VERONA NEWS

Verona striker Luca Toni believes Bayern Munich are the favourites for their clash with Roma, but the Olimpico crowd could spur the Giallorossi on.
Andrea Mandorlini cursed a “strange game” and forgave Rafa Marques after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan.
Pippo Inzaghi admits he “didn’t expect to be 3-0 up” away to Verona and hailed Keisuke Honda.
Keisuke Honda bagged a brace as Milan conquered Verona, Samp stalled in a Sardinia thriller, Torino beat Udinese, Palermo and Atalanta got key victories.
Stephan El Shaarawy returns to the Milan starting XI as they visit surprise package Verona and Luca Toni.
Stephan El Shaarawy said “it will be fundamental to start strong, tough and united” in today’s Verona-Milan.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini warned “it’s never easy against Milan, but we won’t make it easy for them either.”
Pippo Inzaghi congratulated Stephan El Shaarawy on his anger at being dropped, as Milan visit their bête noir Verona.
Nigel de Jong is suspended, but Jeremy Menez, Giacomo Bonaventura, Marco van Ginkel and Diego Lopez are ready for Verona-Milan.
Verona striker Luca Toni says he would love to reach the 300-goal landmark, but insists ‘the team remain the priority’.
Adriano Galliani has hailed the ‘fantastic cohesion’ of the Milan squad and hopes the side have overcome their injury jinx.
Milan have provided an update from training, reporting that Jeremy Menez took a full part in the session and so did Diego Lopez.
Verona striker Luca Toni admires Pippo Inzaghi’s Milan, but states that the Gialloblu fear no-one heading into this weekend’s meeting.
The Hellas Verona injury crisis is intensifying ahead of this weekend’s game with Milan, as Jacopo Sala and Gustavo Campanharo pulled up.
Michelangelo Albertazzi has enthused at life at Milan under Pippo Inzaghi, and also offers the inside track on weekend opponents Verona.
Milan could be without Jeremy Menez for their weekend trip to face Hellas Verona, but Diego Lopez is back training with the group.
Coach Andrea Mandorlini believes the secret to Verona’s success is in their “so-called little old men” like Luca Toni.
Verona striker Nene reveals he was forced to turn down an offer from Milan while he was still at Cagliari.
Milan may decide to delay Diego Lopez’s return from a hamstring injury by a further week, with a possible return against Fiorentina.
Milan are reportedly optimistic that Jeremy Menez should be back from injury in time for the club’s first fixture after the international break.