Sunday January 20 2013
Line-ups: Milan-Bologna

Milan aim to close up on the European places as they welcome Bologna with an Mbaye Niang-Giampaolo Pazzini-Stephan El Shaarawy trident.

The Rossoneri stuttered in last week’s goalless draw with Sampdoria and the pressure is on them to get all three points this afternoon.

Mario Yepes, Massimo Ambrosini and Nigel De Jong are injured, while there are fitness concerns for Robinho and Daniele Bonera.

Pazzini returns from suspension to lead the attack with El Shaarawy and Niang.

Bologna also played at San Siro on Tuesday night in the Coppa Italia quarter-final, eventually falling 3-2 to Inter in the dying seconds of extra time.

Robert Acquafresca, Henry Gimenez and Cesare Natali are out of action, but Panagiotis Kone and Alessandro Diamanti support Alberto Gilardino.

Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant; Flamini, Montolivo, Boateng; Niang, Pazzini, El Shaarawy

Bologna: Agliardi; Garics, Portanova, Antonsson, Cherubin; Perez, Pazienza; Riverola, Koné, Diamanti; Gilardino