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March 2, 2013 2:45 PM EST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 44567‎

Serie A Preview: AC Milan-Lazio

Massimiliano Allegri's side is a rejuvenated force in 2013 and will look to strike a telling blow in its bid to claim a Champions League spot.

By Alec Fenn



De Sciglio, Yepes, Zapata, Constant
Montolivo, Muntari, Boateng
Niang, Balotelli, El Shaarawy

Pereirinha, Biava, Dias, Radu
Candreva, G'lez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic

A six-pointer is usually a phrase reserved for relegation tussles, but on Saturday evening AC Milan and Lazio do battle in a contest that could prove decisive in the chase for third place.

Back in October, the very thought of the Rossoneri being among the chasing pack for a Champions League spot was unthinkable, after back-to-back defeats to Inter and the Biancocelesti.

Come Spring, however, and circumstances have changed somewhat, with a victory over Barcelona and a 1-1 draw with the Nerazzurri, Milan's backdrop to this intriguing encounter.

As it stands, just two points separate the two sides, with Lazio a place better off than its host in third and both will be desperate to lay down a pivotal marker in the race for European soccer.

Abdoulay Konko, Miroslav Klose, Marius Stankevicius, Cristian Brocchi and Stefano Mauri are all missing for the visitor, while the San Siro side will be without Daniele Bonera and Nigel de Jong through injury. Philippe Mexes serves a one match suspension.

  • With 16 goals to his name, Stephan El Shaarawy (right) is AC Milan's leading goalscorer so far this season.
  • Milan has won its last six matches at San Siro.
  • The Rossoneri have also scored at least twice in each of their previous five home games.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's side has won four of its last six league games.
  • Lazio is on an indifferent run of form, having lost three, drawn two and won one of its last five Serie A games.
  • Vladimir Petkovic's side ran out 3-2 winner at the Stadio Olimpico in the first meeting between the two sides back in October.
  • The Biancocelesti's cause has not been helped by an injury to Miroslav Klose, with the veteran striker the club's top scorer on 10 goals.

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Head to Head
Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Mar 23, 2014 Lazio 1 - Milan 1
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Oct 30, 2013 Milan 1 - Lazio 1
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Mar 2, 2013 Milan 3 - Lazio 0
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Oct 20, 2012 Lazio 3 - Milan 2
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Feb 1, 2012 Lazio 2 - Milan 0
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Last Five Matches
Apr 19, 2014Milan 3 - Livorno 0SR-A
Apr 13, 2014Milan 1 - Catania 0SR-A
Apr 7, 2014Genoa 1 - Milan 2SR-A
Mar 29, 2014Milan 3 - Chievo 0SR-A
Mar 26, 2014Fiorentina 0 - Milan 2SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Lazio 3 - Torino 3SR-A
Apr 13, 2014Napoli 4 - Lazio 2SR-A
Apr 6, 2014Lazio 2 - Sampdoria 0SR-A
Mar 30, 2014Lazio 3 - Parma 2SR-A
Mar 26, 2014Genoa 2 - Lazio 0SR-A
Team News
Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
2Mattia De SciglioDefender
17Cristian ZapataDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
33Mario YepesDefender
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
21Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
92Stephan El ShaarawyStriker
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
4Bartosz SalamonDefender
81Cristian ZaccardoDefender
4Sulley MuntariMidfielder
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
-Bakaye TraoréMidfielder
9M'Baye NiangStriker
22Federico MarchettiGoalkeeper
3Andrè DiasDefender
20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
26Stefan RaduDefender
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
17Bruno PereirinhaMidfielder
19Senad LulicMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
87Antonio CandrevaMidfielder
99Sergio FloccariStriker
53Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
95Thomas StrakoshaGoalkeeper
2Michael CianiDefender
23Ogenyi OnaziMidfielder
27Lorik CanaMidfielder
27Libor KozákStriker
8Louis SahaStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0