Thursday January 20 2011
Thiago Silva ruled out of Coppa tie

Milan will have to do without key defender Thiago Silva for tonight's Coppa Italia match against Bari.

The Brazilian is not even in the squad for this evening's game after coming down with a stomach bug this morning.

Alessandro Nesta is also not 100 per cent fit, so it is likely Daniele Bonera will be drafted in with Mario Yepes at the centre of the defence.

Antonio Cassano is included and could make his first start in the Milan jersey.

Milan squad: Abbiati, Roma; Antonini, Bonera, Montelongo, Nesta, Oddo, Yepes; Ambrosini, Gattuso, Merkel, Pirlo, Strasser; Cassano, Ibrahimovic, Oduamadi, Pato, Robinho