MILAN - Brief news from Serie A ahead of
the weekend matches.
Juventus striker Amauri continued his and his club's
injury-plagued start to the season by picking up a knee
problem in training, the Turin side said in a statement.
He will miss Sunday's trip to Genoa and reports
say he could be out until next year.
With Filippo Inzaghi and Alexandre Pato injured, AC
Milan's Ronaldinho would be happy to play alongside Zlatan
Ibrahimovic as a striker at home to Fiorentina on Saturday given Robinho's shaky form.
"I will play where (coach Massimiliano) Allegri tells me
to play," the Brazilian, on the bench in recent weeks, told
reporters. "I want to stay here."
Inter Milan's treatment room is still packed and
defender Cristian Chivu is the latest to be ruled out of
Sunday's game at Chievo after suffering a groin strain
in Romania's 1-1 friendly draw with Italy on Wednesday.
Diego Milito, Maicon and Joel Obi are among other injury
absentees with coach Rafael Benitez under pressure for results
despite public backing from club president Massimo Moratti
following last weekend's derby defeat to leaders Milan.
Second-placed Lazio visit Parma on Sunday but
have a doubt over defender Andre Dias after he picked up a
knock in training.
AS Roma midfielder Jeremy Menez has had his house
burgled ahead of Saturday's home game with Udinese with
reports saying 100,000 euros worth of goods were
Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze ruled out of Champions League final against Bayern Munich
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini will leave the La Liga club at the end of the current season
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