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).

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  1. I dont understand Milan fans whos backing players like Pazzini, Acerbi, Flamini etc. They are soo useless i want to throw up just reading their names.

  2. We qualified for the knock-out stages with only 8 points and without a single win at the San Siro!!!! I bet we are breaking some records with this “accomplishment”!!!
    Allegri may be tactically adequate in the italian sense of the word but he never made Milan play good football, the football that is a joy to watch, the football that separated Milan from other italian teams and that made many of us support milan and not any other italian team. He didn’t do it when he had very good players and he will definitely not do it with this current squad. I was never impressed by him even when we won serie A and i truly think failing to win serie A last year is absolutely his fault.
    I wish him all the best cos he is a nice guy who had to put up with his best players let go by the management, but i certainly hope he leaves at the end of the season and that he is replaced by one of Montella, Guardiola or Rijkaard.

  3. We need to selling pazzini, boateng if they don’t play for the team. They need to get out of their comfort zone. And if they can’t do that untill december, than sell them already. Along with: mesbah, traore, flamini, didac (if allegri still d coach, he doesn’t have a chance), robinho. And loan niang, carmona, valoti.

  4. No it doesn’t. This was a testing ground for Allegri now he can see what works and fails. If we played seriously and let’s say el shaarawy got injured most fans will be up in arms blaming Allegri.

  5. sell flamini and mesbah then get a better defender and def mid..if milan sell boateng then we can buy hulk(since he want to leave in january)

  6. Whoever says Acerbi sucks is an absolute fool. Did you see how many crucial tackles he made? I don’t think he’s as slow as people claim. He dribbled around people quite a few times. He just looks awkward. Acerbi is great!

    • Agreed , he’s obviously been working on intercepting passes / making runs from defence because he was much better this game than ever before I would even say there were glimpses of a certain defender who left not long ago…..

  7. I would say Zapata looked less dominating than Acerbi But even He handled Hulk well. The main problem is the midfield not being able to link up with the strikers

  8. Allegri, is it true that KPB has offered you Melissa Sata, huh? Are you moron or what? KPB cannot play as a trequartista or AMF! KPB scored some goals last season simply because the opponents were concentrating more on Ibra. Allegri should be sacked in January.

  9. Haha Acerbi does look awkward when sprinting, I laughed a few times but he’s clearly showing his worth, reads the game exceptionally well, working hard and making significant tackles…if you seem to think otherwise then I’m afraid you are an idiot and know nothing, its as simple as that

  10. Forza1899Milan and Kelvin are spot on.
    People just love to complain… whether it’s just or unjust…

  11. tough luck milan . Praying january be profiting to us player wise . 2 to 3 strong meaningful buys and continue on with the building process with a good try @ CL . i still maintain we can win the CL n finish 1st or 2nd in the league . -_- FORZA MILAN

  12. People here are making a huge drama of a meaningless loss, when we played our B team with max. 1 or 2 players from the actual starting lineup (Abbiati and De Sciglio). Btw blaming Acerbi for the goal is unjust as there was simply nothing he could do about it.

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