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May 22, 2011 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Communale Friuli — Udine
Referee:‬ P. Tagliavento‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎

Serie A Preview: Udinese - AC Milan

Udinese will look to clinch fourth spot when they lock horns with the newly crowned champions at the Stadio Friuli

Udinese (3-5-2)

Handanovic; Benatia, Zapata, Domizzi; Isla, Inler, Pinzi, Asamoah, Armero; Sanchez, Di Natale


Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin will have to make do without wing-back Dusan Basta who is out with injury.

AC Milan (4-3-1-2)

Abbiati; Abate, Thiago Silva, Yepes, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Ambrosini, Pirlo; Robinho; Pato, Ibrahimovic

AC Milan

Milan announced earlier in the week that Alessandro Nesta, Mark van Bommel, Thiago Silva, Massimo Ambrosini and Flavio Roma had all signed extensions to remain at the club. Andrea Pirlo will play his last game for the Rossoneri after confirming he will leave the San Siro outfit in the summer.


  • Udinese are currently riding a two-game winning streak.
  • The Zebrette have collected nine points from their last five home matches.
  • Francesco Guidolin's men have conceded 16 goals at the Stadio Friuli.
  • Antonio Di Natale leads the league in scoring with 28 goals.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last seven matches.
  • The Rossoneri have picked up ten points in their last five road games.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men have conceded a league low 12 goals away from San Siro.
  • Milan have keep four clean sheets in their last five encounters.

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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
11Maurizio DomizziDefender
17Cristian ZapataDefender
17Mehdi BenatiaDefender
-Pablo ArmeroDefender
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
66Giampiero PinziMidfielder
88Gökhan InlerMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
9Alexis SánchezStriker
10Antonio Di NataleStriker
25Emanuele BelardiGoalkeeper
26Giovanni PasqualeDefender
-Gabriele AngellaDefender
19Germán DenisStriker
-Bernardo CorradiStriker
-Almen AbdiMidfielder
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
12Dídac VilàDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
-C. SeedorfManager/Coach
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
9Alexandre PatoStriker
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
21Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
28Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
30Flavio RomaGoalkeeper
Players to Watch
Alexis Sánchez
Alexis Sánchez
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Chile international has been a revelation for Udinese this season and has attracted the attention of Europe's elite. The 22-year-old will look to fire the hosts into the Champions League on Sunday evening.
Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 4
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Brazilian was named Milan's Player of the Year by Goal.com for his defensive prowess and will face a herculean test on Sunday as he tries to keep a lid on Alexis Sanchez and Antonio Di Natale.
Probable Lineups
Samir Handanoviç 1
Maurizio Domizzi 11
Cristian Zapata 17
Mehdi Benatia 17
Pablo Armero 0
Kwadwo Asamoah 22
Giampiero Pinzi 66
Gökhan Inler 88
Mauricio Isla 33
Alexis Sánchez 9
Antonio Di Natale 10
Marco Amelia 1
Dídac Vilà 12
Mario Yepes 33
Thiago Silva 4
Ignazio Abate 20
C. Seedorf 0
Mark van Bommel 17
Mathieu Flamini 20
Kevin-Prince Boateng 9
Antonio Cassano 99
Alexandre Pato 9
This game is absolutely vital for the hosts as they could clinch fourth spot in Serie A while Milan have already been crowned Serie A champions and have nothing to play for. Expect Udinese to come out all guns blazing and earn three points on Sunday.

Editor's Prediction
Milan 1
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0