ExtraFootie previews the pick of this weekend’s action in Serie A as resurgent AC Milan host mid-table Palermo at the San Siro.
Milan's new lease of life and new found confidence shows no sign of abating as they prepare to welcome a Palermo side who have lost five of their seven games on the road in the Italian top-flight so far this season.
Putting a disappointing 1-1 draw away to FC Zurich in the UEFA Champions League in midweek which saw them finish behind Real Madrid in Group C, Milan have been in blistering form of late and have slammed home nine goals in their last three league games
After a poor start to the new campaign, Leonardo's men are now once again realistically talking about their Scudetto prospects having closed the gap on table-toppers Inter Milan to just four points after 15 games.
Everything the Rossoneri touch seems to turn to gold at the moment - even much-maligned striker Klaas Jan-Huntelaar has begun finding the net, which he did in stunning fashion a fortnight ago against Catania.
Five wins in seven in their own backyard, unbeaten since September 30th, coupled with five successive victories in Serie A suggests that Sunday's visitors will be in for a tough time, and Palermo midfielder Antonio Nocerino knows it. "Milan are always a dangerous team and we need to attack them with humility and courage," Nocerino told the pre-match press conference.
"They are used to playing games in quick succession and their quality will make up for any European tiredness."
To demonstrate just how good Milan have been in recent weeks ExtraFootie would like to present you with highlights of the Rossoneri's last league game - a 3-0 blitz of high-flying Sampdoria, with Ronaldinho in particular looking mighty.