AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed he'll be leaving the team at the end of the season after a dismal start to the current campaign. The rossoneri are down in 13th place heading into round 18, and are only a point above their next opponents, Atalanta. Whether Allegri's announcement will provide one last motivational kick for Milan -- or do the impossible and make their performances even more lethargic -- remains to be seen.
We'll have more of a clue after their match on Monday, with the rossoneri looking to record their first win in three matches -- and first in four at home. They haven't won at the San Siro since scraping past Udinese in October, and have shown little sign of improvement of late. January arrival Keisuke Honda promises to add quality to their attack, though arrived from CSKA Moscow too late to be involved here. He joins injured teammates Stephan El Shaarawy, Ignazio Abate, Valter Birsa and Kévin Constant in the stands.
For Atalanta, Lionel Scaloni, Gianpaolo Bellini, Stefano Lucchini and Marko Livaja are all sidelined through injury, though coach Stefano Colantuono still has all of his key first-teamers available. La Dea are looking to repeat last season's 1-0 win away at the rossoneri, though given that they've won only once away from home all season, it's difficult to envisage them coming away with three points.
AC Milan injuries and suspensions
Out: Stephan El Shaarawy, Ignazio Abate, Valter Birsa, Kévin Constant (injured); Keisuke Honda (technical decision). In doubt: None.
Atalanta injuries and suspensions
Out: Lionel Scaloni, Gianpaolo Bellini, Stefano Lucchini, Marko Livaja (injured). In doubt: None.
Match Date/Time: Monday, 3 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy
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