25 March 2012

The injured Thiago Silva joins casualties Milan against Barça

Thiago Silva is out to play on Wednesday.
Van Bommel is suspended and Abate, Pato and Inzaghi injured.
Robinho has not trained with the group today and is doubtful.


The relapse muscle Thiago Silva, forced by Massimiliano Allegri for Milan-Roma as coach himself acknowledged the 'Rossoneri' after defeat (2-1) the team of Luis Enrique, is even less in the box Barça's rival quarterfinal round of the Champions League next Wednesday (20.45 h.). Besides the Brazilian centre-back lower sense, whose comeback for the return of Tuesday, April 3 (20.45 h.) at the Camp Nou is not yet clear, the AC Milan team may also have other important pieces.

The former azulgrana Mark van Bommel is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards in the continental showpiece. Neither Antonio Abate, bravo right wingerpossible to play through injury, while Antonio Cassano, who has not returned after his heart problems, or Alexandre Pato will be available to play in the attack. Maxi López, down to Roma by a blow, they will discharge to face his former club, while the big question is Robinho, who is playing Allegri although forgetfulness is also given for almost discarded. The everlasting Filippo Inzaghi, 38, will also be two or three weeks on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

Under such conditions, Allegri must improvise eleven against Barça. Everything indicates that, with Christian Abbiati in goal, Alessandro Nesta, who returned the call on Saturday, will start at the center back Philippe Mexès and with the unfortunate and replace Thiago Silva. Daniele Bonera and Gianluca Zambrotta former Barcelona are the favorites to take the wings at the rear but not be ruled out Luca Antonini at left. At the core of predictable 4-3-1-2, veteran Massimo Ambrosini will function as a midfielder Van Bommel and will be flanked by Antonio Nocerino (apperceived only sanction of Milan) and the former Real Madrid player Clarence Seedorf, a defensive midfielder on Tuesday past against Juventus in Coppa, and Alberto Aquilani as Sulley Muntari, fixed in recent games, not enrolled in the Champions League, as Gennaro Gattuso. Even Urby Emanuelson has options to complete the midfield.

The playmaker is untouchable Kevin-Prince Boateng, who played the last 35 minutes against Roma, and threaten to repeat his great match against Barça November with great goal included. Up front, Ibrahimovic will be the reference and, pending on whether Robinho miraculously recovers, Stephan The Shaarawy, 19, share with many papers for the grant. Robinho has not trained with the group in training on Sunday morning at Milanello but still has a morning session on Tuesday to improve.

The Egyptian-born Italian was not even registered for the Champions league in September but in recent weeks is noted for his quickness to take advantage of the spaces generated by Ibra. The other candidate is Maxi López, who replaced Zlatan Juventus-Milan in the Coppa last Tuesday and even scored a goal.

Adriano Correia, almost ruled out at Barca
Pep Guardiola has fewer problems for the appointment on Wednesday at San Siro. Adriano Correia is practically ruled out after elongation in the semimembranosus muscle of the right leg. Carles Puyol will take his place at left back whenever the Brazilian leisonó days after it became known that Eric Abidal will undergo a liver transplant. The other long-term absences in barcelonistas schemes are David Villa, Ibrahim Afellay and Andreu Fontàs. (via MD)