The pressure is on for AC Milan: one little slip and they could be sharing first place in Serie A with Napoli (assuming Napoli wins tomorrow, which, um, is far from a given). Fortunately they play host to Sampdoria, who are in free fall, having collected just two points from their last eight matches. 'Doria sit in 16th, even on points with Parma, who are lucky enough to be hosting Inter Milan today. At this point, it almost seems as though Samp have just given up, that they're merely waiting for next season to begin -- Serie B or otherwise.
Milan, as everyone knows, will be missing Zlatan Ibrahimović, possibly for the rest of his born days. No matter, however, as it's the Alexandre Pato show from here on out.
AC Milan Starting XI: Abbiati, Abate, Yepes, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta, Gattuso, Van Bommel, Seedorf, Boateng, Pato, Robinho
Sampdoria Starting XI: Curci, Volta, Gastaldello, Martinez, Dessena, Tissone, Palombo, Koman, Laczko, Pozzi, Maccarone.