Genoa vs Milan Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: March 8, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova.
High-flying Rossoneri will try to close down to Napoli. This meting is tied up with tragedy and are always high, but both clubs have to do their table tasks on Friday’s night.
Genoa goes 17th in the league table with 26 points from 27 games, having 6 wins, 8 draws and 13 losses so far this season. They are only 5 points ahead of relegation zone. Their present form has seen 2 wins, two draws and 1 defeat from last five games. They have lost Roma 3-1 last weekend. Last five home matches Genoa have finished with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Genoa forward Marco Borriello represented Milan between 2008 and 2010. Now he is team’s best scorer with eight goals.
Milan stands 3rd in the Serie A league table with 48 points from 27 games, having won 14, drawn 6 and lost 7 so far this season. Their present form has seen 3 wins and 2 draws from last five games, including 3-0 win over Lazio last weekend. Last five away matches Rossoneri have finished with 1 loss, 3 draws and 1 win. Also, Rossoneri have not lost in Serie A in 2013, while their only defeat in this calendar year in all competitions came from Juventus in the Coppa Italia.
Just 4 years ago Milan supporters wouldn’t have been able to visit the Stadio Luigi Ferraris cause in 1995 a Genoa fan was killed by Milan ultras outside this stadium. Only in 2010 this ban on away fans was lifted.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has almost a full strength squad to choose from. Only defender Didac Vila and midfielder Nigel de Jong are out due to injuries. Philippe Mexes will return from suspension. Milan will keep in mind next week’s Champions League away game with Barcelona.
Genoa will play without forward Antonio Floro Flores, midfielders Marco Rossi and Ruben Olivera. Enis Nadarevic is injured too, while Matuzalem has some muscle problems. Midfielder Juraj Kucka is banned.
Genoa line-up: Frey, Bovo, Portanova, Morretti, Pisano, Rigoni, Tozser, Vargas, Antonelli, Bertolacci, Borriello.
Last three matches:
Roma 3 – Genoa 1;
Palermo 0 – Genoa 0;
Genoa 1 – Udinese 0.
Milan line-up: Abbiati, Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant, Flamini, Ambrosini, Montolivo, Boateng, Balotelli, El Shaarawy.
Last three matches:
AC Milan 3 – Lazio 0;
FC Internazionale 1 – AC Milan 1;
AC Milan 2 – FC Barcelona 0.