NEWS
Saturday March 8 2014
Line-ups: Udinese-Milan

Milan reshuffle their line-up with Keisuke Honda and Giampaolo Pazzini as they visit Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.

The Serie A Week 27 opener kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Clarence Seedorf must do without the injured Stephan El Shaarawy, Andrea Poli, Bryan Cristante and Andrea Petagna.

Mario Balotelli is back in the squad after a shoulder injury, though he starts from the bench to avoid running risks ahead of the Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

Others such as Ricky Kaka, Michael Essien, Adil Rami and Adel Taarabt are also rested ahead of that game.

Honda gets a rare start, as he has struggled to settle in at San Siro since his January arrival from CSKA Moscow.

Robinho and Valter Birsa return from injury to support striker Giampaolo Pazzini.

Udinese are without the suspended Danilo in defence, while Andrea Lazzari is on the treatment table, but Ivan Bubnjic shakes off an injury to start in defence.

Veteran Di Natale starts with support from Bruno Fernandez, moving Roberto Pereyra into a deeper role.

Once again, 17-year-old local boy Simone Scuffet is entrusted with the goalkeeping gloves.

Milan’s recent record at the Stadio Friuli is poor, as the last time they won here current Coach Seedorf played the full 90 minutes.

Udinese: Scuffet; Heurtaux, Domizzi, Bubnjic; Widmer, Pinzi, Allan, Pereyra, Gabriel Silva; Bruno Fernandez, Di Natale

Milan: Abbiati; De Sciglio, Zapata, Mexes, Emanuelson; Montolivo, Muntari; Honda, Birsa, Robinho; Pazzini

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