Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was disappointed with the 0-0 draw against AC Milan on Wednesday.The Catalans created a number of chances in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, but failed to find the net at San Siro, and Messi feels that the poor condition of the pitch made things difficult for Barca.
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has taken AC Milan boss MassimilIano Allegri's pleasure at their Champions League draw as a compliment.Milan's battle with the defending European champions at the San Siro finished scoreless, with Allegri expressing his delight at holding off the favoured Barca outfit, while Guardiola was thrilled his side took the game on in the away leg.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was satisfied with a draw against Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.The Swede missed a great chance to score against his former club in the first leg of the tie, but with Milan able to shut out the Catalan giants and prevent an away goal, Ibrahimovic remains in good spirits for the second leg at Camp Nou next week.
AC Milan held Barcelona to a 0-0 stalemate in their Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash at San Siro on Wednesday night.The visitors had their chances, among them a no-call on a penalty claim on Alexis Sanchez, but a sterling defensive display by Massimiliano Allegri's men saw the Spanish outfit frustrated and sets up an enthralling second leg at Camp Nou next Tuesday.
AC Milan defender Thiago Silva has praised Barcelona's Lionel Messi ahead of the teams' Champions League quarter-final at San Siro.Brazil international Thiago Silva will miss Wednesday's first-leg clash due to injury, and fears his team-mates will face a difficult task stopping one of the sport's best players.
Pep Guardiola believes Barcelona will need two 'excellent' games to knock AC Milan out of the Champions League.Despite going into their quarter-final first leg clash on Wednesday heavy favourites, Barca coach Guardiola insisted Milan, 'one of the best teams in the world', would pose all manner of problems.
AC Milan will be desperate for a home win over Barcelona in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the San Siro.Massimiliano Allegri's men were handed the tough draw of the defending champions, and a win on Wednesday is key in their bid to go through to the last four.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said his side will be attacking Barcelona from the outset of their Champions League quarter-final first leg.The European champions visit Milan on Wednesday for the tussle - the third time the teams will have met in the Champions League this season.
Barcelona's Andoni Zubizarreta said his club want to win every tournament they play in and do not give extra weight to the Champions League.Barca have already clinched the Spanish Supercopa, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup in 2011/12, while they remain in contention for a repeat of the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble they achieved in 2008/09.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger believes AC Milan have no realistic chance of lifting the Champions League trophy this season.The Serie A champions reached the quarter-finals of the continental competition after a 4-3 aggregate victory over Arsenal, despite suffering a 3-0 defeat in the return leg at the Emirates.
AC Milan left-back Djamel Mesbah believes AC Milan should not fear Champions League quarter-final opponents Barcelona.Milan welcome Barca to San Siro on Wednesday and few pundits are giving the Italian title-holders much chance of upsetting the reigning world, European and Spanish champions.
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|25-03||Mesbah: Milan have nothing to fear|