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Nov 22, 2011

With both teams already qualified, tomorrow night's clash at San Siro between AC Milan and FC Barcelona is all about claiming the top spot in Group H. With 10 points Barca is at the top of the group ahead of AC Milan by two points. Usually two draws from now should see us stay at top, but the problem for Barca is the thei last Group match will take place days ahead of the first Clasico. Guardiola would want to give his boys some rest ahead of that Clasico, and hence the clash at San Siro becomes crucial. A win will secure our top place. He have to do without the service of Iniesta at San Siro, who has been ruled out due to a slight injury. That may not be a cause of hge concern for Guardiola, as he got Cesc Fabregas at his disposal. Our last visit to san Siro wasn't a pleasant one losing 3-1 to Inter Milan in the Champions League semi-final. Our recent away form in Champions league is not quite good, struggling to win against major team. So there are some issue Guardiola needs to tackle tomorrow. Meanwhile AC Milan who shocked us with a last minute draw at Camp Nou, will be vying for us at their own back yard. And they would have the service of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for tomorrow night's game.

Speaking of Ibra, he has quickly become the second most hated person fo all Barca fans. Eventhough he has toned down a bit into the build up of this match, nobody expect a clamp down of intensity from each camp in the match. Ibrahimovic would most probably partner Pato, who made our defense look like snail pace in the first group match. One good thing about that draw is that Barca will not take this match lightly and will recognise the issues Milan could pose. Once again all the talks will be about what kind of formation Guardiola will be using. With Iniesta ruled out, the chances of 4-3-3 formation is very high. The defense could see our best line-up of Alves, Puyol, Pique and Abidal. Busquest, Xavi and Cesc could form the midifield. The front trio should see a combination of Messi, Villa and Sanchez. If Villa is once again benched in the match, then we could see the Villa exit rumours picking up strength. This one would be yet another tough task for Barca. Considering our away form this season, I am going for a 1-1- draw at San Siro.

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