MILAN – Stefano Pioli has named his Lazio squad for tomorrow’s TIM Cup quarter-final at the San Siro.
GOALKEEPERS: Marchetti, Berisha, Strakosha.
DEFENDERS: Konko, Basta, Novaretti, Radu, Mauricio, Cana, Pereirinha, Prce.
MIDFIELDERS: Ledesma, Cataldi, Onazi, Gonzalez, Ederson, Parolo, Biglia, Candreva, Mauri.
FORWARDS: Klose, Keita, Palombi (54)
MILAN- Click here to read what Jeremy Menez had to say in the pre-match press conference ahead of Milan-Lazio in the TIM Cup.
MILAN – Here are the salient points from Lazio coach Stefano Pioli’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s match against Milan in the TIM Cup:
"We must have respect for Milan, but be aware of our strengths and want the victory. De Vrji hasn’t recovered and won’t be called-up. The others are all available. They are all ready and we will see tomorrow morning what choices I make. We shall see whether Klose plays. We have to play with intensity across the entire match and be consistent with our performance. We want to progress and qualify for the semi-finals. Our playing style requires lots of energy. I have to understand who is capable of doing this. The squad looks good both mentally and physically. Ederson and Gonzalez are fine, but I don’t think that they will start from the first minute. The best formation could be one with 7 different players with respects to Saturday. The approach will be important, we have confidence and a playing style that can put a determined Milan in difficulty. I believe that on Saturday Lazio had the right approach, the credit is ours. Milan will want to win to get out of this difficult moment. We know that we will face a very determined Milan and we will have to play well. It won’t be easy."
MILAN – The dates and times of Milan’s fixture list for the prestigious youth tournament the Viareggio Cup have been published.
Monday February 2 (15.00) Bresciani stadium, Viareggio (LU) - Milan-PSV
Wednesday February 4, (17.30) G.Bui stadium, San Giuliano Terme (PI) - Milan-Palermo
Friday February 6 (15.00) Comunale stadium, Altopascio (LU) - Milan-A.P.I.A Leichhardt
Click here for more information on the Viareggio Cup.
MILAN – Gianluca Rocchi will take charge of the TIM Cup quarter final match between Milan-Lazio at the San Siro at 20.45 tomorrow.
He will be assisted by Fabiano Preti and Filippo Meli. The fourth official has been named as Davide Massa.
MILAN – On this day in 1915 Aldo Boffi, one of Milan’s greatest ever goal-scorers, was born in Giussano. From 1936 to 1945, Boffì scored 136 goals from 194 appearances winning the league’s top scorer award on 3 occasions.
Aldo Boffi is fifth in the Milan all-time scoring charts.