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Sunday September 29 2013
Milan injury boost for Ajax

Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo will be fit for Milan’s trip to Ajax, but Bojan Krkic is ruled out.

The Rossoneri will play at the Amsterdam Arena in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

“For Ajax we will have Montolivo and El Shaarawy back at our disposal,” said Massimiliano Allegri in his Press conference after a 1-0 Serie A win over Sampdoria.

“They haven’t played for a while, so I will have to evaluate their fitness levels when deciding how long they can play.”

Mario Balotelli will be available, as his three-match ban for insulting the referee only applies to Serie A.

Meanwhile, Ajax will be without former Rossoneri striker Krkic, who pulled his hamstring after just four minutes of a 6-0 victory over Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday.

Milan won the opening Champions League tie 2-0 against Celtic, so top Group H alongside Barcelona, who crushed Ajax 4-0.

They are still missing Kaka, Daniele Bonera, Matias Silvestre, Mattia De Sciglio, Giampaolo Pazzini and Riccardo Saponara.

Allegri was bullish when confronting the critics who say Milan’s performances have been worse than their results so far this season.

“Often the form of a team is evaluated only by the results, but with Napoli we just got the first six minutes wrong, while against Bologna we could’ve gone 2-0 up straight after Andrea Poli’s goal.

“Against Sampdoria we played well up until the edge of their box, then got the final ball wrong, but still created eight scoring opportunities.

“I am very satisfied with the performance of the team and the style of football.”

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