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Serie A preview: Roma - AC Milan

Roma (4-2-3-1)

Doni; Cassetti, Burdisso, Juan, Riise; Pizarro, Brighi; Taddei, Simplicio, Vucinic; Totti


Roma coach Vincenzo Montella will be without the services of influential midfielders Daniele De Rossi and Simone Perrotta who were both handed three-game bans for separate incidents in the 3-0 win over Bari last weekend.

AC Milan (4-3-1-2)

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

AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to the line-up after serving a three-match suspension and should partner Robinho upfront. Massimiliano Allegri will also welcome back Gennaro Gattuso from injury and Mark Van Bommel from a one-game ban.


  • Roma have been awarded the most penalties in Serie A this season (13).
  • The Lupi have picked up just seven points from their last seven matches at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • Vincenzo Montella's men beat Milan 1-0 back in December at San Siro.
  • Francesco Totti scored his 206th goal in Serie A last week, overtaking Italy legend Roberto Baggio in the process.
  • AC Milan have been held scoreless in their last two encounters against Roma.
  • The league leaders are currently riding a five-game winning streak.
  • The Rossoneri have kept 18 clean sheets this season.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men have won four out of their last five games on the road.