoréMidfielder
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
4Sulley MuntariMidfielder
7RobinhoStriker
-Bojan KrkicStriker
-Federico AgliardiGoalkeeper
5Mikael AntonssonDefender
8Gyorgy GaricsDefender
-Nicolò CherubinDefender
90Daniele PortanovaDefender
15Diego PérezMidfielder
-RiverolaMidfielder
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
33Panagiotis KoneMidfielder
82Alberto GilardinoStriker
-Alessandro DiamantiStriker
1Gianluca CurciGoalkeeper
32Dejan StojanovicGoalkeeper
3Archimede MorleoDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
-Roger CarvalhoDefender
33Frederik SorensenDefender
-Tiberio GuarenteMidfielder
-Nico PulzettiMidfielder
21Saphir TaiderMidfielder
15Rene KrhinMidfielder
35Daniele PaponiStriker
36Christian PasquatoStriker
11Manolo GabbiadiniStriker

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