NEWS
Saturday March 31 2012
Line-ups: Catania-Milan

Milan go into a big test against Serie A surprise outfit Catania in their Sicilian stronghold at 17.00 UK time.

The Rossoneri cannot really afford to rest stars ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg with Barcelona on Tuesday, as they are struggling with an injury crisis.

Mark van Bommel, Thiago Silva, Pippo Inzaghi, Mathieu Flamini, Rodney Strasser and Antonio Cassano are on the treatment table.

To make things worse, January signings Djamel Mesbah and Sulley Ali Muntari are suspended for this game.

Urby Emanuelson starts behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho, while Ignazio Abate returns from injury at right-back.

Alberto Aquilani is also picked after he was dropped for recent outings, but ex-Catania striker Maxi Lopez is on the bench.

Catania are flying high and threatening to push for Europa League qualification under Coach Vincenzo Montella.

The only absentees are Marco Biagianti, David Suazo and Alessandro Potenza.

Former Milan defender Nicola Legrottaglie leads the defence, while Alejandro Gomez, Gonzalo Bergessio and Pablo Barrientos complete the trident attack.

Catania: Carrizo;Motta,Legrottaglie, Spolli, Marchese; Izco, Lodi, Almiron;Gomez, Bergessio, Barrientos

Catania bench: Kosicky, Bellusci, Seymour, Llama, Ricchiuti, Lanzafame, Catellani

Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Bonera, Mexes, Antonini; Aquilani, Ambrosini, Nocerino; Emanuelson; Ibrahimovic, Robinho

Milan bench: Amelia, YepesZambrottaGattusoBoateng, Maxi Lopez, El Shaarawy

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