Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro
Lucho, Fernando, Moutinho
Atsu, Martinez, Rodriguez
Sanchez, Weligton, Demichelis, Antunes
Joaquin, Isco, Portillo
Malaga will be hopeful of coming away from the Dragao with an unbeaten Champions League record still intact as it faces Porto in the last 16.
Manuel Pellegrini will be unable to select either of his first choice fullbacks for the visit to Portugal, where the team suffered its only ever European defeat. Eliseu and Jesus Gamez are both out of contention while Martin Demichelis could return after missing out on the weekend win over Athletic Bilbao.
Meanwhile, Porto, which will have an extra few days rest come match day, welcomes back James Rodriguez to the starting lineup. Vitor Pereira will stick with the same back four that he has used in every league game as the Dragoes look to improve upon a lackluster record against Spanish opposition which includes seven losses in front of their own fans in 17 games.