Clarence Seedorf's first game in charge of AC Milan was far from perfect, though the rossoneri still managed to edge a 1-0 win over high-flying Hellas Verona. The rossoneri face another tough task on Wednesday, as Udinese visit the San Siro in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal.
The zebrette may have struggled in Serie A so far this season, though Francesco Guidolin's side certainly won't make life easy for Seedorf's men. They'll likely sit deep and look to hit the rossoneri on the counter, exposing the defensive holes which were still occasionally in evidence on Seedorf's debut. Milan could line up with a completely different centre-back pairing from Sunday's game, with Matías Silvestre and Philippe Mexès hoping to start.
However, they are without Stephan El Shaarawy, Ignazio Abate and Giampaolo Pazzini through injury, while French full-back Kévin Constant's absence could continue. Udinese are much better off on the injury front -- the doubtful goalkeeper Francesco Benussi is their only early concern. Retiring legend Antonio Di Natale could be left on the zebrette bench, with Luis Muriel and Nico López making up a lively attacking duo.
AC Milan injuries and suspensions
Out: Stephan El Shaarawy, Ignazio Abate, Giampaolo Pazzini (injured). In doubt: Kévin Constant.
Udinese injuries and suspensions
Out: None. In doubt: Francesco Benussi.
Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 9 p.m. local, 3 p.m. ET
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy
TV: Sky Sports 3/HD (U.K.)
Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada), Sky Go (U.K.)