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Poli confident Milan can progress

20 February 2014 11:54

Andrea Poli has no doubt Milan can still reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals despite Wednesday's defeat to Atletico Madrid.

A late goal from the prolific Diego Costa consigned the Milan to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their last-16 tie at San Siro.

Clarence Seedorf's side can consider themselves unfortunate to be trailing ahead of their trip to Vicente Calderon next month following their display against the La Liga title contenders.

On-loan Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was in fine form for Atletico, as he produced some fine saves to keep Milan at bay.

Poli was left frustrated after the Belgium international showed his class to deny him in the first half, but the midfielder insists the tie is far from over.

He told Mediaset Premium: "On my header, the goalkeeper performed a great save,

"I have regrets, but Milan should not feel bad about this performance. We made Atletico Madrid struggle and in the second half we fell away, as it was tough to maintain that tempo.

"Today everyone ought to applaud the team. We want to go through to the next round and we can achieve that in the second leg.

"We wanted to take control of the game and tested it out in training. We all played well and deserved something more tonight.

"The important thing is to underline the positive approach Milan had tonight. I repeat, we want to go through and we have every chance of doing it."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
19 February 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 1
On aggregate
1 - 5
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
65890

Goals

0 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
32
25 61'
13 90+1'
2
15
34
28
27
16
22
45
Coach: C. Seedorf
# Player Bookings
13
23
20
22 20'
2
14
4 41'
8
10
6
19 69' 83'
Coach: D. Simeone

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
20 44'
11
21
1
5
81
95
# Player Bookings
11
7 90+3'
1
9
12
26
24

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