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Coppa Italia

  • May 10, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 33414
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Palermo win Aggregate 4 - 3

Coppa Italia Preview: Palermo - AC Milan

Coppa Italia Preview: Palermo - AC Milan

Milan will travel south to face Palermo with the Coppa Italia semi-final tie delicately balanced at 2-2 following a first leg in which both teams had the lead at one stage


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Palermo (4-3-2-1)

Sirigu; Cassani, Munoz, Bovo, Balzaretti; Bacinovic, Migliaccio, Nocerino; Ilicic; Pastore, Hernandez

Palermo


Palermo coach Delio Rossi has no major injury worries or suspensions to deal with ahead of the crunch clash in Sicily. Armin Bacinovic, Cesare Bovo and Fabio Liverani are one booking away from an automatic one-game suspension

AC Milan (4-3-1-2)

Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Ambrosini, Van Bommel, Seedorf; Boateng; Robinho, Pato

AC Milan


Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will be without the services of Gennaro Gattuso who is serving a ban. Massimo Oddo was not included in the squad for the second-leg encounter while Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have to pass a late fitness test to feature on Tuesday.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Palermo's only clean sheet in their last 15 Serie A games came against Milan in March.
  • Delio Rossi's men have scored six goals in their last three home encounters.
  • Palermo have suffered only four league losses at home this season.
  • The Sicilian side have conceded more goals (59) than they have scored (55) this term.
  • AC Milan secured their 18th Scudetto following the 0-0 draw with Roma on Saturday.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men have scored seven goals in their last three Coppa Italia matches.
  • Milan are the only Serie A side that have three players with 10 or more goals this season.
  • The San Siro outfit have only conceded two goals in their last five games away from home.

Players to watch

J. Pastore

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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The Argentine playmaker has been linked to a plethora of top clubs around Europe and would love to fire Palermo into the Coppa Italia final if he indeed is thinking about leaving the Renzo Barbera. Scored in the first-leg at San Siro and will be eager for more of the same on Tuesday evening.

Thiago Silva

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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The Brazilian has been a defensive stalwart this season for the San Siro outfit and will look to clamp down on Javier Pastore and company in order to keep Milan’s hope of a domestic double alive and kicking.

Editor's Prediction

Milan will squeak by Palermo at the Renzo Barbera to give the newly crowned champions a chance to grab a domestic double.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Palermo

Milan

Wins
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3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

US Città di Palermo PAL
US Città di Palermo Palermo
Draw
AC Milan MIL
AC Milan Milan
85%

Top 3 Predictions

US Città di Palermo PAL
0 - 2
AC Milan MIL
US Città di Palermo PAL
1 - 2
AC Milan MIL
US Città di Palermo PAL
0 - 1
AC Milan MIL

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