The lineups are out for today's match at White Hart Lane, where AC Milan will try to turn around a 1-0 deficit and advance to the Champions League quarterfinals over Tottenham Hotspur. With Massimiliano Allegri's starting XI just announced, we see that they'll do so with few surprises in their squad. With injuries forcing the coach's hands in midfield, the team was not difficult to predict.
At the back, Christian Abbiati will be protected by a defense of (right-to-left) Ignazio Abate, Alessandro Nesta, Thiago Silva, and Marek jankulovski. In midfield, Mathieu Flamini and Clarence Seedorf join Kevin Prince Boateng, who until recently was a doubt with an ankle problem. Up top, Allegri's choices were also restricted, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho, and Alexandre Pato forming the obvious trio.
On the bench there are no surprises, though it is noteworthy that Luca Antonini has been selected. The defender was a injury doubt coming into today's match.
Starting XI: Abbiati / Abate, Nesta, Silva, Jankulovski / Boateng, Seedorf, Flamini / Pato, Ibrahimovic, Robinho
Bench: Amelia, Strasser, Papastathopoulos, Oddo, Merkel, Yepes, Antonini