NEWS
Thursday January 20 2011
Line-ups: Cassano has first Milan start

Antonio Cassano has his first official start for Milan, as he partners Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Bari tonight.

The Coppa Italia Last 16 match at San Siro kicks off at 20.00 UK time this evening.

Since joining from Sampdoria during the transfer window, Cassano has only made substitute appearances in Serie A.

He still provided a series of crucial assists for the League leaders, even though rarely playing for more than 20 minutes.

Cassano partners Ibrahimovic with support from Robinho, while Alessandro Nesta returns at centre-back with Mario Yepes.

Thiago Silva has been ruled out after suffering from a stomach upset this morning.

In goal Flavio Roma is given his first opportunity to impress for the Rossoneri. The shot-stopper finally makes his debut a good 18 months after joining from Monaco.

Milan: Roma; Oddo, Nesta, Yepes, Antonini; Gattuso, Ambrosini, Merkel; Robinho; Ibrahimovic, Cassano

Bari: Padelli; Raggi, Rossi, Glik, Parisi; Alvarez, Pulzetti, Donati, Romero; Kutuzov, Castillo

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