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Serie A

  • May 22, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Communale Friuli, Udine
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 15000

Serie A Preview: Udinese - AC Milan

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.

Players to watch

A. Sánchez

Position: Attacker

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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

Position: Defender

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The Brazilian was named Milan's Player of the Year by 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.

Editor's Prediction

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.

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