MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Following are the starting lineups for the champions League last-16 clash between Atletico Madrid and AC Milan at Vicente Calderon.
Kaka, Adel Taarabt and Mario Balotelli are all amongst the starters for AC Milan, which trail their opponent 1-0 after losing the first game in Italy.
Michael Essien, Andrea Poli and Nigel de Jong all start as well, while Sulley Muntari, Philippe Mexes, Robinho and Giampaolo Pazzini are on the bench.
For Atletico Madrid, leading forward Diego Costa, who missed the league game because of suspension, come back to lead the attacking line, with Koke, Raul Garcia, Gabi, Arda Turan and Mario Suarez, starting as well for the Spanish La Liga side.
Atletico Madrid v AC Milan
Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis, Turan, Gabi, Mario Suarez, Koke, Raul Garcia, Diego Costa. Subs: Aranzubia, Villa, Rodriguez, Alderweireld, Insua, Sosa, Diego.
AC Milan: Abbiati, Abate, Rami, Bonera, Emanuelson, Essien, Poli, De Jong, Kaka, Taarabt, Balotelli. Subs: Amelia, De Sciglio, Muntari, Mexes, Robinho, Pazzini, Zaccardo.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)