NEWS
Sunday December 16 2012
Line-ups: Milan-Pescara

Milan welcome Pescara to San Siro to celebrate their 113th birthday with Robinho, Giampaolo Pazzini and Stephan El Shaarawy.

The Rossoneri are climbing up the table after three consecutive Serie A victories and expect to continue the run this afternoon.

There is sure to be a passionate atmosphere at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, as today Milan celebrate the 113th anniversary of their foundation on December 16, 1899.

Alexandre Pato, Daniele Bonera and Nigel De Jong are sidelined, but Riccardo Montolivo and Luca Antonini are again available after injury.

Marco Amelia is picked ahead of Christian Abbiati in goal.

Kevin-Prince Boateng was carrying a knock and Philippe Mexes suffering from flu, so they’re both benched.

Pescara’s confidence received a boost with last week’s win over Siena, although they have lost all five of their top flight visits to Milan, scoring two goals and conceding 17.

Manuele Blasi, Uros Cosic, Giuseppe Colucci, Simone Romagnoli and captain Emanuel Cascione miss out on this prestigious trip.

Vladimir Weiss leads the way with Elvis Abbruscato and Ante Vukusic, but Juan Fernando Quintero is not fit enough to start in midfield.

Milan: Amelia; De Sciglio, Zapata, Yepes, Constant; Montolivo, Ambrosini, Nocerino; Robinho, Pazzini, El Shaarawy
Pescara: Perin; Balzano, Terlizzi, Capuano, Modesto, Nielsen, Togni, Bjarnason, Weiss, Abbruscato, Vukusic

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