The Italian champions will look to make it two wins on the bounce when they welcome the title holders of Czech Republic to San Siro on Wednesday
Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Taiwo
Ambrosini, Van Bommel, Emanuelson
Limbersky, Bystron, Cisovsky, Rajtoral
Pilar, Kolar, Petrzela
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 a slight hope for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who could feature in some capacity. A tactical change is also likely, as Ambrosini will come in for Stephan El Shaarawy, seeing Alberto Aquilani pushed forward in a 4-3-2-1.
For Pavel Urba's visitors, 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.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- AC Milan have won only two of their last 14 Champions League matches.
- They have lost five of their last nine home games in the Champions League, keeping a clean sheet just once.
- However, the Rossoneri have won all of their four home games against Czech clubs in Europe.
- The only Czech side to beat AC Milan were Slovan Liberec back in the 2002-03 edition of the competition.
- Czech teams have conceded 11 goals in four trips to Italy since the inception of the Champions League.
- This will be the first competitive meeting between AC Milan and Viktoria Plzen.
- Plzen are unbeaten in their last five games and seven European fixtures, while losing just twice in 16 matches this season.