Milan look to Borussia clash
By Graeme Sharp
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti is expected to continue with 22-year-old midfielder Andrea Pirlo at the Westfalenstadion, due to an injury to Portuguese star Rui Costa.
Pirlo played superbly during Milan's 3-1 victory against Parma last Saturday at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, and will be hoping to continue his good form on Thursday.
"I think that Pirlo can be a permanent fixture in the Milan side," said captain Paolo Maldini.
The defender also revealed that he wishes to continue to play as a central defender as he did against Parma.
Maldini has been one of the best left-backs in the world, but now believes he is more effective as a central defender and hopes to finish his playing days in this position.
Dortmund, currently lying second in the Bundesliga thrashed Liberac 4-0 in the Uefa Cup quater final second leg, before being drawn against Milan.
The Uefa Cup final is due to played on May 8th in Rotterdam.