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Sunday January 8 2012
Line-ups: Revamped Milan

Milan have had to revamp their midfield and defence amid an injury crisis against local rivals Atalanta.

This is a Lombardy Derby and the Orobici are in fine fettle at the moment with German Denis the Capocannoniere of Serie A.

He is partnered by Under-21 international Guido Marilungo.

The Rossoneri are joint leaders with Juventus, but Massimiliano Allegri has had to completely transform the side for this game.

Massimo Ambrosini is suspended with Clarence Seedorf, Alberto Aquilani, Gennaro Gattuso, Mathieu Flamini, Antonio Cassano, Mario Yepes, Ignazio Abate injured.

Alessandro Nesta isn’t fit enough to start either, so Philippe Mexes is the centre-back. Kevin-Prince Boateng is pulled back into a deeper midfield role, leaving Urby Emanuelson as trequartista behind Alexandre Pato and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Atalanta: Consigli;Masiello, Ferri, Manfredini, Peluso;Schelotto, Cigarini, Carmona, Padoin;Marilungo, Denis
Milan: Abbiati;Bonera,Mexes, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Boateng, Van Bommel, Nocerino; Emanuelson;Pato, Ibrahimovic

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