di Andrea Rosselli
Last training session for Toro before the shot trip to Milan, where the Granata will face the Rossoneri on Sunday afternoon for the Serie A 15th round.
Good news for coach Alberto Zaccheroni: both Oscar Brevi and Andrea Ardito, who were suffering from minor injuries, should be available for the San Siro clash. The veteran defender and Diaw Doudou are in contention to replace suspended Marco Di Loreto, and most likely Zac will make the final decision only on Sunday. The only unavailable player is therefore Fabio Gallo, who has the flu.
The rest of the starting lineup will likely be the same of last week’s win over Empoli, with Rosina and Lazetic behind Stellone, De Ascentis and Ardito in the middle, Comotto and Balestri on the wings and the Cioffi-Franceschini duo completing the defensive line in front of Abbiati.
As for Milan, coach Carlo Ancelotti recovers a couple of his many injured players, namely Cafu and Ambrosini: the infirmary, however, remains quite crowded as Nesta, Gattuso, Dida, Favalli, Costacurta and Serginho are all sidelined. To make things worse for the hosts, playmaker Andrea Pirlo is suspended and Kakà is still bothered by a foot injury.
The Rossoneri are expected to face Toro with a 4-3-1-2 lineup: Kalac between the posts, defensive line formed by Cafu, Kaladze, Maldini and Jankulowski, Gourcuff, Brocchi and Seedorf in the middle and Kakà behind the offensive duo Gilardino-Oliveira.