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10 matches. 25 points. That's astounding, especially considering how woeful this Milan team was at the start of the season.
After dropping 24 points over their first 13 matches (39 possible points), Milan have stormed back into the race for a Champions League spot next season.
The players have come together and are finally looking like the team that they have always had the potential to be. Adding Mario Balotelli into the mix only makes Milan that much deadlier.
As surprising as Milan's recent form has been, few things are as surprising as the sudden reemergence of midfielder Mathieu Flamini. The Frenchman has stepped up in recent matches, which has proven to be important to the Rossoneri's strength in the midfield as Nigel De Jong is out for the season.
After Milan's victory over Udinese, Adriano Galliani sang Flamini's praises.
“The Flamini that we saw tonight reminded me of the good old Flamini," Galliani said (via Forza Italian Football).
With the team in good form, attention turns to Cagliari, which will now have as close to a home feel as Milan could hope for.
Cagliari's Stadio Is Arenas has been deemed unsuitable to host this Sunday's match, which will now be played at Turin's Stadio Olimpico (via ESPN).
With the match in Lombardy, Milan fans should be able to make it to the match in bunches. Of course, even if the match was in Sardinia as originally planned, Milan fans would have made their presence felt.
The match is important for both sides. Cagliari are looking to push themselves farther out of the sight of relegation, while Milan have an opportunity to climb into third if Napoli defeat Lazio.