CL Preview: Viktoria Plzen v AC Milan

Published On: December 5, 2011, 9:11 pm
Emmanuel McCarthy
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Probable Line-Up: Cech, Rajtoral, Cisovsky, Bystron, Limbersky, Petrzela, Jiracek, Horvath, Kolar, Pilar, Bakos



Probable Line-Up: Amelia, Abate, Yepes, Thiago Silva, Antonini, Nocerino, Ambrosini, Seedorf, Boateng, Robinho, Ibrahimovic


Pavel Vrba should have a full squad to choose from, with the Czech champions welcoming back Marian Cisovsky after the defender served his suspension following his sending off in the 4-0 defeat to Barcelona.

The visitors will travel to Plzen without key defender Alessandro Nesta, who is still nursing the hip injury picked up against Barcelona last month. Marco Amelia is again expected to start after Christian Abbiati failed to recover from the shoulder problem that has seen him miss Milan's last two games.

There will also be changes to the midfield that lined up against the Spanish champions, with Mark van Bommel still suffering from a knee inflation, and Alberto Aquilani suspended for the tie.


Viktoria Plzen's victory over BATE Borisov in their last group game was the Czech champions first ever victory in the competition.

The four points earned by Plzen this season are the only points the club have ever won in the Champions League.

The hosts have only managed to score two goals in this years competition, with Marek Bakos netting both.

If the hosts triumph on Tuesday, they will end the group stages with the same amount of victories as seven-time winners AC Milan.

Milan have failed to win all of their away games in the group stages so far.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the club's highest scorer in the competition this season with four goals, including two in his last two appearances.

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