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Serie A

  • October 19, 2013
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: M. Guida
  • • Attendance: 33188

Serie A Preview: Milan - Udinese

Serie A Preview: Milan - Udinese


Massimiliano Allegri's men have endured a subpar start to the Serie A season but can go ahead of the visitors with a San Siro win this weekend.

AC Milan must make do without Mario Balotelli as it attempts to kick-start its Serie A season with a win over Udinese on Saturday.

The striker has completed a three-match suspension, which was imposed for a push on the referee following Milan’s defeat to Napoli on Sept. 22, but he has now been sidelined with a thigh injury suffered on international duty with Italy.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side has just two wins from its first seven games, leaving the Rossoneri down in 12th position and 13 points behind league-leader Roma. But they can take heart from their impressive home record, as they have won four of their five games in all competitions at San Siro.

And they also received welcome news that a decision ordering them to play one match behind closed doors has been suspended, so fans will be allowed to attend Saturday’s game. Milan was hit with the sanction as punishment for discriminatory chants from its supporters during the defeat to Juventus.

Allegri used the international break to give his fringe players a chance to impress in a friendly against Caen last weekend, but they failed to make the most of the opportunity as the French side won 3-0.

While Balotelli misses out, midfielder Kaka could return from injury along with Valter Birsa and Matias Silvestre, but Mattia De Sciglio (knee) remains on the sidelines.

Udinese was a 2-0 winner over Cagliari last time out, but it will be eager to address its away form, having lost all three Serie A games on its travels. Francesco Guidolin’s side is eighth in the table and will go in search of its first Serie A away win over Milan since 2007.


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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Mar 8, 2014 Udinese 1 - Milan 0
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Italy - Coppa Italia ‎(ITAC)‎ Jan 22, 2014 Milan 1 - Udinese 2
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Oct 19, 2013 Milan 1 - Udinese 0
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Feb 3, 2013 Milan 2 - Udinese 1
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Sep 23, 2012 Udinese 2 - Milan 1
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Last Five Matches
May 18, 2014Milan 2 - Sassuolo 1SR-A
May 11, 2014Atalanta 2 - Milan 1SR-A
May 4, 2014Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
Apr 25, 2014AS Roma 2 - Milan 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Milan 3 - Livorno 0SR-A
May 17, 2014Udinese 3 - Sampdoria 3SR-A
May 10, 2014Verona 2 - Udinese 2SR-A
May 4, 2014Udinese 5 - Livorno 3SR-A
Apr 27, 2014Torino 2 - Udinese 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Udinese 1 - Napoli 1SR-A
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Available Squads
17Cristian ZapataDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
21Kevin Constant Midfielder
26Matías SilvestreDefender
4Sulley MuntariMidfielder
9Valter BirsaMidfielder
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
32Alessandro MatriStriker
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
-Ferdinando CoppolaGoalkeeper
-Jherson VergaraDefender
81Cristian ZaccardoDefender
8Riccardo SaponaraMidfielder
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
24Bryan CristanteMidfielder
28Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
9M'Baye NiangStriker
30Ivan KelavaGoalkeeper
-Dušan BastaDefender
34Gabriel SilvaDefender
75Thomas HeurtauxDefender
21Andrea LazzariMidfielder
37Roberto PereyraMidfielder
66Giampiero PinziMidfielder
10Antonio Di NataleStriker
1Zeljko BrkicGoalkeeper
99Francesco BenussiGoalkeeper
6Igor BubnjićDefender
27Silvan WidmerDefender
-Douglas SantosDefender
32Bruno FernandesMidfielder
-Alexander MerkelMidfielder
94Piotr ZielinskiMidfielder
-Mathias RanégieStriker
-N. LópezStriker

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