Sunday April 21 2013
Tassotti: 'A balanced encounter'

Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti expects “a balanced encounter” at the Juventus Stadium this evening.

“We need to play well tonight. It is going to be an important match for both teams, as they are close to the Scudetto, while it is also crucial for us to keep hold of third place,” said Tassotti.

“We met recently in the Coppa Italia, but the games have always been very balanced and I expected another balanced encounter this evening.”

Earlier this season Milan beat Juventus 1-0 in Serie A with a dubious penalty, then the Bianconeri won 2-1 in extra time for the Coppa Italia quarter-final in January.

Mario Balotelli and Mathieu Flamini are suspended, but Robinho, Giampaolo Pazzini, Robinho and Kevin-Prince Boateng start together.

“El Shaarawy has been a very important player for this team for three quarters of the campaign, but it can happen that every now and then someone can sit on the bench. Things need to be understood,” added Tassotti.

Click here for the official line-ups.