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Serie A preview: Milan seek maximum points

18 September 2011 03:23

Champions AC Milan have their work cut out to bounce back from their opening slip-up against Lazio when they travel to meet Napoli on Sunday.

The Serie A titlists were held to a 2-2 draw in Rome on the opening weekend, but they will be buoyed by a stirring 2-2 draw with European champions Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

Although they went ahead through an Alexandre Pato goal inside the opening minute, Milan were behind five minutes after half-time thanks to goals from Pedro and David Villa.

But an injury-time equaliser from Thiago Silva secured the Italians a point.

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has some fitness concerns, with both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho missing the Barcelona game after picking up injuries on the training track this week.

Napoli are in fine form of their own, winning 3-1 at Cesena on the opening day before drawing 1-1 away from home against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Inter Milan will be hoping to claim their first points for the season when they host Roma at the San Siro on Saturday, after they found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-3 thriller against Palermo last weekend.

Inter will be extra keen for victory on Saturday, after they suffered a shock 1-0 Champions League loss to Turkish side Trabzonspor in Milan on Wednesday.

Saturday's other match sees Cagliari play host to newly promoted Novara.

On Sunday, Palermo journey to last season's Serie B winners Atalanta, Bologna host Lecce while Catania welcome Cesena to the Stadio Angelo Massimino.

Lazio take on Genoa at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Parma play host to Chievo Verona, Juventus take on newly promoted Siena and Udinese meet Fiorentina at the Stadio Friuli.

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +48 84
2 38 +41 80
3 38 +17 64
4 38 +9 62
5 38 +20 61
6 38 +3 58
7 38 +6 56
8 38 +1 56
9 38 -2 51
10 38 -10 49
11 38 -5 48
12 38 -2 46
13 38 -6 46
14 38 +0 44
15 38 -9 43
16 38 -10 43
17 38 -19 42
18 38 -16 36
19 38 -30 32
20 38 -36 22