Friday April 1 2011
Rivera tips Milan for Derby glory

The legendary Gianni Rivera has unsurprisingly tipped Milan to triumph in Saturday's Derby della Madonnina.

The 67-year-old Golden Boy won everything with Milan in the `60s and `70s, and feels Max Allegri's side still have an edge on their rivals.

Milan have a two-point lead on Inter in Serie A with eight games remaining this season.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: "Right now Milan are the favourites because they are ahead in the League table.

"It's a derby that could become decisive because if Milan win they'd find their confidence again."

Asked if Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence would hurt Milan, Rivera said: "A team is great if it can do without a player, if its collective value makes the difference.

"Ibra is important, but you never win anything by yourself."

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