NEWS
Saturday February 16 2019
Line-ups: Atalanta v Milan

Atalanta and Milan go head-to-head for fourth place with Duvan Zapata, Papu Gomez, Krzysztof Piatek and Lucas Paquetá on sparkling form.

It kicks off in Bergamo at 19.30 GMT and only one point separates these two sides in fifth and fourth respectively.

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There is only one point separating these sides going into the weekend, with Lazio and Roma also keeping a close eye on the situation, as a draw could allow them to leap into the final Champions League berth.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta are on stunning form and recently thrashed Juventus 3-0 in the Coppa Italia quarter-final, are unbeaten in six Serie A rounds – winning four of them – during which they scored 19 goals.

Duvan Zapata leads the way with a remarkable tally of 18 goals in his last 12 appearances between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez is fresh from celebrating his 31st birthday yesterday and Josip Ilicic is back to full fitness.

Berat Djimsiti is not 100 per cent fit, but starts anyway ahead of Andrea Masiello and Gianluca Mancini.

Gennaro Gattuso seems to have found his Milan with the 4-3-3 formation, largely thanks to the January arrival of Paquetá and Piatek.

They might’ve cost a combined €70m, but they are already proving to be well worth it.

Poland international Piatek has 23 goals in 25 competitive games this season between Genoa and Milan, including four in as many matches since joining the Rossoneri.

He is flanked by Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu, as Gattuso refuses to lose faith in the Turkey international, while Franck Kessie is up against his old club.

Davide Calabria picked for right-back rather than another Atalanta old boy, Andrea Conti.

Cristian Zapata (who is Duvan’s cousin), Mattia Caldara, Jack Bonaventura and Pepe Reina are still out of action.

Atalanta: Berisha; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Castagne; Ilicic, Gomez; Duvan Zapata

Atalanta bench: Rossi, Gollini, Mancini, Gosens, Ibanez, Masiello, Reca, Kulusevski, Pasalic, Pessina, Barrow

Milan: G Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paquetà; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu

Milan bench: A Donnarumma, Plizzari, Abate, Conti, Laxalt, Bertolacci, Biglia, Mauri, Montolivo, Borini, Castillejo, Cutrone

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