NEWS
Sunday August 19 2012
Line-ups: Milan-Juventus

Milan take on Juventus in tonight’s Trofeo Berlusconi, but Antonio Cassano has been left out and Sebastian Giovinco starts.

Cassano is not even in the stadium tonight, as rumours of a move to Inter in exchange for Giampaolo Pazzini gather momentum.

This is the 22nd edition of the pre-season match and will be Milan’s first at San Siro since the new hybrid artificial pitch was installed, kicking off at 20.00 UK time.

Of these 22, it is the 19th in which the contenders are Juve and Milan, so far with nine victories each.

It is not an official friendly, so each team will have 11 available substitutes. If it is tied after 90 minutes, then the trophy will be decided via penalties.

The Rossoneri are without Massimo Ambrosini and Philippe Mexes, so Riccardo Montolivo starts in a more defensive midfield role.

Kevin-Prince Boateng completes the attacking trident with Emanuelson and Robinho. Cristian Zapata makes his debut in defence with fellow Colombian Mario Yepes.

Stephan El Shaarawy was set to feature, but has been ruled out by pain from kidney stones that developed last night.

Juventus are fresh from beating Napoli in controversial circumstances for the Italian Super Cup last week.

Andrea Pirlo and Gigi Buffon picked up knocks in that game, so have not been risked for this encounter along with long-term absentees Giorgio Chiellini and Martin Caceres.

Alessandro Matri is only benched on his 28th birthday, as Giovinco partners Mirko Vucinic with support from new buy Paul Pogba.

Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Yepes, Antonini; Flamini, Montolivo, Constant; Boateng, Emanuelson; Robihno

Juventus: Storari, Barzagli, Marrone, Lucio; De Ceglie, Padoin, Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio; Giovinco, Vucinic

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