Wednesday August 3 2011
Abate risks missing Super Cup

Ignazio Abate could miss out on Milan’s Italian Super Cup clash with Inter after coming down with a virus.

The full-back skipped training today in Beijing when suffering from flu symptoms.

Daniele Bonera took his place in the starting XI during the game between ranks and could well be given that role on Saturday.

There are still hopes Abate could recover in time for the big game at the Birds’ Nest Stadium.

The Rossoneri face their city rivals for the first trophy of the season on Saturday, kick-off at 13.00 UK time.

Around 2,000 fans flocked to the Milan training session today.

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