SCOTT PETERSON - Saturday, November 26, 2011
Michael Bradley looks set to man the midfield for Chievo Verona as the Venetians travel to Milan to take on the star-studded lineup of AC Milan in the San Siro on Sunday.
Bradley has become a permanent fixture in Domenico Di Carlo's starting lineup since making the switch from the Bundesliga to the Serie A outfit, and Sunday's game would appear to be no different.
Di Carlo's Flying Donkeys come into the match on the heels of an important victory last time out as they defeated Catania Calcio 2-1 on the road, which catapulted the Venetians into the upper half of the standings, where they sit with 15 points in seventh place.
Perennial title contenders AC Milan were in action on Wednesday in the Champions League falling to 3-2 Barcelona in a match that Milan could, or possibly should, have won. Massimiliano Allegri's squad has been playing lights-out soccer of late; they are unbeaten in their last six matches, in which they have amassed an impressive 18 goals.
Allegri's defense, however, will be weakened as world class central defender Alessandro Nesta will be out for the next month after picking up a thigh injury in Wednesday's match versus Barcelona.
The match is scheduled for a primetime Sunday night kickoff in the San Siro bringing matchday 13 to a close.