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Friday May 3 2013
Zapata hopes for Roma assist

Cristian Zapata is hoping this weekend will be kind to Milan’s ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League.

The Rossoneri are currently in the last remaining European Cup spot, but they are just a point clear of Fiorentina with four games left.

“It won’t be easy for us against Torino as they’re playing good football,” the Colombian international told Milan Channel.

“They’ll come to the San Siro to fight as they need points to stay up as well. But we’ll be focused on the three points to hang on to third place.

“The point lead that we have over Fiorentina is important and it might turn into four points as they’ll be up against a great team in Roma.

“It’s vital we get back into the Champions League.”

The Diavolo began the campaign with five losses from their first eight games, but boss Massimiliano Allegri has managed to revive their fortunes.

“The Coach has built a good team and all the credit goes to him,” the defender continued. “Allegri is very important and he has done well since coming to the club.”

The tactician has collected a first and second place in his two seasons at San Siro.

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