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Serie A

  • April 10, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze
  • Referee: E. Morganti
  • • Attendance: 24000

Serie A Preview: Fiorentina - Milan

Serie A Preview: Fiorentina - Milan

Fiorentina: Boruc; Comotto, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual; Donadel, Montolivo, Vargas; Santana; Ljajic, Gilardino


Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Flamini, Van Bommel, Boateng; Seedorf; Pato, Ibrahimovic

AC Milan

  • Fiorentina are currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak.
  • The Viola have only lost once in their last 11 Serie A encounters at the Artemio Franchi (W7, D3, L1).
  • The Tuscan based outfit have 12 draws this season, which is joint tops in the league.
  • Adrian Mutu is suspended for Sunday's encounter.
  • Milan haven't tasted defeat in their last 10 Serie A matches against Fiorentina (W6, D4).
  • The Rossoneri haven't scored more than two goals at the Artemio Franchi since 1992.
  • The current league leaders have only one loss in their last 10 away matches (W6, D3, L1).
  • Antonio Cassano will miss the match after picking up two yellow cards against Inter last weekend.


November 20, 2010: Milan 1-0 Fiorentina

Fiorentina looked good in the opening stages but couldn't convert their chances and paid the price when Zlatan Ibrahimovic acrobatically volleyed home from inside the penalty area just before the half-time break.

Per Kroldrup summed up the Viola's frustrations when he received his second yellow card for dissent late in the game.

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Team News
Available Squads
31Artur BorucGoalkeeper
23Manuel PasqualDefender
14Cesare NataliDefender
5Alessandro GamberiniDefender
25Gianluca ComottoDefender
30Marco DonadelMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
-Mario SantanaMidfielder
66Juan VargasMidfielder
8Adem LjajicStriker
11Alberto GilardinoStriker
1Neto Goalkeeper
-Per Billeskov KroldrupDefender
10Gaetano D'AgostinoMidfielder
9Khouma BabacarStriker
11Alessio CerciMidfielder
85Valon BehramiMidfielder
-Michele CamporeseDefender
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
-C. SeedorfManager/Coach
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
9Alexandre PatoStriker
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
3Luca AntoniniDefender
28Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
-Massimo OddoDefender
25Sokratis PapastathopoulosDefender
8Gennaro Ivan GattusoMidfielder
Players to Watch
Alberto Gilardino
Alberto Gilardino
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
36 15 8 0
The 28-year-old striker will be very eager to score against his former club on Sunday. The Italian has 11 goals to his name including one last weekend against Cesena and he would love nothing more than to put a dent in the Rossoneri's title plans.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Swede is set to return from a ban on Sunday and will look to make up for lost time with a spirited showing against Fiorentina. Massimiliano Allegri will count on the 29-year-old to provide the firepower upfront and keep their title chase on course.
Fiorentina are enjoying a good run at the moment but have a dreadful record in their past ten Serie A games with Milan. The league leaders are riding high following their derby day dismantling of Inter and will do just enough to squeak out a tough win in Tuscany.

Editor's Prediction
Milan 2

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