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  • May 14, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: M. Ciampi
  • • Attendance: 52000
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Serie A preview: AC Milan - Cagliari

Serie A preview: AC Milan - Cagliari

There will be a festival atmosphere at San Siro on Saturday as the newly-crowned champions celebrate their first Serie A title since 2004


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
AC Milan (4-3-1-2)

Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Van Bommel, Ambrosini; Seedorf; Robinho, Ibrahimovic

AC Milan


Kevin-Prince Boateng will be the only first-team regular to miss the match as he is suspended. Andrea Pirlo could be making his San Siro swansong as speculation of a summer switch to Juventus heats up.

Cagliari (4-3-2-1)

Agazzi; Canini, Ariaudo, Astori, Agostini; Biondini, Nainggolan, Lazarri; Cossu; Missiroli, Acquafresca

Cagliari


Cagliari coach Roberto Donadoni will have the luxury of choosing from a full-strength squad as he returns to his old stomping ground on Saturday.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • AC Milan clinched their 18th Scudetto following the 0-0 tie against Roma last weekend.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men have beaten Cagliari in their last four Serie A meetings.
  • Milan are currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak.
  • The Rossoneri are unbeaten in their last nine games at San Siro.
  • Cagliari's last win against Milan in Serie A came in 1998.
  • Roberto Donadoni's men are currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak.
  • Cagliari have picked up only two points in their last five matches.
  • The Islanders have conceded 24 goals on the road this season.

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Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
13Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
8Gennaro Ivan GattusoMidfielder
10C. SeedorfManager/Coach
-RobinhoStriker
9Alexandre PatoStriker
14Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
17Mark van BommelMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-Filippo InzaghiStriker
25Daniele BoneraDefender
-Michael AgazziGoalkeeper
33Alessandro AgostiniDefender
-Davide AstoriDefender
-Michele CaniniDefender
-Gabriele PericoDefender
21Andrea LazzariMidfielder
23Radja NainggolanMidfielder
-Davide BiondiniMidfielder
7Simone MissiroliMidfielder
7Andrea CossuMidfielder
12Robert AcquafrescaStriker
-Ivan PelizzoliGoalkeeper
-Daniele MagliocchettiDefender
4Simon LanerMidfielder
5Daniele ContiMidfielder
-P. CeppeliniMidfielder
-Daniele RagatzuStriker
-Lorenzo AriaudoDefender
Players to Watch
Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 4
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Brazilian has been a tower of power at the back for Milan all year long and was named the Rossoneri's Player of the Season by Goal.com earlier in the week. Will be eager to extend Milan's four-game clean sheet streak on Saturday.
Robert Acquafresca
Robert Acquafresca
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The former Inter striker will look to dampen Milan's title celebrations at the weekend. The 23-year-old has nine goals this season and will look to add to his tally on Saturday.
Prediction
There will certainly be a carnival-style atmosphere at San Siro on Saturday and Milan will reward their supporters with one more home victory.

Editor's Prediction
Milan 1

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