Wtf? Playing with 2 fullbacks too dangerous? We've done that all the season, in important games. To go with 3 central defenders with two more defender kind of players in the middle of the pitch already would make a huge risk.
To be honoust I want to see Grosso playing, his a hero like player. Hungry for adrenaline, the bigger it gets, the better he gets. In our most important CL game of the season, againist Sporting at home he gave in my eyes a fantastic display, without any mistakes and some brilliatn attacking movement. (combining with Ibra a lot)
Same is with Figo, it's not too bad situation, but we still need to take the risks. There is always a chance that Figo makes something like vs. Roma and that would basically mean with the form of some players it'd be a sure ticket to next round. I think all he needs is some proper motivating.
I'd go for - JC; Maicon, Burdisso (though two other choices aren't too bad either imo, every player has his pluses), Materazzi - Grosso; JZ, Dacourt, Stankovic; Figo; Crespo, Ibrahimovic
I don't know how it or any other line-ups would work, but I'd prefer that. In the end it's Mancini who makes the decision and he is the one who'll either become a hero or a villain most probably. Though if we produce a whole-heart performance and only maybe miss out on a bit of luck I'm kind a okay as the situation isn't the easiest.