TEAMS NEWS: The Italian hosts are with Luca Antonini, Daniele Bonera, Kevin Constant, Riccardo Montolivo and Alexandre Pato (among those who were included in the Champions League list) as these players are either injured or rested while Philippe Mexes is suspended. The Russian visitors have to deal without the banned Vladimir Bystrov and the injured Yuri Zhevnov, Domenico Criscito, Aleksandar Luković and Aleksandr Kerzhakov. Kick off time is 20:45 Italy time at Stadio San Siro.
AC Milan (4-3-3) – Massimiliano Allegri
Christian Abbiati; Mattia De Sciglio, Cristian Zapata, Francesco Acerbi, Djamel Mesbah; Mathieu Flamini, Massimo Ambrosini, Urby Emanuelson; Kevin-Prince Boateng, Giampaolo Pazzini, Bojan Krkic.
Bench: Gabriel (GK) Yepes (DEF), Nocerino, N. de Jong (MID), Robinho, El Shaarawy, Petagna (FW).
FC Zenit St. Petersburg (4-3-3) – Luciano Spalletti
Vyacheslav Malafeev; Aleksandr Anyukov, Bruno Alves, Nicolas Lombaerts, Tomáš Hubočan; Axel Witsel, Roman Shirokov, Igor Denisov; Sergei Semak, Hulk, Danny.
Bench: Baburin (GK), Zuev, Lumb, Zyryanov (DEF), Evseev (MID), Djordjevic, Kanunnikov (FW).
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA).