AC Milan pair Alessandro Nesta and Alexandre Pato are expected to see action against Udinese tonight.

The pair are coming back from injury and hope to be available for next week's Champions League clash with Manchester United.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani expects both Nesta and Pato to feature heavily tonight.

"Leonardo will see how they are, but, as far as I know, they feel quite good and will both play," he said.

Reflecting on Milan's encounters with Udinese in the past, Galliani said: "Last year against the Zebrette we were defeated twice and I would willingly avoid a third."