AC Milan vs. Zenit St. Petersburg: Preview and TV schedule

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Milan are already guaranteed progression to the knockout stages, but Zenit are still fighting for the Europa League spot.

Milan have nothing to play for, having guaranteed a second-placed finish in Group C, but Zenit St. Petersburg are level on points with Anderlecht and will fight it out for a Europa League spot. The Russians can secure third place with a win, having the better head-to-head record.

Milan are likely to field a rested team, with Djamel Mesbah and Bojan Krkic both likely to start, although Massimiliano Allegri has stated his intention to win the game in order to put a good run of results together.

Zenit will field a full-strength side, with Hulk, Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Aleksandr Bukharov likely to be the starting front three. Despite the advantage, Luciano Spalletti commented on the difficulty of playing away from home and suggested Allegri had "proved to be a capable coach", with Milan's form having improved in recent weeks.

AC Milan injuries and suspensions

Out: Luca Antonini, Alexandre Pato, Philippe Mexes (suspended)

Zenit St. Petersburg injuries and suspensions

Out: Vladimir Bystrov (suspended)

Luca Antonini, Alexandre Pato and Philippe Mexes are all definitely unavailable for Milan, although Ricardo Montolivo and Stephan El Shaarawy are also likely to be rested. Robinho is back for the Rossoneri and could feature at some point.

Zenit only really have Vladimir Bystrov's suspension to account for, and are unlikely to rest any players as they look to progress to the Europa League.Milan are already guaranteed progression to the knockout stages, but Zenit are still fighting for the Europa League spot.

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

TV: Fox Soccer Plus (U.S.), Sky Sports Red Button (U.K.), Sky Calcio 1 (Italy), NTV Russia (Russia)

Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.)

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