Milan vs Roma Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 12, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano.
Rossoneri will try to secure Champions League place. Massimiliano Allegri’s team will be fighting for three points and third place, while Giallorossi are also in need of three points as they trying to reach European zone.
Milan goes 3rd in the Seriea A league table with 68 points from 36 games, having 20 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses so far this season. Rossoneri are 7 points behind 2nd-placed Napoli and 4 points ahead 5th-placed Fiorentina. They need a victory at the San Siro in order to secure third Champions League spot. Their present form has seen D,L,W,W,W from last five games. Last five home matches Rossoneri have finished with W,W,D,W,W. The main situation will also be determined by Fiorentina’s result. Last weekend Milan have trashed Pescara 0-4. Stephan El Shaarawy is the club’s top scorer with 16 goals. Also, Milan have only lost one of their last 4 fixtures against Roma.
Roma sits 6th in the league table with 58 points from 36 games, winning 17, drawing 7 and losing 12 so far this season. Giallorossi 2 points behind 5th-placed Udinese, 6 points behind 4th-placed Fiorentina and equal on points with 7th-placed Lazio. They are still can secure a spot in the Europa League. Also the Coppa Italia final against Lazio could give them this ticket. Their present form has seen W,D,W,W,L from last five games. Last five away matches Giallorossi have finished with D,L,W,W,W. Roma were defeated 0-1 by Chievo last weekend. Their best forward Pablo Osvaldo has 16 goals.
Milan have some doubts about Daniele Bonera, Luca Antonini and Riccardo Montolivo. Nigel de Jong and Bojan are unavailable due to injuries. Head coach Massimiliano Allegri has no banned players. Mario Balotelli is expected to recover from an illness.
Roma can’t count on goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, which means Bogdan Lobont will stay in goal. Aurelio Andreazzoli has no suspended players.
Milan line-up: Abbiati, Abate, Zapata, Mexès, Sciglio, Flamini, Muntari, Nocerino, Boateng, Balotelli, Shaarawy.
Last three mathces:
Pescara 0 – AC Milan 4;
AC Milan 1 – Torino 0;
AC Milan 4 – Catania 2.
Roma line-up: Lobonț, Torosidis, Marquinhos, Castan, Balzaretti, Bradley, Rossi, Florenzi, Lamela, Osvaldo, Totti.
Last three matches:
Roma 0 – Chievo 1;
Fiorentina 0 – Roma 1;
Roma 4 – Siena 0.