Serie A Week 32 - 19/4/09 (19.30 UK)
Milan - Torino
Torino will continue their fight against relegation this week as they take on Milan at the legendary Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Week 32.
The Rossoneri now find themselves only two points behind second placed Juventus and so they have one more reason to win this match. Last week’s away win at Chievo was suffered but deserved.
“I am interested in keeping third spot but Juve are only two points ahead so we will see,” said Carlo Ancelotti. “We do control games and our defence has been superb, but our strikers need to improve.”
Toro’s dramatic win against Catania last week allowed the Granata to move forward in the table, pulling Bologna into the relegation zone. But things are still very difficult for Giancarlo Camolese’s men as doubts remain over how good they really are.
“I am not looking at the table,” noted Camolese. “There are still things to work on and we haven’t done much to justify such confidence. It is an open business and we still have a lot to work on.”
Marek Jankulovski is suspended for this tie but Paolo Maldini should be able to recover. The Rossoneri’s injury list includes several stars but on Sunday afternoon it will all be up to Pippo Inzaghi.
Camolese is undecided in terms of which formation to use. The Piemontesi boss may opt for a 3-5-2 with full-back Matteo Rubin playing in midfield and Ignazio Abete on the right flank. Alessandro Rosina may start behind Roberto Stellone and Rolando Bianchi.
The Granata have failed to beat Milan in their last six games. Their last two visits ended in goalless draws, but they have been defeated in three of their last four homes games to the Diavolo.
Keep an eye on: Filippo Inzaghi (Milan) – Super Pippo still makes the difference in Serie A. The former Juve striker doesn’t seem close to retirement. On contrary he is as eager as a debutant when it comes to scoring goals.
Last season: Milan 0-0 Torino
Form guide: Milan (W W D W W) Torino (L L L L W)
Milan (probable): Abbiati; Antonini, Senderos, Maldini, Zambrotta; Seedorf, Ambrosini, Pirlo, Pato; Kaka, F.Inzaghi
Torino (probable): Sereni; Rivalta, Natali Franceschini; Abete, Dzemaili, Barone, Rubin; Rosina, Stellone, Bianchi
Ref: To follow...