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MILAN, ITALY - MAY 02:  Sulley Muntari of AC Milan during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Atalanta BC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 2, 2012 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MAY 02: Sulley Muntari of AC Milan during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Atalanta BC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 2, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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I have always firmly believed that is best you take care of your own business if you want to win a Title. I also firmly believe that this Title, if lost, is more down to Milan giving it to Juventus, then Juventus taking it. But my belief has little bearing because it all comes down to Sunday, if Milan win and Juventus drop points, the title is ours, but our future does not rest in Milan's hands alone.

As for the match, the fatigue is evident, and the discord is the team is starting to manifest itself as players on the outs are becoming clearer. There will be plenty of time to discuss that in the offseason, but for now we can talk about some solid performances the team can build on going forward. Muntari has been excellent, 3 goals, all crucial, and his attitude has been excellent to boot. Some fans are still adamantly against the move, but if a player is to earn his place, then Muntari has done it ten-fold. De Sciglio has also been excellent, and at his age and skill level, it begs a few questions. Can he be converted to a LB? Does he make Abate expendable? Will he continue to improve? His performances continue to improve and as he grows in confidence he can be asset to contend with injuries and add much needed defensive depth.

Cassano and Zlatan continue to work well together, but Zlatan appears to have reached a breaking point of fatigue. Cassano lacks the full ninety match fitness and it was Robinho who came on to seal the deal. His time at Milan may be drawing to a close but what he lacks in finishing he still seems to make up for in effort most of the time, despite his form dipping from last season. Defensively Milan was able to keep a clean sheet thanks in part to a heroic performance from Nesta and a strong match from Antonini and Abbiati. Comforting points as the team gets healthy you can see an improvement and a light at the end of tunnel if Allegri is a lot to pursue it!

So here we are, with everything to play for on Sunday, and still not controlling our own destiny. The match is a derby no less, with Inter in transition, but that won't matter because the weight of the World will be on this match while eyes will be on Juventus's result. What a year for Serie A!