NEWS
Saturday December 22 2012
Line-ups: Roma-Milan

Serie A concludes for 2012 with tonight’s spectacular clash between Zdenek Zeman’s Roma and Stephan El Shaarawy’s Milan, but will it be Robinho’s last?

The 19.45 GMT kick-off at the Stadio Olimpico promises goals galore as two 4-3-3 systems go head-to-head in a battle for position.

Only two points separate them going into the game and the Rossoneri are on a four-round winning streak, while the Giallorossi’s similar run came to an end in controversial fashion at Chievo last week.

Bojan Krkic, Philippe Mexes and Marco Amelia all return to face their former club, but Daniele Bonera, Alexandre Pato, Bakaye Traore and Nigel De Jong are injured.

Kevin-Prince Boateng is used in the trident attack as a ‘false Nine’ with Robinho and El Shaarawy, leaving ex-Roma man Bojan on the bench.

It could potentially be Robinho’s last appearance for the Rossoneri, as he is considering a move back to Brazil.

Roma welcome back Erik Lamela for his first start in a month after that ankle injury, completing the trident with Francesco Totti and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

Leandro Castan is suspended and Marquinhos on the treatment table, but Daniele De Rossi is in the centre of midfield with Miralem Pjanic.

The hosts haven’t won this fixture since 2008, managing three draws and last season’s 3-2 defeat.

Roma: Goicoechea; Piris, Marquinhos, Burdisso, Balzaretti; Bradley, De Rossi, Pjanic; Lamela, Osvaldo, Totti

Milan: Amelia; De Sciglio, Mexes, Yepes, Constant; Montolivo, Nocerino, Ambrosini; Robinho, Boateng, El Shaarawy

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