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Friday April 22 2011
Allegri awaits game of the season

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has talked up Saturday's trip to Brescia as the game of the season.

Milan have a six-point lead at the top of Serie A and can take a step closer to winning the Scudetto.

"That of tomorrow is the game of the season because it's the most important and can decide the season," Allegri said.

Asked if he has a needle and thread at the ready to stitch the Scudetto on to Milan's shirts, he replied: "No, but winning would mean taking a beautiful jump forward.

"We haven't had a lot of time to prepare for this game, but the team already knows what it has to do.

"We must be careful and not undervalue this game because despite their last two negative results Brescia are in good shape physically.

"We must play well because I expect our opponents to put their physical and mental qualities on the pitch.

"They have important players up front like Eder, Caracciolo and Diamanti, and have pace and technique in the middle with the experience of Zanetti.

"It will be very difficult. We must interpret it in the best of ways, playing to our qualities.

"We have to go into it with the presumption of closing the game quickly."

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