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.