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Seedorf in contention for semi

AC Milan midfield player Clarence Seedorf is expected to play a part in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.

AC Milan midfield player Clarence Seedorf is expected to return from injury in time to play a part in the UEFA Champions League semi-final against city rivals Internazionale FC.

Knee injury
Seedorf had been expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury in the quarter-final first leg at AFC Ajax but the Dutch international is close to completing an unexpectedly swift recovery and could be among the substitutes for Milan's visit to Como Calcio tomorrow. Seedorf has been working overtime with the club's medical staff and should be available to start at least the second leg on 13 May.

Back in training
"Seedorf has resumed training with his team-mates and I hope I can have him on the substitutes' bench against Como," said Rossoneri coach Carlo Ancelotti. "However I still haven't decided the squad for the match against Inter because now we have to think about the league first. We want to finish second and we have to win all four remaining matches." Milan are currently third in Serie A, 12 points behind leaders Juventus FC and four behind Inter.

Bidding for record
The 27-year-old Seedorf is bidding for a unique record of becoming the first player to claim Champions League winner's medals with three different clubs, having won the tournament with Ajax in 1995 and Real Madrid CF in 1998. Seedorf's return is the second piece of good news for Milan in as many days after playmaker Andrea Pirlo declared himself fit for next Wednesday's first leg against Inter.

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