Stankovic confident ahead of derby
Inter Milan midfielder
Milan head into the game at the San Siro leading the table for the first time in two years after yesterday's 3-1 triumph over Palermo. That result lifted the Rossoneri one point clear of Lazio and they are three ahead of their city rivals Inter.
"Milan will be in buoyant mood because they are at the top of the standings," said Stankovic. But we will be very motivated to do well.
"I'm not worried because even though we have lost a few points in recent weeks, Milan are just three points clear of us. I'm sure we will turn things around on Sunday. Motivation will not be lacking because the derby is always a beautiful and important game."
Draws against Brescia and Lecce have seen Inter slip to fourth place. Both sides head into the match with injury problems. Milan are likely to be without top scorer
Inter suffered a huge blow this week when a knee injury ended
Anything but a Milan win would see Lazio regain top spot provided they beat third-place Napoli on Sunday. The Biancoceleste have been flying high all season but suddenly find themselves on a two-match losing run. After falling to derby rivals Roma, Lazio lost to Cesena last night. Napoli, however, will arrive at the Stadio Olimpico riding a three-match winning streak.
Roma travel to
Cesena travel to Tuscany to face Fiorentina inspired by their midweek 1-0 triumph over Lazio. The outcome halted a run of three consecutive defeats for the team that won promotion from Serie B last term.
A Sicilian derby will also be played on Sunday when Catania, who have yet to win on the road, visit Palermo. The president of Palermo,
Bologna will be wary of a Brescia side that have held Inter and Juventus to 1-1 draws this week when the two sides meet at the Renato Dall'Ara stadium. Chievo visit Sampdoria having clinched just one victory in their last seven games.
Udinese's six-match unbeaten run came to a halt in midweek. The Friuli outfit lost for the first time since 22
Bottom-side Parma go to Bari trying to end their winless run on the road this season. The Gialloblu have not clinched three points away from home since beating Juventus in May.