Saturday February 23 2013
Abate: 'No Milan Derby favourites'

Ignazio Abate believes there are “no favourites” in tomorrow’s Milan Derby, while Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli won’t feel the pressure.

The Rossoneri are considered to be in better shape going into the Sunday night clash, especially after beating Barcelona 2-0 in the Champions League.

“There are no favourites between these teams, although admittedly we are in better shape and much more confident than when we last met earlier this season,” declared Milan full-back Abate.

All eyes will be on Balotelli and Cassano, who are facing their former clubs and bound to be jeered by fans.

“I don’t think either of them will feel particular pressure. We are talking about two great champions, after all.”

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