Mario Balotelli leads the way in Milan’s ‘Mohican Trident’ this afternoon, as Cagliari are finally given the all-clear to host this game.
Absolute chaos surrounded this fixture, as it was moved to the Stadio Olimpico in Turin on Wednesday after the Is Arenas failed security checks, switched back following an emergency appeal on Friday and on Saturday the authorities lost their own legal action to have it played behind closed doors.
The Sardinians have other issues to contend with, as Radja Nainggolan and Danilo Avelar sit out bans with Nene injured.
They too have a trio of attacking talent in Thiago Ribeiro, Marco Sau and the pacy Victor Ibarbo.
Riccardo Montolivo is suspended for Milan, joining the sidelined Giampaolo Pazzini, Daniele Bonera, Kevin Constant and Nigel De Jong.
Balotelli bagged a decisive brace on his Rossoneri debut last week and was again thrown into the starting XI.
Milan had won their last three visits to Cagliari and are undefeated here since October 1998 thanks to six victories and three stalemates.
Cagliari: Agazzi; Pisano, Astori, Rossettini, Murro; Dessena, Conti, Ekdal; Thiago Ribeiro, Sau, Ibarbo
Milan:Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Mexes, De Sciglio; Flamini, Ambrosini, Muntari; Niang, Balotelli, El Shaarawy