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Serie A

  • September 9, 2011
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 55000

Serie A Preview: AC Milan - Lazio

The defending Italian league champions will look to kick off the new campaign with a win over Lazio at San Siro on Friday, despite numerous injury worries for Massimiliano Allegri.

AC Milan (4-3-1-2): Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Ambrosini, Seedorf; Boateng; Pato, Ibrahimovic

Massimiliano Allegri will be without a host of players when the champions host Lazio on Friday. Mark van Bommel, Robinho and summer signings Taye Taiwo and Philippe Mexes are sidelined with injuries, while Mathieu Flamini has been ruled out for five months after rupturing ligaments in his knee. Newcomers Alberto Aquilani and Antonio Nocerino could make their Milan debuts but are likely to start from the bench at San Siro.

Lazio (4-2-3-1): Bizzarri; Konko, Biava, Dias, Radu; Ledesma, Brocchi; Mauri, Hernanes, Cisse; Klose

Giuseppe Sculli and Marius Stankevicius will miss the trip to Milan due to injuries while Federico Marchetti is suspended. Summer acquisitions Djibril Cisse and Miroslav Klose will feature up front for the visitors.

  • AC Milan has succumbed to only one league defeat during the 2011 calendar year.
  • The San Siro outfit has lost only one Serie A opener in the last 28 seasons.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men beat city rival Inter 2-1 in Beijing to lift the Supercoppa Italiana last month.
  • The Rossoneri conceded the least amount of goals in Serie A last season (24).
  • Milan finished the 2010-11 campaign with an eight-game unbeaten streak in the league. 
  • Lazio has held Milan to draws in its last three encounters.
  • Edy Reja's side kept 14 clean sheets in Serie A last season.
  • The Stadio Olimpico outfit did not have a player in the top 10 of the goalscoring charts last term.
  • Stefano Mauri finished joint-fourth for assists in the Italian top flight with nine to his name.


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Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
20Ignazio AbateDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
8G. GattusoMidfielder
13Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
14Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
-Mario YepesDefender
25Daniele BoneraDefender
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
9Alexandre PatoStriker
1Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
3Andrè DiasDefender
20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
78Luciano ZauriDefender
29Abdoulay KonkoDefender
32Cristian BrocchiMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
6Stefano MauriMidfielder
9Djibril CisséStriker
11Miroslav KloseStriker
30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
21Modibo DiakiteDefender
19Senad LulicMidfielder
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
27Libor KozákStriker
9Tommaso RocchiStriker

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