NEWS
Saturday March 17 2012
Line-ups: Parma-Milan

Milan have a new strike force of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stephan El Shaarawy for today’s trip to Parma.

The Serie A weekend kicks off at 17.00 UK time at the Stadio Tardini and the leaders have a lengthy injury list to contend with.

Robinho, Mark Van Bommel and Ignazio Abate are the latest additions to the treatment table, which includes Alexandre Pato, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alessandro Nesta, Antonio Cassano, Mathieu Flamini, Alexander Merkel, Rodney Strasser and the suspended Philippe Mexes.

Ibrahimovic is therefore joined by El Shaarawy with support from Urby Emanuelson as trequartista.

The defence has to be revamped, so Gianluca Zambrotta gets a rare start with Luca Antonini. Gennaro Gattuso is on the bench for the first time in six months.

Parma are without Massimo Gobbi, Raffaele Palladino and Daniele Galloppa, so Sergio Floccari partners Sebastian Giovinco in attack.

Jonathan is a surprise starter, as the so-called heir to Douglas Maicon has barely featured since his January loan from Inter.

Parma: Mirante; Zaccardo, Paletta, Lucarelli; Jonathan, Morrone, Valdes, Mariga, Biabiany; Giovinco, Floccari

Parma bench: Pavarini, Ferrario, Okaka, Modesto, Musacci, Santacroce, Valiani

Milan: Abbiati; Zambrotta, Bonera, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Nocerino, Ambrosini, Muntari; Emanuelson; El Shaarawy, Ibrahimovic

Milan bench: Amelia, Gattuso, Inzaghi, Mesbah, Aquilani, Maxi Lopez, Yepes

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