Saturday February 25 2012
Line-ups: Milan-Juventus

Robinho, Alexandre Pato and Urby Emanuelson take on Fabio Quagliarella, Marco Borriello and Andrea Pirlo in tonight’s Scudetto showdown at San Siro.

The top two teams in Serie A go head-to-head this evening and Juventus hope to maintain their unbeaten record when it kicks off at 19.45 UK time.

Milan’s choices are limited, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is suspended after losing his appeal against a three-match ban.

The injury list includes Alessandro Nesta, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Maxi Lopez, Clarence Seedorf, Antonio Cassano, Mathieu Flamini and Gennaro Gattuso.

It’s a very Brazilian attack for the Rossoneri with Robinho and Pato leading the way, supported by the versatile Emanuelson.

Philippe Mexes steps in to the back four, as Nesta failed a fitness test earlier today, while Sulley Muntari starts in midfield for the second game running.

Juventus are still unbeaten and have defeated Milan twice this season in Serie A and the Coppa Italia semi-final.

Milos Krasic was left out of this trip and Luca Marrone is sidelined, but other than them Antonio Conte has a full squad to choose from.

He adopts the 3-5-2 system with strikers Quagliarella and Borriello, who surprisingly are chosen ahead of Alessandro Matri and Mirko Vucinic.

Borriello prepares for a very special game, as he faces his former club, but Pirlo has even more pressure, as he was at San Siro for 10 years.

Marcelo Estigarribia is chosen out wide rather than Simone Pepe.


Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Nocerino, Van Bommel, Muntari; Emanuelson; Pato, Robinho

Milan bench: Amelia, Bonera, Yepes, Bonera, Ambrosini, Inzaghi, El Shaarawy

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Estigarribia; Quagliarella, Borriello

Juventus bench: Storari, Caceres, Pepe, Giaccherini, Del Piero, Vucinic, Matri

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