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Following Milan's 2-1 win against Cagliari on Sunday Milan will be putting all their focus these next few days into their Champions League game against Benfica. A win for the Rossoneri will ensure qualification for the current European Champions.
However, it won't be an easy task for the Via Turti outfit as Benfica are yet to loose at home (in the Portuguese league) since their 3-1 loss to Braga in 2006. But the rossoneri have been boosted with the return of Ronaldo; he made his first appearance for Milan against Cagliari on Sunday as he went on to last the full 90minutes after four months in the doctor's rooms.
Seedorf also returns as he missed out on the weekend due to an injury picked up in training with his national team. Simic and Kaladze also return after they were given the go ahead to stay behind in Milan due to fatigue from their National teams.
Inzaghi will have to miss out against Benfica as he has been suffering from flu while Ambrosini and Emerson are both out with injuries.
Benfica will be without Augistin Binya, as he will be serving his six game ban for his horrid tackle against Celtic's Brown. The Cameroonian received and instant red on the field, while UEFA looked into the incident and handed him a six game ban for a tackle that could have easily broken Brown's leg.
Milan's away form is stronger than ever, while their home form is one that is short of being admired and Coach Carlo Ancelotti will be looking towards the great strike force of Gilardino and Ronaldo as Milan are yet to loose a game when the two are playing alongside each other.
Gilardino has netted all his Serie A goals away from home while his two Champions League goals came at the San Siro against Shakhtar. The Biella born player has been in impressive for at late and the fans will be hoping he will continue with it.
Milan players called up:
Portieri: Dida, Fiori, Kalac.
Difensori: Bonera, Cafu, Favalli, Kaladze, Maldini, Nesta, Oddo, Serginho, Simic.
Centrocampisti: Brocchi, Gattuso, Gourcuff, Kakà, Pirlo, Seedorf.
Attaccanti: Aubameyang, Gilardino, Ronaldo.