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Milan comes from the scorching disappointment of the defeat in the Champions League against Inter for 0-2, but from the victory against Lazio in the league for 2-0. Ambivalent situation for the men of Stefano Pioli, coach of the Rossoneri, who must absolutely start and win to position themselves in the first four positions to ensure the future Champions League. A heavy KO in the first semifinal of the first leg but that can not and must not demoralize the mood of the team, according to the technician, always ready to push the group to believe in recovery.
For Spezia, the situation is absolutely different. Forced to win to earn the permanence in Serie A, third last at 27 points, just 3 points from Verona at 30 points. After metabolizing the defeat in the clash at the hands of Cremonese, the coach Leonardo Semplice is aware of needing a change: "Speeches are zero, we need something different for salvation. The match against Cremonese is unprecedented in my 19 years as a coach, we always kept the ball in hand, created many chances and at the final whistle not bringing home points made me angry and reflect a lot. We need to do something different, because what has been done so far has not brought us results and now the talks are zero, we have too much to lose and starting from Saturday we will try to do our best against a very strong team", and underlines "We want to play salvation to the end and in the four games we have left we will have to bring the results home, giving everything we have available."
The Alberto Picco stadium in La Spezia