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Staying on the Road

Thanks to everyone who sent highlights to the match. Some spectacular goals but still some issues to contend with before this team truly cements it's first place status, instead of the brief glimpse of the weekend.

- Three goals, all well finished, and all worked with tons of space in attacking. BarcaRoma proved that a team can try and play Barca-ball but if you lack the fitness and fail at pressuring it leaves you badly exposed. Luis Enrique may need to take a good hard look at his squad and assess his tactics if this team is to make any progress. Zlatan back to scoring and even one from Nesta made this one a great win away from home, against a team that we should and did beat.

- Conceding however remains a problem and while this match was never really in question, winning by one goal after scoring three or even four, or simply not being able to keep a clean sheet will come back to haunt any team. Winning the Seria A usually comes with having the best defensive record in the league, right now we are far from that. The attack is firing on all cylinders, now it's time for the defense to step up. There may come a game where one goal is all we can manage, keeping the opponent at zero then becomes critical.

-Tomorrow Milan travel to BATE sans Cassano. It would appear based on media reports that he may suffered some sort of stroke or arrest. He is being tested further but has recovered significantly. This is still a bit of a concern and coupled with Rino's freak injury the team has had a touch of bad luck on the injury front. At the end I always wish every player the best, footballer or not, they have a life to lead outside of the game and their health is important. Hope Cassano's injury is resolved.

-The rest of the team will have to continue this impressive run with the chance for a seventh straight victory and continue the march on Group H. Allegri will have most of the team at his disposal including the return of Seedorf, not quite sure what to make of that. Personally I say go sans Seedorf, and play the following:

Abbiati; Abate, Silva, Yepes, Taiwo; Nocerino, Ambro, Aquilani; Prince; Binho, Zlatan

-The return of Seedorf can go one of two ways, it can be a distraction or he can accept his role as a teacher and impact substitute and help the team repeat a Scudetto and make an assault on the CL title. If he feels entitled to playing time while others are playing well ahead then Allegri will surely have to step in as he has done with Pirlo before him.