Next Match: away to Inter Milan, December 22
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
AC Milan must overcome the absence of captain Riccardo Montolivo for Sunday's city derby at Inter Milan. Montolivo was booked for dissent during Monday's 2-2 draw against Roma and must serve a one-match ban this weekend. "Montolivo was talking to the referee, he is the captain and he didn't touch the official, so I don't see why he was booked," Allegri said. "It's a shame, as Montolivo will now be suspended for the derby." Milan are riding a five-match unbeaten run in the league but have won just of their last eight league games. The Rossoneri lie 10th in the standings, nine points behind Sunday's rivals. Brazilian midfielder Kaka will play in support of Alessandro Matri and Mario Balotelli in Milan's attack. Kaka is one goal shy of a century of goals with the Rossoneri colours.