Pato set for first Milan start in 8 months

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ALEXANDRE PATO and Kevin-Prince Boateng are expected to be part of the starting XI against Genoa.

Milan have had an absolute nightmare of a season so far with only seven points collected in 8 Serie A games, putting Allegri’s team in 15th place as just goal differential keeps them above the relegation zone.

The Rossoneri take on Genoa this evening after yet another defeat, in the Champions League to the surprising Malaga, and Allegri is preparing some more changes, although the 3-man defense will stay.

Milan-Genoa: The Rossoneri squad
Why is Max Allegri still the Manager at Milan?

According to the words of Allegri and today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport , Alexandre Pato is set to make his debut start this season; in fact – he’ll be his first start for the red & black side in eight months as he was suffering from various injuries last season as he only featured in 11 games in the Italian league.

Probable line-ups for Milan-Genoa according to La Gazzetta dello Sport (screenshot)

Along with Pato, Kevin-Prince Boateng will also return to the starting XI. Boateng has been the most disappointing player of the season, as he looks lazy and with no desire to play football. He was sent to the stands in the match against Malaga due to poor form, and Allegri hopes to get a strong reaction from him in the match tonight. Gazzetta expects Boateng to play right behind Alex Pato and Stephan El Shaarawy.

Allegri confirmed yesterday that he will continue to use three centre backs. Allegri still hasn’t lost to Genoa in his Milan days (three wins and one draw) and he believes a win is nothing less than essential tonight.

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apoorvrossoneri
8 years ago

but allegri will stick with bonera.
Nd when genoa will attak he will make us switch to 5 3 2 with emmanul nd abate d wing baks.
When will allegri b more creative nd so obvious.
Nd plz dnt play pazzini at all, he iz useless xcuse for a striker.
Hope we win
Forza MILAN!!!

Боко
Боко
8 years ago

Replace Bonera with ZAPATA and put supersub pazzi in the second half !!! BONERA PLEASE GO !!

Yommie76
Yommie76
8 years ago

Please mr.allergi we need a WIN!!!!!!!!

arya
arya
8 years ago

zapata, acerbi, bojan, instead of yepes, bonera, boateng

Lewangoalski
8 years ago

mexes acerbi zapata for center back

arya
arya
8 years ago

and i believe that allegri said de jong will start with ambrosini
so that could be montolivo wont start

lawcee
8 years ago

Allegri….. Boateng again behind strikers… You are pathetic fool why not swap boateng and montolivo. Thank God bonera will collect yellow card and miss parlemo.

Mangetsu
Mangetsu
8 years ago

this is perfect. now its up to the boys…come on milan !!!

Michael Reks,Ib/Nigeria
Michael Reks,Ib/Nigeria
8 years ago

3 men defence huh? The new itialian trend and eryone is jumping on the band wagon. We saw how that defence got decimated by malaga. A weak mid field meant the CB will have to close down out of their zone, blatant mistake my Max! Instead of trying to contain malaga’s hold on the game,he brought in more attacking players leaving just 2 mid-fielders when we was chasing possesion. What he needed was his ol’ 4-3-1-2, De Sceglio had an awful game, pull him out for Noce and Bojan behind Pato and El Sha! I’m a big Allegri fan but… Read more »

BAFFA SABIU
BAFFA SABIU
8 years ago

Pls Bojan instead of Boateng

walexy
walexy
8 years ago

I pray we win

Milanista121
Milanista121
8 years ago

Switch places with Boateng and Montolivo, and play Acerbi instead of Yepes, let him have some continuity, or Zapata instead of him or Bonera, and the line-up looks great, real great.
But Allegri also said that De jong will start with Ambrosini…so I don’t know, we’ll see, no matter what I hope we get our win and our players show greater form and desire than before!

dejan10
dejan10
8 years ago

If this is how we’re going to set up we’re screwed yet again. Bonera and Yepes shouldn’t be anywhere near this team when we have Zapata, Mexes and (even) Acerbi. Abate’s great for the national team but useless lately for Milan for some reason — swinging in hopeless crosses all evening and reverting to his old lapses at the back. Boateng is crap in that position and the whole world can see Monty should be playing there instead, except Allegri. Bojan will spend the entire match on the bench when he’s the only one along with SES who ever looks… Read more »

sherbini
sherbini
8 years ago

This formation is awesome. But we should take the advantage of loosing by make the young players ” titolare” starters, in order to gain the experience with milan. Instead loosing with oldies ” Yepes and Bonera”, is better to loose with youngster ” acerbi and zapata” because they are good players and will be better in the future.

john
john
8 years ago

awful defense yet again yepes bonera (allegri’s secret lover)
thougt boa was finished as amc, but here we go again.

hope we lose this, and get a new coach, who can use the talent and c the real pontentiel in this squad.

nikhil
nikhil
8 years ago

allegri is in love with bonera manager with no tatics

pippo1
pippo1
8 years ago

–abiatti–
–abate–mexes–zapata–de sciglio–
—flamini—montolivo—-de jong—
—pato—pazzini—el shaarawy—

Juninho
Juninho
8 years ago

So much hype.

Pato had an injury reading this article.

luke
luke
8 years ago
Reply to  Juninho

lol you’re funny but have to agree with you – Pato will probably get injured in this game lol

emmanuel noah oluwafemi

All i wn’t is milan shuld kep winin

pourya
pourya
8 years ago

bonera again!!? how the hell hes still playing from the beginning, abate this time is in right posiion,but monti should play instead boa,anyways till bonera plays we will lose… milan 0-1 genoa 8′ bonera own goal

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

I heard Boa was out with a knee injury

abiolakaka
8 years ago

d backline should be mexes yepez acerbi