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Wednesday January 26 2011
Line-ups: Milan start both new buys

Milan have new buys Mark Van Bommel and Urby Emanuelson in the starting XI for the Coppa Italia quarter-final with Sampdoria.

The Rossoneri only completed the signings in the last few days, but Coach Max Allegri wasted no time in giving them their debuts.

There weren't too many options, as his team are missing the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Gennaro Gattuso, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Gianluca Zambrotta, Alessandro Nesta, Marco Amelia and Marek Jankulovski.

Even with the introductions of Van Bommel and Emanuelson, they still had to push Thiago Silva into midfield to fill the gaps.

Meanwhile, Sampdoria also focus on their latest arrival straight away, as Massimo Maccarone leads the attack with Federico Macheda.

Sampdoria: Da Costa; Volta, Accardi, Zauri, Ziegler; Palombo, Poli, Tissone, Guberti; Maccarone, Macheda

Milan: Roma; Yepes, Sokratis, Oddo, Antonini; Van Bommel, Emanuelson, Thiago Silva; Merkel; Pato, Robinho

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