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Serie A

  • December 11, 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 25736

Serie A Preview: Bologna v AC Milan

Serie A Preview: Bologna v AC Milan

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The Rossoneri travel to the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday looking to maintain their unbeaten run, having gone eight matches without defeat in Serie A



Raggi, Portanova, Antonsson, Morleo
Perez, Mudingayi, Kone
Acquafresca, Di Vaio


Abate, Yepes, Thiago Silva, Antonini
Aquilani, Van Bommel,
Ibrahimovic, Pato

Stefano Pioli should have a full squad at this disposal for the visit of the champions, with Diego Perez in line to start after recovering from the thigh strain that kept him out of last week's victory over Siena, while Pongiotis Kone should also return after serving his suspension in last week's encounter.

The visitors should welcome back Christian Abbiati and Mark van Bommel this week, after recovering from shoulder and knee injuries respectively, while Alberto Aquilani is also expected to take part after sitting out the midweek clash with Viktoria Plzen through suspension.

The Rossoneri will, however, still be without the services of Alessandro Nesta, with the former Lazio captain not expected back until after the winter break, while Antonio Nocerino will also miss out with a thigh injury.

  • Bologna have scored just 11 goals in Serie A so far this season, with only Cesena's paltry six a smaller total in the league.
  • The hosts have not beaten Sunday's opponents since August 2008.
  • Stefano Pioli's men have only conceded two goals fewer than Massimiliano Allegri's side this season, yet remain 15 places below the champions in Serie A.
  • AC Milan have not conceded a goal in their previous four clashes with the Rossoblu.
  • The Rossoneri have scored more goals than any other side in Serie A during the current campaign, having found the back of the net 29 times.
  • Milan have won twice as many matches as Bologna this season, with eight to their name.

Players to watch

G. Ramírez

Position: Midfielder

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The former Penarol playmaker has been in fine form for the hosts this season and is currently leading both the assists and goalscoring charts for his side. The Uruguay international's performances this season have not gone unnoticed throughout Europe, with the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool supposedly keen on his signature, and another decent performance on Sunday will only intensify the interest in his services.

Z. Ibrahimovic

Position: Attacker

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The giant Swede has been on fire in recent weeks for the Rossoneri, scoring seven goals in his last six league appearances. The former Inter forward is Milan's top scorer this season, and after being rested for the midweek clash with Viktoria Plzen, he will be hoping to continue his impressive scoring rate againt struggling Bologna on Sunday.

Editor's Prediction

Milan have been in excellent form since the defeat to Juventus in October and, with the Rossoblu struggling at present, a comfortable victory for the champions looks a likely outcome.

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Reader's Predictions

Bologna FC 1909 BOL
Bologna FC 1909 Bologna
AC Milan MIL
AC Milan Milan

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AC Milan MIL
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AC Milan MIL
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AC Milan MIL