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Forza Italia - serie a finally begins!

Champions AC Milan will kick off the new Series A season on Friday following the resolution of the player strike which caused the postponement of the first weekend of the new campaign.

sports Updated: Sep 09, 2011 01:37 IST

Champions AC Milan will kick off the new Series A season on Friday following the resolution of the player strike which caused the postponement of the first weekend of the new campaign. They host Lazio at the San Siro in an early test of both sides’ potential to bid for the title. The hosts, alongside neighbours Inter Milan, are the favourites to retain their crown.

On Monday the Players Union and Football League finally came to an agreement on a temporary one-year solution to the ongoing problem, allowing the season to begin this weekend.

Milan have strengthened moderately, bringing in defensive recruits Philippe Mexes and Taye Taiwo while also adding Alberto Aquilani. The trick for coach Massimiliano Allegri will be to continue keeping his attackers happy as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho, Antonio Cassano and Pato cannot all play at the same time — Ibrahimovic and Cassano are especially hard to please when they are on the sidelines. http://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTPopups/090911/09_09_pg19c.jpg