AC Milan's new coach Massimiliano Allegri is hoping his Rossoneri side will put aside their weekend debacle against Cesena with victory at home to Auxerre in UEFA Champions League Group G.
The seven-time European champions have not won their last six home games in Europe, spanning almost two years.
And despite Milan's opening day Serie A win against Lecce, Allegri's side were severely punished by new boys Cesena on Saturday as they were beaten 2-0 in northern Italy.
The former Cagliari boss, who took over at the San Siro during the summer, has vowed that his team will not make the same errors against the French outfit.
InventionAllegri is likely to restore Dutch veteran Clarence Seedorf back into the team in place of either Gennaro Gattuso or Massimo Ambrosini to add more invention to their forward play.
Meanwhile, Alessandro Nesta is expected to return to the line-up after missing the Cesena match with an inflamed sciatic nerve, while Daniele Bonera is ready to step in if Thiago Silva is unable to play.
Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hoping for a better Champions League debut than his first Serie A match with Milan after missing a penalty in the loss to Cesena.
Allegri insists that, despite the presence of Ajax and Auxerre in the so called 'Group of Death', the fight for top spot will be between his team and Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.
"Real and ourselves will play for (top spot); I'd say we have a 50 per cent chance of winning the group but neither I nor the team will be happy with second place," he said.
StrugglingAuxerre go into the game struggling for form in the French league, sitting in 17th place with just four points from five matches.
The side from Burgundy have never been beyond the quarter-finals and are competing in the group stage for only the third time, and the first time since 2002 thanks to a 2-1 win over Zenit St Petersburg in the play-offs.
They will be without suspended Roy Contout, and fellow striker Alexandre Licata is out with an ankle injury.
Coach Jean Fernandez spent time at Milan's training camp in his formative years and a return to the San Siro will bring back good memories.