We absolutely MUST win this one. De Biasi is almost certainly out if we lose, but we very much need the points. Atalanta have done fairly well so far this season. We have to watch out for Doni of course but Padoin is also a threat. We will also be facing former Toro captain Diego De Ascentis. They are missing Vieri and Cigarini, among others, so some of the attacking threat is reduced, but like I said, Doni will provide more than enough problems for our defense.
Only Malonga, Corini, and Sereni are injured while Pratali has returned from suspension. Though we have an evident gap in the midfield without Corini, Calderoni did fine in the derby with the exception of the goal, which he could have gotten down quicker to save.
Our projected lineup:
Rubin - Dzemaili - Zanetti - Abate
Pisano - Pratali - Natali - Diana
Bench: Fontana, Colombo, Di Loreto, Säumel, Barone, Abbruscato, Amoruso
We certainly have the attack on paper to put the Atalanta defense to the sword, but our scoring problems are still evident.
Always, no matter how we do...FORZA TORO!!!