UCL Preview: AC Milan Vs Plzen

Published On: September 27, 2011, 1:41 pm
Author:
Emmanuel McCarthy
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AC MILAN



PROBABLE LINE-UP: Abbiati, Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Taiwo, Ambrosini, Van Bommel, Emanuelson, Seedorf, Aquilani, Cassano

Vs

VIKTORIA PLZEN



PROBABLE LINE-UP: Cech, Limbersky, Bystron, Cisovsky, Rajtoral, Horvath, Jiracek, Pilar, Kolar, Petrzela, Bakos


TEAM NEWS

Massimiliano Allegri's list of absentees have only marginally improved since the weekend, but he still is forced to contend with a depleted squad. Nevertheless, Alessandro Nesta returns in defence and Massimo Ambrosini looks set to feature for the champions, after the veteran midfielder made a full recovery from his shoulder injury.

However, the same cannot be said for suspended Gennaro Gattuso and injured quartet Robinho, Alexandre Pato, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Mathieu Flamini, but there is slight hope for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who could feature in some capacity. A tactical change is also likely, as it seems that Stephan El Shaarawy will be dropped to accommodate the incoming Ambrosini, and see Aquilani pushed forward in a 4-3-2-1.

For Pavel Urba's visiting outfit, they have only goalkeeper Roman Pavlik as their main injury worry, but the arrival of fellow shot-stopper Marek Cech during the summer seems to have softened the blow. Plzen are set to name an unchanged side from their 0-0 draw at the weekend against Ceske Budejovice, with a 4-2-3-1 system ready to be deployed that has also served them well during their qualifying campaign for the tournament over the summer.