Monday April 23 2012
Milan will fight on, says Abate

Milan defender Ignazio Abate insists the Scudetto race is still alive despite Juventus’ sprint towards the title.

The Rossoneri are now three points behind the Old Lady with five games left this season, but the Italian international is refusing to admit defeat.

“We have to recharge our mental batteries,” the former Torino player told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday.

“We must believe that we can still win the championship because history shows us that titles can be claimed on the last day of the season.”

The Diavolo needed a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal to avoid a home defeat to Bologna in a 1-1 draw.

Juventus, meanwhile, took early control of their tie with Roma and eventually ended up collecting a 4-0 triumph.

Milan will face struggling Genoa in midweek, while the Old Lady will travel to Cesena.

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