Tuesday October 30 2012
Line-ups: Palermo-Milan

Milan have made changes with a 3-5-2 system including Alexandre Pato and Antonio Nocerino as they visit Palermo this evening.

The Rossoneri secured a stay of execution on Coach Massimiliano Allegri’s job with a 1-0 win over Genoa on Saturday.

However, the pressure is still on and the injury list lengthy, including Robinho, Mattia De Sciglio, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Luca Antonini, Djamel Mesbah and Rodney Strasser.

As ever, Stephan El Shaarawy is the first name in attack and Allegri maintains the three-man defence, but this time in a 3-5-2 system with Pato’s second consecutive start.

Nocerino, Mathieu Flamini and Kevin Constant transform the midfield with Nigel De Jong and Urby Emanuelson benched.

Marco Amelia is again in goal, as Christian Abbiati is still not 100 per cent fit after a respiratory infection, while Philippe Mexes replaces Cristian Zapata.

Palermo are without Abel Hernandez and Milan Milanovic, but Ezequiel Munoz has shaken off an injury to start.

Fabrizio Miccoli is supported by Josip Ilicic and Franco Brienza in a dual trequartista role.

The Sicilians hope to improve upon their run of three consecutive stalemates.

Milan have only won one of their last seven trips to the Stadio Barbera.

Palermo: 1 Ujkani; 6 Munoz, 23 Donati, 2 Mantovani; 89 Morganella, 5 Barreto, 20 Arevalo Rios, 29 Garcia; 27 Ilicic, 21 Brienza; 10 Miccoli

Palermo bench: 99 Benussi, 4 Cetto, 7 Viola, 9 Dybala, 14 Bertolo, 16 Zahavi, 17 Giorgi, 18 Labrin, 19 Budan, 25 Von Bergen, 28 Kurtic, 31 Pisano

Milan: 1 Amelia; 5 Mexes, 25 Bonera, 76 Yepes; 20 Abate, 18 Montolivo, 16 Flamini, 8 Nocerino, 21 Constant; 9 Pato, 92 El Shaarawy

Milan bench: 32 Abbiati, 4 Muntari, 11 Pazzini, 13 Acerbi, 17 Zapata, 22 Bojan, 23 Ambrosini, 28 Emanuelson, 34 De Jong, 59 Gabriel

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