Winning streak to over? AC Milan – Calcio Catania


After showing good performance and reach their main objective, the Rossoneri coming to Stadio Massimino with new goal – Reach the Scudetto (Italian Serie A championship). Last week they track down the way to the championship after track Palermo with easy 3-0 winning and make the gap from Inter for only seven points.

Ostensibly, Milan are in second place when they look downward to see Juventus who coming after her only by two single points. However, a win away against Cataina integrated with Inter homely lose to Lazio, will make the gap between the sworn rivals only to four points, with a chance of lifting their first Scudetto in five years. This scenario seemed unreasonable if we would hear it few weeks ago.

Most of Milan’s season were without luck in the game, with consisted of a succession of anti climaxes, but it’s turn down, it been late by little but Milan did the best also without win any match as they doing now. This has allowed them to work away quietly and consistently. Seven games in a row without losing, with six winning and one little draw. They coming in the best shape they ever had this season so far and there is one only target – win. It is can become to reality when players coming back from injuries with Kaka who finally fit to play in full power and looked great last week. Attached to Kaka there is Inzaghi, the Italian hitman who never stoop to run. Ancelotti’s boys are finally formidable on their opponent with wonderful playing in those weeks.

The problem with Milan is their remaining fixtures. They still need to face Juventus who are not having good result in those couple of weeks but they will be hard to win though. Udinese will meat the Rossoneri in their own stadium when they are in 10th place with 14 losses this season as far as the season goes until matchday 33rd of Serie A. After that another hard team, Milan will face Roma at home in three weeks when they are in the fight on the fifth place of the league. To the seal match of this season Milan will face Fiorentina, another hard matchup against the club of Florence. The last match could be the match to decide who will win the Scudetto, and… Maybe not. In any case, those three points win against Catania tomorrow are very essential to Milan’s strategy.

Cataina had been experience hard season with many ups and downs. Whereas they have in past couple of season taken down Serie A gaints at their home ground of Sicily, this time they not able to pull off those same shocking defeats. In the top six of the table, only two teams failed to take the three points from Stadio Massimino, when Milan and Fiorentina still have to play there. However, Catania haven took one single points from Juventus who blow in Milan’s nape.

With Inter legend Walter Zenga in opposition though, things will be far from simple at the Stadio Angelo Massimino. Having secured safety in Week 32, Zenga took the opportunity to blood youngsters in the 2-1 loss at Lecce last matchday, but is unlikely to do likewise with the prospect of a Rossoneri scalp at hand. Milan will do the hard they can with their best squad they can call up.

Some players came back but the injury crisis haven’t show any sign to abating with ‘Rino’ Gattuso, Marco Borriello, Alessandro Nesta, Kakha Kaladze, Daniele Bonera, Christian Abbiati, Luca Antonini and Alexandre Pato out of order, while Mathieu Flamini is suspended. In contrast, Catania miss only Giacomo Tedesco and Pablo Ledesma through injury, and youngster Fabio Sciacca through suspension after his impressive if over exuberant debut showing at Lecce ended in dismissal.

Keep an eye on: Milan – Filippo Inzaghi will go it alone up top in this match, but with a healthy Kaka in support, who knows what could happen. Clarence Seedorf has not played very well this season, but with so much focus being on Inzaghi and Kaka, he will find room to play his game.
Cataina – Giuseppe Mascara is the only member of the squad who has scored with regularity this term, and he can pop up at any moment to put one past the ‘keeper. Jorge Martinez will need to provide attacking support from the midfield for Mascara to have any effect on this match, however.

Last season result: Catania 1 – Milan 1.

Form guide: Catania ( W L L W L) Milan (D W W W W)

Formation: Catania: Bizzarri, Kosicky; Capuano, Silvestre, Silvestri, Stovini, Strumbo; Biagianti, Carboni, D’Amico, Izco, Llama, Tedesco;  Falconieri, Martinez, Mascara, Morimoto, Spinesi.
AC Milan: Dida, Kalac, Perucchini; Zambrotta, Maldini, Favalli, Jankuloski, Senderos, Mattioni, Darmian, Bonera; Beckham, Pirlo, Ambrosini; Kakà, Seedorf, Ronaldinho, Pato, Inzaghi, Shevchenko.

Ref: It will be Andrea De Marco who will direct Catania-Milan on Sunday afternoon at 3pm for matchday 34 of Serie A. His assistants will be Luca Maggiani and Simone Pirondini; the fourth official will be Maurizio Ciampi.

Prediction: Cataina 1 – Milan 2

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