AC Milan head for CL place

AC Milan could land a decisive blow in their quest for a place
in the Champions League when they travel to relegated Pescara on
Wednesday night.

The Rossoneri have opened up a four-point advantage over
fourth-placed Fiorentina in Serie A and, although they cannot make
third place their own mathematically on Wednesday night, victory
would be a big step towards the competition which has given them
much satisfaction in recent years.

“We now have match point against Pescara and, if we win there,
we will make it,” said their general manager Adriano Galliani to
reporters.

“It’s not going to be easy, though, because all of the games are
difficult at this stage of the season.”

Tomorrow’s match at the Stadio Adriatico is followed by an
arguably tougher tie with Roma on Sunday, which could be even more
decisive.

“It’s definitely going to be important,” added Galliani. “But
I’m convinced that, if we win in Pescara, we will have a great
chance of securing third, which is a fantastic result for us
considering how we started with our first eight games.

“If we finish third now, then we’d be happy.”

Pescara’s relegation to Serie B may have been confirmed at the
weekend, but they aim to go down with a bang.

The club are expecting their biggest crowd of the season at the
Adriatico tomorrow night as the fans turn out for their penultimate
home game.

For Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri, it will be an emotional
return too.

He was part of the Pescara side which gained promotion to the
top flight in 1992, while he continues to hold the record for the
most goals scored by a Delfini player in Serie A with 12.