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  • 20 October 2012
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Lazio - AC Milan Preview: Allegri looks to survive another week against high-flying Biancocelesti

Lazio - AC Milan Preview: Allegri looks to survive another week against high-flying Biancocelesti

The Rossoneri boss was given another vote of confidence this week and he will hope to justify the continued support of his superiors against Vladimir Petkovic's side on Saturday

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

LAZIO

Marchetti
Konko, Biava, Dias, Lulic
Candreva, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Mauri

Klose

AC MILAN

Amelia
Abate, Bonera, Yepes, De Sciglio
De Jong, Montolivo
Emanuelson, Boateng, El Shaarawy
Bojan


If a cat was said to have nine lives then AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is fast racking up the coaching equivalent with each passing week at San Siro.

A matter of days ago vice president Adriano Galliani insisted the outcome of Saturday’s clash with Lazio would not be decisive in his future, but another defeat or even a draw would surely edge him closer to the Rossoneri trapdoor.

For many, the 1-0 loss to city rivals Inter heading into the international break would have been enough to seal his exit, but the Milan hierarchy have displayed great patience in allowing him yet another opportunity to rescue an ailing season.

Their latest test comes in the shape of Vladimir Petkovic’s Lazio – a side who positively bounced into the break with a 3-0 win over Pescara, a result that left them in third place in Serie A and just four points behind joint leaders Juventus and Napoli.

Striker Miroslav Klose equalled Gerd Muller’s goalscoring record for Germany on Tuesday night and he will fancy his chances of adding to his five Serie A strikes this season.

The hosts have the luxury of a clean bill of health going into the game, but Milan will be without the injured Robinho and Sulley Muntari.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Stephan El Shaarawy is AC Milan's top goalscorer with four Serie A goals to his name.
  • The Rossoneri were beaten 2-0 on their last trip to the Stadio Olimpico, back in February.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's side have won one, drawn one and lost one of their three away trips this campaign.
  • Lazio are yet to draw a game in Serie A this season - winning five and losing two of their seven games.
  • The Biancocelesti have averaged 1.7 goals per match in the league to date.
  • Vladimir Petkovic was handed the Lazio reins in June after predecessor Edy Reja stepped down at the end of last season.
  • Miroslav Klose is the club's top goalscorer, hitting the back of the net five times in 2012/13.

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