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Cagliari-Milan Preview: Wait, What?


This blog is a magical place. New posts appear every 48 hours or less, with a preview, review, and gamepost for every game, amongst other things. But life is not always so magical, sometimes even superbloggers need a break. And so today’s post is a do-it-yourself preview. Wait, what?

One of these is a Milan youth product, the other is Balotelli. Wait, what? 


Here’s what you need to know:
• Cagliari sit in 14th place. Their record of late is D-D-D-L-L
• Their latest loss came at the hands of Atalanta last week
• Colontuano lined up: Avramov; Astori, Pisano, Rossettini, Murru; Conti, Cossu, Ekdal, Dessena; Sau, Ibarbo in that match.
• Ibarbo will be suspended, but Pinilla returns from suspension, having his ban reduced.
• Nene is unlikely, as he has been injured since December


• Milan still have only one away win in Serie A
• The following players are still on the injured list:
Pazzini*
Saponara*
Petagna
Silvestre
Zapata
El Shaarawy
Bonera
• Abate and any number of other players have the flu and are unlikely.
• However, the following players returned to training yesterday from injury or flu. Whether or not they are available remains to be seen as of this do-it-yourself writing:
Bonera
Muntari
Montolivo
Saponara*
Pazzini*
• I cannot imagine new miracle signing Essien would be available tomorrow, as he still has yet to take medicals today, but this is Milan, anything is possible.
• Seedorf is likely to line up his 4-2-3-1 with any players who are not on the training table or in bed with the flu. (insert your own lineups here)

There you go. Add your own optimism, pessimism, flavor, color stories, whatever you like. Do-it-yourself. I’m phoning this one in, especially since the game is at 6am for me tomorrow… Wait, what?

This post inspired by life

Cagliari vs. Milan
Sunday, January 26 • 15:00 CET (9am EST)
This match is being shown LIVE on BeIn Sport in the US
Check the comments here for stream links ahead of the game