AC Milan vs Udinese
Italian Serie A, Italy
Date: Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
Kick off at: 17.00
Venue: Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy
Suffering two straight defeats, AC Milan are desperate to bounce back this midweek as they host Udinese. Gennaro Gattuso’s men will be pushing hard for a win to maintain that top four seat.
AC Milan vs Udinese Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this Italian Serie A midweek encounter. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help the get that three points.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Donnarumma(g);Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Calabria(def);Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta(mid);Suso, Calhanoglu, Piatek(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: musso(g);Larsen, Troost-Ekong, De Maio, Zeegelaar(def);Fofana, Sandro, Mandragora(mid);Pussetto, Okaka, De Paul.
Before heading into this FA Cup encounter, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWWLL
After such positive run in early 2019, Rossoneri starting to stumble recently. Milan suffered two straight defeats, from Inter Milan and just this weekend against Sampdoria.
Rossoneri need to get their act back again before things get troublesome for them. Playing at home, Milan will be hoping their fans support can help them this midweek.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWLLW
Bianconeri haven’t been to consistent recently winning three and losing two of their last five fixtures. Fortunately, Igor Tudor’s men managed to win their recent league match.
Playing at home this past weekend, Udinese got an important result by defeating Genoa 2-0. Tudor is hoping that his side can take home at least a point from San Siro.
Rossoneri have a relatively healthy squad to pick with Giacomo Bonaventura being the only confirmed absentee. Ricardo Rodriguez’s condition is in doubt after picking up a muscle issue this weekend.
Franck Kessie and Lucas Paqueta could both return into the starting line up after being left on the bench last weekend. Milan are also hoping that Krysztof Piatek will get back in the score sheet.
Tudor have a pretty injury free squad though there are some names who are not 100%. Antonin Barak, Marco D’Alessandro along with Bram Nuytink are all doubtful for the midweek match.
Rodrigo De Paul remain Bianconeri’s main threat as he will once again show case his talent. De Paul and Pusseto are set to support Stefano Okaka up front for Udinese.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have surprisingly been quite even with each teams winning two games and drawing one.
Their latest match up at San Siro happened on September 17, 2017, which was won by Milan with a 2-1 score line.
Suffering two surprising defeats, Milan found themselves in trouble again. Gattusso’s men put themselves in trouble as they must start winning again on midweek.
Udinese will try their best to take advantage over Milan’s recent poor results. However, a spirited and focused Rossoneri team should be able to get their winning run back on track.
Final Score: 2-0
228 inmates escape as flood overflows prison, 100 rearrested in Kogi
At least 228 inmates of the Koton Karfe custodial centre (formerly known as prison) in Kogi reportedly escaped after it collapsed following heavy flooding that resulted from a torrential rain.
We understand that the development was confirmed by the comptroller general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Jafar Ahmed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahmed spoke with newsmen in Koton Kafe on Monday, October 28, saying that the flood happened at 3am.
According to him, the facility’s perimetre fence was submerged affecting the walls of two of the cells.
Ahmed, who noted that there were 228 inmates at the facility when the incident happened, added that the prison was not habitable after the flood.
Some of the inmates re-arrested are, therefore, being transferred to other prison facilities in the state.
On his part, a security adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello, retired Commodore Jerry Omadara, said at least 100 inmates had been re-arrested.
He, however, noted that some of the inmates returned on their own while some others reported themselves at police stations close to the centre.
Some of the escaping inmates were arrested by the combined team of policemen, army, navy and civil defence corps, he said.
PDP congratulates Gov. Wike over victory at Supreme Court
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja, congratulated Gov. Nyesom Wike of River, over the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his election.
The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the judgement as the final triumph of justice and the will of the people over anti-democratic forces.
Ologbondiyan said that the judgment had further strengthened the confidence of the people on the integrity of the Supreme Court.
He said that it had also confirmed the court readiness to correct any miscarriage of justice at lower stages of justice system, particularly electoral cases.
He said that such fearless verdict was needed at all levels of the justice system to achieve the much-needed stability.
Ologbondiyan congratulated Wike and the people of Rivers state for the landmark ruling.