Friday, November 30, 2007

Can Juventus Bury AC Milan in Serie A?

Serie A is slipping away from the reigning European kings AC Milan, who currently trail leaders Inter by 11 points and host Juventus tomorrow. Juve trails Inter by 3 points and is back in Serie A after banishment to Serie B last season as part of its sentence in the match-fixing scandal.

The bigger scandal for tomorrow's game, however? Milan has yet to win at home this season, losing twice and drawing four matches. Milan won't have Ronaldo either -- ho-hum, how will it survive -- after surprise, surprise an evaluation of his current injury revealed he's not ready yet. Defender Marek Jankulovski is still out, but Filipo Inzaghi is expected to play after missing this week's match against Benfica in the Champions League.

Juve, on the other hand, can't do much wrong this season. Juve spanked Palermo 5-0 in the last round of Serie A, and scorer Alessandro Del Piero having a hard time finding playing time of the bench. Del Piero scored twice in a reserve role against Palermo, but cannot unseat rejuvenated David Trezeguet and his 11 goals this season.

The game is on Fox Soccer Channel; kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET.

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